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Emmy Lou's

Diner, American
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2 Chuctununda St, Amsterdam, NY 12010-4405
+1 518-842-0351
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful diner setting, great food and service! Delicious down home breakfast on a very big plate! Done to perfection! Clean, perfect coffee, comfortable, very affordable!

Thank Laura H
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Big plate full of down home, good filling, breakfast! Hot coffee just how I like it! Family operated and owned. Best breakfast!

Thank eltater
Galway, New York
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538 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

You would never know about this place unless you have gone to the Amsterdam Post Office -located on a back street a very old type diner - So we went for breakfast on Sunday - service was good and very friendly - I has pancakes with bananas in them - really good -my husband ham omlette with home fries also... More 

Thank Lori A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Small, family-owned spot tucked in downtown behind the post office. Basic, no frills food served by the owner and her family.

Thank svsp
Amsterdam, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Emmy Lou's is this tiny little hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you can easily overlook but don't. The staff is so friendly and the food is quick and delicious. Their waffles with tons of fresh fruit will fill you up so you don't eat the rest of the day!

Thank Sarah B
Amsterdam, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Emmy Lou's is tucked in the back of the Amsterdam Post Office and accessed off of Main Street right along the Chuctununda Creek. It is an old diner car and hasn't had many updates in the 60-70 years that it's been there. The staff is friendly and the service is pretty good. The walls are covered with pictures of old... More 

Thank Vito C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

This is your typical small town "train car" style diner. They are open limited hours breakfast and lunch. Absolutely the FRIENDLIEST service you will get anywhere. I travel a great deal and have eaten in dives and fine restaurants all over the US, Canada and France and I receive the friendliest service at Emmy Lous. The food is your typical... More 

1 Thank Wendy J
Amsterdam, New York, United States
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

If you want a great breakfast at a great price along with some great family owners then come here, It is cute, small, compfy and friendly. You will typically see all sorts of people there as groups. They are so friendly and the food is just great. Nice portions cooked properly and very tasty. You cant beat this place in... More 

1 Thank James G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This place stinks. Not only is the food gross and undercooked, but it's expensive!! The place is dirty. They buy inexpensive food from places like save a lot and then turn around and over charge the crap out of it. It's not worth it going here to eat. There are better places in amsterdam to eat at.

Thank JASE5
South Carolina
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Emmy Lou's is a great typical American diner. The quality of the food is good and always consistent. Service is fast and friendly. Love the fact that it is a small family run joint. The food here will not change your life, but it's certainly a good, simple breakfast out. Also delish-turkey clubs for lunch served with fries!

1 Thank spekyweky

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Restaurant Details

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
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Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Chuctununda St, Amsterdam, NY 12010-4405
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +1 518-842-0351

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