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A J's Family Diner

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202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045-2821
+1 607-756-5830
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Long Island
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always try to eat breakfast here when in town - can't beat the value - I think 2 eggs, toast, home fries, oatmeal & coffee for a little over $5 - love it!

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Thank mkkkfamily
Cortland, New York
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Awesome food, homemade turkey and roast beef. Pat's homemade gravy is wonderful. Friendly staff, TY Pat, Donna and Paula.

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Thank katydid34
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

My daughter does to Suny Cortland and she brought us here for breakfast. We were pleasantly surprised. The place was packed. We had to wait for our food, but it was worth the wait. Definitely will go back.

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Thank Kathy S
Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Love AJ's for breakfast. It is tucked away but a favorite of the locals for years. Great quality food and service means many happy customers and we keep on coming back !!

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Cortland, New York
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I love eating at AJs. Sometimes I can't get in - all the tables are full! My favorite breakfast, "kid" that I am, is the peanut butter pancake! Big huge pancake that tastes like peanut butter, with whip cream on top! Who could ask for more? Everything I have had there has been delicious!

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Thank Linda S
Cortland, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Love this little cozy place! Go here with family about once a month. Reliable food and service. Location is a little off the beaten track from downtown but only about a mile away.

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Thank cardwell312
lake placid ny
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We went in for a quick breakfast and enjoyed chatting with the locals and eating some typical diner food. The potatoes were delish and the counter service was fast and friendly.

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Thank trish f
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for where the locals eat this is the place. Nice little dinner that helped me eat a lunch that was Gluten free.

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Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Fun and friendly environment with consistently delicious breakfast and lunch! Located right in the heart of Cortland, just minutes away from the highway, gas stations, liquor stores and more. The staff remembers what you like each time you go in, and always welcome you with a smiling face and warm greeting.

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Lyons, New York
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Read the reviews looking for a breakfast diner, and this place had great reviews! I can see why. Staff was extremely friendly, prices are very inexpensive- I noticed specialty pancakes on the menu for $1.75. I had sausage biscuits with gravy which came with home fries. Small place but every seat was taken and I can see why.

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Thank Paul F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045-2821
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-756-5830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?