ALBANY, N.Y. (STACKER) – 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 the 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. 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.

#22. Denny’s

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Diner
– Address: 114 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
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#21. Capital Buffet

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Chinese, Sushi
– Address: 145 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1125
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#20. Scubber’s

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Pizza
– Address: 186 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1116
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#19. Ocean Palace

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
– Address: 68 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-3002
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#18. Paesans Pizza

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
– Address: 1785 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4601
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#17. Paesan’s Pizza & Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
– Address: 289 Ontario St, Albany, NY 12203-1328
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#16. Parivar Cafe

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Indian, Asian
– Address: 1275 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-5231
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#15. Little Anthony’s

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
– Address: 1095 Central Ave Ste A, Albany, NY 12205-3566
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#14. Mr PIO PIO

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Latin, Spanish
– Address: 160 Quail St, Albany, NY 12203-1204
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#13. Oaxaquena Triqui

– Rating: 5.0 / 5 (10 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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#12. Betty Boops Diner

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 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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#11. Colonie Diner

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (51 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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#10. 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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#9. 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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#8. 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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#7. 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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#6. 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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#5. 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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#4. Pho Yum Vietnamese Noodle Soup

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 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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#3. Ted’s Fish Fry

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (114 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Address: 203 Wolf Rd # 1, Albany, NY 12205-1124
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#2. 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, Albany, NY 12207-2847
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#1. Jack’s Diner

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 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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