Over the past few years, Albany has evolved into a culinary hotspot. The many eateries across Albany County serve up a variety of dishes. There's flavorful international cuisine, homestyle favorites, innovative chef-driven creations, sweet treats and bubbly concoctions – an option for every diner. Satisfy your appetite for Albany and start checking items off of the Discover Albany Dining Bucket List today!


Delicious Bites

Dining Bucket List Delicious Bites

(Photos clockwise from top left: City Beer Hall, Lost & Found, ama cocina, Lucky Strike Social)

Devils on Horseback at City Beer Hall

Carbonara Fries at Lost & Found 

Signature Street Corn at ama cocina

Kalua Pork Nachos at Lucky Strike Social

Cheese Crusted Street Tacos at Dave & Buster's 


Mouthwatering Sandwiches

Sandwiches Albany Dining Bucket List

(Photos clockwise from top left: Olde English Pub, City Beer Hall, Lost & Found, dp An American Brasserie, Lucky Strike Social, The Tavern, City Beer Hall)

Pub Burger at Olde English Pub

Lamb Sliders at City Beer Hall

Pig Mac at Lost & Found

10 oz Certified Angus Sirloin Burger at dp An American Brasserie

Ultimate Burger at Lucky Strike Social

Argentine Burger at The Tavern

Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich at City Beer Hall


Sensational Seafood

Seafood Dining Bucket List

(Photos clockwise from top left: Olde English Pub, Yono's, Wolf's 1-11 Restaurant Bar & Banquets, The Century House, New World Bistro Bar)

Fish & Chips at Olde English Pub

Pan Seared Georges Bank Sea Scallops at Yono's

Shrimp Primavera at Wolf's 1-11 Restaurant, Bar & Banquets

Lobster Mac & Cheese at The Century House

Thai BBQ Salmon from New World Bistro Bar

Bistro Steak & Shrimp with Lobster Alfredo Linguine at Dave & Buster's


Extraordinary Entrees

Entrees Albany Dining Bucket List

(Photos clockwise from top left: Wolf's 1-11 Restaurant Bar & Banquets, Cornerstone at the Plaza, ama cocina, The Century House, Prime at the Plaza Cafe, dp An American Brasserie, Yono's,  Bucca di Beppo)

NY Strip Steak at Wolf's 1-11 Restaurant, Bar & Banquets

"La Italiana Cucina" at Cornerstone at the Plaza

Duck Empanadas at ama cocina

Prime Rib at The Century House

Infamous Impossible Meatloaf at Prime at the Plaza Cafe

Greek Lamb Salad at dp An American Brasserie

Twenty Four Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs "Rendang" at Yono's

Chicken Limone at Buca di Beppo

Classic Jerk Chicken Dinner from New World Bistro Bar

Spicy Chicken Rigatoni at Buca di Beppo


Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats Dining Bucket List

(Photos clockwise from top left: The Desmond Hotel, Cider Belly Doughnuts, Emack & Bolio's)

Desmond Bread Pudding at Simpson's

Ol' Albany from Cider Belly Doughnuts

Ice Cream Cones at Emack & Bolio's

Sugar Daddy from Cider Belly Doughnuts

Ice Cream Sundae at Emack & Bolios


"Cheers!"-Worthy Beverages

Beverages Bucket List

(Photos clockwise from top left: Nine Pin, Jack's Oyster House, 677 Prime, Albany Distilling Co.) 

Nine Pin Signature Cider at Nine Pin Ciderworks

Centennial Tini at Jack's Oyster House

Dark & Spicy at 677 Prime

Ironweed Old Fashioned at Albany Distilling Co Bar & Bottle Shop

Albany Ale at C.H. Evans Brewing Co. at the Albany Pump Station