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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great staff, great value!

Fantastic place. Food was good, service was even better! would recommend to anyone looking to go a 'real' American diner!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Martin J
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place. Food was good, service was even better! would recommend to anyone looking to go a 'real' American diner!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a really authentic NYC diner! From the moment that you enter to the moment that you leave, everything about it is great! There's a friendly welcome, with prompt service and great service! Totally 100% recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We went for breakfast. We were seated immediately and had coffee bought to us. The second your cup was empty it was refilled and it was good coffee too. Our waiter was super friendly and made sure we had what we needed at all times. We waited no longer than 5 minutes for our breakfast which was delicious. A very... More 

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East Kilbride
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Don't be put off by the outside of this little diner. It is much nicer inside. I have been going to this diner for Breakfast for the last few years whenever I have a trip to New York. I like the feel of the place, it is just what I imagined a typical NY diner looked like. It is busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

having been here before last year and enjoyed it i was looking forward to returning. this time it was odd. the waiter was off beat, that is OK, kooky i don't mind, but inefficient i do. i ordered roast chicken and it came on a bed of something. i asked what it was because it was chunks of cooked apple,... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a fun place! Stopped in for the all night breakfast and completely felt like we were getting the NYC diner experience. Food is great for what it is (greasy spoon) and service was quick and friendly. Great late night stop.

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belfast
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the place to have breakfast if you are anywhere near Grand Central Terminal. Great food great staff with pretend brusque -don't be put off by 'No Refills

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I'd been here a couple of years ago and really liked it (food and service) so I was really disappointed by it this time.... The food was ok but the service was really odd (but not in a good/quirky way) Our waiter forgot things (if busy I can understand...) and when reminded seemed to take offence. I tried to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Good food and good service at a good price. Breakfast served 24 hours. The staff was attentive without being obnoxious, very pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend that if you are in the area stop in and give them a try. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

found by accident, returned with purpose. Great place with delicious comfort food (and lots of it), friendly waiters/waitresses, and low prices. You can stand in line at some celebrity "diner place" and pay $$$$ dollar, or go to Scotty's and get seated right away and eat really really well for $ dollar.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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