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T J's Cafe

1133 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5431
+1 518-438-7457
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good54%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken parm” (5 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Italian, American, Bar
££ - £££
1133 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5431
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Picked this place because of proximity to our hotel & reviews on Trip Advisor, and was very happy! Cozy family atmosphere, standard American w/some Italian dishes. A "big spoon" kind of place (portions were huge!) but unlike most of these types of restaurants quantity does...More

1  Thank painted_daisies
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Did you ever walk thru a restaurant and say I want what they are having. We'll I just did. I chose the prime rib, It was fabulous. Services was attentive even though they were full. I have to say if this was my neighborhood restaurant...More

2  Thank Swiss J
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

We have been going to this place or many many many years and they have always have had the best food in town for the price they charge....

2  Thank clubberfoot
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Went there for the first time this week and can't wait to go back. Small local place with great food and cold beer. They have daily specials and seemed to have a lot of take out service. I had the Chicken Parm and it was...More

1  Thank Raventhrone
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Our family eats at TJs frequently. Took our 16 year old grandson there today for his birthday. Their wings are some of the best in the area. They serve Royal Crown cola - a brand almost extinct in stores. Brings back fond memories. My husband...More

1  Thank Betsy T
Reviewed 15 February 2015

They make good sandwiches that are worth the price here. Not gourmet, but very good. Place can be a bit to clique-y, as many waitresses hug and fall over their friends and family, so you may feel like an outsider sometimes. Overall, it's a good...More

2  Thank Wallbanger
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Driving down Central Ave., this restaurant is easy to find as it's an A-frame structure. They have their own parking lot. It has "a relaxed family atmosphere" (per their website) with a dining room with tables & a separate side room with a bar. The...More

2  Thank fba5
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I've been here about 4-6 times. when the food is good, its usually really good. I've had standard, even very slightly below standard meals at times (but never so bad i wouldnt stop back). Staff is usually less than friendly. can get busy and take...More

2  Thank Just-A-Guys-Opinion
Reviewed 29 June 2014

A great local place with friendly service and good food. The Reuben Sandwich is my favorite ! It's served with delicious steak fries too. The clean, friendly atmosphere has always made me feel comfortable. A great place to bring the family for lunch or dinner....More

1  Thank mcastig
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Dinner with 3 friends who both professed to greatly enjoying their meals which included prime rib, chicken marsala and chicken sorrento. I had honey BBQ wings which were meaty, moist and delicious along with a side of garlic mashed potatoes which were as good as...More

1  Thank Robin122
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5431
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-7457
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