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Scotty's Diner

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336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
212-986-1520
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Five-star dinner!

Amazing value for money! Great place, great food, great service, great prices! The perfect place to have a real american breakfast or brunch at a good price. The food is very good and the plates are huge. Very nice

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Janaina P
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing value for money! Great place, great food, great service, great prices! The perfect place to have a real american breakfast or brunch at a good price. The food is very good and the plates are huge. Very nice

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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273 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped here based upon reviews below and we are glad that we did! We were seated right away, coffee pored in 10 seconds, and orders taken. Busy but well under control of the able staff. Orange juice was nice and coffee good. Our orders were out quickly- pancakes and ham, and corned beef hash, home-fries and eggs. All were... More 

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Coventry
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Basically if you are on the go in New York(which most people are) this place is great for a quick breakfast. You walk in and they seat you, straight away they ask you if you want tea, coffee, fruit juices etc. They bring them out and give you a few minutes to look at the menu, when you order you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a few diner options on the list since we were in New York and wanted to try something more typical of NYC than all the tourist traps and mainstream brands. We found Scotty's on Lexington as we were staying at the Shelburne and fancied something simple and typically America for dinner one night. The diner was exactly what... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great food at great prices. Waiters underlined the authenticity. Very busy till 10am but you will get a table after that

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A great diner that has good food and friendly service. As soon as we walked through the door, iced water was placed on our table and coffee was served immediately. The waffle based breakfast I ordered was pretty substantial and more importantly delicious, and set me up for the day!

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Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great little place for breakfast close to Grand Central. First went here back in 1996 and recently for the first time since then. Breakfast was exactly as I remembered it, very tasty! And at a good price. Nice staff too. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good food, fast service, a stone's throw from the hotel. Open all hours but we only tried the breakfast.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Enjoyed our trip for breakfast at Scotty's. The service there was amazing and fun. We enjoyed ourselves so much!! Thank you!!

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Bath
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23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Decided to visit based on the reviews and were not at all disappointed, though we tried a breakfast place elsewhere and had the option of the hotel's, this was the one we came back to on our last day. Service is quick, extremely relaxed and friendly - just felt immediately at ease. Short stack of pancakes with fruit was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-986-1520

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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