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Ralph's Tavern

1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
+1 518-489-8290
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (25 reviews)
“lasagna” (12 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1328 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5227
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go wrong with any meal you order here. The food is amazing no matter what dish you decide to enjoy. All waitstaff is wonderful. If you are a regular, they even try to get you your "regular" seat--and they remember what your "usual"...More

Thank BKZK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ralphs has been there forever and we have been going there for years,great homemade type food,never a dissappointment

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in at a little early time to get some dinner. We were greeted promptly by a young lady (Michelle) and we ordered drinks. I ordered Yungling and Lisa ordered Pepsi . While she went to get the drinks we looked over the extensive...More

Thank Electorny
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Went at lunch hour on a work day. Service was good, Ordered linguini with clams and red sauce. (What I have ordered in the past) Portions were large enough for 2 meals. Food was great.

Thank steveredler
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Had to return to Ralph's to see if the hot wings were still The Best. They are! Crisp and hot. Style is local pub. This is not a tourist spot but if you are using the Albany Airport, it is right down the street.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a good neighborhood family-type Italian restaurant and found Ralph's on trip advisor. We made a reservation for 3 people at 6:00 pm on Saturday without a problem. We got there about 20 minutes early and were seated right away. Good thing,...More

Thank 1L0ve2Trave1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We just love their Sicilian pizza. Just delicious, and of course their chicken wings were just wonderful. Nothing has changed in Ralph's if you like the old look of the way it use to be, you will love this restaurant. So busy, its difficult to...More

Thank BernieL143
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I think the overall ratings of restaurants on the site are skewed high. I like Ralph's as a place to go for a good meal. Food is good, staff always friendly. My average rating is in no way disparaging. Great place to take the family,...More

Thank steveleary1
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Ralph's is in a house with one side for the restaurant and one side is the bar. We had pasta and sauce with salad and bread. The portions were generous and delicious. It is a casual and busy place. This would be good for families...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Albany seems to have many good old Italian places to eat which haven't really been updated, and this is one of them. Friendly service, extensive classic Italian menu choices and reasonable prices. Out of date decor and tiny tables but it's all fine because it's...More

Thank bluesmama11
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Questions & Answers
Colleen D
1 February 2017|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some gluten free options on the menu
Rosanne S
26 October 2016|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Roseanne, I'm not sure why your question was sent to me. I'm just a reviewer. TripAdvisor won't let me give you a link to Ralph's website but you can find the site by doing a search of ralphstaverninc. The site tells... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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