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Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

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American, Diner
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100 West Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13550
315 866 8801
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5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place, friendly people

We were looking for something different on one of our trips, and this fit the bill. It is a diner. Lots of stuff to look at inside on the walls. It was nice inside and all the employees were very friendly and helpful. Found the prices to be reasonable and large servings. One of the best Rubin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
zanadu2010
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Vermilion, Ohio
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Vermilion, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were looking for something different on one of our trips, and this fit the bill. It is a diner. Lots of stuff to look at inside on the walls. It was nice inside and all the employees were very friendly and helpful. Found the prices to be reasonable and large servings. One of the best Rubin Sandwiches I have... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

...but couldn't, especially after a few visits. Doesn't the owner eat this food?? Certainly wasn't worth a 5-star rating. I've had breakfast and lunch at this place. For the breakfast, I had to use a knife to cut into my pancakes. (Sysco product, no doubt.) They were too big, over cooked and burned on the bottom. My bacon looked and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Amazing menus with amazing food! A little piece of heaven here on earth, complete with wonderful biscuits and gravy for all you Southerners at heart, plus gluten free pancakes to die for!!

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Ilion, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We go here for breakfast every Sunday morning. Staff is friendly, decor is awesome and the portions are huge. This is a really fun place to eat with booths and old time counter service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I love diners and this one didn't disappoint. It has great character from the old cigarette machine in the front to the license plates and movie posters on the wall. The music from the 50's adds to the nostalgia. I had the chicken and waffles they were perfect. All the food was cooked and delivered by friendly staff.

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wow! What a gem. We would recommend this to anyone who appreciates a diner atmosphere. Friendly, fast and yummy food. Sit at the bar and get a chance to win free food :)

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Blackshear, Georgia
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was one of the best places we ate at the during our trip. The food was superb and the staff was amazing

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Groton, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great hamburgers and very good meat loaf, served by efficient and friendly staff! Located intersect. S. Main and State St., although on West Albany which is truncated by side streets. Our GPS kept getting dead ended by them!

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is what old time diners are all about. What a great find. Burgers were great and atmosphere was fun !! we will be back !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Haven eaten here on three different occasions,alt have been great experiences,. The burgers a top notch, no premade hamburgers here, Just good ground beef and hand made patties. The staff is warm and welcoming . Breakfast, lunch and dinner are always available. Always leave room for desserts , a good selection of pies and chocolate cake.

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Additional Information about Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

Address: 100 West Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13550
Phone Number: 315 866 8801
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 West Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13550
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
  • Phone Number: 315 866 8801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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