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A J's Family Diner

202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 756-5830
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English first
Upper Nyack, NY
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138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food was pretty good, although it took forever to get some eggs and pancakes, etc. We waited more than an hour from the time we walked in until we got our food, but it was a busy weekend for college visits and at least that was less than the 2-3 hour wait at Denny's, which probably would not have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We frequent AJ's Diner whenever we can! And, Clrand has many choices of restaurants.... Friendly atmosphere, tasty food of which many menu items are homemade, cheap prices, generous portions, daily breakfast & lunch specials, excellent wait staff who are very attentive to all and locally owned and operated! The owners and all staff make it a pleasure to eat at... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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 their sautéed peppers and onions. Definitely worth a stop. It'll become your favorite, too!

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Cortland, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
87 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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Additional Information about A J's Family Diner

Address: 202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045
Phone Number: (607) 756-5830
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
Cuisine: American

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