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Jack's Oyster House

42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12303
+1 518-465-8854
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“oysters” (58 reviews)
“steak diane” (19 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12303
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As usual the service is impeccable and the food very good wit excellent presentation. If you have not been there in a while, the interior is totally refreshed and the charm of the wobbly tables gone. Also gone is the extensive menu selection, I was...More

Thank oldgeek1
Reviewed 5 days ago

It may not be Michelin starred. But there is love in the food here. If you want a nice formal dining space to impress your lady/guy with amazing food this is the place to go. Located right in down town minutes walk from The Renaissance...More

Thank Jurrific
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an early dinner on a Friday night at Jacks. The service was attentive which is unusual when a restaurant is empty. The crabcakes were good but they had a little too much sauce on them. Broccoli and mashed potatoes were good as well....More

Thank pshajh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing dinner. Not one thing went wrong. Service was impeccable, thank you Bill. Everything from our appetizer to the dessert was absolutely delightful. Our dinner which consisted of 2 beautiful Delmonico steaks, cooked to perfection,seafood Bianca, mouth watering and baked encrusted cod...More

Thank LifeIsATripLMAO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling thru area and stopped at Jack's, was looking forward to some good seafood, ordered the seafood tower, highly disappointed in what was served, everything was terrible, didn't bother to order anything else, would have been better to stay on highway and eat...More

Thank Ned H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The blue point oysters were amazing along with the all the appetizers. Our waiter was very attentive and made great suggestions throughout dinner. The decor is in need of some work, it seems to have been overlooked for many years now and is showing its...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doctor said no more shellfish. I was reluctant to go but was AMAZED by the selection of non shellfish items. Probably about half and 4 out of 8 in our party ordered meat items and everyone raved about their meals both fish and non fish....More

Thank samuelp966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hesitate to rate a local institution so poorly, but when a restaurant gets so complacent it serves spoiled raw items, it's time to close the doors. When we pointed out the spoiled clams on the seafood tower, the item was "discounted" on the bill....More

Thank Andi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Jack's many times in the past while visiting Albany. We were there this past Sunday evening. Our server was pleasant, but was definitely overworked, as she was server, bartender, busser and even assisted with warming of the soup thus causing long...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you are ever having dinner in Albany and desire steakhouse deluxe, this is the place to eat. A long time haunt of the politically powerful, the food on the menu here is a meal to look forward to.

Thank patrickjf2001
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Your menus don't have any prices, could you please provide a few sample prices?
25 January 2016|
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Response from Aline F | Reviewed this property |
we were not pleased with some of the menu and the service was abomidable
Laurie H
Is there parking, and is there a dress code?
10 July 2015|
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Response from Chr1st0ph3rH |
On the street parking, and a parking garage in the rear. The attire runs the gambit from suits to business casual during the week. Its a nicer than average place so dress well but comfortable.
are there options for vegetarians at lunch?
9 July 2015|
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Response from Ann G | Reviewed this property |
There are three or four entree salads and a pizza pomodoro on the menu. I do agree with the suggestion that you call and inquire. They are very accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-465-8854
  • E-mail
Known literally around the world for warm and welcoming hospitality, Jack’s Oyster House has been continuously operated by the Rosenstein family since 1913 and is now under the direction of grandson Brad. Along with French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier - 1 of only 52 in North America - the restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience at a true value. Come also enjoy “Bar 42” or take advantage of the extensive banquet services.
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