Ralph's Tavern

Ralph's Tavern

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$2.00 – $34.00
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
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PRICE RANGE
$2.00 – $34.00
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles225 reviews
Excellent
75
Very good
100
Average
31
Poor
13
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Vaughn H
Gilbert10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
My son and daughter-in-law took us to Ralph's since we were visiting from out of town and looking for some quality food from a local establishment. A very unassuming building but the smells inside made us know immediately that we were in store for a great meal. Warm soft homemade bread started the meal, and my son and I had some prefect lemon-pepper and garlic parmesan wings. We also tried the lasagna that was a perfect blend of meat, sauces and noodles. My wife enjoyed the shrimp scampi. Service was A+. I will return on my next trip to Albany.
Written 27 September 2021
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Letsgomets05
Orlando168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
The wings were very good as well the mozzarella sticks. Mozzarella sticks are hand made not frozen, really good dipping sauce. Pizza was good, Italian sausage was very spicey. The hostess that got our order for us was very friendly!
Written 6 February 2020
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SJC Lawyer
San Juan Capistrano77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
We were staying at the Springhill Suites nearby and good places to eat in the immediate vicinity were not readily apparent. We found Ralph’s Tavern on the internet and headed over there. We were very pleased to find a very busy but pleasant and friendly locals’ eatery. Their menu provides a good variety of choices at reasonable prices. My husband and daughter both ordered scallops and I had a house side salad with grilled chicken. The scallop dinner portions were quite large. I had some of my husband’s scallops and they were delicious, as was my grilled chicken. Ralph’s also had many dessert options. We ordered slices of chocolate, lemon, and apple cake to go. We ate them the next day and they were delicious. The service was excellent. I highly recommend Ralph’s for travelers to Albany.
Written 31 May 2022
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Christina J
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Just picked up a plain pizza there. How this place is rated number 2 here is surprising. We waited about 5 minutes to even be acknowledged by anyone although wait staff were right in front of us cleaning a table. The pizza is below average. Very salty and the sauce is watery with an intense flavor of oregano, I believe. Also, the pizza is rectangular.
Written 11 November 2023
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Nicholas C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
We stopped in after a 10 hour car ride and they were all booked up for reservations. The owner asked if we could come back tomorrow and when we said we would on to the next leg of our trip. He gave us another recommendation but before we could all finish buckling he flagged us down in the parking lot and told us he found us a table. The food was amazing and the prices were great but it was the service that made the meal. He stopped back several times to chat with us at our table and to make sure we were enjoying our meal. Would highly recommend this to anyone who values service and a family style atmosphere.
Written 21 July 2023
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KBinHarv
Harvest103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Such a wonderful experience!! Great food, Wonderful staff and awesome family vibe!! So much to choose from on their menu. I would highly recommend this little gem to anyone looking for great food and cozy atmosphere. Everybody working in this place is trying to make sure all their guests have a great experience!!
Written 24 August 2022
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sullific
675 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
We have been going to Ralph's for years and I can't believe I have never reviewed it. It's a perennial favourite in Albany and has been for decades. Under newish ownership and still great. Try the mozzarella sticks with raspberry sauce... Always a good idea to make reservations - it gets very crowded.
Written 23 March 2023
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Travel L
Chicago119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
After a 12 hour drive to Albany, NY, heading to the Atlantic coast, we needed a meal and didn't want to drive far from our hotel. We found online that Ralph's was about a 10 minute drive. It was just fine for us. Our meals were good, the service was really good. It's an old, unfussy and not fancy, restaurant and bar. Looked to us like it was a place with a lot of regular customers coming on a Friday night.
Written 4 September 2021
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Lisa D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
My husband and I live close to Ralph's. We started going for happy hour when Sue was working since, at the time, she was a great bartender. The last 2 times my husband and I were there, she totally ignored us and spoke only to her "regulars". The last time we were there, which was a few weeks ago, we went into the bar while she was working and she walked right by us like we weren't even there. We waited about 5 minutes for her to notice us but she went to the end of the bar and stayed there. She didn't even acknowledge us when we walked out. We are not sure what we did to her but she went from being very friendly and efficient to totally ignoring us. We live in Colonie and we go to numerous places where we aren't treated like that. I thought bartenders were in the business of generating tips. After the treatment she gave us, we have taken our business elsewhere. We don't need to be treated like nothing which is what she made us feel like.
Written 26 February 2024
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HoosickFalls
Hoosick Falls130 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 solo
Ordered a half pan of lasagna. The price was good, but I found out why when we served it. I also paid extra for a cup of sauce. It’s a good thing I did because it had very little sauce. This lasagna was probably the worst I have ever tried, and I have tried many. Just look at the photo of a slice.
Written 17 October 2020
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Adventurer360540
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
My husband & I were disappointed with our dinners of chicken Parmesan and chicken Francaise. The chicken was tasteless. I looked at a few reviews before going and saw a 4 rating. We thought we should give this restaurant a try. It was truly disappointing and sorry to say will probably not try again.
Written 11 January 2020
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Fox R
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 business
Great as always! Go to for Italian food in Albany. Good prices and good for catering too! Can't wait to go back!
Written 6 January 2024
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Debra E
Lafayette8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
A family favorite all of my life. No handicap ramp to get in! So many elders customers! Shame on You!
Written 17 September 2023
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MRU20140505
State College156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
Stopped for lunch passing through Albany. The wings were excellent. Service was fast and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Prices were very reasonable also. Would stop again for sure if in the area.
Written 6 March 2023
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napngs
Albany356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
We made a reservation here for Fri5/21/22 5pm. The occasion was to honor our Aunt Audrey, the matriarch of Farrell & White families. We had a party of 13. The main reason for this review is the excellent service we had from the the veteran waitress, Charlene. Different drinks, dinner choices, and some separate checks all where handled with complete competence, professionalism, and a genuine smile throughout our visit. Tommy and Choi were also jumping in when needed. Ralph's is a long time neighborhood favorite. As of Jan 1, 2022 there are new owners-one a long time staffer and the other a new to Ralph's but with a long career in the restaurant biz. Food is consistently very good with new items appearing as specials. Emphasis on Italian-American fare but certainly a variety of items to appeal to all. Always famous for their chicken wings, pizzas, the unique mozzarella sticks w/ Melba sauce, and six choices of hot sandwich torpedos. Full service bar, draft beers, and many new wine choice. Wine Wednesdays - 1/2 price on bottles. Family friendly and plenty of parking. Hours are 11am-12am Mon-Thu, 11am-1am Fri & Sat, Sun 12pm-1130pm. Again family friendly, can handle larger groups w/ reservations, value priced food & drinks, takeout, delivery, & catering, convenient, & neighborhood friendly. Thank you to all the staff. It was a memorable event to honor our elder. Nick & Liz, The Farrells, The Whites, & The Kellys
Written 22 June 2022
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