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Ralph's Tavern

) #19 of 539 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ Italian, American,
1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
+1 518-489-8290
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (12 reviews)
“wings” (23 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
All hours
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice low key place. Lighting may be too dim for some. Good staff. Good drinks. Great food. Not too pricey. Would visit again.

Thank Blushious1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very upbeat local watering hole with very friendly service and good food. Brings back to the way taverns used to be. You definitely get that, "Where everyone knows your name?" vibe.

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

It has been 20 years since we had pizza at Ralph's when we lived there. In the area for our son's graduation and we suggested we would all go there for pizza. My son said, "hey we go there now with my fiends and pizza...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Recommended to Ralph's by a friend who said she wanted to support local business. Great choice. Internal Aesthetics not that great but Brian told me the wings were the best in town so I tried them. They were a mixture of garlic parmesan and mild...More

Thank Randy Jay W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Met a friend here for dinner on a weeknight. I've heard some really good things about Ralph's, and my friend loves it, but to me, it was just average food. I ordered an Italian staple - chicken parmesan, and the portion was huge - but...More

Thank GH491964
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Don't be fooled by the name tavern, they serve superb Italian food here and very generous portions. Great wings too. And save room for the peanut butter pie.

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I travel for business all the time. I live in hotels and eat at restaurants more than I am home. I much prefer supporting local family businesses vs. going to chains...which explains why I ended up at Ralph's Tavern which is basically across the street...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our meal with family at Ralph's was a good experience. The food tasted good and the waitstaff was friendly and efficient. This is a very popular place with the local's, you might have a wait depending on what time of day you are here.

Thank James P
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Down to earth delicious pub and Italian food. It gets crowded but there's a good bar area to wait sometime you just end up eatin there.

Thank Geri D
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We ended up in Albany on Christmas eve and this the only place we found to be open until 8PM. They asked if we had reservations and thought we would be turned away when we said no. It was not the case the hostess which...More

Thank Myfirstchoicenotavai
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Colleen D
are there gluten free options?
1 February 2017|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some gluten free options on the menu
Rosanne S
Hi .. I grew up in Albany and now my husband & I retired to SC, but always go "home" at least two times a year and just returned from there this week. Our first meal when we arrived in Albany was at your restaurant and per usual, it was absolutely delicious. My daughter and I ordered (and always do) the eggplant parm with cavetelli (sp?) pasta and ever since returning to SC, it has been on my mind to send an email to ask if it's at all possible to get the recipe so I can make it at home while not back home. Pleeze, Pleeze and PLEEZE! We promise to still come to Ralph's when we return. Thanks so much for having this section to fill out and will hope you would be so kind as to do this old lady her first item on the bucket list! Best Wishes, Rosanna (864) 520-8276
26 October 2016|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Roseanne, I'm not sure why your question was sent to me. I'm just a reviewer. TripAdvisor won't let me give you a link to Ralph's website but you can find the site by doing a search of ralphstaverninc. The site tells... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-489-8290
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