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“Overlooking everything, and nothing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Youngstown Village Diner

Youngstown Village Diner
425 Main St, Youngstown, NY 14174-1016
716-745-9858
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Youngstown
Cuisines: American
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GRAND ISLAND
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361 restaurant reviews
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401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
“Overlooking everything, and nothing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This unique and lovely spot overlooks the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, Fort Niagara and myriad yachts, but the management overlooks nothing. Our lunch-dinner yesterday included an absolutely delicious Greek chicken with spinach and feta, buried in the menu in such a way that it appeared, wrongly, as if the only reason to order it was that it was good for you. Also on our fare -- a turkey burger, with a choice of cheeses and exactly the right amount of fries. Soda came by the bottle and the iced-tea glass just seemed to refill itself, so smooth and prompt was the service. (Probably didn't tip her enough). While not a diner by dictionary definition -- that is, manufactured elsewhere, trucked in, like those gleaming chrome '50s models -- it has every other attribute in service, friendliness and affordability. Not open for dinner on weekends, can't figure out why this is, but we memorize the schedule and make do as often as we can, often the turnaround point on a 30-mile trip from home... fyi our bill, including tax and two non-alcholic drinks, was $22-something.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Place For Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stopped for lunch after a visit to Old Fort Niagara and were very pleased. The service was excellent, as was the food. It was quiet and quaint, in keeping with the area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cathyp425, Owner at Youngstown Village Diner, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank-you so much for your kind words...we look forward to your next visit...pop your head in the kitchen and say Hi!
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Stoney Creek, Ontario
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Breakfast in Youngstown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We went here for breakfast twice during out trip to Youngstown. There service is friendly and quick. My husband had the corn beef hash on the first visit and "the mix" on the second, which he said were terrific. I had the fresh fruit, and breakfast on a bun both days, which were delicious. With coffee, the bill was about $21.00 each day.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Awesome breakfast and value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Our family of 5 had fresh made to order breakfast for $23.00. You also have a view of the water! The food was all good, very good gravy! All people very friendly. Worth it if you are in the area, and very close to Four Mile Creek State Park if you are in the area.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Breakfast or lunch the place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We count on eating at the Village Diner when in Youngstown for our quadrennial family reunion. The view of the river is cool, service great and friendly, and the food is the best! We get there early for the corner window table with the best view. The other day they quickly accommodated 13 for breakfast.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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