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Orchard Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub
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68 N Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12206-2225
+1 518-482-5677
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Albany, New York
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to be the place to go for good simple food and drink. My husbands lunch group stopped going a few months ago because there were complaints of the food. Went with a few other couples. It did not have the crowd I remember. 1)wings tasted reheated 2) salad was no drained and was watery not crisp 2). Waitress did... More 

Thank Geri D
Albany, New York
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Orchard is an Albany institution. It has been in existence for over a hundred years, originally catering to nearby railroad workers, now long gone. Fortunately, it continues to serve good pub food and maybe the best pizza in Albany. They also have very good wings. Very casual, very informal place, good for group gatherings and for families. Reasonably priced.

Thank Thomas B
Glenville, New York
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I love to visit eating establishments which have been in business for a long time. Orchard Tavern is one such place, which appears to be a local favorite. I particularly enjoyed the macaroni and cheese wedges as an appetizer, and my steak sandwich was very good. Next visit, I'll try the pizza, because I hear that it's great.

Thank PattyR63
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Orchard Tavern is a neighborhood tavern; great food; with friendly service. Forget chain restaurants - this place is the real deal; they know what they're good at, and stick with it. Pizza and wings are as good as any place in the Capital District.

Thank Rob P
Albany, New York
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The interior is nice, the food was good, however this place attracts the more uptight, judgmental kind of people. If you don't fit into that suburban idea of what people "should" look like, you know, if you don't look "normal", then you will get glared at and made to feel like your money isn't green. Other than that, this place... More 

Thank TheNerdyMonkey
Albany, New York
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357 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The service is always great. They have their staff well-trained on how to make the customer feel welcomed. It is a great bar atmosphere with a homey feeling. Also the dining room is spacious enough and perfect acoustically to have a conversation at your table. The pizza is excellent.

Thank Bob C
Albany, New York
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294 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I recently went here for a retirement party and there was a private room where this was held. They are known for their pizza and wings and these are very good. The service is also very good. A good place to have a beer too.

Thank Howard S
Albany, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Still has the old neighborhood atmosphere I remember as a child growing up in Albany. Been going there for well over 50 yrs, and now our Grandchildren enjoy the Orchard. My oldest Daughter lives in Florida for 20 yrs. and when she and her family visits it's a must stop. Can't miss with the pizza's that are about the size... More 

Thank Wayne K
albany, ny
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We love the Orchard! One of my most favorite pizzas - I've never had pizzas like this anywhere. Buttery crusts and all come in a personal rectangle size

Thank johnmo58
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

My family visits Albany once or twice a year and we always go to the Orchard for pizza & wings. There is so much history in that building & we love the food.

Thank MaureensHomes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 N Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12206-2225
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-482-5677

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