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500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
845-255-5040
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not as expected

Expected a diner. Got a nice restaurant and bar. Food decent. Service decent. Went for breakfast - to be honest I may not have been fully awake!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Thank you!! We had car challenges and had not had coffee or food until we walked into the College Diner at 3:30pm!! Our gr8 server got that coffee in our cups took our order and we were eating in 15 minutes! Delish

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We jumped off I-87 in search of food and gas at 6:30PM on a Friday. While placing our order for diner food staples: fried shrimp with fries and hot roast beef sandwich with baked potato, we were encouraged to get the salad bar which was included with the meal. The salad was wilted and the bread selection was all stale.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Expected a diner. Got a nice restaurant and bar. Food decent. Service decent. Went for breakfast - to be honest I may not have been fully awake!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This used to be one of the go-to places in town. That was more out of convenience than quality which can simply be described as diner food. A diner up the road went out of business a while ago and these guys jacked their prices. I have avoided it since but placed a take out order today in desperation. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from a trip down south. I would just say that this was food, neither good nor bad. It was dinner food nothing to rave about. The only negative thing that I would have to say is that it was a bit over priced for the average food. Waitstaff were pleasant,but nothing extraordinary in... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

First let me say I know I'm at a diner and not chez magnifico... But bringing lukewarm 3 hr old coffee to the table then telling me its a fresh pot is not the way to start off a meal especially at a diner.....seriously coffe eggs burger and fries are the only thing you can count on getting right at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Okay, we were hungry and decided to stop off of the NYS Thruway. We took a left off the exit and saw a diner on the right. We figured how bad could it be? The place was quaint enough looking with it's jukebox at the booth, but my husband ordered a coffee and a sandwich and I ordered the 1/2... More 

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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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