Control Tower Ice Cream Testimonials
Great Food Matches a Spectacular Atmosphere I am a frequent visitor of the Control Tower and I can honestly say, no other business in the capital region can match their quality of product or service. They have an extensive menu for lunch or dinner, personally I love the buffalo chicken wrap. They also have a wide variety of ice cream and frozen yogurt. No other ice cream place around beats the taste of their classic chocolate vanilla twist with rainbow sprinkles. The workers are always friendly, they keep the place clean and the prices are not bad. There is nothing I enjoy more than spending a mild summer evening on their back patio watching the planes land and take off from Albany International. I must add that I am surprised by the review below. The hot dogs and hamburgers have been fine any time I have ordered one. Overall, great food, amazing ice cream and the perfect summer dining destination.
» Ian W. Pelham, NH
Watch the planes takeoff and land at Albany International Airport from the north end of the 1-19 runway, and stay for the food and ice cream! You can see the real control tower in the distance!
The Control Tower is a great place the bring the family for ice cream treats and drive-in food, plus they have batting cages and miniature golf too! The menu offers ice cream treats (hard & soft ice cream, sundaes, splits, crunch cream, floats, malts, shakes, slushes), burgers, hot dogs, fish frys, clam rolls, sandwiches, paninis, fries, rings, salads, soup, and cold drinks. Seven combo meals are offered ($5.99-$7.69). The food is made to order so be patient.
» JB K. Schenectady, NY
"One of the best places for soft-serve serve ice cream in the area so far in my (unofficial) 2010 Summertime Soft-Serve Tour. Their soft-serve is dense and delicious, not airy and whipped like some I've sampled. They also have unusual twist pairings--I had English Toffee/Vanilla, and they also had a lowfat Blueberry/Cheesecake twist. If you're into fried food, mini-golf, go-karts, and general family fun, they have those too. It's right next to an open field near the airport, hence the name.
Our entire office likes to plan a day to go the the Control tower for lunch. We act like we own the place, we move the tables so we can all sit together, sometimes we order ahead so that our food is waiting for us when we get there. We eat, talk and laugh and are treated like family by the staff there. We finish off the day by eating ice cream or taking shakes back with us.
» Ian 8 yrs old
I like the food and ice cream there. My favorite foods are the grilled cheese and chicken fingers. My favorite ice cream is the green apple flavorburst dipped in blue raspberry.
» 5 year old boy
I like to see the planes blast off, mostly I come for the icecream!
» Erika 11 yrs old
I like to have the peanut butter blast sundae, it is to die for!
My child takes a gym class in a neighboring building and we frequent the Tower for lunch and ice cream.
It is a great place to sit outside and enjoy watching the planes take off or land at the airport.