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Iron Gate Cafe

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182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
+1 518-445-3555
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Albany, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used to work at the Capitol, which is walking distance to Iron Gate and have enjoyed eating lunch inside and outside. the food is fresh, delicious and worth the price. During lunch time (which is a very busy time), they would benefit from hiring more wait staff to accommodate individuals only having a limited time for lunch.

Thank AgapeLove007
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this via TA. Costs the same as my breakfast at 'Dennys' yesterday! There is no contest - like a five star hotel brunch breakfast but with real people, real character and fabulously friendly service. I cannot recommend enough just try not to make it too busy! Opens 0800hrs during the week which might be a late for early starters... More 

Thank Nick R
Upstate, NY
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a hidden little quirky gem of a place! Went to Sunday brunch with a friend, and by the time we left, the line was out the door. How could I have driven by it a million times and never noticed it? The menu was interesting and obviously well thought out healthy yet cool choices. Every meal that was delivered... More 

Thank MGWUpstate_NY
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Try the brunch. It's really awesome. Awesome mixtures of foods. And the space is really quaint and cute.

Thank Jen B
Delmar, New York
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258 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I had lunch here with a friend and we both enjoyed our meals. We ate early, so she had breakfast and I had lunch. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. She refilled my friend's coffee several times. The prices are very reasonable and the portions a good size. I'm sorry I didn't visit this place before...so go!

Thank DestinyRides
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very delighted with food and enchanted by the place. Simple but yet fascinating. It is a must to visit ! A+

Thank Patrick L
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were traveling to Vermont for a mini vacation and decided to stop in Albany for a quick bite. Having not been to Albany in a long time we had no idea what the town had to offer for breakfast. Upon further research we found our way to iron gate cafe and was not disappointed. It is tucked a little... More 

Thank Nicole T
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

When I visit America I look their huge interesting breakfasts. This rates very highly on my personal list. Good foo, good value, speedy friendly service in tasteful surroundings. Just a short walk from the capitol

Thank simon p
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't know much about breakfast or brunch in the area and Iron Gate showed up as a promising. The brunch we had was quite good, with everyone leaving sated and happy. The menu is pretty standard fare with egg, sausage, etc. dishes, but each dish tasted very good and the portion sizes were just right. The cornbread was quite... More 

Thank folyom
Pittsburgh PA
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We probably waited about 15-20 minutes for a table of 3, starting around 1:30 on a Sunday. But it was well worth the wait. Service was friendly and the food was excellent. Order the John Denver - it was one of the most creative and delicious things I ever ate. The pancakes were really good too. The menu also had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-445-3555

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