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Scotty's Diner

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336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
+1 212-986-1520
Today
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the outside you might think this diner isn't worth a visit t you'll be proved wrong! Authentic and delicious American breakfast. It's very close to the Empire State Building and the service was great from start to finish - we highly recommend this place. Pancakes were divine and such great value!

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Thank MKSportsFan
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After seeing a broadway show, my friend and I were starving and could t find anything that was open around our hotel (grand central area). We googled diners and Scotty's popped up as being close by. We walked over and had a great experience. The staff was friendly and the food was great! Don't be scared by the outside or... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This diner was just around the corner from our hotel during our stay in New York so we came here for breakfast most mornings before heading out into the city. Service was always really quick and the staff were all very friendly. Loads of choice on the menu - food was always very tasty and huge portions too! Reasonable prices... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant NYC diner for breakfast- quick, great tasting and plenty of it. Highly recommended for a proper New York breakfast experience.....

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Thank Rob S
Edinburgh
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Travelled to new York as a group of 8 adults and ate here every morning of our stay. the staff were extremely welcoming and the service was quick, efficient and extremely pleasant. Coffee was never ending (de-caf supplied on request) - and glasses of water supplied without asking. The menu is vast - a great selection of breakfasts, good portions... More 

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Thank madmortons
Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a long standing neighborhood diner. It is very busy at breakfast, however, the service is courteous and fast. The menu is huge and there are entrees or a la cart items for all three meals.

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Thank Blondcrest
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a good value traditional diner, this is the place for you. Doesn't look much from the outside, but don't let that deceive you. The staff are amazing. The service is super fast and bang on accurate. They are also very accommodating, so ask if what you want isn't on the menu. The choice is varied... More 

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Thank andymdobs
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Mediocre food, ok service. They also take for themselves 20% tip which is presented only in the final bill. Menu also not included tax. The place is also awfully dirty, pieces of meat and dirty napkins under the table & a dirty floor rug. The final drum was when the waiter put the bill on the table when we didn't... More 

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Thank Thomas K
Summerside, Canada
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After years of watching TV about NYC and then coming to this diner, this seemed to be what I thought NYC was about. A classic dinner. The staff knew some of their customers. A lot of bantering. Classic American food being served very quickly. Typical diner look/feel/smell. The food was ok. Greasy spoon. So many options on the menu. Our... More 

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Thank Trace P
Dundee, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No airs & graces here. Down to earth, honest & hard working establishment frequented by the locals so always a good sign. The food was tasty & plentiful & good value. plenty of choice on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0936
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-986-1520

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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