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EJ's Luncheonette

1271 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
(212) 873-3444
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Ranked #2,019 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Upper West Side
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Following a recent trip to NYC, my partner and I had pre planned all of our meals, however we came across EJ's in the top ten in New York guide book, and i'm so glad we did. Eating with the locals, it was amazing, I had scrambled eggs with sausage and toast, the coffee was plentiful, and the service was... More 

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New York City, New York
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563 reviews 563 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Yep...in the middle of NYC, a cash only restaurant. Fortunately I read the reviews here, because you cannot tell from the menu posted on the outside window of this diner. It just is small print on the bill when you pay. Aside from that small inconvenience, here is a sit down restaurant, where from 4-6pm you can have a full... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If elbow room came in the same portions as the food, I'd give it 5-stars. Fresh, creative salads, great chicken noodle soup and hearty sandwiches at a reasonable price keep this diner packed and a-buzz. Service is somewhat abrupt and hurried, but they're in a rush to turn tables during peak mealtimes.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were taken to EJ´s by some friends living in the neighborhood. Walking 20 minutes, passing several other restaurants and cafés, makes you have some expectations to the place. The restaurant it self is not very special: A lot of guests and a lot of staff in a small place. But in some way it felt really "right". We ate... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We dived here after a walk through Central Park and visiting the Metropolitan Museum, and we reckon it was worth seeking out. We groaned a bit when we saw the crowds of diners inside, but somehow or other we ended up sitting at the bar and ordering our lunch from there. We ordered a frankfurter, which was very good and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Me and my fiance ate here twice while we were in New York City because of a referral from a local walking in central park while we were on the way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is in the upper east side of the city and we'll worth the walk from the upper west side of New York.... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The penultimate diner. Don't be put off by the wait: it moves really quickly to get in. The pancakes are massive, and the strawberries and bananas are insanely fresh. Juices are all fresh squeezed and yummy, a perfect combo w smooth coffee. Plenty of eggs options and lunch choices, all of which arrive w great efficiency. Its crowded but its... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great fun, busy, genuine American fast food dining, good local beers, this is an excellent 'diner experience'. Not surprisingly, there was a 15 minute wait for a table. But this is fun dining, fast, furious and hot food delivered by agile, engaging staff.

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Palm Beach Gardens
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This may be the best veggie burger in town. So amazing, the tomatoes were divine, added grilled onions, and comes with avocado. Great service. Cash only restaurant.

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Halifax, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Amazing food - simple dishes with quality ingredients. We arrived early for Sunday morning brunch and got a great seat by the window, making people watching a perfect addition to our meal. Highly recommended!

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Additional Information about EJ's Luncheonette

Address: 1271 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: (212) 873-3444
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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