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9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
+1 518-273-7700
08:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 08:00
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Troy, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Marla is one of a kind chef. Her creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner are the best Every day she outdoes herself with her combinations of ingredients. This is one stop everyone will enjoy on their next trip to Troy .

1 Thank mcwshop34
Bronx, NY
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing. We both ordered the day's specials. I had pancakes with banana and candied macadamia nuts and my husband had an omelette with fish and vegetables. The dishes were both excellent . My husband, not a breakfast person, went out of his way to get the breakfast here which was so good.

1 Thank smdnyc
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can’t stop thinking about the sweet potato corn clam chowder. I had soup and half a sandwich for lunch. Even though I was full after finishing the chowder and the delicious side of potato salad, I ate every single morsel of my turkey sandwich with swiss on berry wheat that was grilled to perfection. The staff is fantastic, too.

1 Thank Phyllis S
Averill Park, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation on the last Friday of the month which is Troy Night Out and we knew the restaurant would be busy. We were seated immediately in a comfy booth in the front room. There was an acoustic guitar player performing classic 60's, 70's hits which was nice. We went straight to ordering our entrees because we were... More 

1 Thank kathyandalan
Latham, New York
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the food is excellently prepared, sandwiches are serviced on very thick bread that had been browned on the flat top. This gives the bread a somewhat "off" taste at times.

Thank jdooley51
Upstate NY
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184 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go here on a whim before a show at the Troy Music Hall. We were seated immediately, and service was amazing. Our server was attentive, but not over the top. He made good recommendations, and he was quick to ask if we wanted another drink, coffee, etc. Food was really tasty - we had the Chicken Bruschetta... More 

Thank hitthehighway
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

excellent flavor..quantity and quality, never a disappointment., great cafe atmosphere and unique combos

1 Thank troyrich1
Troy, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friends and I have enjoyed lunch there after noontime concerts in Troy. The food, service, and atmosphere have always been excellent.

1 Thank JLoveys
Boston, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch on Saturday and had a great experience. For 2pm, it was very busy! We were seated right away and were provided a highchair for my baby. Ordered the seafood salad and the quesadilla and enjoyed both very much! The seafood was not too mayonnaise-y and the quesadilla was very tasty! The flavors were great... More 

1 Thank Sarah J
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lots of fresh foods, meats, seafood, cheeses & crafts. We really enjoyed our visit. Highly recommend eating here !!

1 Thank Thomas M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-7700

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