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Reviewed October 17, 2022

We stopped off the highway for a quick lunch and noticed this place was very busy, so assumed it was good. We had to wait a minute for a table, and were told the wait for food would be 1/2 hour. In the end we...did not wait more than 10 minutes for our food. I had a bowl of smoked squash soup and my husband had chicken pot pie. Both HUGE and delicious!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2022

My wife and I went there about 7 pm for dinner last Monday Sep 10 as I had herd the place was famous. Very disappointed. The menu only had 5 or 6 entrees with all pasta dishes sold out! So we decided to have cheese...burgers for $15. The burgers came. Very small, no lettuce, no tomato. There was a small side of home fries to share. My wife had a rum and coke. The food was tasty but nothing special. Total bill with a 15 % tip. Total bil $49. I think next time I can get a better meal at many restaurants with more choices for less money.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

We read a couple of reviews that were good and since we're only about 25 minutes away, thought we'd give it a try. What a nice surprise. First, the place is super clean and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. Second, while the diner...is open most days for breakfast and lunch, it is open for dinner only on Monday nights. So we went on a Monday. As mentioned, very welcoming and very clean. An Extra Nice Surprise: our server Shelby. She was excellent. Attentive without being overbearing. And knowledgeable about the items on the menu. No guesswork. We had the eggplant parmesan and the ziti parmesan. Excellent. Dessert was a knockout too. The prices are very reasonable. They serve wine but no alcohol. I do not know if the diner was a restoration or a new built, but it is a diner in every sense of the word. Great food, great service, great prices. Hard to beat. If you're going for dinner, might want to get there a bit early. This place is popular. And it should be.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

we saw the diner on the way to Cooperstown so on our way back we stopped, what a mistake... I do like the how it looks from the outside old fashioned and inside the same way, the smokers are very attracting. they said we had...to order inside, I'm thinking smokers Ribs and other meats, yummy Nope. We waited around 10 minutes before someone took our order, waitress couldn't help me pick a local beer she seems like she doesn't know the drinks. the place it wasn't that busy for us to wait. . I ordered the pastrami Rueben which seems a little dry, one slice of swiss cheese it couldn't be more, a slice of pickle no sides $19, that's insane. the sandwich wasn't worth it, the taste wasn't all there. it didn't taste like it was smoked but reheated. Me quede con las ganas ( I stood waiting for the taste), My girlfriend had a veggie burger, they never told her what type it was, and it was burnt in the outside and mushy in the middle. I never been to a Diner where they don't have hamburgers, to me a diner is about the breakfast the the burgers, very disappointing. they never came back to the table to see how we where doing or if we wanted something else, I had to get up and get the check, which they never gave me but instead asked me fo the table where I was seating. Unbelievable no check or receipt. we should of gone to the pizzeria across the street.. Not good for business. Positive note, pet friendly. would love a refund.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

Second time here. Parking always full. But the place cannot turn tables fast enough. They are obviously understaffed which is a shame bc the food is very good. But you cannot have your customer wait over an hour for their food. Simply unacceptable. Especially when...you are telling g your customers it’s only a 20 minute wait.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

This place is the best! Food is awesome, love the smoked meat slant of the menu and the local ingredients. The outdoor garden setting is perfect.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2021

As we headed out on our long awaited road trip we stopped here for breakfast. I use to come here with my parents 50 years ago. So when we stopped and went inside I was amazed to find it very much the same. Spotless! I...mean the place shined. The menu changed to a new and I must say improved artesian flare. I ordered the avocado toast while my husband had the hash and eggs. The hash was made there using pastrami - the eggs were cooked to perfection. The avocado toast was delicious. We will be going back again and hopefully again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

Stopped by for some burnt end chili and a pastrami Reuben from their smoker but they were too busy for takeout and would have been a 45 minute wait. Bought 2 cookies instead. Will have to go back another time to try their bbq and...see their beautiful neon sign lit up.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

The breakfast was very disappointing. The poached eggs were hard, not runny. The focaccia was cold and then too hard. The greens were also cold and the stems were not cooked. Very very disappointing. Everyone was very nice but the service was not up to...the level it should be.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Go for dinner! I was on my way to NYC from Hudson NY. I saw the diner in the distance and I thought to stop for a sandwich or a burger. When I got there, the place was packed so I took a stool at...the counter and was handed a menu. They had a special dinner menu of upscale plates with locally sourced ingredients. I had a hard time deciding ( one of my top choices was already sold out). Loved my meal. Reasonably priced and delicious food. A welcome surprise.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

We had dinner there 11/24/19. It was the day after they started serving dinner. Prior to that it was breakfast and lunch. My son had the pork shoulder and I had the honey (?) mustard chicken. Actually was shared these as well as some roasted...mushrooms. All excellent. Cheesecake and chocolate custard for desert. Great dinner. Great diner. This is a total reversal from the prior owners. The current owners opened in April, 2019.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Stopped at this diner for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Not too busy but good flow of people. My brother had the WTD breakfast, I had the cornmeal pancakes and coffee. Both meals were very good. I wasn't a fan of the coffee. There is...a huge smoker in the back. I've been going here on my way upstate for over 25 years.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

Big changes since the last time we ate here! The food is excellent. We had the WTD breakfast and porridge. Both dishes were tasty. The tea was great as well. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

A little crowded on Sunday but it was worth the wait. We were seated right away and told there would be a wait for our food. I had the Reuben with house made Pastrami and it was quite tasty. My wife had the Chicken salad...and she really enjoyed itMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Wow! We stumbled upon this diner for lunch while heading home from the Adirondacks! Newly renovated with an awesome menu with various options! The Reuben sandwich was delicious! Great service as well. Will definitely be coming back again!

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Service: 4.5
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