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Emmy Lou's

Diner, American
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2 Chuctununda St, Amsterdam, NY 12010-4405
518-842-0351
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, family-owned spot tucked in downtown behind the post office. Basic, no frills food served by the owner and her family.

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Amsterdam, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Emmy Lou's is this tiny little hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you can easily overlook but don't. The staff is so friendly and the food is quick and delicious. Their waffles with tons of fresh fruit will fill you up so you don't eat the rest of the day!

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Thank Sarah B
Amsterdam, New York
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Emmy Lou's is tucked in the back of the Amsterdam Post Office and accessed off of Main Street right along the Chuctununda Creek. It is an old diner car and hasn't had many updates in the 60-70 years that it's been there. The staff is friendly and the service is pretty good. The walls are covered with pictures of old... More 

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Thank Vito C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is your typical small town "train car" style diner. They are open limited hours breakfast and lunch. Absolutely the FRIENDLIEST service you will get anywhere. I travel a great deal and have eaten in dives and fine restaurants all over the US, Canada and France and I receive the friendliest service at Emmy Lous. The food is your typical... More 

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Amsterdam, New York, United States
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you want a great breakfast at a great price along with some great family owners then come here, It is cute, small, compfy and friendly. You will typically see all sorts of people there as groups. They are so friendly and the food is just great. Nice portions cooked properly and very tasty. You cant beat this place in... More 

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1 Thank James G
Amsterdam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place stinks. Not only is the food gross and undercooked, but it's expensive!! The place is dirty. They buy inexpensive food from places like save a lot and then turn around and over charge the crap out of it. It's not worth it going here to eat. There are better places in amsterdam to eat at.

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Thank JASE5
South Carolina
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Emmy Lou's is a great typical American diner. The quality of the food is good and always consistent. Service is fast and friendly. Love the fact that it is a small family run joint. The food here will not change your life, but it's certainly a good, simple breakfast out. Also delish-turkey clubs for lunch served with fries!

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Hagaman, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I was very disappointed in the service. My food took what seems like forever to get to me, and the waitstaff was very unfriendly. Will NEVER return

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Thank Lauren S
Amsterdam, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

I personally love Emma Lou's, It is wonderful eatery! The meals are the best, all the meals are delicious home cooked. The atmosphere is so great along with all of the people that work there. Emma Lous is a fun happy place!!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Diner, American
Meals
Breakfast
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Chuctununda St, Amsterdam, NY 12010-4405
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 518-842-0351

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