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Ellen's Stardust Diner

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1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
(212) 956-5151
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Davison, Mi
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Been to a few diners like this and by far the singing staff here was the best. The food was good but nothing over top. There was a big line the day before to get in but we got lucky and got right in the next day.

Thank Chris H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved it! Tacky in every way but good singers and friendly, food not up to much what we ordered but portions looked huge and were not really there for the food. Only problem was you get squeezed in to small seating area so you practically sitting with other diners. . . Small tip, the later you go the less... More 

Thank Claire D
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived at 8ish to find a long queue, just about to leave when a waitress came down the queue asking for a party of five or six- result!! It was the best night my wife and gay brother in law have ever had. The kids and I loved it too! Fantastic staff and food and most of all- fantastic entertainment.... More 

1 Thank Wards70
Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Ellen's Stardust after seeing all the great reviews! We had a great waitress who sang while we ate! Food was really tasty & lots of it! The singing was amazing some old and some new songs! Worth the time & money!

1 Thank Janette F
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everytime I visit New York I pay Stardust a visit. Whilst the food is nothing spectacular (mid range American - Bugers / Fries/hotdogs etc) the entertainment is amazing . One minute our waiter (Beau)was taking orders for my Chilli Dog and the next minute he was performing with the most Amazing vocals I have ever experienced. A must visit.

1 Thank hertsman2015
New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long line to get in but worth the wait. A fun NYC restaurant where the up and coming actors sing for tips as they wait tables. Have taken friends there on many occasions and we always find the atmosphere most entertaining!. Food is average but the experience is what we enjoy the most!

2 Thank littleoneinsaratoga
Lancaster, New York
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

really fun place. we tried to visit here after seeing school of rock and the line was super long. came back the next day (sunday) for a 5:00 dinner and our party of 14 was seated within 15 mins. The burgers and shakes were to die for, and I loved watching all the servers belt out their songs, all while... More 

1 Thank Redsoxchic04
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to visit for breakfast thats when it's least busy, food is average for a breakfast but the singing waiters and waitresses are worth seeing.

1 Thank Dianne B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of a friend. We joined the fairly long queue but only had to wait about 15 minutes as a table for seven came up quickly. We ended up getting what looked to be the best table in the place. This is basically a stereotypical American Diner. The food is decent quality, albeit a bit on... More 

1 Thank Graley
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Oh wow where to start, visited Ellen's on our first morning in NYC after a number of recommendations by friends. So glad we did! Being the morning we were unsure on how much entertainment there would be but we were not disappointed. The singers are phenomenal and all lovely and friendly. Pancakes were delicious and portion sizes well more than... More 

1 Thank seetheworld1983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1650 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-6833
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 956-5151

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