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Longways Diner

Route 342 and Hwy 81, Watertown, NY
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Ranked #42 of 133 Restaurants in Watertown
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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English first
Kingston, Ont
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

if your looking for good home cookin, reasonable price and a hearty portion in the setting of a old fashioned diner you've found the spot. We stopped here on recommendations and can't believe we've missed this place. The fried chicken is the best we've had, crispy on the outside and juicy tasty on the inside. We stopped in the breakfast... More

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Lake Peekskill, NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I don't get the good reviews. I found this place to be pretty bad, food wise. Nothing tasted fresh or anywhere close to homemade. The mashed potatoes were from a box --- ewwww! The place had a dirty feel; maybe because of all the flies? Won't be back.

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Missoula, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

They had steak an eggs with home fries, Homemade soups that were very good, we were in a cool spell while waiting, they have a daily special everyday, an differant every week, prices were reasonable,

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Graz, Austria
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast after staying the night in Calcium, and then heading over in to Canada, this diner was en-route just maybe 5 minutes if that from our hotel. It seemed to be a real 'locals' diner, not that I have any problems with that as they're usually cheap and tasty food. Unfortunately the cheap food was the only... More

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Watertown, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Closer than you'd think to I81 longways offers up your standard diner fare at pretty standard prices. Great for a weekend morning breakfast or a place to stop by after crappy fast food during a long road trip.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I chose the steak and eggs, with english muffin, hash browns and coffee, mmmm, the best way to start off the day. The food was excellent, service was quick and attentive and I was even able to use their WIFI with a secure password. The whole meal with tip was $12. I'd go there for breakfast just about every day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Dinner style very clean fast friendly service. Can't wait to go back. Cheap prices breakfast food anytime day or night.

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Edgewood, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The food is good and the prices even better. I have been there a few times and I have always had good service and good food. I will definitely go back soon.

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Lebanon, NY
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

The pulled pork special was dogfood. It was minced meat on an ordinary bun. Later, it wreaked havoc with our GI tracts. The french fries were fine. The coffee was good, refilled without having to beg. I have eaten here before and had normal diner fare, but they should take this sandwich off the menu or rethink/remake it entirely.

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Cornwall, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Anytime we are travelling south on I-81 from Canada to the U.S.A. in the morning enroute to wherever we are going for a vacation trip which passes Watertown, Longways has been our breakfast stop for the past few years. Good food, served quickly for a reasonable price.

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