“Tour de Ted’s” Fish Fry with a sparkling start
“Tour de Ted’s” Fish Fry with a sparkling start

WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It would be difficult to find a Capital Region local who hasn’t been to or driven by Ted’s Fish Fry. The advertising jingle is a crowd-pleaser, and the $0.75 fish fry served to celebrate the local chain’s 75th anniversary is just as popular.

The line at Watervliet began forming nearly an hour before the doors opened. Local officials, including Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Assemblyman John McDonald, joined the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce to cut the anniversary celebration ribbon just before customers were allowed in to order food.

Each day of the Tour de Ted’s, customers can get fish fries for 75 cents at any of the locations, including the now-closed Lansingburgh location with the Ted’s On Wheels food truck. Here’s the schedule:

  • July 8: 447 3rd Avenue in Watervliet from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • July 9: 350 2nd Avenue in Lansingburgh from 12pm to 7pm with a limited menu
  • July 10: 700 Hoosick Road in Troy from 12:00 to 7:45 p.m.
  • July 11: 636 New Loudon Road in Latham from 11:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • July 12: 203 Wolf Road in Albany from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • July 13: 1663 Route 9 in Halfmoon from 11:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • July 14: 1186 Western Avenue in Albany from 12:00 to 19:45

According to Ted’s, there is a limit of one 75-cent fish fry per customer and you must be in the store to redeem it, phone orders are not possible. The full menu will also be available at each location.

On July 14, Ted’s will host its anniversary party on Western Avenue. In addition to 75-cent fish dishes, there will be drink specials, a raw bar, music, face painting and much more.

By visiting any of the venues you can get a card punched and win free fish fries for a year.

Ted’s Fish Fry has traditions dating back to the 1940s, including the way orders are routed to the cooks and the recipes Ted himself perfected. Ted Deeb was the son of Lebanese immigrants in Troy and had a passion for business. After 75 years of keeping traditions alive and family involved, the Deebs consider their six locations a success story of the American dream.

By Everly