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College Diner

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500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating

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Pretty standard Diner. Friendly. Lots of space. Ok, but not outstanding (for a diner) food

Pretty standard Diner. Friendly. Lots of space. Ok, but not outstanding (for a diner) food. Convenient stop on a 'road trip'.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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321 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pretty standard Diner. Friendly. Lots of space. Ok, but not outstanding (for a diner) food. Convenient stop on a 'road trip'.

Thank burnsinny
West Islip, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to eat after a show or concert. Open late, not that crowded. Staff is okay, depends on who is on

Thank Kim A
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is awful. Ravioli with red sauce had a brownish sauce. Vegetables old. Has not been updated in a few decades. Not very clean. So sad to see a diner in an excellent location like this that has lousy food, weak service, and messy interior. I don't think they realize how bad the place really is? We were meeting relatives... More 

Thank P8497SVmarkm
New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My friends and I stopped off at College Diner to get a quick bite late at night. We had tried going there several other times, pulling in after seeing the huge lit up "open 24 hours" sign but it was closed EVERY TIME. It was finally open this time and we were so excited! For one, the place creeped us... More 

Thank jennaaula
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

If you value your life in the least, please do not eat at this diner. I'm not sure if this place doesn't care or if they simply know they can get away with the operation as is.....but this is by far the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at. I have seen plenty of diners with outdated decor so I... More 

1 Thank Allison F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We hopped off the thruway for supper, looking for something other than the service are fast food. The waitress was friendly, the place was clean though dated, the food was quick and quite tasty. LOTS of choices, the menu was huge.

Thank Kelbelschelts
Marlboro, New York
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This diner is located just down the road from the New Paltz Thruway exit. The menu is typical diner food, no surprises. The service was lackluster, even though there were few people in the establishment when we were there. After we were seated we had to go up to the counter to ask for menus, and then later, flag down... More 

Thank dengaro
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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

Thank JulieRose51
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank Swedesboro S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Jeanne R

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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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