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T J's Cafe

1133 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5431
+1 518-438-7457
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good57%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken parm” (5 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Italian
$$ - $$$
1133 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5431
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We've been going to TJ's a couple of times a month for years. We love the chicken parm, with spaghetti, salad, bread,, etc. The salad dressing's home made (secret recipe!), and the chicken parm is a large cut of whole tender chicken breast, made to...More

1  Thank Lonnie C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a nothing fancy place, with a nice bar area and dining room. I don't think I ever or lets say haven't had a prime rib like I had on 3/25/17, u could cut it with your fork. The service both in the bar...More

2  Thank dap12118
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and great value. And large portions...I highly recommend it. We sat at the bar and had some good laughs with others we met.

2  Thank Marc M
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great hand made burger on a warm brioche roll was seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. Reuben was big enough for two meals and the accompanied steak fries were awesome

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I usually go to TJ's 3 or 4 times a year with friends and always get the corned beef Reuben. It was very good and so were the chicken wings that were ordered by someone else. The service this night was not as good as...More

1  Thank orangeman13
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I was there with my family. It was a fast service. I ate the meatballs with pasta it was delicious. The server was very friendly. If we go back to Albany we sure go back to TJ's café!

1  Thank Bridey98
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I really like this place, as do alot of people on the weekends. I have had a few different meals, mostly chicken, but also burgers, and they have ALL been very good. The serving sizes are very good. The service is great, and it's a...More

1  Thank sfrisino
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This was our first visit to TJ's, an informal restaurant not far from Colonie Center Mall. The cafe serves American and Italian food, inclyding pasta xishes, steaks and seafood. Prices are moderate. There is also bar service. Our waitress was prompy, efficient, helpful and friendly....More

2  Thank JohnCatskill_NY
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Picked this place because of proximity to our hotel & reviews on Trip Advisor, and was very happy! Cozy family atmosphere, standard American w/some Italian dishes. A "big spoon" kind of place (portions were huge!) but unlike most of these types of restaurants quantity does...More

1  Thank painted_daisies
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Did you ever walk thru a restaurant and say I want what they are having. We'll I just did. I chose the prime rib, It was fabulous. Services was attentive even though they were full. I have to say if this was my neighborhood restaurant...More

2  Thank Swiss J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5431
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-7457
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