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The Purple Pub

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
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2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
+1 518-273-9646
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Scotia, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Purple Pub is the same as it always has been. The best. The best food. The best staff and super affordable for a family. I've been going to the Purple Pub pretty much since it opened. Always the same great food and service.

Thank rtk71
Upstate, NY
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Been traveling the 20+ minutes to buy our pizza here for 35 years. Our fav is (well WAS) the seafood pizza. It used to be fabulous, but now has very little seafood on it. The past year or so it's gotten pathetic for the price. Too bad, we miss it, and would pay for the older version.

Thank MGWUpstate_NY
East Greenbush, New York
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107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you are thinking of going on Friday or Saturday Dinner time you better plan on a long wait, they do not take reservations and the seating is very tight. If you can even get near to the bar to order drinks while you wait there is limited standing area to enjoy your drink,.Once you are seated, Hopefully not on... More 

Thank P E
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome food at a great value . We come as much as we can . Treat us like family. Great restaurant 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Thank Vern S
Latham, New York
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

A friend and I were out shopping and decided we were hungry. Friend suggested The Purple Pub. Had not been there in a number of years and it sounded like fun. First, let me say that it is not that handicapped friendly with narrow stairs and a parking lot that is sloped. But that didn't stop me and I am... More 

Thank LuvtheAdirondacks
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great friendly staff. The wings are amazing ! Crispy with a lot if taste. The pizza,was also a good choice. It was busy so it took the food longer than usual coming out but worth the wait.

Thank L S
Albany, New York
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372 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

My friends and I eat here for some of our monthly luncheons. The food is excellent with great taste and good portions. The service is the best of any restaurant I've been to for eating. The young server has been there before and extremely attentive to our needs filling up our glasses and cups. I've been here many times in... More 

Thank Bob C
North Greenbush, NY
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We eat or take out from here monthly.. Food quality is consistent and good... I would suggest taking it to go/ delivery (if within a certain distance) as they get busy for dinner and are usually uder-staffed and there is not ample room to wait, especially when with children

Thank K C
Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Pizza is always a good bet here. We also both times get a hot open face turkey that comes with fries or mashed and cranberry (jelled) my favorite way. Not once had a bad experience with takeout service and always under 30 minutes for pickup. Highly recommend dine in or takeout here

Thank Christopher B
Colonie, NY
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We walked in, saw a pub and expected pub food. We were wrong. They have a very good menu and had a had time deciding what to get. The portions were large, the food was great. I had the spaghetti with sausage, she had pork chops, We both had doggie bags. Their rice pudding was excellent. We will be going... More 

Thank mikeyinny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watervliet
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-9646

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