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Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

100 West Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
+1 315-866-8801
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“eggs” (20 reviews)
“burgers” (21 reviews)
“omelette” (17 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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100 West Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
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Reviews (231)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While travelling home from vacation on the NYS Thruway a friend suggested we get off at the Herkimer exit & drive aprox. 1 1/2 miles into town to experience this fun diner. So glad we did....a welcome change from turnpike dining. A venture down memory...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great diner... so unique.. we always bring company down here in Herkimer. Food super generous, tastes great...breakfast all day...fast service...We love it here..

Thank rainbowlake6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Turkey sandwich smothered in gravy got good reviews from my wife. I had the demonic steak with spicy greens. Steak was cooked to order n medium rate and the greens were chocked full of bacon. Steak is cut to finish at a half...More

Thank corndoggy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and plentiful. Restaurant was very clean. Staff friendly. Decor eclectic. Loved it. Will go back if in the area and recommend to friends.

Thank lpreis2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real retro kind of place...license plates and 50s memorabilia lining the walls and ceilings. Our sandwiches were good. The service was excellent. The food came quickly and we enjoyed the whole scenario.

Thank Samsussman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A true 50's diner. Such interesting decor and historical momentos. Service was good and atmosphere very cool! Good food and lots of choices.

Thank Stillgoingstrong13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped because TripAdvisor gave good reviews. It was just okay, we both got burgers. Mine was undercooked. My husband said his was okay but not great.

Thank julia_fisher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten there every time I go to the region 4 plus times a year, the only complaint is the portion is too generous. The food is always good and you don't want to stop eating and you get stuffed rather then satisfied. The...More

Thank JohnVroom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were returning from a family vacation to Niagara Falls, Canada. 3 hrs into our trip we came upon a fabulous restaurant in Herkimer, NY; Crazy Otto's Empire Diner. What an absolutely pleasant surprise! The food was delicious, plentiful, and selections all looked so appealing...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

I decided to try this restaurant because it was in a convenient location and seemed interesting. The interior of the diner is kitschy with a lot of movie and diner type memorabilia that kept me entertained as I was dining alone. The waitress was friendly...More

Thank Jason H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
05:00 - 16:00
05:00 - 16:00
05:00 - 16:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 West Albany St., Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
  • Phone Number: +1 315-866-8801
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Welcome to our original 1952 Mountainview Diner voted Best Upstate New York Diner. Best Atmosphere. Best Bacon. Best Hollandaise. Best Pie Crust. Now celebrating 65 years in the Mohawk Valley and once noted as the "most modern kitchen in New York." We have a HUGE menu and the best staff around. We offer special menus for Gluten Free, Kids and Seniors as well as a great Value Meal Menu including a beverage. Our food is homemade and we pay attention to all the small details. Located only one mile from the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) at exit 30. You'll be so glad you decided to come visit. Thanks for checking us out.
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