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500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
845-255-5040
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Ranked #58 of 109 Restaurants in New Paltz
Cuisines: American
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English first
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food way over priced, portions to small compared to other diners in the area. If you have to stop in new paltz try other diners or go to newburgh where food is better and you get way bigger portions. Alexis is good in my opinion. Avoid stopping at college diner if you can. Go left off of thruway and stop... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you're looking to dine at a fancy place, obviously you shouldn't be going to a diner (some of the reviews surprised me ...we're rating a diner here people). As far as diners go, this one was good. I liked the dark leather booths that although outdated, were well maintained and very comfortable. The staff were friendly and very efficient,... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were looking for food on our way up to Hunter Mountain, so we stopped here. It was very large inside, and we sat at a nice booth and enjoyed looking through the jukebox selection, that ranged in eras! It was really neat to see how many we knew. The food was average, not great. Took a little while to... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We've head here every year for the haunted hayride. The service is good, the place is quiet. Remember the grilled cheese will have white american not yellow :) Really good. I heard someone talking about driving a long distance for their cannolis guess I'll have to try that next year! If they have any.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Rather than dine at a New York Thruway service area, we opted to get off the highway and avoid the fast food crowds. Saw the New Paltz exit, and the ever present "food" road sign. Chose the College Diner. Once seated, we scaned the most incredible menu I ever seen. Although the menu was typical diner fare, the prices were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Outdated decor and mediocre food. I had the country fried steak which included a potato and saled bar. The saled bar was ok with the basic offerings. The potatoe and macaroni saled was homemade and not from a bucket. The country fried steak was a good size portion but kind of bland. The sausage gravy was good. My wife had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I don't know why we keep going back !! We are in this area every year for a long weekend & I guess we hope it got better during the year - it doesn't. Bacon is so greasy w/ a weird smell, my over-medium eggs are always overcooked and the toast ... well, it's just plain ol' sandwich bread with... More 

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clinton, nj
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

worst diner experience ever. food is garbage. don't get any fish u'll be sorry. place looks like you walked back in time, not updated. old, uncleanly, manager was ride when paid the bill!!!

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Vestal, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Really convenient off the Thruway but it was wicked expensive and really nothing special. Decided to have the hamburgers to be safe and not have to dig too deep into the pocket. I've got to tell you the hamburger was so thin, I could have gone to Burger King and gotten a thicker burger. Really a shame. Won't bother stopping... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Stopped off Route 87 and saw a lot of cars in parking lot which we thought was a good thing. We ordered basic lunch items hamburgers, chicken sandwich, and cheese omelette. Nothing was outstanding yet one hamburger was not very good. Excellent waitress as she took the hamburger off the bill.

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Address: 500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
Phone Number: 845-255-5040
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
Cuisine: American

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