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Philly Bar & Grill

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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622 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3619
+1 518-785-9559
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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New York
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263 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love a coal-fired pizza. My favorite is Margherita with fresh mozzarella and basil along with sauce that tastes like fresh, sweet tomatoes (pureed) and not bitter, overly seasoned sauce. This pizza was perfect on the day I tried it. We also looked over their menu for future reference and it has some unique aspects, such as mussels or clams... More 

Thank Lisa W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name has changed to Philly Bar and Lounge They have a new menu and have installed a coal fired pizza oven, a micro-brewery and even built a brand new lounge. We just stopped in for a cheese steak and the rest was a surprise since we last were there. The cheese steak was great as usual and we ordered... More 

Thank John T
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561 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Older section is still a bar for mature singles and the newer section will attract singles who are attracted to having a DJ , dance floor, couches, multiple bars. Owner has put a considerable amount of money has been put into the property. This is NOT a great place to eat ...the food is only average. The property is also... More 

Thank ReddyBro
Clifton Park, NY
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332 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I know next to nothing about Philly cheese steak sandwiches. I did have one once about 20 years ago while in Philly, but all I remember was that it was a roll with some meat and cheese. Now I’ve heard enough people talk about these sandwiches to realize that the meat is likely thin sliced beef. And I’ve also heard... More 

Thank Roger K
Clifton Park, New York
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Bar waitress was great, awesome price on wings, only if I could eat them as I was sitting at bar and observed kitchen staff touch everything with bare hands. Not to mention I had to walk by a staff member, I believe it was door man, smoking marijuana at entrance with his friends!

Thank triggscp
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176 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It's definitely more a bar than a grill, but the food was good and the service was fair. watch out late night on the weekends turns into a dance floor with a dj right where we were sitting.

1 Thank William M
Latham, NY
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I live down the road and frequent the place often; mostly for fun, friends and entertainment, but to order something to go is another issue. I can't remember the last time I had an order correct when I opened the bag at home. Last night, my wife's order and mine were in the opposite labeled boxes; fries in both (requested... More 

Thank redstar255
Albany, NY
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Everytime I visit, I fall more in love with the atmosphere and food! The patio is one of my favorites in the Cap Region and they're not even finished with all the renovations! The cheesesteaks are delicious and the varieties you can build yourself are endless. If you're ever in Latham, NY CHECK THIS PLACE OUT!

Thank HaveBeachWillTravel1
Floral Park, New York
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Huge portions and great prices. Best burger I've had in some time!! Place was buzzing as it was happy hour. Service was good. Only issue- ton of fruit flies. Could be due to the construction, but aside from that.. Will be back if in the area again.

Thank Robert C
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My wife, our son and I went here while on vacation. We sat outside on the deck, which had a great vibe. There were a couple of musicians playing acoustic folk and blues to add to the atmosphere. The Philly cheese steak was generous and pretty good. The crab cake sandwich was OK. I ordered a shrimp and clam linguine... More 

Thank RonJamieson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110-3619
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
  • Phone Number: +1 518-785-9559

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