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Scotty's Diner

336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #350 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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87% Recommend
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went here a couple of times when last in NYC as staying a block away. The food really impressed me as classic US diner - honest, filling & familiar. The breakfast was nice & hearty and the bottomless coffee is as you'd expect. The service was very New York, fast, overly familiar and funny. I can't fault it; it's exactly... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Ate breakfast three times here and dinner once, lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff. Food portions huge, I had corned beef hash, eggs Benedict and omelette over my three visits, all freshly cooked and very tasty, thoroughly recommend a visit to Scotty's

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What's not to like, friendly, good humoured and efficient service. Extensive menu, very well executed. My kids loved it here, and had it been up to them we'd have had every meal here during our four day stay. Great value too!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you want a true american breakfast then scottys is the place! The food was beautiful, I had pancakes and bacon followed by waffles and bacon the next day, could not fault it! I agree with some reviews the pancakes and waffles are stodgy but what do you expect? The service was great, jokes being cracked, free coffee refills whenever... More

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Excellent Breakfast place that is open almost 24 hours. I like their Well done corned beef hash with scrambled and a bialy. Not many places can do a good job with this. They have the typical greek style menu with pitas, pies etc. Breakfast is okay and an occasional lunch. One of the few plaes in the grand central area... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An excellent diner open 24/7 serving an enormous array of choices. The service is brisk and friendly, the food very good, the location excellent and the prices good. Well worth a visit at any time of the day.

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Sudbury, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the front desk staff of the hotel we were staying at. It was a few blocks away and since we had arrived late thought we would try it. The service was quick,the food plentiful and reasonably priced. We ended up there a few more times during our visit to NYC. They offer a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The moment I walked in they greeted me, they welcomed me, the service was impeccable and the food was so delicious. They made sure we were satisfied with our food. They checked in on us making sure everything was okay. This is just a very good place to eat. A person may not expect this level of service from the... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I do not go out to lunch often but when I do, I go to Scotty's diner. The menu is vast. The food is good and service is fast and friendly. Good value for a quick lunch.

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Weston, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Scotty's is a nice diner which was close to our hotel. We went here the first day of our trip in NYC and we had very attentive service and very good Western omelettes. We enjoyed it so much we went three times for breakfast. Only one of the days did we have to wait more than 5 minutes to be... More

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