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Grandma's Pies & Restaurant

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1273 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5231
+1 518-459-4585
06:00 - 22:30
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a co worker. We both ordered the chicken and biscuits with gravy. The chicken isn't fried tenders like it says on the menu. It's pulled chicken it was a little dry. The biscuits and gravy were good. The string beans were canned and very bland. Had to add pepper and salt to the meal. The... More 

Thank Qtess
Niskayuna, New York
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252 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'm lucky enough to work right across the street from Grandma's. I've had them for breakfast, lunch, and for pies. There's not a thing in the world better. Highly recommend!

Thank Adam M
GrandmasPieShop, Manager at Grandma's Pies & Restaurant, responded to this review

Adam M, Thank you.Very much for the great review. More 

South Glens Falls, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This place is so warm and inviting. It is always decorated and the pies are so plentiful so many choices. The food is always hot and they flavor their home made applesauce.

Thank jenningsm275
GrandmasPieShop, Owner at Grandma's Pies & Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a goodtime at Grandma's. Thank you for the kind words. More 

Colonie, New York
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I had corn beef and cabbage dinner. We had dinner here before and ordered Apple Pie. Good selection of food and always end up taking some home. All food taste homemade. The pies are the best in Albany Capital area. Great selection of pies baked fresh and can be ordered by slice or whole pie. I had slice of Dutch... More 

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GrandmasPieShop, Manager at Grandma's Pies & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you . More 

North Bellmore, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Located on the outskirts of Albany near Latham, this family friendly place was a perfect choice for lunch on a cold windy day. House specialty Cream of Turkey soup was very warming and ot's reputation is deserved. For St. Patricks Day week, there were traditional corned beef and cabbage, Irish Stew, and Shepards Pie (which was prrfectly done....even if itbhad... More 

Thank Tom S
Albany, New York
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has been around a long time and still excels at making pies and decorating for each season. The food is less consistent. French Onion soup used to be delicous; now just OK. I still like to go when not crowded but hard not to be disappointed. They sell lots of whole pies each holiday season. They are expensive... More 

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Islip, New York
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Potatoes are sliced with onions, all natural. No short cuts, full flavored and lots to choose from. Two huge cases of homemade pies, so many flavors. I had an egg sandwich with potatoes done the way I like them. Coffee cup always full, very accommodating. Not a fancy place, sign at counter says "what happens at Grandmas's stays at Grandmas's".... More 

Thank smittty75
Albany, New York
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

All comfort food, fantastic pies. Not "on the way" for most people, on Central Ave several miles east of Wolf Road on the north side of the street. Sometimes making a left if coming from Wolf is rough. But the hassle is worth it if you want to enjoy family comfort food.

Thank David S
Albany, New York
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I called to order take out lunch for myself and other office staff. I was placed on hold for 12-minutes. I hung up and called back, 4 times, only to have the phone ring off the hook. I drove to the restaurant, explained what had happen to the older gentleman behind the counter (phone was still off the hook sitting... More 

Thank jchurch002
Springfield, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Grandma's is the place we go when we have had a rough day or when we have something exciting to celebrate. For us, it really does feel like going to Grandma's house. The restaurant is often very busy and so sometimes there is a wait, but we never mind because the wait staff are friendly and kind, and there are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1273 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5231
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-459-4585
Established in 1976, Dave and Ron continue the Grandma's tradition of excellent meals for any occasion, friendly service and the best pies - Just like Grandma used to make! Granny's recipes prepared on the premises with old-fashioned skill provide a difference that you can taste. Homemade dinners, soups, quiches and hand-made hamburger patties of select ground beef on home baked rolls are but a few of the menu items of this unique restaurant. From our "World Famous" Cream of Turkey Soup to our 46 varieties of home baked pies to celebrating every holiday with festive decorations and coordinating uniforms, you'll feel right at home when you sit down to any meal with our family.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?