I asked, and you answered. You said this was your favorite mozzarella sticks (bonus points if they also have melba sauce). As always, if there are any that we missed, feel free to comment below.
On Facebook, weekly, I’ll ask questions about some of your favorite things in the area and then put them in a post. These opinions reflect what you posted on Facebook (though, I’m pumped to add the new ones to my list of places to try).
I have to give credit where credit is due and say that this idea came from a genius Reddit post which may have other options (find here).
McAddy’s Pub (mentioned a couple of times) 452 Broadway, Troy
Irish-style pub. They offer house-made mozzarella sticks ($12) with either melba or marinara sauce.
JT Maxies Bar & Grill (mentioned a couple of times) 240 Wolf Rd, Albany
Upbeat bar & grill with karaoke whipping up wings, burgers & finger foods, plus cocktails. Fresh cut twice dipped and breaded then fried crispy ($12.99) with either melba or marinara sauce.
Ralph’s Tavern (mentioned a couple of times) 1328 Central Ave, Albany
Far-reaching menu of American & Italian favorites served in casual, dark-wood quarters with a bar. Six homemade mozzarella sticks ($9.25) with either melba or marinara sauce.
Sweet Lou’s Bistro (mentioned a couple of times) 161 Broad St, Schuylerville
Hand-stretched fresh mozzarella logs ($14) are lightly breaded and made in-house, served with homemade marinara sauce.
Blessing’s Tavern II – 1116 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Colonie
Homemade mozzarella planks ($9.95) served with your choice of melba or marinara sauce.
Graney’s Bar & Grill – 75 New Scotland Ave, Albany
Cozy, down-to-earth hangout featuring familiar pub fare, lots of TVs & dartboards. No website with an active menu.
Red Front – 71 Division St, Troy/ 1747 US-9, Clifton Park
Five mozzarella sticks ($7.50). No other description on their menu, no mention of melba sauce.
River Road House – 989 River Rd, Schenectady
Mozzarella sticks ($8) with marinara sauce. Someone mentioned they had melba sauce but I saw no mention of it on their online menu.
Ravenswood – 1021 NY-146, Clifton Park
Classic tavern with wood paneling featuring pub fare & draft beer, plus live entertainment. Mama’s mozzarella sticks ($12.99) Six hand-breaded sticks, topped with parmesan cheese & served with your choice of melba or Mama’s marinara!
Pop’s Pizza – 148 Columbia St, Cohoes
Homemade mozzarella sticks (no price online) six or twelve; made in-house, served with marinara or melba sauce.
Romo’s Pizza and Restaurant – 365 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont
Six mozzarella sticks ($12.99) served with marinara or raspberry sauce.
Zotto’s The Pine – 814 Hoosick Rd, Troy
Five big mozzarella sticks ($11) served with marinara sauce or melba sauce (+$1.25).
Scrubbers Hot Wings – 186 Wolf Rd, Colonie
Homemade fried mozzarella ($4.99/$7.99/$11.99) served with raspberry or melba. It comes in three sizes but the online menu doesn’t say how many each of those sizes includes.
Sweet Willy’s Pizzeria – 85 Sand Creek Rd, Albany
Five mozzarella sticks ($8.99) served with marinara or raspberry sauce.
City Line Bar & Grill – 1200 Western Ave, Albany
American grub, unique cocktails & craft beer served in an airy, industrial space with a comfy patio. They serve mozzarella planks ($14) housemade, panko-breaded with a choice of marinara or melba sauce.
Canali’s Italian & American Restaurant – 126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady
A family-friendly destination since 1946 crafts heaping portions of traditional Italian eats. Mozzarella sticks ($7.99) have golden brown outside, a creamy inside and are served with your choice of tomato or melba sauce.
Anthony’s Italian Restaurant – 220 Remsen St, Cohoes
Fried mozzarella ($10.35) with marinara sauce.