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Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

100 West Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13550
315 866 8801
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Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Herkimer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Sun - Mon 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hamburgers, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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English first
Hewlett, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We ate 2 breakfasts here. Both were excellent. The service was spot on, and the atmosphere is fun. Easy parking in front, with cheap meters ready to be fed.....25c per hour. Free on Sundays/holidays. Would be a regular there, if I lived in or near Herkimer. Enjoy!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

No air conditioning and it was very hot!! The sweat was dripping off of us. There were flies and we had to keep waving them away from our food. The food was terrible and the service wasn't much better. We had invited friends to meet us there when we traveled to the area for a family reunion. It was embarrassing... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great service and the place is filled with all kinds of memorabilia from the past. The food was delicious and the staff was excellent.

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North Franklin, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast before heading back home. Our waitress Kelly was the absolute best waitress, extremely friendly . The breakfast was delicious and very large. The coffee very good. The diner played 50's music and had all kinds of memorabilia. So many things to look at. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

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Edison, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Classic diner decor, building and menu. Simple and tasty food. Generous portions and resonable prices. Great for dinner.

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Ossining, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went in for lunch and really wanted to like it. Fun old railroad car diner covered with memorabilia and many (stolen?) license plates. My companions sandwich was really good but my lunch was awful. I ordered the "Train Wreck" since I like to try "local delicacies". Two hamburgers on a pile of macaroni salad and hash browns covered with a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You can never go wrong with diner food they give you big portions the food is very good my 4th time their never had a bad meal it was always good breakfast lunch or dinner it's all good the service is very good

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Mattituck, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
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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