Highest-rated cheap eats in Albany, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Albany, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Albany that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#27. Betty Boops Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 115 Philip Street, Albany, NY 12202
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#26. Fujiya Ramen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Asian
- Address: 301 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2508
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#25. Blaze Pizza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1475 Western Ave Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY 12203-3520
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#24. Capitol Melts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 136 State St, Albany, NY 12207-1610
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#23. Nikos Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mediterranean
- Address: 577 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-1920
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#22. Colonie Diner

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1890 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-4223
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#21. Oaxaquena Triqui

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Latin, Spanish
- Address: 77 N Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2519
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#20. Five Guys

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1512 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
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#19. Ria's Bistro

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Address: 113 State St, Albany, NY 12207-1652
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#18. Stacks Espresso Bar

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 260 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1105
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#17. Crave Burgers + Frozen Yogurt

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 217 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1320
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#16. DiBella's Subs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1235 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
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#15. Sovrana Grocery Bakery & Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 63 N Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2514
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#14. Pepper Jack's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 192 N Allen St, Albany, NY 12206-1708
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#13. Andy & Sons Importing Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Deli
- Address: 256 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1754
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#12. Taiwan Noodle

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Taiwanese
- Address: 218 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2643
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#11. Ted's Fish Fry

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (116 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 203 Wolf Rd # 1, Albany, NY 12205-1124
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#10. Pearl Street Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 40 N Pearl St (Corner of Pine and Pearl ST.), Albany, NY 12207-2847
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#9. Pho Yum Vietnamese Noodle Soup

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 1558 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5055
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#8. Kurver Kreme

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 1349 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5234
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#7. Uncommon Grounds Coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
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#6. Jack's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 547 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-2214
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#5. Cheesecake Machismo

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 293 Hamilton St, Albany, NY 12210-1707
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#4. Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 217 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1114
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#3. Skyline Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 314 Columbia St, Rensselaer, NY 12144-2919
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#2. Cider Belly Doughnuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 25 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2701
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#1. Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 366 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY 12209-1622
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