Great Experience!. Had a great experience there!! Enjoyed every second of it. Great Service! Great Food!
Switch and Bait?!.
We just got back from dinner at Olde Shaker Inn. I am writing to warn you.
We were searching for a good restaurant that could satisfy three generations--down to our 4 year old. I've always wanted to try Olde Shaker and I noticed we had a coupon for buy one dinner get $10 off the second. Manager told us right away that we couldn't use it because my father in law was ordering a special. That didn't make any sense to me as my husband and I were ordering off of the "regular" menu. When I asked for an explaination, he said that no coupon could be used if one of the people at the table were ordering a "special". So, we choose this restaurant based on having the coupon and we weren't able to use it.
The three beers we ordered were very flat and smelled badlt. The waitress, who was very sweet, "checked" for us and sure enough the beer was bad--the keg was old. The manager gave us "comp" beers at the end of our meal which we didn't drink because we had two tired kids to get to bed and we couldn't hang around any longer.
Bottom line - don't waste your money on this place. Yeah the food was good, but the logic is seriously lacking and the feeling of being taken advantage of just doesn't sit well with me. Go to Cella Bistro--food is way better and the owners very respectful.
Olde Shaker Inn. I have been coming to Olde Shaker Inn since I moved here in 1990. I have always had delicious meals and great service. My only complaints are the ladies' room and the dirty carpeting. If they did a little cleaning up, this restaurant would be PERFECT.
surprisingly great restaurant.
whenever we come upstate to visit family we eat at one or two classic local places. last visit we waited too long to get a reservation and so stumbled on the Olde Shaker Inn, a restaurant I remember as a kid growing up in Schenectady. My expectations were low, how could a restaurant this old and dowdy contain within it the secret of great food.
we all loved our meals. I had a shrimp appetizer that blew me away. My vegetarian daughter loved her meal, and my 95 year old mother loved hers. 3 Generations all happy. How often does that happen?
Great Service, Home cooking at its best!. Elegant atmosphere, just like being in the Shaker Museum but with great food. The wait staff was really friendly and the owner even greeted us a the door and took us to our table. Beats a chain restaurant any day. You can usually find coupons on the website that will save you on dinner. oldeshakerinn com
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE. I've been here 5 times with all different people and everyone was always very happy with the delicious food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. It is one of my most favorite restaurants in the Capital District. My only regret is not having found this restaurant sooner. Their cranberry walnut salad dressing is to die for! Daily special are not only delicious and fresh, like all their dinners are presented perfectly. Never been disappointed. People that had bad reviews here have to be miserable and want everyone to be, or new restaurant owners that don't like the big competition. This restaurant is supurb!
Good For Gramma's Cooking!~.
This is the kind of place you take your grandparents to: they will enjoy the homestyle type of cooking, the traditional decor and cozy fireplace. The prices are very fair and the service was friendly and fast. Overall I'm always satisfied whenever I stop by for their salmon with peach butter and wild grain rice and salad.
Horrific experience. We made reservations only to wait for 20 minutes for th staff to "set our table" We then went into the bar and were not served there for another 15 minutes. When we left, I called to speak to management. The guy, who refused to give his name, cursed & yelled at me and told me to go to a diner. After reading the reviews here, it seems to be a pattern. I contacted the Department of health to issue a complaint of the mold smell. This place needs new management, PERIOD.
Disappointment, over priced, under-flavored, cold and if you are not happy with the food... Smells like Mold in the resturant.
DONT ASK FOR THE MANAGEMENT!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!! DANGER HERE FOLKS>
Bad management makes for bad brunch.
Just a few suggestions for the bitter, little man who ruined my Sunday brunch. Mr. Tom, owner of the Shaker Inn, this one's for you:
1. When people want to eat brunch, they want more than scrambled eggs, old sausage, and frozen dinners found in the discount aisle at Price Chopper. Brunch is supposed to include breakfast food, not leftovers from the previous night's dinner catastrophes.
2. Waiters should be waiters, not bartenders, meat carvers, reservationists, and bus boys. This way, people might actually get their drink orders before they finish eating their meals.
3. Business owners should never yell at customers who are unsatisfied; in addition, they should never suggest that if customers aren't happy with their meals, they should go to IHOP. Especially when even McDonald's would be a step up from the business owner's restaurant.
4.If a restaurant insists on reservations, customers expect a certain quality of food. I don't need reservations at a diner, yet I'm much more satisfied when I leave one.
5. Finally, heaving phone books at customers while daring them to find a better deal, of which there are many, is a no-no.