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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Diner with HUGE portions!

Great hometown diner with a very vast menu and delicious food made to order. Every meal ordered is a large portion, sometimes more than necessary. Owners are extremely nice people and they have an excellent, efficient, courteous staff. Not a big place, and it fills up quickly at meal times. Weekend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Margaret O
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Mohawk, New York
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Mohawk, New York
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great hometown diner with a very vast menu and delicious food made to order. Every meal ordered is a large portion, sometimes more than necessary. Owners are extremely nice people and they have an excellent, efficient, courteous staff. Not a big place, and it fills up quickly at meal times. Weekend mornings you can almost always expect a wait, but... More 

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Thank Margaret O
Dayton, Ohio
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast after attending a holiday party. A great value and will be back when in town again.

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Thank tlugay
Utica, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

And Crazy Ottos is the place for diner slobs. The food was fast, hot, tasty. Really, who expects schnitzel at a diner! My husband LOVED IT. The Reuben was thick, tasty...a three napkin feast. Mom couldn't finish the wrap...took it home for lunch tomorrow.

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Thank Beth E
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Eat where the locals eat and you can't go wrong. Big menu. Authentic diner. Friendly service. Good food.

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Thank Julia B
Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

One of my favorite things to do when in an area that is "new" to me is to look for the local food and check it out. Many times, this leaves me with iffy meals. Crazy Otto's was not one of those times. We were greeted on a a Sunday afternoon by the owner, Scott. Who heard we were coming... More 

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Thank Beachbrat11
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

What a great little place. Great food, great service, great prices. Homemade chips and burgers to die for. The guy that waited on us was so nice and the service was fast.

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Thank Jennifer A
Herkimer, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great food and a lot of it. A little pricey for a diner, but still one of the local favorites, favored by locals.

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Thank robertwK8323MT
Alexandria Bay, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Just happened to be going by and stopped for breakfast. Homemade corner beef hash!!!! Really Good! It is a really cool old time diner that looks lie a train car. Inside their are licence plates from everywhere. Cool decor!

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Thank tommyswift
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This became our favorite place to eat while in Herkimer for a week on business. We only visited during breakfast as the restaurant was closed when we finished work late in the night. Service is incredible!! My coffee cup never went dry at any time on any day we were there. The meals are very reasonable priced and portions so... More 

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Thank Tmkilpatrick
Kingston, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I had the reuben special. It was ok. Fries tasted uncooked in the center, like frozen fries even though they were browned in the fryer.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?