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A J's Family Diner

202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 756-5830
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Ranked #28 of 100 Restaurants in Cortland
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 12, 2014
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English first
Cortland, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Aj's is by far the best place to go and have a quality breakfast at a good price. He has the best breakfast sandwiches in the Cortland area. His daily specials are always reasonable. His wait staff is fabulous. They are very friendly and learn their customers names so that they can personally address them. Just love them all.

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Central NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

... and I'd like to keep it that way! It's already so popular that diners may have to wait for a table on weekend mornings. The food is simple diner food - unpretentious and done well, at very reasonable prices. We love to order three different breakfasts and share, with favorites being the waffles, the bacon and cheese omelet, and... More

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Cortland, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Have the best Breakfast sandwiches. Wait staff is very friendly. Nice location. Reasonable prices. Love the food.

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buffalo
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here because of trip advisor reviews. Our 6 entrees were nothing extraordinary. The incredible home fries I read about were nothing special. Even though the wait staff were pleasant, I couldn't get beyond that we were eating in a remodeled car garage!

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Ithaca, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

A small little family run diner just off Interstate 81 with good ole home cooking. Prices are UNBELIEVABLY REASONABLE! We had a group of 4 adults and 5 children. Two of the adults had Lunch, while everyone else had breakfast. The total bill: $35. I had to ask if there was a mistake! We sat at the "U" shaped counter... More

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Staten Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Thanks to Trip Advisor for letting us know about this true gem in Cortland NY! We knew we found the right breakfast spot when there where no parking spaces to be had. The French toast, pancakes and sausage were outstanding. Will be going back each time we visit and will recommend it to other SUNY Cortland families.

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Eddington, Maine
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

great little breakfast spot, clean, friendly, good basic food

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011 via mobile

This little diner has the best value of any place to eat in Cortland. If you love breakfast the way I do, you'll find the home fries are fantastic with there sautéed peppers and onions. Definitely worth a stop. It'll become your favorite, too!

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Senior Contributor
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25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

You would never know what the food is like if you were to pass judgement based upon the exterior. DO GO inside. Had good club sandwiches served with a pickle and 'fresh cut fries, ' cooked through, but NOT overdone. Serving size average. A BLT came with bacon done to perfection. Coffee was average. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable... More

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Downingtown
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

Imagine if you will, golden brown nuggets, crusty on the outside and soft, warm and flavorful on the inside, tossed with salt and pepper, drizzled with a rich sauté of green peppers and onions... We stumbled on AJ's driving our folks from Webster NY to PA. Couldn't find a decent restaurant open in Cortland on Tuesday of last week. There... More

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