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Readers' Choice: Winners 2012

What's the best restaurant in Albany? Who makes the best burger? Here are your picks for Readers' Choice 2012. Let us know if you agree in the comments, and tell us more about your favorite spots around town.

Throughout the summer, you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Burger and Most Family-Friendly Restaurant to Best Breakfast and Best Happy Hour.

We've tallied all the votes and it's time to announce the Readers' Choice 2012 winners. See below for our complete list. Then let us know what you think. Click the links on the businesses below to leave reviews and rate each venue. We hope you'll share your best suggestions about each of the categories in the comments below. 

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EARLIER 2012 WINNERS

Click here to find all the polls for our 2012 Readers' Choice contest.

Susan Adame Artist August 24, 2012 at 02:12 PM
It is quite impressive that in such a small town we have so many great choices! They are all within walking distance.
Eric Bordax August 24, 2012 at 03:01 PM
It would be great if the Patch had a Best Commentator contest to recognize those who contribute most to the discussion. I will take the initiative and elect myself as the winner this year.
Paul O'Curry August 24, 2012 at 08:52 PM
You promised you would move to Canada if your preferred candidate was not elected to the school board. He of course dropped out. Was that your contribution to the discussion?
John Amerkhanian August 26, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Don't worry Paul I promise to run next time just for you ;-)
Paul D August 26, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I still can't believe how Als Big Burger won the best of anything. Had their most expensive burger a couple months ago and it wasn't any more than a small shriveled piece of thin dried meat between two slices of cheap bread masquerading as a bun. Truly disgusting.

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