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Crazy Otto's

100 W. Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13550
315 866 8801
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Ranked #1 of 35 restaurants in Herkimer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hamburgers, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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67 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Pittsford, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My sisters and I were in Herkimer for a visit(it's a halfway point for each). We found this gem and had to stop in. The atmosphere is great, waitresses friendly and fun. We each ordered different menu items and enjoyed our meals. We will be eating there next time!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Incredible menu, fun atmosphere, big portions, reasonable prices. It's a flash back to the 50s - a must-visit when in the Herkimer vicinity. Biggest omelets anywhere, served all day, and award-winning hamburgers. They have everything - traditional and adventurous items - for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You won't leave hungry! Will come back over and over again.

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West Seneca, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a really fun 50's style diner. The food was delicious and very big portions. The servers were very friendly. We would definitely eat here again.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I went to breakfast while waiting for new brakes to be put on our car. The coffee was like mud, undrinkable. We both ordered bacon, scrambled eggs and toast and after a few bites, asked for the check. Prices were very high for bad, diner food. Would never go there again.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stopped here last year while in the area and enjoyed it. Stopped by twice this time, once for dinner and once for breakfast. A little disappointed this time. Chicken N Waffles was great, open faced turkey sandwich was great. Their "special" of prime rib was not. Never had a prime rib so lacking in flavor. One of us was even... More

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Sauquoit, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon and toast for $10. Ridiculous. It wasn't even very good. I would not go again.

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Oswego, NY
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a classic diner with good food, good prices, and good service. Whenever we are in Herkimer we eat here. This restaurant is also active in the local community. Check them out if you are in the area.

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New England
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179 reviews 179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Traveling East on I-90 looking for a place to stop for a quick meal. Decided to bypass our usual restaurant destination [the place right off the highway with the scenic view of the canal] as their service is too slow, and we are glad we discovered this gem of a diner in downtown Herkimer. It felt like being back in... More

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Portland, Maine
15 reviews 15 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

From exit 30, follow 28 North, watch for the "Empire Diner" on the left, and that's it, you're there. Fun atmosphere with 50's movie posters and license plates from all over the U.S. Had a delicious breakfast of homemade corned beef hash. I was fortunate enough to eat there during the weekday lull between the breakfast rush and lunch rush,... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice, clean and casual. Nice staff, award winning burgers, best coleslaw and best green pea and ham soup. I always stop there when I'm in town.

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