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Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

100 West 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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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English first
Mattituck, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a party of 8 adults and 3 children and they easily handled us at 2 tables. All the food came out quickly and at the same time. All dishes appeared to be large. The favorite was the Friday special of a 10 oz. prime rib with two eggs, hash browns and toast. I had liver and onions. You... More

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Brought me back many years to the diners of my youth. Very good pastrami sandwich served quickly y a very good server. Would return when in Herkimer.

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ROCHESTER
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you order the pancakes, ask for a short stack—three dinner plate-sized cakes were way beyond what I could finish. Everyone with me cleaned their plates, however, even though the portions were huge. Very friendly service, fun atmosphere, and good enough that we went back a second morning to try other things on the menu.

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Binghamton, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Otto's has the usual diner fare plus a few extras, some of which qualify as 'don't miss' items. To start, breakfast is very good with outstanding omelets and great coffee. Everything at breakfast looks good but it will take me a few more trips to try it all. Lunch has the usual burgers (great burger but they could skip the... More

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great breakfast, very friendly staff. The town of Herkimer has suffered job losses, but this diner has somehow survived.

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Rotterdam, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I were visiting friends nearby and decided to stop in for dinner. We were seated and served promptly. The iced tea was freshly brewed and the service by Rebecca was excellent. We both ordered burgers which were prepared well and delicious. We will stop here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A great reminder of years gone by. Breakfast and coffee were very good on the two mornings I visited. Service was very friendly. I would recommend giving Crazy Otto's a try.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Awesome service. We are on a road trip and appreciate the down home fare. Good omelets and wonderful apple pie. Shout out to Danny the excellent server.

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New York, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went around 7am for breakfast on a Monday morning. I always consult trip advisor when I travel as I give honest reviews and believe that the other contributors do as well. Crazy Otto's was given a high rating on trip advisor and I was excited to have breakfast there. I was very disappointed. I got two eggs with hash... More

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Brunswick, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I'm not from the Herkimer area but stopped by for a medical appointment. Being a fan of old diners, we decided to give Crazy Otto's a shot. What a great lunch! The menu is innovative and the food prepared excellently. I give it five out of five.

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