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“service was a joke” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spot Restaurant

Spot Restaurant
Ranked #61 of 206 Restaurants in Binghamton
Cuisines: American, Greek, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Binghamton, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“service was a joke”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Went here a few months back and order was completely screwed up and food was poor at best. Attempted to give it another shot this morning and after sitting at our table for 15 minutes without seeing our waitress we got up and went to dennys which sadly was a far better experience. Do not waste your time going to the spot diner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jason W
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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162 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great in general - avoid the prime rib beef.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Their dessert selection is astonishing for a place this size. They also sell complete pies and cakes. My wife ordered the Baklava and the generous portion was some of the best she has ever had.
My wife ordered the lamb chops and got four large chops, well grilled, with a tasty sauce. They were excellent.
They offered a greek salad or Manhattan clam chowder as part of their entree orders. My wife took the greeek salad, which was excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed a bowl of their very tasty clam chowder. I ordered the prime rib beef au juice and asked for the rarest cut they had. This is whetre things came off the rails. When she delkivered my meal, the very pleasant waitress advised that it had actually been a rare cut when they took it off the roast. BUT - the "chef" had taken the generous-sized cut of beef, put it on a large plate, poured the "au juice" over it and then stuck it a microwave (not my assumption - the waitress explained the process to me) to heat the meat and juice - he left it in so long that what I received was no longer rare - he had re-cooked it in the microwave until it was medium well done, brown through, and made tough. It was, plain and simple, a plate of poorly boiled beef. The waitress provided a large quantity of horse radish which I used to give it some taste.
Overall an excellent location - but I really have to suggest you avoid the beef - too bad since everything else was so good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank The-Sandman2
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Binghamton
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great meal for a fair price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Spot has been in Binghamton for who knows how long, it has a great varied menu, my favorite is their stuffed peppers, for less than $10 you get two good sized peppers, two sides which can include a great Greek salad. You can get breakfast anytime also. Great place if you just want desert and a cup of coffee.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaveBinghamton
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Binghamton, New York
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

They have nice dishes, big portions and is usually crowded. I've had their souvlaki and their stuffed pepper and they were great.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank k m
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Binghamton, New York
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The Spot is the Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Spot Restaurant has been a favorite of local patrons for many years. The food is delicious the waitstaff is friendly and the prices are fair. The menu has quite a selection and the desserts are yummy. Plenty of free parking.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank James P
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