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Scotia Diner

49 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY 12302-2551
(518) 382-7796
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Ranked #23 of 32 Restaurants in Scotia
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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English first
Albany, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We used to eat breakfast at the old location from time to time and it was ok by diner food standards. This was my first visit to the new location. There is bad diner food, but this was bad by bad diner food standards. How can you take a simple greasy hamburger and make it so dry and tasteless that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

DO NOT GO TO THIS DINER!!! When you walk into this diner it looks like a nice little diner, well looks can be deceiving.. After you're seated it takes a considerable amount of time to be helped. If youre getting any sort of drink, order 2 at first otherwise youll be thirsty while your waitress talks behind the counter and... More

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Niskayuna, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had a lunch date with a friend and wanted to see how the new Scotia Diner was. This whole place needs a good scrubbing. The floors are so dirty and need a deep clean around and under the booths. Some parts of the floor need to be repaired. There are fingerprints everywhere, including on a tacky display case near... More

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Glenville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The diner moved last year to much anticipation for a larger, newer facility. Unfortunately the owner opened up with not enough help for quite some time and twice we could not get waited on and ended up leaving with out trying the food. We were completely ignored for 20 minutes, no menu, coffee nothing. My husband refused to go back... More

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Scotia, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've lived in Scotia, NY for almost 14 years. When Scotia Diner was in their 'original' location on Mohawk Ave it was a good, consistent "greasy spoon" where you could go for a quick meal and you knew what you were getting.. It was good.. not great but good.. They moved to a larger location on Mohawk Ave about 1... More

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Schenectady, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Food has no taste to anything. Very bland, fruit flies and other insects fly around the diner all the times. VERY DIRTY, under tables are not clean at all floors are such a mess. Some of the waite staff are very friendly while others express their dislike for the owners son who is the kitchen manager, hear constent complaints among... More

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Upstate NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Recently stopped in with a colleague for a simple cup of coffee and bowl of soup. The coffee was weak at best. The soup, a "homemade" corn chowder, was a bowl of gelatinous paste. It tasted as if it was made with an abundance of corn starch instead of corn. Companion opted for a BLT on wheat. They brought a... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I'm not exaggerating when I say that I had the worst restaurant experience of my life here. Went on a Sunday for brunch. We stood in the doorway for about five minutes, waiting for someone to seat us. Even though there was an elderly man sitting right next to the door and several waitresses walking around, we were ignored. Finally... More

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Albany, New York
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We ate breakfast here on a Saturday morning. The place was busy, and a limping, elderly man was trying his best to seat people. He was barking orders at the waitresses and they were talking back to him. Customers were seated with no menus, with no silverware. It was chaos. A large corner booth had a “reserved” sign on it,... More

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Albany, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stopped in there for a bite before a movie with my wife. Service was great but the food was mediocre at best. My haddock dinner had two slabs of identically shaped "filets" - obviously manufactured and frozen. Tasted like frozen as well. My wife returned next day with a coupon that she forgot to use the night before and asked... More

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