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College Diner

500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
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Ranked #54 of 110 Restaurants in New Paltz
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

48% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Driving down the NY Thruway, we got off the highway to look for a breakfast place, and this was the first one we saw (going to the right). We were pleased with the quality of the food, the reasonable prices, and the friendly and efficient service. It more than fulfilled our hopes.

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Highland Mills, NY
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We each had a different offering for breakfast. Nicely prepared; cheerfully served. And, we were greeted very happily by all of the other diners. We did have to doublecheck the math on the check.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

What you will find upon entering this diner, is typical diner decor, done 70's - 80's style. Yes it could use some remodeling but the food is good diner food. Service is good and the food is good. If you frequented the clubs of New Paltz in the later 70's or 80's, chances are you stopped at this diner after... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We discovered the College Diner a few years ago on our way upstate. We were tired and hungry and had been in the car for a long time. Some of us had spilled coffee on ourselves earlier in the day. In short, we were in no condition for elegant dining. We wanted burgers and fries -- lots of them! --... More

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Alexandria VA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Hated this place. Service was terrible, slow, and almost non-existent. Food was not that good, and overpriced. Will never eat here again.

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Midway, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If I lived in New Paltz and weren't just visiting, College Diner would be the comfy place I regularly went early in the morning or when I couldn't sleep to read and have coffee or the place to recover after a fun night out. It's casual but with great food. The variety of food to choose from is insane and... More

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