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Aug 2, 2006 04:27 PM

Looking for a Good Diner or Family Restaurant Between Albany and Herkimer

We will be heading to the SW Adirondacks in a few days, and will be in the Albany area a bit past noon on the day we are heading up.

Are there any decent diners or quick, casual family restaurants just off the Thruway between Albany and Herkimer? I know of the Duanesburg Diner, but would like to try another place this time. No chains, though. Thanks!

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  1. Since you will be in the Albany area around 12:00 noon and want a family restaurant I would suggest Ralph's Tavern on Central Avenue in Albany. Family oriented with luncheon specials and they give a lot of food for the money. They serve everything from pizza to dinners. Also Grandma's is on Central Avenue in Albany and they are also a family restaurant which I believe caters to families. Both restaurants are in close proximity to shopping at Colonie Center in Albany. Also, on Wolf Road (in the same area) are the chains such as Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Hope this helps you out.