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Skylark Diner

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248 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850-1630
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Sun 12:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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great breakfast

best place in Vestal for breakfast, morning or late night snacks after drinking & partying Great omelets and pancakes

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Vestal, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never tire of this place - and I love their garbage omelet - very nice, homely atmosphere, conveniently located on the parkway - great service - do not go there if you are expecting fancy ambiance - bring cash, grab a table and order the garbage omelet - you will not regret it

Thank Subimal C
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After searching and searching for a decent breakfast spot, we came across the Skylark. Great vintage building with amazingly efficient and swiftly moving waitresses. All was good, coffee could be a bit stronger. We enjoyed sitting at the counter to watch the action!

Thank nancy c
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

best place in Vestal for breakfast, morning or late night snacks after drinking & partying Great omelets and pancakes

Thank MB_Hawkins
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had the two egg special, which comes with toast and home fries. I liked it, but the homefries had a light after taste that was buttery. I'm not sure if I'd want those again, but it was good enough to eat. The eggs were perfect though and coffee was good.. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. I plan... More 

Thank laurpat71
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What can one expect from diner in Vestal? The answer is not much. If you come into this diner with that expectation you will not be disappointed. The chefs make what they can with the low quality ingredients provided to them, and it turns out decent at best. You are not in for a treat. You are in for an... More 

Thank David F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Stopped in on the way for family trip to the finger lakes. Found this next to a great local farmers market on Saturday morning. Can't beat this for a slice of Americana and 3.99

Thank NycTraveler077
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Traditional, cozy, old-fashioned diner atmosphere and food. Their chocolate chip pancakes and corned beef hash can't be beat! Perfect place to stop for a lazy weekend breakfast with friends or family. The servers are always very sweet.

Thank Anni S
Binghamton, New York
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My family and I enjoy going here together for the omelettes and other breakfast options. The omelettes are always very good, and the pancakes and french toast are always very tasty. The only negative I ever notice is that the diner is often VERY cold, even in the summer when I don't have a jacket to cover up. The waitress... More 

Thank Margo G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Typical small diner fare. OK food...OK service. No credit or debit cards accepted. Cash only which is mind boggling in this day and age.

Thank Willof72
Vestal, New York, United States
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I drive past the place virtually every day, often two or more times a day in fact. I've even eaten breakfasts, lunches, dinners and taken breaks there over the past, what, 50 years now! But it has been a while so when three of us had to have a business like lunch, the Sklylark Diner right on the Vestal Parkway... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850-1630
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Vestal
  • Phone Number: 16077859795

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?