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Tom's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
+1 718-636-9738
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Irmo, South Carolina
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a short wait but were served fries while in line. Everyone enjoyed their food and the lively atmosphere!

Thank tigergirluscmom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tom's is very close to the Brooklyn Museum, and so we stopped there on our way. The decor is very funky, and it is fun to look at. The waitstaff was very attentive. I had an omelette which was OK, but my friend had pancakes and she is still raving about them. We would certainly go back.

Thank Barry L
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a provolone burger deluxe chased by a cherry cola lime Rickey which was De-lish! The burger was huge, with grilled onion and the house pickle had great crunch! Looks like a perfect breakfast spot served all day. Very eclectically decorated, lots to look at! Would go back again! PS fries were great!

Thank scmor142
Coral Springs, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you crave diner food (what visit to New York is complete without it?), this is your place! The menu is extensive, and it was hard to choose between breakfast and lunch dishes and then to further narrow it to one choice for each of us. We ended up ordering breakfast for lunch. My choice was a pumpkin and walnut... More 

Thank BarbaraZ16
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I've been frequenting this spot several times dating back to 1991 as a local police officer. Now retired, returned with family to a thriving Brooklyn neighborhood. The line was out the door, staff brought coffee to the street along with cuts of pancakes just because. Staff was friendly , Food is a 3.5, but the atmosphere pulls this rating up... More 

Thank Valentibruno
Jerusalem, Israel
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169 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Came in for breakfast after reading the good reviews. The staff is very friendly. The food was good and the price cheap (eggs, toast and a large OJ for 12$). For some reason the sign only reads "Restaurant" without any mention of Tom...

Thank Micah S
United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Just had a great breakfast with my family. Proper portions, attentive service and they grilled my buttered English muffin perfectly. I couldn't ask for more on this, our anniversary.

Thank ddyg2016
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had breakfast plates one morning. We waled by it a few times as it is hard to see and our GPS was way off. But once inside it was a tight squeeze but worth it. Solid breakfast fare and great, great service from Mario. He really made an average hearty breakfast extra special. Would go back again for a... More 

Thank limemeat
Sydney, Australia
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788 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Classic venue and serves a good breakfast. Service was friendly and brisk enough. Don't go if coffee's your thing.

Thank Riddoch88
Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Came here on a Sunday around noon and the place was very busy with a queue of about 20 people but we were seated within 10-15 minutes and it was worth the wait. This is a quintessential, award-winning American diner which has had a lot of famous clientele (see the signed pictures on the walls), offers an extensive menu, huge... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-9738

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