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Academy Restaurant

Greek, Diner, American
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69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1444
+1 718-237-9326
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05:45 - 19:30
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Sanford, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's really a diner but so many diners in NYC call themselves "a restaurant". A great casual place to go to with friends. Breakfast is a winner.

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Springfield, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I visited this restaurant because it was the only breakfast joint in a 2 block radius that wasn't packed. Now, I understand why. I ordered take out and the guy at the register was extremely rude. It seemed like my friends and I were an inconvenience to him. We ordered pancakes, a ham/egg/cheese sandwich and a breakfast platter. It was... More 

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Thank Rosie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great Greek omelet and grits. Quick service on a busy Sunday morning. Old style NY corner restaurant/diner. Cheap eats!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Went her for breakfast. Just what you would expect from a typical American Diner. Endless coffee and a great breakfast. I had eggs over easy, mushrooms, home fries and bacon and my friend had pancakes with bacon. Great value for money and would return again

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Lake George
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

In the vanishing streetscape of Brooklyn as the Mom and Pop stores and Diners are being consumed by Developers and rapacious landlords, there stands a relic of the good old days when one could perch on a bar stool at the counter and have a sandwich and a soup. Such is the Academy Diner on Lafayette street steps from Both... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

I looked in vain for "lunch specials" on the menu. Maybe I missed them. I don't know. But I settled for the chicken souvlaki ($7.50), "Disco Fries" ($5) and a grape Snapple ($1.75). I would have liked a lamb souvlaki or gyro, but I only saw chicken. Maybe I missed that too. The waitress was an older Greek woman and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

We love the staff and food of Academy. They serve standard diner fare with a few greek specialties. Too bad they aren't open for dinner or late-night. Fast delivery too.

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Hartford CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

On a Saturday we took the bus to Manhattan but decided to take the Subway over to Brooklyn and hit the local flea markets. We did, and then we got hungry, so we walked back on Lafayette St. towards downtown thinking about where to have lunch. Across the street from us was the Academy Restaurant with a menu in the... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

Loved this Diner and Maria the waitress, Thanks for great service

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2008

I love great diners

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
Cuisine
Greek, Diner, American
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
05:45 - 19:30
Monday
05:45 - 19:30
Tuesday
05:45 - 19:30
Wednesday
05:45 - 19:30
Thursday
05:45 - 19:30
Friday
05:45 - 19:30
Saturday
05:45 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1444
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-237-9326

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