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Ralph's Tavern

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1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
+1 518-489-8290
11:00 - 00:00
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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 1 week ago 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 is really good!" we all liked the pizza, wings and a few drinks! Service was... More 

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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Wings and were fabulous. We ordered chicken parm. It came with a large portion along... More 

Thank Randy Jay W
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 honestly, I've had better. It wasn't terrible, just not as good as I expected. Prices... More 

Thank GH491964
Albany, New York
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 from my hotel and I keep going back This place is NOT fancy. It probably... More 

Binghamton, New York
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167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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
Albany, New York
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
Arlington, Virginia
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 which was an older and attractive lady with shoulder length blond hair set up a... More 

Thank Myfirstchoicenotavai
1 review
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I were in town looking for local places, not the typical chain places. Found Ralph's and fell in love. Pizza was excellent,and the garlic parmesan wings were divine! The service was fast and friendly. Will go back when we are in the area again, for sure!

Thank Beth P
Jacksonville, Florida
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were in the area for a wedding and my siste recommend it as she eats there all the time. Very friendly waitress and great food. There was a group of us and everyone loved their food from the French dip to the homemade Mozzrella sticks. If you order the dinner size ziti watch out as it's def a lot.

Thank 225mikec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
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