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Crazy Otto's Diner - Ave I

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1228 W. Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93534
+1 661-940-9177
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have you ever seen one of those travel shows where they go to these east coast diners and sample the food. Crazy Otto's has that vibe. I come here mostly for the breakfasts. The portions are huge but the quality of the food is what stands out. The biscuits and gravy are the best I've ever had. The hash browns... More 

Thank Cesar J
Salt Lake City, Utah
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194 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was decorated in a very entertaining way. The waitress was great. Sadly, the food was not. The portions are huge, but the food just wasn't good. We tried a sandwich, an omelette, and some lasagna. All were mediocre at best.

Thank CLC48
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get in the huge portions the great deals and the food is always great along with the service...Buy a ball cap and get your discounts...blow the whistle on your birthday ...Great place my family just loves! Take a BIG appetite.

Thank Melody H
Banning, Ca
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687 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here for lunch. Astounding big portions, if I return will see if junior size is available Had chicken fried steak with gravy with biscuits n gravy . Served hot and tasty, gravy had extras like meat in it also. Sandwich was half size but super large. We will use again if the same area

Thank Perkadventures
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

$5.00 steak night. Nice sized steak and baked potato. Fixed perfectly, juicy and tender.Waitresses on top of the extras. Butter, sour cream refills on drinks

Thank Denice S
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have gone to this location off and on for over 20 years.We have always had good service and a great meal,back to the portions you could either share with each other or both get a meal and take the leftovers for another meal.

Thank Armand S
San Salvador, El Salvador
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place is awesome and there's a nice story behind it, I dare you to try and find out. The ambiance is cozy and it feels like home, the decor, pretty rustic in a nice way. The food... Exceptional. I had the French Toast but I strongly recommend you to try the Omelettes, that's the specialty.

Thank Jose Luis G
Lancaster, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

have eaten breakfast and lunch here several times in the past. always good food and service with very large porportions highly recommended

Thank mike262016
Ridgecrest, California
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Always look forward to Otto's when in town. I must say I have only had breakfast and while the other location is a little bigger, I find this location more quaint and cozy. Food and service always the best and portions that amaze many !

Thank Marshall H
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has good quality good, and huge portions! You won't go hungry here. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1228 W. Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 661-940-9177
Our 6,000 square foot restaurant proudly serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are open daily and take-out is available. Our portions are huge and our service is fantastic. Our private banquet room is available for large parties or groups. Reservations are required for the banquet room. We have plenty of parking and wifi of course. We have been named Best Breakfast in the Antelope Valley 15 years! Come on by and see us. You won't be disappointed.

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