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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
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“Popular, industrial interesting decor, take your date! Limited menu but nice cheese board and wine selection.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very Good food and very good selection of beer. Give it a try if you like beer or want a great place to grab a meal. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family owned and run farm to table Korean food. Also has a bar with otherwise hard to find Korean drinks! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a younger crowd, this is where the college kids go. This bar is great because in the back corner, there is shuffle board! I really don't know if that's the name, but whatever has blue and red 'pucks' and use your fingers to shuffle them and knock your opponent off the board to maintain position, and their brew list is very extensive.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Popular quick casual shop--soup sandwiches, burger. Bring your book purchased next door and grab a bite. Walking distance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice Red Pepper and cheese soup always on the menu. Try a scone with jam and clotted cream and be adventurous with your tea selection. Sandwiches, Salads. Sit outside in good weather.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great BBQ! What else is there to say? Located on the Hidson River with Some great views! Make sure to try this place if you like BBQ!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Opened in the space of Troy Hardware, a fusion restaurant and cocktails. Offering brunch, signature cocktails, premium spirits, craft beer, quality comfort food and specialty days and events. Downtown but still walking distance!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Old World Italian wood-fired pizzeria. Out of this world pizza. Best whole wheat crust EVER. They also have regular, GF crust, and multigrain crusts. This multi-generational family also owns the Italian import shop next door. Cash-only, Mon-Sat. Take-out and delivery options, but be prepared to wait 45-60 minutes during busy evenings. Has won best pizza of the Capital District *many* times.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sweetest people own and run this place. Food is okay... homemade. Environment is functional. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual, noisy, wide variety of sliders. Fun for food and drinks. Small collections of tables outside.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Exciting place for not just oysters. Specialty cocktails, limited but excellent cuisine. Nice date spot.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Don’t walk by because street appearance doesn’t draw you. This is no spaghetti joint. Huge portions, diverse menu, and true Italian food. A Troy Mecca. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sit down restaurant in interesting architecture conveniently located near Monument Square. Check about brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Bagels. And open from 6AM! This is locally owned and operated. It has a garish psychedelic decor with comfy couches. Get stoned, get munchies, get bagel. Also Laura, who owns the place, works her ass off and we all kind of have one of those "wow she works hard local business owner" crushes on her. Tell her she has a secret fan club. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Favorite place for Saturday and Sunday brunch. Chef owned, friendly--try something new! Limited hours but worth seeking out the experience!”
  • 5 locals recommend