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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
+1 718-392-1222
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice only because it was convenient to where we were staying. The first time service was ok but I didn't care for the chicken parm sandwich but the disco fries were good and then the second time around the disco fries were not good but my grilled cheese was good so I guess it depends on who... More 

Thank italiangrl71
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here recently on a trip to New York (although we stayed in LIC). We had just arrived after an 18 hour travel from the UK and we're very happy with our experience! Service was fast and professional. The menu is very varied and had lots of choice. The cakes and pastries look mouthwatering as you walk in! We had... More 

Thank MyIslandGirl95
Kolding, Denmark
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place and the service is excellent, and the food is plenty Its just across the metro, and is a place your must TRY. !!!!!!?

Thank Haldefanden
Hua Hin, Thailand
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate a late breakfast one day so can't speak to the whole menu, but what I had was very good. Sat at the counter so got a good look at what was served. Some really good looking sandwiches past by. Noted a lot a take away orders so the locals must like it.

Thank gary m
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from NYC and we were staying close to here. We popped in for food and it was great.. staff were really friendly and the food was great

Thank craig n
Queens, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times for breakfast. For a diner it's great. The one thing that reduces my visits is the coffee. I need a good cup in the AM and you will not get one here.

Thank christophermsmyth
East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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: +1 718-392-1222
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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