Restaurant Appreciation Month

February 2023

Restaurant Appreciation Month is back! We want to show our amazing Albany County restaurants some love! From Downtown Albany, to Guilderland, to Colonie, Albany County would not be the same without the restaurants, many of them locally-owned, as cornerstones in our vibrant community. To show our appreciation for the vital contribution to our destination that these restaurants make, we are declaring February as Restaurant Appreciation Month in Albany County. 


How Capital Region Locals Can Participate

It is simple! Show your love for your favorite Albany County restaurants throughout the month of February with takeout, curbside pickup, delivery or dine-in. Email a screenshot or photo of your receipts to until 11:59 PM on February 28. Every receipt you submit is another entry for you to win a prize and for your favorite restaurants to be entered in for a chance to win. Submit as many receipts from as many restaurants in Albany County as you would like! On March 1, we will randomly draw one winning patron and one winning restaurant to receive prizes. 

We also encourage Capital Region locals to share photos of their food and takeout on social media! Use #LoveAlbanyRestaurants to help spread the word about Restaurant Appreciation Month and show your love for your favorite restaurants. 


Restaurant Appreciation Month Prizes:

Winning Restaurant

The winning restaurant will receive a free Promotional Partnership with Discover Albany for 2023. This is the highest tier in Discover Albany’s partnership program

The winner will be chosen at random from the receipts submitted by patrons. 

Winning Patron

The winning patron will receive an Albany County gift basket. 

The winner will be chosen at random from those who submitted receipts to


Frequently Asked Questions

1. May I submit a receipt from more than one restaurant?

Yes! We encourage it! Submit as many receipts from as many restaurants in Albany County throughout the month of February as you would like. Email screenshots or photos of receipts to

2. What restaurants qualify for Restaurant Appreciation Month?

All restaurants in Albany County open for either takeout, curbside pickup, dine-in or delivery. 

3. If I am the winning patron, does that mean that the restaurant I submitted a receipt for also wins?

Not necessarily. There will be two separate drawings. One drawing for the winning restaurant and one drawing for the winning patron. Restaurants can be entered to win multiple times (from multiple submitted receipts). Patrons can also be entered to win multiple times (from multiple submitted receipts). 

Restaurant Appreciation Month Toolkit for Albany County Restaurants

Albany County restaurants! There is no participation required for you to be entered to win. We do encourage you to promote the contest on your social media channels to increase your chances of winning.

Sample Social Media Posts for Restaurants

Social Media Graphics:

Discover Albany's Partnership Program (includes details on Promotional Partnership tier) 

Restaurant Appreciation Month is brought to you by a partnership with:

Discover Albany logo Capital Region Chamber    Lark Street BID logo      

    Central Ave BID Food Logo   Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce logo    Guilderland Chamber of Commerce logo     Downtown Albany BID logo   Colonie Chamber of Commerce logo