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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
+1 212-986-1520
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tried this diner as it was close to the hotel we stayed in. Busy, rushed and under average are words that come to mind for bordering on rude service, half decent food, sticky tables and grotty toilets. Best give this one a miss.

Thank Dellywooo
New York, NY
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I usually go to my favorite diner (Comfort Diner) but thought I would give this one a try. I ordered a chicken salad on toast and my son ordered the waffles with fruit. The chicken salad was decent and my son said his waffles were alright but he still prefers the waffles at the Comfort Diner (East 45th st.) Scotty's... More 

Thank Lucky69
Greater London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast here. Average diner. Lovely staff, food is fine. Not bad, not amazing. Very big portions will fill you up.

Thank Luke W
Tallinn, Estonia
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there on our first night in Manhattan. The 4,5 recommended sign by TripAdvisor helped as well. Unfortunately, nothing special. Both burger and chicken sandwich were dismantled (salads and tomato as sides), taste your average home cooking. Fries over cooked in very old oil. Maybe other stuff is better..

1 Thank Joona S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved Scottys diner, busy but soon seated. Lovely choice of brekkie obviously a pancake stack ... quickly seen to and food arrived promptly. Fairly reasonable prices compared to come diners. Great place for brunch which will see you through until well into afternoon. Delicious

1 Thank Jo H
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at some really expensive places during our stay in NYC, but by far the best food (and most reasonable) was at Scotty's Diner! We had breakfast here three mornings during our stay (it was that good!) The French toast was amazing and a firm favourite with both of us!

Thank Michelle P
Burford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on several occasions during our stay, its great for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, so much choice. Great service, everything cooked freshly and so much choice. A great slice of New York!!!

Thank Mark A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfast during my trip to NYC in November 2016. Breakfast was so good we went back during our stay in the city. Can definitely recommend the pancakes, they were fab. Staff are friendly and service is great. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank A5H85
Daniel Island, South Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here for breakfast with our 4 teens- not sure what all the hype is - it's not even good diner food. We wouldn't go there again - the eggs were runny (I ordered mine medium) - and in general - it was sub-par. I wouldn't bother.

Thank DebinMillValley
Calgary, Canada
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182 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice breakfast here during a vacation. The restaurant is busy, but the efficient service keeps the people moving through. The food was conventional breakfast fare, and was very good.

Thank Dominic P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, 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: +1 212-986-1520

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