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Lexington Candy Shop

) #1,186 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City American,
1226 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1406
+1 212-288-0057
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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07:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Diner
1226 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1406
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked into this place for a drink. An old fashioned small diner, with the atmosphere of the 50's. Coca Cola made the real way. Not from the bottle with great taste. Maybe next time lunch here. Place can use an upgrade on interior and (un)friendly...More

Thank djkootstra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The local yelp reviews can this place, as has a friend who lives around the corner. Still I tried it.... because it's cute and I love a cute dinner.So gross. First my soda was flat. The waitress trued to say it's supposed to be that...More

Thank partygirlhe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent local stop for diner food. Love to come here and get a classic grilled cheese history. Close to the park, shopping, and museums!

Thank Mariel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Contrary to what our kids had hoped (but we knew!) this is NOT a candy store...This is an old school soda fountain diner. It isn't cheap, but it is only 3 blocks from the MET entrance and great for kids. Lemonade was very good, doughnuts...More

Thank bh34688
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast at the Lexington Candy Shop during my morning walk. The egg sandwich was perfect; service was prompt and friendly; and cleanliness was very good.

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Not far from Central Park and Museum of Art. Fast & friendly service. Loved the history of the place, you do feel as if you stepped back in time. Laid back atmosphere. Great burgers and breakfasts. Recommend. Loved it!

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Not just nostalgic but good too. Good burger, good tuna salad, made there. The bread was excellent coming from a local bakery. And we love the egg creams. If you don't know-just try one. The waitress was so friendly you wanted to invite her to...More

Thank arthurl897
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Great food and ambiance. All that is left of a culture that was everywhere at one time. Malteds, egg creams, soda on the original tap. Great service and excellent food made to order. The best chicken soup I can remember ever having. Family owned for...More

Thank Guest1878
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The food is very good and and the ambiance is very cool and brings a feeling of nostalgia. The sandwiches are very good and the milshakes are a must. The only downside is the price since it is a little expensive for the type of...More

1  Thank Félix L
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Lexington Candy Shop has been around forever, it is close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it is well worth stopping by for the friendliness, the old time vibes, and delicious foods -- all American -- two poached eggs with pancakes and another...More

Thank robcurtross
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1406
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-0057
  • E-mail
Lexington Candy Shop is the last remaining authentic NYC Luncheonette established and family owned since 1925 and serving breakfast, lunch, and classic American fare all day! For drinks - serving THE best milkshakes, malts, egg creams, fresh squeezed juices, and THE best lemonade! For breakfast- serving eggs made in pans, cinnamon walnut french toast and pancakes. For lunch- serving angus burgers, sliders, and sandwiches including a great grilled cheese and chicken salad. Kid friendly! Open 7am-7pm mon-sat and on sunday 8am- 6 pm. Located just 3 blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Come take a step back in time!
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