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Scotty's Diner

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American, Diner
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336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As many others have said in their reviews this is an old school classic NY diner experience. We had breakfast here and would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone- especially euro tourists like ourselves! The food is good, the menu varied and the prices very reasonable. The service is also excellent- great bunch of older guys who are very... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfast and would highly recommend it. Delicious pancakes with berries and syrup. Partner had poached eggs with potatoes, avocado etc. Generous portions and good value. A really warm welcome and great service, from who I assumed was the owner, a bit of a healthy banter and chat. A classic original old school American diner. Highly recommend, come... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had breakfast here twice and both times the food was delicious. Staff were great to watch as they placed orders for the chef. Always busy and always good food. Loved it.

Thank Gisela K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service went for lunch yesterday. We had 2 pastrami sandwiches, one grilled cheese with bacon. It was delicious. Waiter was very attentive. Thank you. Elizabeth

Thank Chabela636
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there for breakfast the day we were leaving, and not disappointed. Friendly staff, good food, and free coffee refills.

Thank Margaret R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here the 2 mornings we were in NYC as it was so close to our hotel. Breakfast was excellent both times service was 1st class couldn't be more helpful. Would thoroughly recommend this place for a quick cheerful delightful meal especially the pancakes for breakfast

Thank Guy6116
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here on our last day in New York, wish we had found it sooner. Wonderful food and very friendly staff, Lovely clean and welcoming diner. Bountiful amounts of coffee and reasonable prices. You have got to give it a try

Thank Mandy H
Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omelette regrettable like a bad blind date. The potatoes were just warmed up on a pan and cooked God knows when. Distrust good reviews for this place and just go somewhere else.

Thank lanzara86
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Twenty-four hour menu, quick and delicious breakfast, lots of coffee and quick service in a bustling and gruff, yet friendly, attitude. A true taste of NYC in every way - loved it!

Thank lapel555
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this place after reading some positive reviews. Friendly staff and a TV style American diner layout. Never ending coffee but underwhelmed by the food. It arrived very quickly, almost making us feel rushed. The French toast was good but the eggs benedict came with a strange mustard sauce. Nice to have tried it as an experience but left feeling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-986-1520

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