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“Fantastic breakfast in a New York minute!”
Review of Scotty's Diner

Scotty's Diner
Ranked #209 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Sacramento, California
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fantastic breakfast in a New York minute!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Scotty's Diner was a godsend during our recent family emergency trip to NYC. Close to the corner of 39th St. in Murray Hill, and open 24/7, we ate delicious breakfasts here at least three times. The friendly Greek guy seats you quickly and then coffee appears instantly. There are comfortable booths and a few counter seats. Yes, it can get loud during rush times, (quieter room in the back) but you are in NY! The eggs are excellent, as are the large plump sausages, bacon and rye toast. The oatmeal also generous and reasonably priced. Where else can you get unlimited coffee for $1.25? This place is a total deal and offers a real slice of Manhattan, catering to tourists and locals alike.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great diner - come hungry”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Ate here twice in April 2013. Lots of choice and HUGE portions. I can recommend the matzah ball soup. Whilst they most diner food, they are Greek so their specialities are Greek inspired - my sister said they were very good. Its also open 24 hrs.

  • Visited April 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Great place for breakfast”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Spent a couple of early mornings in Scotty's whilst still adjusting to US time from the UK. Great place and struck me as being about as authentic as a New York diner can be - coffee served the moment you sit down, great freshly squeezed OJ, and eggs however you like them. Great for observing New Yorkers from all walks of life. Staff are exceptionally friendly and remembered us and our orders each time we came back. They even do porridge or oatmeal as they call it in the US. Would certainly recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Best Breakfast ever to set you up for a day in the Big Apple”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

After reading all the trip advisor comments I brought my bleary eyed family here after a flight from UK the day before. Swift, expert service with lots of superb strong coffee as fast as we could drink it.
The menu is exceptional, the grill chef a poet and your host runs the place like a swiss watch. All this with good natured New York banter leads to an experience that will guarantee our return once the NYC savings plan reaches maturity again.
Thanks to all the staff for being outstanding.
Kalispera

  • Visited April 2013
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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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“Great neighborhood diner”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Good food at good prices. Lots of local color. Interesting characters working at the diner. Busy. Loud.

Visited March 2013
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