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Gene's Fish Fry

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300 Troy Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9475
+1 518-286-3767
11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I look forward to Gene's opening every year. Just got my first fish fry of the year there yesterday. It was great, as always

Thank Mprzybylek
Albany, New York USA
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a seasonal fish-fry place with a loyal local following at a very busy intersection. Coming from the "wrong" direction is always a challenge. I may be mistaken, but I believe there is a for sale sign out front. The fact that another fish place is just across the street probably doesn't help - too bad - always a... More 

Thank Kurt12123
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We LOVE Gene's fish fry. It's an East Greenbush icon! The best fish fry around! Great homemade cole slaw too!

Thank April S
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I hadn't been here in years, wish I hadn't gone back. Fish is mediocre at best and FIRS inside a hot dog roll. Whereas Teds, the fish hangs out of both ends of the bun. The Fries were lukewarm and tasteless. The wait is beyond ridiculous... They must be making money hand over fist because the place is a dump... More 

1 Thank hosafat
Kinderhook, New York
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The fish was OK, french fries were under cooked and the cole slaw was boring. I don't eat fried food often so I was really looking forward to this fish fry. The french fries were warm but the centers were not cooked all the way. :-(

Thank Prudence T
Rensselaer, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

fish fries and fries the best many people love the burgers and say there better than jacks and a lemonade and start your summer hope to be first in line this year

Thank chucknoll
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Gene's has been our family favorite for over 4 decades. It's family owned too. They have the best fish fry around! Wish they were open year round!

Thank April S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

the value of the meals are not as good as they used to be. Less for your money, and the quality is not much better. Once a favorite...not so much anymore...

Thank kelster64
Clifton Park, New York
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272 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This seasonal stand offers everything a summer appetite could want . It's nothing fancy in the way of building and seating, but it gets the job done. I had lunch here with my sister who works next door and we went with some grilled burgers that were part of a special that included fries and a soda and a fish... More 

Thank disneyguy333
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Fish fry was all dark cheap fish. The breading was not even good. Dry. you can tell they really don't put a lot of effort into the place only open for the summer months so you would think they would put effort.

2 Thank Chrisbst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Troy Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9475
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rensselaer
  • Phone Number: +1 518-286-3767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?