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“Fantastic breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Magee Country Diner

Magee Country Diner
1303 NYS Rte 414, Waterloo, NY 13165
315-539-0214
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Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Albany, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Found this diner on our way back to the Thruway. Very glad we did! We had a brief wait, which I was fine with because bad restaurants usually don’t have a wait. The three of us had breakfast, and didn’t leave hungry. The portions were generous, and the prices were reasonable. And, the food was very good, and I could tell the folks in the kitchen cared about what was coming out the window. Although I can only speak for the breakfast food (omelet, home fries, French toast, pancakes and cinnamon bun), I did see some lunch items coming by. If I’m there again, I’ll be sure to try what looked like an excellent club sandwich! If you’re in the area (or a short drive away), this place is definitely worth giving a try. And, if there is a wait… it’s worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Staunton, Virginia
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275 reviews 275 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“We stopped in for brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We missed the breakfast at our hotel so we went here at the hotel clerk's recommendation. It was packed at 11:30. Our waitress, Katie, was terrific. She was super busy, but our order was taken, delivered quickly and accurately. We had the Mickey Mouse pancake, a hotdog and the chicken salad club with fries. Everything was great. They serve breakfast until 2 and dinner is served after 4. I would classify this food as "down home cooking". Several healthy options, but lots of fried foods as well.

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Harrisburg
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60 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Classic American Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

You know how you've been in one of the chain "diners" that serve their version of the everything breakfast and it turns out to be two 4" pancakes, with thin, runny scrambled eggs, two strips of floppy thin bacon, a greasy little sausage link, and a spoonful of underdone hash browns? Well, this is NOT that place! This is definitely the place for a huge breakfast that will hold you over all day long! We were visiting the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY and stopped here for breakfast. My wife had the western omelet with cheese...turned out to be about 3 inches thick, loaded with fresh ingredients and gooey cheese and took up the plate, a large portion of crisp hash browns and two large slices of toast made from fresh Italian bread. This in itself would have made normal portions for 3 people. (In fact we took most of her meal back to the hotel and enjoyed the leftovers for breakfast the next day.) I opted for the big breakfast; two dinner plate size pancakes, fluffy and chewy, on their own plate, with a large portion of nicely scrambled eggs, done perfectly and a great big pile of home fries, crisp and hot, along with two nice sized sausage patties and two thick slices of Texas toast. Couldn't finish it. Oh, yeah....diner mugs of steaming coffee. The table next to us was having the breakfast special: prime rib and eggs! Looked fantastic as it went by us. This may have been one of the best classic American breakfasts we have had anywhere in the country. We did not eat again until about 9:00 P.M. that night when we split a sandwich in a local bar.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Fly infestation”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My spouse and I just stopped at Magee's for dinner on our way home from shopping. The place was packed but the food was horrible and the place was crawling with flies. Imagine how they get so many flies in the middle of March when it's only 18 degrees out??? Everyone was complaining about it but the waitresses just laughed. It was disgusting to say the least. We didn't even finish our meals because we were so grossed out by where they were coming from during this time of year. (Can you say maggots???). Needless to say, we will never go back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Waterloo, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great little diner and and clean. Food is good and it is right off the NYS thruway, so that makes it nice.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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