We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Scotia Diner

American, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
49 Mohawk Ave, Scotia, NY 12302-2551
+1 518-382-7796
06:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 37: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Happened upon it on a day in Scotia and stopped in for lunch. Basic diner food with lots of retro show biz decor items. Atmosphere fun, food basic, not special. Average prices.

Thank Judith S
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
173 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

BEing early for an appointment we stopped for breakfast. The place is amazing the decor out of the fifties and sixties. The food is what you expect from a diner a good quality at a reasonable price. Service was good and the waitress was efficient as she was alone for a pretty sizable room. It's a place with regulars but... More 

Thank Christian D
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I never tried this place until they moved to their new location. Bottom line is the food is very good and inexpensive. The servers are very friendly. The service can be slow at times but I've always had a great breakfast.

Thank KABM1
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The funky 1950's decor gave us high hopes when we entered. We wanted to like this place. The food, however, was mediocre and the service abysmal. My husband's omelette was burnt and I couldn't figure out what substance was spread on my toast- it wasn't butter or margarine- odd color and awful taste; inedible. My oatmeal was good. The bad... More 

Thank LRathbun
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I don't get the negative reviews. We found the Scotia Diner to be exactly what it's meant to be. A quirky, no frills tiny village local spot with some charm and some pretty good food. The staff were all polite, friendly and accommodating. The decor was, shall we say diverse and different. The place was clean. The food was good.... More 

Thank Dan M
Glenville, New York
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The only think that's is constant about this place is that the food is always bad. The place is dirty. It was nice and clean the first week it was open but since then its gone down hill fast. Thank goodness they put doors up where the kitchen is because the language that was flying out of there was to... More 

Thank curs922
Scotia, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Glenville Queen is cleaner, brighter, better food, friendlier wait staff. I don't go to the Scotia Diner very often. I'm picky about where I eat. If I'm paying for it, I want it to be worth it. If I were traveling and hungry, OK, I'd eat there.

Thank Susan B
Malta, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Loud dirty and the way the what I am guessing is the owner she talks to the employees! What a disgusting place. Maybe they should try mopping the sticky floors and stop worrying about her cell phone at the register. There was a man that kept walking from the back that just was horrific. If that was your cook he... More 

2 Thank Kim W
Scotia, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very disappointed with the woman who cashed me out. Very rude and nasty to the waitress. She screamed at the waitress because she made a mistake on my bill. Won't go back as I think she is the owner.

2 Thank Davidg100
Niskayuna, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Fun little place full of Elvis memorabilia. Food is OK. Breakfast is best. Good for families. A favorite with locals.

Thank Melinda P

Travellers who viewed Scotia Diner also viewed


Been to Scotia Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Mohawk Ave, Scotia, NY 12302-2551
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Scotia
  • Phone Number: +1 518-382-7796

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Scotia Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?