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Iron Gate Cafe

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182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
+1 518-445-3555
07:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit America I look their huge interesting breakfasts. This rates very highly on my personal list. Good foo, good value, speedy friendly service in tasteful surroundings. Just a short walk from the capitol

Thank simon p
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know much about breakfast or brunch in the area and Iron Gate showed up as a promising. The brunch we had was quite good, with everyone leaving sated and happy. The menu is pretty standard fare with egg, sausage, etc. dishes, but each dish tasted very good and the portion sizes were just right. The cornbread was quite... More 

Thank folyom
Pittsburgh PA
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We probably waited about 15-20 minutes for a table of 3, starting around 1:30 on a Sunday. But it was well worth the wait. Service was friendly and the food was excellent. Order the John Denver - it was one of the most creative and delicious things I ever ate. The pancakes were really good too. The menu also had... More 

Thank jfranco77
Albany, New York
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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want one of the best sandwiches in the area this is the place. Great staff and food always they have great lunch specials.

Thank Sean Q
Albany, NY
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313 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Among the best brunch places in Albany. Great food, great service. Quirky locale. Parking is rarely a problem, but there is no lot.

Thank eluper
Dover, Vermont
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Iron Gate Cafe was a wonderful surprise. We stopped by for breakfast and found a variety of menu choices. The food was excellent, tasty, and imaginative. The staff were helpful though a bit "perky" but very nice folks. The restaurant itself is a 19th century home that has been restored to resemble decor of that era. There is a... More 

Thank Ira C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice in visits to Albany. If a friend asks me where to go this is without a doubt the place! I love their food and their atmosphere is very relaxed.

Thank Chris K
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Iron Gate is a great choice for a brunch. Interesting menu items, fairly priced, excellently prepared and served by friendly professional wait staff. The outdoor dining is particularly nice during good weather, but inside seating is cozy and the rooms are nicely decorated. Works for lunch too, as there are several sandwich and salad options. Unfortunately there is no... More 

Thank 88AVANTI
Kensington, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Iron Gate is a friendly little spot with good breakfasts. It was very near our hotel, so we ate there several times during our trip to Albany. If the weather is nice, you can eat outside in garden-like setting. Only downside was that the "background" music was often rather loud (for us old folks) and focused too often on... More 

Thank rjsquist
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had a wonderful breakfast. Such a friendly atmosphere and good food. Sat outside surrounded by historical authenticity. Would definitely go again when I am in town as it is a hideaway from the city but right in the heart of the government district.

Thank Leeeser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-445-3555

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