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Skylight Diner

402 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
212-244-0395
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Ranked #1,435 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Scottish Borders
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244 reviews 244 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

My first visit to any Diner and found it by chance. It looks as if this place is used pretty heavily by locals which is a good sign and we were shown a window seat immediately. It serves the usual Diner fare and the food was served quickly. I had burger,fries and salad and the portions were huge. Salad was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Authentic US diner that came complete with 3 NYPD employees on the next table tucking into triple sized breakfasts. The waitress was definitely old school, which added to the experience. Breakfast was just what you expect from such a place, thoroughly recommended.

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Amsterdam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nothing bad to say about this diner. As soon as we found it it became our regular morning hangout. Solid menu, good food, great pancakes! Typical all American diner, great value, highly recommended.

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The first time we went to this diner was two years ago in 2012. We discovered the diner while visiting the neighborhood. The food was then very good, we had ordered a steak with mash potatoes which comes with salad for entrée. This summer (august 2014) we came back to NYC and we went to the Skylight Diner again, and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had breakfast here during our vacation to NYC and we were very happy with our meal. The service was prompt, the menu was full of great options, and most importantly the food was great. I had the Challah French Toast, which being from the west coast is something we never see, and it was delicious and filling. My girlfriend has... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found this diner on 9th and 34th on our way to Empire State Building. It looked like a 50s style diner so we popped in for a quick dinner. The menu was huge and varied with pasta, seafood, sandwiches, breakfast etc. Service was quick and the portions were huge but with no compromise on quality. Prices were very reasonable... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

If you are a southerner then this is certainly the place you want to try for breakfast. It is good down-home cooking no need to add any salt or pepper or any sauces like ketchup or syrup. I ordered scrambled eggs, Link sausage, hash browns, and toast and everything was cooked perfectly. I would certainly return & would recommend that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We ate here after a day out on the town. The food was no frills but home style cooking, not fancy but tasted good with generous portions and a reasonable price. An order of the chefs special 1/2 chicken on an apple sauce was good, accompanied by a salad, baked potato with sour cream and vegetables.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found this diner near our hotel, breakfast was excellent, the staff prompt and friendly and remembered our drinks order and brought over as soon as we sat down along with the complimentary water lol!! Corned beef hash, French toast and the protein salad on the dinner menu especially recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was in the neighbourhood after walking the High Line and found this great diner. Get here before 2pm for lunch or you will miss out on the sandwich of the day like I did. Service was good and so was the food. Great value for money too so check it out if you are close by.

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