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The Cuckoo's Nest

234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203, US

(518) 650-7215


Tuesday - Thursday: 1130am - 930pm

Friday: 1130am-10pm

Saturday Brunch 11am-2pm

Saturday Dinner: 5pm - 10pm

Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm

About Us


Devin and Kaytrin

Devin and Kaytrin both grew up in the Capital region. Devin studied Culinary Arts at SCCC while Kaytrin studied Dietetics and Foodservice Management at SUNY Oneonta. After completing their schooling and getting a combined 21years experience in the business, Together they opened Crave Burgers and Frozen Yogurt. Devin and Kaytrin Met in 2014 at a restaurant where Devin was the Chef and Kaytrin was serving working her way through her masters. they decided to put other life plans on hold to open Crave. After two years of great success at Crave they were excited to start another culinary venture which brings us to the Cuckoos Nest.


Our Mission

After Spending the last year traveling the Country, Devin and Kaytrin discovered a deep love and need for Southern Cuisine in the Capital Region. They are dedicated to delivering a unique dining experience that exceeds all expectations. The Menu is a balance of comfort and innovation.  The team that was brought on to bring this vision to life is focused on producing unique and approachable cuisine. 


Crave Burgers and Frozen Yogurt

The Cuckoo's Nest's sister restaurant Crave is located at 217 Western ave, directly across the street from The Cuckoo's nest. Crave makes the list for best burger year after year and list after list. Crave has been serving up inventive, chef driven burgers since 2015 .



The Times Union

"Our whole table obsesses over the perfection of fluffy, house-made buttermilk biscuits, but we split evenly over the honey butter that transforms wispy, steaming layers into breakfasty pancake bites. For me, it's a glorious start."


Crumbs Around the Capital

"The smoked beets were fabulous. There was a lot going on with this plate, which had two varieties of beets that were cooked to a nice smokey char, on top of a curry yogurt sauce and topped with little fried strips of sweet potato and beets. The beets were tender and a had a great earthy, smokey flavor that played nicely off the tangy yogurt sauce"



Voted Top 10 Best New Restaurants Times Union 2017
Voted top 2 Best Southern Restaurant Times Union 2017

Voted top 4 Best southern Times Union 2018 

Listed number 1 restaurant in Albany on Yelp as of April 2019

Voted Top 3 Chefs Capital Region Living 2019