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The 8 Best Lunch Spots In Albany

Updated: October 6, 2021

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in Albany. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Albany’s best lunches. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

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Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar

Mediterranean, $$, West WashingtonMediterranean, $$Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Little Star Pizza

Pizza, $$, West WashingtonPizza, $$Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    9 Bay Area Chains We Love


Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro

French, $$, West WashingtonFrench, $$Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Duo Grill House

American, $17 avg. main dish, East WashingtonAmerican, $17 avg. main dishAlbany, East Washington
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Tacos El Autlense

Food Truck, $, GarfieldFood Truck, $Albany, Garfield
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Syma's Mexican Grill

Mexican, $19 avg. main dish, DartmouthMexican, $19 avg. main dishAlbany, Dartmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Solano Junction

American, $$, East WashingtonAmerican, $$Albany, East Washington
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 5.0

The Hot Shop

Mexican, $, Lower SolanoMexican, $Albany, Lower Solano
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Albany and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Zagat had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in Zagat - 9 Bay Area Chains We Love. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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