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Walt's Diner

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American, Diner
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3047 Main Street, Old Forge, NY 13420-0000
+1 315-369-2582
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Manlius, New York
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had occasion to visit Walt's on two separate occasions a few days apart, both times for lunch. Diners should serve good food in a short time at good prices. Walt's does exactly that, and they do it especially well. On our first visit we both had the taco shell salad with beef, and they we're delicious, freshly made and... More 

Thank Arnold P
Cicero, New York
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A day trip to Old Forge and Inlet to avoid Black Friday madness resulted in our stopping at Walt''s Diner for a midafternoon lunch. We arrived to find the place hopping, especially since a party of nine (soon to swell to twelve) arrived at the same time. Nevertheless, after a short wait, we were seated and a very pleasant server... More 

Thank DanielH6132
Henrietta, New York
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Nice little place for breakfast. I'm sure it is much busier during the season, but with snow falling in October, the locals far outnumbered the tourists. Always a good sign!

Thank Joe D
Queensbury, New York, United States
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is always crowded and, we found out why.. great food - reasonably priced. My plate was overflowing with good hearty food. waitress was quick to serve us even though the place was mobbed.

Thank James S
Endicott, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had a good breakfast at Walts. The place is larger than it looks. When we were there (Sunday morning) the place was busy but we got right in only after a couple minutes) good portions and everything cooked well. The place was clean and staff was friendly. I would definitely go back.

Thank ThatEndsWell
Syracuse, NY
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This diner is in downtown Old Forge so it's easy to walk to. If you're going for lunch though, try to go about 11:30 or wait until about 1:00. Food was ok, nothing special. The menu and prices are on par with other diners. The best thing about this diner is it's location. BTW, if there's a line, get your... More 

Thank occasionaltraveler04
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Obviously not a fancy restaurant. The food was very good. Reasonable too. It's a busy place but the service was great!

Thank Kathleen L
Fort Drum, New York
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239 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch around 12:45 on Columbus Day and waited around 20 minutes to be seated. Not bad given the holiday. We ordered and waited nearly 30 minutes for one of our five orders to be brought out. Then after about five more minutes our waitress arrived with three platters. Put them on the table and then realized that... More 

Thank Dealer06
Zagreb, Croatia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Walt's was disappointing. We walked in a stood next to the "wait to be seated" sign and no one even acknowledged us for a while. We ended up seating ourselves at the bar area and it took about 10 minutes to even get a cup a coffee. Once the food came (breakfast) it was just ok. We had to interrupt... More 

Thank TWG11
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Love the food and service of Walt's. The prices are great. I usually go for breakfast there when I am in Old Forge.

Thank Donna P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3047 Main Street, Old Forge, NY 13420-0000
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Old Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 315-369-2582

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?