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Court Square Diner

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American, Diner
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4530 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101-4726
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here a couple of times while staying at a nearby hotel. It's located right beside the subway, so ideal for onward travel into Manhattan. It was marvellous for us, as visitors from overseas, to experience such an authentic diner with its chrome, 50s-60s style fittings. The service was always very friendly and efficient and the food was... More 

Thank brigidallen
Lindale, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened on this diner after exiting the subway. It got great reviews on other websites, so we decided to give it a try. GREAT find! We would highly recommend it solely for the variety of choices available, but our food was also good. The scurrying but efficient waiters couldn't have given better service and the prices were reasonable.

Thank lauryij
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch after a recommendation from a friend of great breakfast. It was a very hot day and thus both air conditioning and immediately delivered iced water were very welcome. The establishment is very traditional and very comfortable. It was also very busy which is a good sign. Bottom line the service is great from the iced... More 

Thank Folkestoner
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

you go in and you are beeing thrown back 40 years: cubicles, shiny chrome, vaulted ceiling... the guys are friendly yet not pushy, the food is what you would expect in a place like this: good typical usa-classics, with a touch of latino (good guacamole,...). refills of soft drinks, very fair prices, clean. and this, in nyc, is already a... More 

Thank cristina r
New York City, New York
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205 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I've often passed Court Square Diner traveling between Brooklyn, where my daughter lives, and my home on the Upper West Side. However, it wasn't until recently that I had the opportunity to stop there for lunch, first with my sister then with my husband. As native New Yorkers all, we consider ourselves diner aficionados. This diner lived up to everything... More 

Thank ChinadollRVC
Henderson, Nevada
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Interesting place to eat. But also great for people watching. Right where the elevated 7 train has it's stairways. People always coming and going. Open 24/7. Breakfasts, lunches, big dinner platters, and good desserts. Service can be erratic. Gets crowded at times; you might have to wait for a table. Accessible to visitors staying near midtown Manhattan via the 7... More 

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Good service and good Sunday brunch choices. Visited this diner when staying at Courtyard Marriott for US Open visit. Easy walk to location.

Thank dld10
Pittsburgh, PA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Food was typical diner fare. Club sandwich had carved turkey on it. Service was good and restaurant was clean. Staff was friendly

Thank kimberlyc923
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a good place for quick and easy food nice friendly staff who will look after you as well looking forward to going back again.

Thank Scott B
London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

So glad we discovered this quintessential American diner on our way from airport to hotel. Had an early supper /very late lunch after our trans-Atlantic flight and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality. Have been back for breakfast every day but one and are finishing our trip with one last visit tomorrow morning before we fly home. Everything we've... More 

Thank Kelli W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4530 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101-4726
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: 718-392-1222
Ignore all the photos on their website. The place was updated to a wonderful diner motif about a year ago. It didn't change the food, however, which has always been "very good restaurant" quality.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?