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Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
315 866 8801
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sydenham, Ontario
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great way to start the day in Herkimer is to tuck into breakfast at Crazy Otto's Empire Diner. This railroad-car diner started across the road in Herkimer but then was moved to its present position a few years ago. Good coffee and smaller portions for those for can't eat the REALLY generous ones served up the Sunday we went:... More 

Thank hobbsn
Tonawanda, New York
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped for an early dinner. They serve breakfast all day. Three of us had breakfast items. One had a dinner and the other a burger. Rather extensive menu choices for a classic diner. None of us were disappointed. We were seated and and served promptly. Great meal and great portions. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

Thank ref48
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rarely eat at the same place more than once while traveling, but we went back twice to Crazy Otto's. The staff was very friendly even when they were very busy. I recommend the stuffed french toast.

Thank Donald S
Mansfield, MA
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The classic diner set up with movie posters and license plates everywhere. Though we were there right at noon there was still plenty of room. Staff saw us coming and were pushing tables together before we got in the door. Oodles of food choices. Kids loved the homemade chips. Fast, polite service. Not too noisy. Gluten free options are really... More 

Thank Nebby3
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal here. Awesome server, huge veggie omelet and award winning burger. Did not have room for dessert or a milkshake but hopefully there will be a next time!

Thank kportgirl
Oswego, New York
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174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for business and I looked up where to eat. My husband had been here and the other people in our party said it was the best. Like stepping back in time. Greeted right away and were seated immediately. Great selection of food and breakfast is served all day. I had the Hawaiian burger with grilled pineapple... More 

Thank kpurvis87
Altamont, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were on our way back home from Syracuse and decided to stop here for lunch. It's a real old timed diner in terms of architecture but the food was great, portions were VERY big and prices were very reasonable. I had a really nice bacon cheeseburger with old fashioned crinkle cut fries and the wife has... More 

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Cincinnatus, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this diner to grab a bite to eat before heading out of town and we were very happy with the service and the food. It's a good place to go if you want good food for decent prices.

Thank Lacole L
Utica, NY, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in an old dining car with gleaming stainless steel. Very friendly staff and a nice menu; seems a little pricey for a diner. the food features diner classics. they have their own potato chips; a nice touch. Our meal came quickl and the burgers were perfectly cooked with medium pink all the way through. Note their is... More 

Thank Keith W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome. We stopped there on our way through NY and we were not disappointed. I had the raisin cinnamon french toast and hubby had eggs and corned beef hash. DELICIOUS! They make their own corned beef, I had to steal some from my husband and it was soooo good. Definitely worth the stop, we will be stopping... More 

Thank Diana W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
  • Phone Number: 315 866 8801

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