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Farmer Boy Diner

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American, Greek, Diner
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1975 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4501
+1 518-456-2243
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07:00 - 22:00
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Niskayuna, New York
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Friendly people, excellent food, well prepared and generously sized all for a very reasonable price. If you like diners, this one is a great choice. We've come back several times.

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Thank AKT0707
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate you coming back! :) More 

Niskayuna, New York
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We opted to stop in for breakfast today. There are a couple of other places that we frequent but decided on something new. We each ordered coffee and although it looked strong it was absolutely delicious. Good start! I ordered the "oatmeal". You might think it's hard to mess up oatmeal but I can assure you it's not. The "oatmeal"... More 

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Thank Krioux48
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Kim. I'm glad you enjoyed breakfast. :) More 

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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great place..good service. Large portions. Great food with great people..had a good time..love diners and this one was great..

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Thank Richard M
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 star review Richard. I appreciate it! More 

Niskayuna, New York
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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The diner was very clean and the staff was very friendly. The food was very good. Would definitely go back.

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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Have eaten at this diner for 30+ years and keep going back. Nice people, good service and good food. Sweet potato soup and the Monte Cristo are my favorites!!

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1 Thank Claudia12309
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Claudia. We're always happy to have you. More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped with the family to get some lunch. We have been coming here for years, and will continue. Get the French onion soup, you won't regret it.

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1 Thank Ace R
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Ace. We love our French Onion soup too! :) More 

Saratoga County, NY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Yes. We enjoyed our food and our visit. My one regret is we had to listen to an obnoxious TV behind the counter blasting a motorcycle race. The noise carried through the whole room. Worse than the race coverage was the obnoxiously (louder) commercials aimed at the cycle racing demographic. Is quiet, pleasant music to dine by such a bad... More 

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1 Thank goalnantuckt
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Sorry about the TV... please never hesitate to ask us about the volume/channel. We always do our best to accommodate everyone. More 

Ballston Lake, New York
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I always love the farmer boy. I get the eggs Benedict and never disappointed. I think their breakfast is great in general, but I have never tried their lunch

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1 Thank Ian R
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Ian. :) More 

Albany, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the typical diner experience. There is nothing too unique about it...it's the typical diner food, diner soda, diner coffee, and diner prices where everything sort of tastes similar and you wonder why and how you are paying this much for it. It gets the job done. Nothing too special or unique stands out to me about it. But,... More 

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Salt Lake City
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Found this eatery on a whim, did not regret it a bit! Had Spanakopita with Greek salad and Minestrone soup. Everything was fresh, service was super friendly and fast. Very tasty Spanakopita, large chunks of feta on my salad, fresh onions. You cannot go wrong here!

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2 Thank AnnaSophia M
Chris E, Owner at Farmer Boy Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review AnnaSophia. We're glad you like the Spanakopita! It's one of our favorites too! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Greek, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1975 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-456-2243
Description
Bring your friends and family to Farmer Boy Diner & Restaurant for our great food prepared fresh daily and our friendly service! For our team at Farmer Boy, food service isn't just a business - it's our passion! We take pride in the quality of our food and we're constantly working to serve our guests better. Our home-style food is all made from scratch and prepared fresh throughout the day to ensure that you enjoy only the best flavors from our diverse menu. From our fluffy buttermilk pancakes to our crispy Buffalo Chicken Wrap or Roast Blue Prime Rib with crumbled bleu cheese, we focus on the details that make your food better. And don't forget to ask about today's special cheesecakes! At Farmer's Boy Diner & Restaurant, it's not just the food that will making your dining experience so enjoyable but our incredible prices and personal service as well. And when your special event or business meeting needs great food at a great value, ask us about our catering! Whether you're joining us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, you'll soon be coming back for more at Farmer Boy Diner & Restaurant!

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