Good news: Your next meal at Ted’s Fish Fry could be accompanied by an alcoholic beverage. The popular Capital Region franchise, which has a flagship location in Watervliet, two locations in Troy, two in Albany, one in Latham and one in Clifton Park, will begin serving beer and wine at its Western Avenue restaurant in Albany.
The restaurant has not yet disclosed when exactly this will happen, but it made the announcement on its social media earlier today as “coming soon.” “It is something we have been planning on since the purchase of our Western Ave location back in 2019,” says restaurant rep Deanna DeBonis. “It was formerly Maggie’s Sports Bar, and we kept the original bar when we remodeled the restaurant.”
DeBonis tells Capital Region Living that Ted’s has applied for a license to serve beer, wine and hard cider with the New York State Liquor Authority, so obtaining one appears to be the only issue standing between the Western Ave. restaurant and the alcohol-consuming public. “In the meantime, we are just working on the décor, flow, menu and marketing for the bar side,” says DeBonis. “Our plan is for patrons to be able to flow freely between the bar side of the restaurant and quick service dining area. We have never served beer or wine at any of our locations, and it is something that we are looking forward to.”
Ted’s opened its first location in the Capital Region in 1949.