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“Great Meal...but”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Katies Diner

Katies Diner
Ranked #436 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $41
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: Katie's Diner is a small familly run restaurant where you will always receive a friendly welcome. Some say you can enjoy the best steaks in Edinburgh at Katie's, it's always a firm favourite with the locals.
dundee, scotland
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Meal...but”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

I really enjoyed my meal here-but frozen chips-you can do better than this when the high quality of everything else is apparent. Another thing that made me uncomfortable was that there was a lone lady diner in who ordered a couple of starters then a sweet and the waiter was not overly pleased and kept saying we prefer people to have dinner....2 starters and a sweet equal in monetary value a main course and at that point you were not overly busy.....I have been lone female diner and these sort of remarks are not good. They have great food just tweak the service and the chips and you will be fantastic

  • Visited July 2013
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“One of the best steaks in Edinburgh.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Four of us had a great dinner there on a busy Saturday night. This cosy (max 8 tables) unpretentious restaurant offers just the right amount of choice: starters of prawns, chicken wings, and garlic mushrooms. The Main course is the reason you need to come here, rib eye, sirloin, and fillet aged beautifully and cooked perfectly. Based on the quality of the steaks we ate the burgers must be good as well. Others at the table ate scampi tails which were lovely. The food was well presented and hot. How they manage I have no idea, Kate is in the kitchen alone and her husband does the front of house what a great team. We were so well looked after this has to be my new favorite in Edinburgh.
There is a wine list but it is also BYOB.
Price wise this is well within budget especially if you BYOB.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Munchingbob
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Food and Wonderful People”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

After many years of eating in Katies, it is still as great today as it was the first time. The food is always top quality and cooked so well and the staff are always accommodating. Jeff and Katie care about their customers and make sure everything is done to ensure you have a great visit. Visit and enjoy!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Once again the best steak ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Hadn't been in a while because I had moved away from Edinburgh but so glad I made the effort to go back. The rib eye steak has got to be the tastiest ever. and try the crispy onions - so,so good!

  • Visited June 2013
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“Lovely food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Lovely food and atmosphere. Very relaxed and laid back. The rib steak I had was top notch and the starter was tasty as well

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank nevada747
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