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Mike's Restaurant

American, Diner
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1135 Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12305-1431
+1 518-382-9213
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:30 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 05:00 - 22:00
Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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Springville, New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a great diner. No frills. Just good food. Food is served on styrofoam plates, and you get to use plastic utensils. Long time customers get up from their stool, go behind the counter, and help themselves. Servers are running frantically, always greeting folks by name. Well priced. Will come again.

Thank Duane G
Gulfport, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent food and personnel. Most unique hot dog sauce I have ever had-a must visit every time I am in Schecectady

Thank RMS3000
Scotia, NY
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Just a great diner. Burgers, dogs, fries, etc are the best. Breakfast is available and also great for the price. On the edge of the Schenectady Historical Stockade district and downtown. Will be very convenient to the Casino, opening in Spring 2017. Side note but not necessary; I proposed to my wife in 2006 after dining here. Had nothing to... More 

Thank MooseMikeNY
Lafayette, Louisiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very cheap ($) but good hotdogs. Not from the north I just don't get the hotdog world but I did try them out and the sauce, very good. I would stop by again next time I am in the area. Homey atmosphere with very nice people both in front and behind the counter. Give this place a try and keep... More 

Thank Ronald B
Scotia, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I choose to enjoy breakfast on Saturday mornings. Have been going for about 30 years. Great special of pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage and 2 eggs prepared any style, with unlimited coffee. Love sitting on the individual stools...and the chef is the best! See you Saturday mornings!!!

Thank doug5316
Schenectady, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This greasy hot dog burger joint in downtown Schenectady, NY, has been there forever. No frills atmosphere, place run down and be prepared to smell like cooking grease after leaving. However is you have a craving for a great hot dog and fries, or burger and fries, you can't go wrong with Mikes.

Thank frankcampolieto
Saratoga Springs, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Best hot dogs around!!! Meat sauce, mustard, and onions...the only way to eat them!! Love sitting at the counter.

Thank estrogenbrigade
Rotterdam, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Food comes up fast and made right in front of you. Great milk shakes! Not exactly fine dining, but the food tastes good, and is hot and quick. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Great for a quick bite.

Thank Emmy P
New York
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Mike's is an institution in Schenectady. They do a great trade with breakfast. It is cheap and cheerful so don't expect any fancy trimmings. Slick and well cooked breakfast items but all served on paper/styrofome plates and plastic cutlery - a while since I have been in but don't think that has changed. Neverthless a bargain breakfast.

Thank Judith6591
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

First prize hot dogs-threat tasting dogs- place to go for Good tating hot dogs--burgers are very good,fries are fresh cooked

Thank teacher1101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1135 Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12305-1431
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-382-9213

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