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College Diner

American, Diner
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500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
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Carle Place, New York
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here after going to Mid-Hudson sporting Clays. The food was great, service wonderful, had the waitress I had last year who has been there 20 years, and always a friendly smile. price was right and I will return.

Thank Bruce V
Silver Spring, Maryland
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service. Decor needs updating, but I'm not there for the interior design! Very convenient to Thruway.

Thank Kay R
Poughkeepsie, New York
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89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met family here who were passing by on the NYS Thruway for Sunday Breakfast. There were 4 people in our group and we were seated immediately. While the restaurant did not seem that busy from the time we ordered till we received our orders was a while. We were told the kitchen was having problems. Food was decent, service was... More 

Thank miket043
New Paltz, New York
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

From the outside, this looks like your average NY state diner... And it appears that way on the inside as well. Perk #1. Booths have old-fashioned, individualized juke boxes. Perk #2. Their bottomless cup of coffee is really good- not your typical diner watery coffee. Perk #3. If you ask, home fries can be deep-fried. OMG. This is a must.

Thank joyousmedicine
Niskayuna, New York, United States
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We stopped in for diner on a Friday night and were seated right away. My kids got the same thing: a BLTwith fries and a milkshake. They said that the milkshake was the best. I got a turkey burger special. It had fancy toppings like red onion, avocado and a special sauce. The toppings were great, the turkey burger itself... More 

Thank Susanenw
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Frankly after reading some of the not so great reviews, we were skeptical. We arrived and we're promptly seated. The decor may be dated but we received our food very quickly. The service was good, waitress attentive. The food was what I would've expected, plenty and good.

1 Thank WellsM0m
Huntington, New York
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257 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Rustic or retro decor is fine, fun even. This is just tired and in need of a serious facelift. It seemed dark/dim throughout, carpets are FILTHY, and there was the smell. Sort of a musty, dank, in need of a good airing out kind of thing. We stayed because we were starving. Plus side: our server (Shannon ?) was very... More 

Thank ChubbaHill
Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

I just went there with my family for dinner-not sure if it's under new management, but there were some good changes. It was always a good diner, but it seems like there is anew menu with some upgraded food. My husband ordered a burger on a brioche bun, bacon, chipotle mayo and a friend egg..it was delicious! My chicken souvlaki... More 

Thank Racheal C
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384 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Pretty standard Diner. Friendly. Lots of space. Ok, but not outstanding (for a diner) food. Convenient stop on a 'road trip'.

Thank burnsinny
West Islip, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

Great to eat after a show or concert. Open late, not that crowded. Staff is okay, depends on who is on

Thank Kim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
  • Phone Number: 845-255-5040

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