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A J's Family Diner

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202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045-2821
(607) 756-5830
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Cortland, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank gsh512
Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars 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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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Cortland, New York
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I'm giving them 4 stars instead of 3 based on service and comfort alone. The food and prices are pretty standard for diners. We have a lot of diners in town and I feel like they're all pretty equal as far as food, but I feel like the wait staff really take note to know you here and are very... More 

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Thank n02578845
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Inexpensive breakfast with a hometown feeling.. If you want a little hometown feeling come here. We enjoyed the service.

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Thank T B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I came for lunch. She had the Caesar's Salad with chicken--she commented it's always great at A J's. I had a cup of Pat's Southwestern Chicken Noodle soup--it was thick, filled with corn, chicken and noodles with just the right amount of heat. I also had the meatball sandwich special. It was excellent. The service is always... More 

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Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

good food great prices!! great chicken fingers for lunch and pancakes for breakfast/ maybe could update the restaurant but other than that Great!

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Thank Christine M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Found it on a Google search while driving. Great breakfast. Perfect bacon and waffles along with good coffee.

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Thank jeffreypay

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Restaurant Details

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