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Martindale Chief Diner


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


American, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good, typical, roadside diner, with all the usual diner menu options, plus some interesting latino menu options. Service is hurried but friendly. Tables and booths are comfortable and well spaced, and the place is, overall, quite clean. No alcohol of any...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Nefelokokigia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had good tacos, excellent fried chicken, plus wonderful carrot cake and an extraordinary native blueberry pie. Our server, Gigi, was delightful, possessing a smile that lights up a room, especially when you order her favorite dessert. We’ll be back for round...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

When I was a kid, we used to visit relatives in the area, and occasionally ate here. Later on, we tended to do breakfast at Dutch Treat, another simple place which has now closed down. This was my first visit to Martindale Chief Diner since...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank mattchand
Reviewed January 28, 2019

The Martindale Chief Diner was the perfect stop as I was driving north on the Taconic. It's an iconic diner that brings you back to another time. I ordered the California BLT. It was good but not impressive. Just a scant avocado, Sandwich was on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Linda147
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Clean, right off the Taconic State Parkway and the food is good, quick and the service is good as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed August 19, 2018

My wife and I were coming through on our way to the Berkshires for a long weekend. Our first stop was Bash Bish falls and the GPS took us off this exit and there was this cute diner that looked like it has been there...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chiminee
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Just off the Taconic Parkway on the way to the Berkshires, the Martindale Chief Diner is an old-fashioned Family-friendly roadside diner. They have a very large menu, but feature Mexican specialties like guacamole, fajitas, burrito, and quesadillas. My wife enjoyed her chicken salad plate and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MarkWBoca
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Love the setting—old school and funky—and the food was solid. I had a simple tuna salad plate. Perfectly fine and good. I tried the fish and chips, which I think was fried cod: AMAZING. One of the best I’ve had. Everyone in our family found...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Josh547
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Just off the Taconic. Good food, friendly service, good value. Good for families as well as weary travelers. We only stopped for lunch, but the dinners looked tasty.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank esarles5
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We have gone up and down the Taconic for decades and never even knew this was here. Just drove on past. But one night we were hungry and pulled this up on Tripadvisor. Great dinner - meatloaf and fresh corn- for a song! Cool atmosphere....More

Date of visit: June 2018
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