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Famous Lunch

111 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180-4144
+1 518-272-9481
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good14%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (3 reviews)
“mini hot dogs” (2 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
111 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180-4144
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in the mood for mini hot dogs, Famous Lunch in Troy is the place to go. They have a daily special of 4 dogs and a drink for around $5, make sure to get them with their zippy sauce. The cheeseburgers and fries...More

Thank Ed Tara P
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It is a typical old school quick stop for a quick bite to eat. Workers, are quick, but come off rude. One worker was popping aspirin like candy while yelling at another worker. While the grill man was working hard. While we were eating a...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

OK so we're walking downtown Troy looking at the architecture on a mission to find the church that was redone totally byTiffany . When we spotted a sign on the corner of the building that said famous lunch, well with a sign like that one...More

Thank Harold S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Famous Lunch has the best mini hot dogs in the area. Maybe not the best place to sit and eat, but highly recommend that you place an order to go.

Thank Robert1118
Reviewed 3 May 2017

No frills. Get the four dog special with sauce and an RC. The fascinating part is the place itself. You might have walked into the twilight zone and 1965 or some similar year. This place is better for adults and college kids perhaps.

Thank Poppercello
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I read about this place somewhere online that it was pretty good so I decided to give it a try. It is an old fashioned diner type place. As soon as I walked in the guy cooking the hot dogs was dripping with sweat and...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Food is always good, this is a cheap place to go and get a bunch of dogs to eat. I also like the hamburgers as well.

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 April 2016

A young couple visited this weekend from Tarrytown and they had read about "hipster" Troy, the Brooklyn of Upstate New York. They wanted to see the sights. Okay, you want to see the real Troy? Then a visit to Famous Lunch,established in 1932 and a...More

2  Thank LakeRecluse
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

There are several dog places around with Greek sauce, but this one has some secret flavored, awe summmmm! On top of that its my new breakfast sandwich stop! I call ahead and pick them up on a regular basis? The owner is cooking and a...More

Thank JVRyan
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This place has been here forever and it looks like it too! LOL... They have a nice special for like $6 with tax and tip which includes 4 tiny little hot dogs with whatever toppings you want such as mustard, onions, chili, etc...and you get...More

Thank erikm313
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180-4144
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-272-9481
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