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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

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471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
+1 518-438-5005
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an afternoon lunch with friends. Had heard so many good things that I had high expectations. Nachos were HUGE but boring. Some drinks were okay but some were weak. Open turkey sandwiches got a thumbs up. Prime rib sandwich got two thumbs up The environment was clean and relaxing. May try it again

Thank Susan S
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I couldn't wait to try this place. Had the French onion soup which was just OK not very flavorful. And had the prime rib asked for it to be "rare and it was more towards medium. I expect prime rib to almost be able to be cut with a fork. This was on the tough side. The waiter was very... More 

Thank ember333
Saratoga Springs, New York
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Lanie's is one of the best places in the area. From pastas to burgers and wraps to salads...Lanies's has it all. The prices are reasonable, the food is outstanding, the service is fast and friendly, and the portions are absolutely huge. My office is nearby and any time executives are in town we bring them here. HIGHLY recommend the eggplant... More 

Thank NY_Dog_Mama
Saratoga Springs, New York
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My company has organized a holiday lunch at Lanie's Cafe. Their large menu was very impressing, and I liked the idea of a "trip to salad bar", that came with an entree. I won't lie, that if my company wasn't paying for the lunch, I would not have chosen my dish... My food was very good (I had Shrimp Ryan),... More 

Thank eve09092014
Providence, Rhode Island
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a business dinner of 8 people here. We were seated promptly, and service was prompt - but not rushed. There is a a nice wine list, and everything (food and drinks) is reasonably priced. It's an extensive menu of Italian food as well as burgers. The appetizers and entrees arrived hot, which is hard to do when there... More 

Thank KLGri
Germantown, New York
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346 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Lanie's Sandwiches are absolutely delicious and huge. The restaurant is quaint and there is a separate bar area. There is also an outside dining area. There is a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees to meet every budget.

Thank Cac1234
Colonie, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times and the selection is great. From pizza, dinner or sandwiches. Summer is the best time because of the wonderful patio atmosphere. Dinners and appetizers are large enough to share.

Thank Barretomjj
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

If you haven't visited Lanie's in some time, make it a point to do so! With a great menu, a beautiful plant filled patio with soft lighting and fine service, you can't miss! My friends and I had the chicken Parmesan dinner, a Tuscan chicken and eggplant Panini, and the sword fish salad. All the meals were very tasty, timely... More 

Thank TravelingJudge
Cohoes, NY
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209 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Met 3 friends for lunch at Lanie's on Friday. Lanie's has a real salad bar with fresh veggies. I opted to have that and an order of French onion soup. Both were excellent. One friend dined on the chicken Caesar salad, another dined on the Teriyaki chicken salad and another had their Reuben sandwich with sweet potato fries. We thoroughly... More 

Thank smartcookie1916
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A group of us went here for lunch on a beautiful Friday. The menu is very comprehensive with lots to choose from at many price points. Service was quick, courteous, friendly and efficient. Portions are quite ample; two of six of us had enough left over to warrant doggy bags. Food was well prepared, tasty, and very satisfying. Recommended.

Thank guyr541

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, 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: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-5005

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