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Empress Diner

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American, Diner
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2490 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-2136
+1 516-796-0858
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New Hyde Park, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The restrooms need some major overhaul. It was very dirty today, the locks on the stalls were broken and general overall cleanliness were poor. Service was good but cleanliness is of utmost importance.

Thank Nancylhm
New York
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Why go to a fast food restaurant when you can eat here for the same money and get better quality food, and more of it! There is a huge list of daily specials that include soup, salad, entrée dessert and beverage, with portions so large you always have a second (and sometimes third) meal! Service is always very friendly. I... More 

Thank Slats62
East Meadow, New York
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We eat here at least twice a month for dinner. The regular menu is extensive. The specials are great, and varies frequently. It's hard to imagine how they can serve a four course dinner for the cost of eating at a fast food place. And provide good service and a nice atmosphere..

Thank robert l
Huntington, New York
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285 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A nice place, seemed clean and well kept. The menu prices were higher than other area diners which is not a deal breaker but the portions we received were a bit small too. More money + less food = not ok Our waitress was very nice and when we commented on the portion sizes, she very quickly brought our small... More 

Thank ChubbaHill
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Pancakes here are fantastic...Try the Elvis pancakes! Peanut butter banana and cinnamon soooo good! The American quesadilla is delicious for lunch too!

Thank LJ-13-36
New York City, New York
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5,398 reviews
2,099 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 742 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's a decent old time diner. For sure, it's like stepping back in time. but the service was decent, the eggs and breakfast menu was good. the prices were typical long island diner. The place was clean and plenty of parking.

Thank Bernardo F
Wantagh, New York
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Waiter was friendly best I can say. Wife order hamburger with well done French fries. I ordered grilled cheese with bacon French fries well done with mozzarella cheese. Place was empty order taken right away then we waited. 20 minutes later food showed up. Wife burger was well done but had a strange taste French fries not well done. My... More 

Thank XxTiperxX
East Meadow, New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is your classic long island diner. It's not a greasy spoon, it's not overly fancy either. It's right in between. Just good quality basic diner food at very reasonable prices. Great for lunch and fantastic shakes.

Thank patch141
Fort Pierce, Florida
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558 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's been awhile since I was last at this establishment. In the past I lived nearby and frequented the diner regularly. Now I return for infrequent visits only. No one does diners better than NY, with some exceptions. This is one of the exceptions. While the menu is extensive....offering everything 24/7 from Italian and Greek to omelettes and salads ..is... More 

Thank Felicia B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Average food short staffed hard to even get coffee here due to one waitress working 8 tables alone usual good corned beef hash seems to have taken a change for the worst. Service can be the biggest issue here .

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2490 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-2136
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  East Meadow
  • Phone Number: +1 516-796-0858

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