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Alexis Diner

294 North Greenbush Road, Troy, 286-2567, alexisdiner.us. Monday is Texas night, Tuesday is pasta night and Wednesday is Greek night. More than 300 menu items: burgers, salads, sandwiches, steak and seafood specialties and, of course, our specialty desserts. Full bar. Takeout, delivery and off-premises catering available. Special events include car and bike shows. Serving 7 AM-10 PM seven days a week. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Blue Ribbon Diner 

1801 State St., Schenectady, 393-2600. blueribbonrestaurant.com. A “dineraunt” setting with a capacious menu. Save room for the award-winning cheesecake. Serving 6 AM-11 PM Sun-Thu, 6 AM-midnight Fri-Sat. Reservations suggested for parties of six or more. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Chuck Wagon Diner

653 Route 20, Duanesburg, 356-3003. A 1950’s diner that lives up to its image, serving hearty breakfast fare (including eggs, pancakes and homemade corned beef hash) and an extensive lunch and dinner menu, featuring soup, salads, popular appetizers, cowboy- and celebrity-named burgers, deli sandwiches, meatloaf, wings, even a classic Reuben. Daily specials available. Serving daily 7 AM-9 PM. D, MC, V. $$

Circle Diner

Latham Circle (Routes 2 and 9), Latham, 785-3324. A glistening edifice of chrome and art-deco appointments, with an appropriately large bill of fare. Specialties include soup, bison burgers, sandwich wraps and a vast sauté menu. 7 AM-10 PM Mon-Sat, 7 AM-9 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Colonie Diner

1890 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-1550. This mainstay eatery offers a prix fixe menu of mainly continental fare. Meals include soup or salad, vegetable, entrée and beverage. Meals for seniors include dessert, too. Full bar. Reservations suggested for larger parties. Serving 6 AM-9 PM Sun-Thu, 6 AM-10 PM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Farmer Boy Restaurant Diner  

1975 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-2243, farmer-boy.com. Serving breakfast all day, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Still a diner at its core, the Farmer Boy offers upscale and unique dishes that taste and look great at affordable rates. Full bar. Takeout and catering available. Serving 6-10 Tue-Sat, 7-10 Sun-Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Gateway Diner

899 Central Ave., Albany, 482-7557. This traditional diner offers breakfast all day, along with fresh seafood, steaks, Italian dishes, excellent deli-style sandwiches and much more. Full bakery on premises, and all desserts homemade. Full bar, banquet facilities for up to 60. Serving 7 AM-11 PM weekdays, open 24 hours Fri-Sat. Reservations suggested for parties of eight or more. Gift certificates available. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Gibby’s Restaurant

Route 7, Quaker Street, Duanesburg, 895-2063. In business for 60 years, the original railroad-car diner has had a couple of additions, but there’s still a sense of small-town hospitality. No alcohol. Banquet facilities, on-premises catering. Serving 7:30-7:30 Wed-Sat, 7:30-7 Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. Cash or local check only. $

Johnny B’s Glenmont Diner

Route 9W, Glenmont, 434-3761. The charm of an authentic ’50s diner. Daily specials, homemade soups and breakfast served until close. Specialties include omelets, salads, burgers and hot and cold deli sandwiches. Takeout available. Serving 7-2 Tue-Sat, 7-1:45 Sun. Closed Monday. AE, D, MC, V. $

Johny’s Diner

66 Central Ave., Albany, 390-0963. Full diner menu including breakfast served all day. Separate burger menu featuring 35 specialty burgers. On- and off-premises catering and takeout; delivery 11-2 daily. Serving 8 AM-4 PM Tue-Wed, from 8 AM Thu and round the clock through 2 PM Sun. Closed Monday. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $

Latham ’76 Restaurant 

722 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham, 785-3793, latham76 diner.com. Look for the fife’n’drum sign. It’s hard to miss this spacious eatery with traditional and contemporary “dineraunt” fare and homemade pastries. Full bar open until midnight. Takeout available. Serving 24 hours daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Mike’s Diner

3767 Carman Road, Schenectady, 355-9868. Serving breakfast all day with pancake specials including cranberry-orange and oatmeal, along with omelet selections. For lunch, enjoy homemade soups, hot and cold deli sandwiches and homemade desserts, all prepared to order. Takeout and off-premises catering available. Serving 7-3 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $


181 Freeman’s Bridge Road., Glenville, 393-3060. Practically everything is made from scratch at this popular breakfast and lunch eatery across from the Schenectady County Airport. Homemade soups, burger specials and fresh-baked pies are among the attractions. Make sure you try the fries. Rated Best Diner 2006 in Metroland, as well as Best Burger on several occasions. Serving 7-2:30 Mon, Wed-Fri; 6-2 Sat, 7-2 Sun, Closed Tuesday. Cash only. $

Ramona’s Café

290 Lark St., Albany, 449-2012. A quiet, friendly café atmosphere in the heart of Lark Street. Breakfast is the highlight, with sandwiches, burgers, and daily specials rounding out the menu. Takeout available. Serving 10-3 Wed-Fri, 9-4 Sat-Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. Free Wi-Fi available. MC, V. $

The Redwood Diner

2688 Hamburg St., Schenectady, 355-9522. Family fare in a throwback dining room, where breakfast is served all day and dinners include Italian items like eggplant, chicken or veal parmigiana, pasta, many seafood selections, steaks and chops and even meatloaf, most served with soup and salad and potato and vegetable. Famous for hot dogs with sauce. Beer and wine. Outdoor dining and takeout available. Serving 6 AM-10 PM Mon-Sat, 7 AM-10 PM Sun. MC, V. $$

Route 7 Diner

1090 Troy Schenectady Road., Latham, 785-4107. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. Private dining room available for meetings and parties. On-premises catering and takeout available. Open 6 AM-10 PM daily. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Steve’s Place

194 Broad St., Glens Falls, 793-5855. This American-style diner offers a full menu, breakfast anytime and homemade soups, salads and desserts. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Serving daily 6AM-9:30PM. D, MC, V. $

Tops American Grill, Bakery & Bar

351 Duanesburg Road., Rotterdam. 356-0697, tops5corners.com. Located at the five corners in Rotterdam, this recently renovated restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serving fresh seafood, steaks, chops, sauté and pasta dishes, along with gourmet pizzas and New-York-deli-style sandwiches. Full bakery on premises and full bar available. Serving 7 AM-10 PM Sun-Thu, 7 AM-11 PM Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Wolf Road Diner 

219 Wolf Road., Colonie, 459-5214. A little bit of everything for everyone in this diner near the Albany International Airport. Nearly 400 different food items, including Greek, Italian and American specials. Full bar. Serving 6 AM-11 PM Sun-Thu, 6 AM-midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V, ATM/debit. $

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