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283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
+1 518-482-9898
Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Schenectady, New York
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here several times with my hubbie who loves this place and has been coming here for years. I still haven't found a great meal at The Fountain. Everything is good, just not great. My soup this evening was the best part of my meal. But my medium well hamburger came out like a hockey puck. There was... More 

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Thank Tricia S
Albany, NY
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've eaten here many times over the years. The pizza is good - garlicky and crispy. I also love their potato skins - in my opinion the best around. Their half and half sub - half meatball sub, half sausage sub - is very good. I often order that. The wings are so-so. Other sandwiches, burgs and Italian fare are... More 

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Thank Jimlanman
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I'm going to start with thr positives and this place doesn't deserve negative feedback from the actions of one employee. Our 2 large pizzas were great and I would recommend for people to go. They have a really great set up; bar and restaurant and I like the unfussiness of the place. We came here for an evening to reunite... More 

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Thank MattM86
Albany, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have patronized this family friendly restaurant for over 20 years. Although I love the pizza and wings, the special board is my go to menu. The chicken breastfeeding parmigiano is the best value and is easily two meals. Just had the Shepherd's Pie and a salad with avacado, grilled chicken and bacon on two other visits. The soups are... More 

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Albany, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We ordered a large half cheese, half pepperoni pizza. The crust was very good and there was less of that "garlic powder" taste on the sauce I remember from past visits. My main complaint is that they serve a "large" salad in a very small bowl, which makes it difficult to serve without it spilling on the questionably clean table.... More 

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caminha
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Tasty pizza. Nice selection in the menu. Lots to choose from. Very reasonable prices. The look is typical and simple. Nice internet jukebox. Casual. Nice

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Thank Jen B
Albany, New York
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Their pizza is always delicious! You can call ahead for picking up a pizza or you can have it in the restaurant.

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Thank Nygirl2014
Albany, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Recently went to the Fountain to celebrate a confirmation. Our guests were nicely surprised. Service was great. Food was tasty and plentiful. Bloody Mary's as usual are superb. Nice atmosphere and very friendly place. Highly recommend.

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Thank Mary B
Ballston Lake, NY
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Enjoyed great pizza and French onion soup -- two things they've done well for the 20+ Years I've visited there. We made a field trip out of this visit to our old neighborhood.

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Thank cwins33
Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Fountain has a straightforward menu built on red sauce, diner-style sandwiches, and appetizers. Most diners will find something they like on this menu. Be sure to try the Fried Mushrooms and always get the Macaroni Salad. Pretty good Reuben sandwich as well. Casual, good for families or adults.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-482-9898

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