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Scotia Diner

49 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY 12302-2551
(518) 382-7796
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Ranked #25 of 32 Restaurants in Scotia
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The worse salad I ever had. Light orange tomatoes, white lettuce, and deli meat roast beef on a Black & Blue salad - and it was not fresh! Disgusting

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Albany, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Additional Information about Scotia Diner

Address: 49 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY 12302-2551
Phone Number: (518) 382-7796
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Scotia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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