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Redwood Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2688 Hamburg St, Schenectady, NY 12303-3771
+1 518-355-9522
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ashland, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Diner food...we have all had diner food at one time or another. It isn't good, it isn't bad; well there is an exception, the Redwood Diner. From the warm welcome by the hostess to the waitress's "What can I get you?", you know that this is a town favorite. After looking at the rather extensive menu, my wife and I... More 

Thank ELBadger
Schenectady, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Redwood Diner is good for a reasonable inexpensive meal. It can be a bit chaotic at times but for the price I guess one cannot complain.

Thank wmcleve
Barefoot Bay, FL
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291 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Good food. Good service. GREAT desserts. This is a busy place. Truckers and locals crowd the tables. Worth a stop.

Thank lobo012847
Boston, MA
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We were driving to Colgate & accidentally got off 90 and came across this diner. It felt like we were at the 1950s diner. The waitress was very nice & efficient. We loved our food. Service was quick & friendly . I felt better tipping the waitress in person since that is what I saw some of the other patrons... More 

Thank Rostam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to stop and enjoy some lunch while we where on a road trip. We came across this diner and we are sure glad that we did. The staff where very friendly. Our server Jess really helped us pick out what to order off the menu and her bubbly personality really made the visit enjoyable... More 

Thank Stephanie A
Monroe, New York
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have been going to the Capitol District Renaissance Festival for three years and have eaten at this diner in the past. My husband and I think the food is average but it is very close to the hotel we stay at so we go for the convenience. I ordered the mac and cheese and it came with soup and... More 

Thank jan c
Augusta, Georgia
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155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Not what is was 50 yrs ago. Hot dogs still awesome with their famous meat sauce, but other items just so-so. Manhattan chowder was was mostly potatoes. Stale bread on the thin corned beef sandwich. Better options available elsewhere.

Thank Ken M
Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

I was craving a burger and decided to try this place for the FIRST time. Drive by it everyday so I ordered 3 cheeseburger deluxes for pickup. My burger and my mothers were tiny, smaller than McDonald's beef wise, had to throw out my buns and hers, we're both wet and soggy. My wife got a nice fat burger, what... More 

Thank shaneredman3
Albany, New York
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223 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

The outside of the diner looks more like a restaurant, than a diner. The name must come from the redwood color of the building. Although it's listed in Schenectady, it's actually located in Rotterdam. The diner mainly has booths, although there's a small raised area with some tables. They still had cute Easter decorations up. My husband enjoyed his omelette... More 

Thank fba5
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The staff at our hotel recommended this diner. We were very pleased we took the advice and ate here. It was great. Everyone was very friendly. Nice family feel. Food was good and the portions were pretty large. We were stuffed. And the price was very reasonable. We were very happy with our meal and had a very relaxing dinner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2688 Hamburg St, Schenectady, NY 12303-3771
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-355-9522
A family run Diner for the last 30+ years. Very well known in the community. Great selection of traditional American style diner food.

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