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“my neighborhood breakfast place”

Lexington Candy Shop
Ranked #1,260 of 14,144 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Description: Lexington Candy Shop is the last remaining authentic NYC Luncheonette established and family owned since 1925 and serving breakfast, lunch, and classic American fare all day! For drinks - serving THE best milkshakes, malts, egg creams, fresh squeezed juices, and THE best lemonade! For breakfast- serving eggs made in pans, cinnamon walnut french toast and pancakes. For lunch- serving angus burgers, sliders, and sandwiches including a great grilled cheese and chicken salad. Kid friendly! Open 7am-7pm mon-sat and on sunday 8am- 6 pm. Located just 3 blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Come take a step back in time!
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The staff knows the regulars but newcomers are welcome. They are very accommodating and the food is always top notch. The fresh squeezed juices and wonderful French toast make this a great breakfast spot especially on the weekend when you can linger.

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast and sodas made old school! Like being back in time. Friendly staff, reasonably priced and only 3 blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Must go if you're in the city!!

Thank Thelayna
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a great old style soda shop in the center of the city. Sit at the counter and watch them make your classic shake or malt.

1  Thank BCsaralou
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This place is like going back to the future, its excellent! This place hasn't been renovated for a long time which you wont find in many places. Old fashion and the staff have been there for years. We went for breakfast which I had waffles, egg, bacon and cyrup! It was so good!! And to top that off try there milkshakes... they were too good.

You can see all the old menus, old photos of the place and next time I go to New York I will make sure I will return!

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1  Thank Mathew B
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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Ordered the Greek Salad with chicken. It was freshly made and the chicken was very good. Lots of fun watching food being cooked on the grill. Plenty of people ordering hamburgers as well as ice cream sodas and other food and drinks. In business since 1925. I recommend a visit to all that want to see an old fashion luncheonette.

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1  Thank Re27k
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