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Highland Park Diner

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American, Diner
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960 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-2023
+1 585-461-5040
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place. My go to for breakfast. Quick, great service and great food. They are always busy and usually full so I just sit at the bar when I come by myself.

Thank Aliah C
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

In town for a hockey tourney...took a drive in and around town and came across this establishment...extremely busy but we were seated quickly...service was great...couldn't believe how quickly our meals arrived...All three of us each had one of the breakfast skillets...more than enough food I was good for pretty well the whole day...my son had a Nutella milkshake...it was made... More 

Thank pmelia63
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12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite breakfast Diners in town. It can have a long wait on weekends and also very crowded seating.

Thank Jeffrey C
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I love a good retro diner and Highland park diner knocks it out of the park! Set in a old boxcar complete with bar, booths, neon lights, etc the atmosphere is so fun! We came for breakfast and it was packed but we were quickly seated. The food was great! I had eggs over easy and my husband had a... More 

Thank Kristin R
Medford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a great dinner hidden in Rochester. It is an old dinner car filled with friendly staff and great food. We were in Rochester for a hockey tournament and went twice.

Thank kathleenlazzaro
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My Favorite Restaurant in Rochester. My Husband and I went there on our first date almost 30 years ago. We now live in Chicago, but everytime I come home to visit I stop in for the Highland Burger.

Thank Casey G
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is terrific. It's a small diner with some Rochester history. Not sure if there is anything more Rochestarian than the Highland diner. Definitely a must go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thank Mary M
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I was visiting from out of town and stayed around the corner from this cool diner that looks like the day it opened in 1948. The first thing you can't miss is how friendly the staff is to you and themselves. Their t-shirts say on the back Team HPD (Highland Park Diner) and they work like a well oiled machine... More 

1 Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We go to the Highland Park Diner 6 or 7 times a Year. It is our favorite place for breakfast. The place is in a retro "Diner" type building. It is a friendly neighborhood place. The menu is HUGE! So many unique offerings. I have so many favorites. Their breakfast skillets are amazing. The omelets- so many to chose from.... More 

Thank Robin W
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Fast... host, fast waitress, fast cook, really fast. Almost as if someone spliced out the wait over easy eggs, toast and hot home-fries were swung down in front of me with my first sip of coffee. Many kudos on that order.

Thank Jenviet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-2023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-461-5040

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