Where to go for corned beef and cabbage?

corned beef and cabbage on table flickr justgrimesXina emails:

I'm interested in the best place to get corned beef and cabbage in the Capital District - preferably in or close to Schenectady would be a bonus since that's where I live.
Also - somewhere where one can eat corned beef and cabbage without having to deal with people who have been drinking green beer since the early A.M.

There are a more than a few options this time of year. So if you have a favorite, please share!

By the way: St. Patrick's Day or not, cabbage is very New York State.

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Irish Mist in Troy is pretty good place. Most of the college kids don't drink there so I have never had a problem with drunks.

Verdille's restaurant in Troy.

If you don't want the bar crowd, corned beef & cabbage is the world's easiest dish to make at home. Buy a package of corned beef brisket on sale for St. Patrick's Day, boil some water in a big kettle, dump in the beef and its spice mix and simmer for the time recommended on the package. Half an hour before the beef is done, core and quarter a head of cabbage and toss that in too.

If you must go out, Pinhead Susan's, Katie O'Byrnes and Stoney's Irish Grill all claim to offer Irish pub food and all are in Schenectady. All probably come with drunks on St. Patrick's Day, though.

It may be a hike for you, but Verdile's at the Lansingburgh end of Troy has great corned beef/cabbage dinners every year. Try the Scotch eggs, too! We go every year with our kids - no boozehounds in sight.

Verdiles in Troy!

As we learned on the AOA Troy > Albany tour last summer, The South End Tavern in Troy serves up more than 1,200 pounds of corned beef on St. Paddy's Day.

Unless you are really set on going out to a restaurant for your corned beef and cabbage, I second getting one and cooking it yourself. It is really easy and for the cost of one meal at a restarant you could easily feed a couple of people with plenty of leftovers for reubens later in the week.

Thanks for the replies everyone. Much appreciated!

Though I'm not a fan of the dish personally (I do like reubens oddly enough), the Ale House in Troy does a very good Corned Beef & Cabbage, and it will be on their menu every day over the next week.

if I lived in Schenectady, I'd go to the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) for the best corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day! Friendly atmosphere too.

http://www.aohjfk.org/#

We love going to J J Rafferty's in Latham (in front of the Price Chopper plaza on Rt. 9) they have a delicious great beef & cabbage dinner and Rueben's too!

The 74 state hotel in albany has a buffet from pm on the day of the parade ...corned beef, cabbage, soda bread etc. all you can eat only $15 I think - not sure of all the details though or how you get tickets

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