After they serve their last meal on Father’s Day (June 21), The Wolf Road Diner, which is located at 219 Wolf Road in Colonie, will be closing.

Wolf Road Diner, Colonie
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The diner has been serving the people of the Albany area and beyond for 28 years. The Wolf Road Diner is not closing because of a lack of business. It’s closing because the 65-year-old founder and owner of the establishment is retiring.

The building won’t be vacant for long. There will be another restaurant opening sometime between the end of this year and early next year. It will be taken over by two people that opened another Albany area restaurant about eight years ago - MezzaNotte Ristorante, on Western Avenue near Crossgates Mall.

According to the article in The Times Union, the new owners, Mitch and Connie Ware will be leasing the Wolf Road Diner, renovating it, and opening as Warehouse Grill And BBQ. Even though the name has barbecue in it, they’ll have more menu items and not just barbecue. The Wares aren’t closing MezzNotte. They will be operating both restaurants.

I have been to The Wolf Road Diner many times. I always thought that they had the best pizza burger. Back in the days of WGNA Country Nights at Playfields and Fenders, which were in the Holiday Inn Albany On Wolf Road (back when it was The Holiday Inn Turf), many of us would make a stop at the end of the night and get something to eat at The Wolf Road Diner.

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