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Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
+1 315-866-8801
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in town after going to the diamond mines. I wanted breakfast, and my wife wanted lunch! No problem we could have both. Very friendly staff and food was wonderful. Will return again!

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We vacation in this area annually. We ate here for dinner a couple years ago and it was just ok. We decided to try it for breakfast this morning. After our food was served, we never saw our server again. Not once. My husband ran...More

Thank JenG5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found Crazy Otto's on TripAdvisor and it was also recommended by the front desk staff at our hotel. Soooo glad we did! The food was delicious, I had the spaghetti with meatballs (homemade sauce) and my husband had the fried chicken. Both were delicious and...More

Thank WheelerFamily805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and granddaughter and I went for dinner last night as we had dinner there last year during annual convention in herkimer. Food is delicious! Husband couldn't finish his liver and onions as there was a sizeable portion. I had the honey stung chicken...More

Thank vrushey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitresses were very polite, and the food was good, if a little overpriced for breakfast. We had to pay for meter parking to eat there, even though it seemed to be a parking lot when we pulled in, hard to tell from construction going...More

Thank Joggergirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You just have to experience it. The food is great. Customer service is fantastic. The place looks unique. I would go there again. I would recommend anyone.

Thank Tammy2661
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I love good corned beef hash and always order it when we go to a new restaurant that doesn’t serve the canned stuff. I read the other reviews of Otto’s and asked the waitress about it. She said, “I never had it before I worked...More

Thank TucsonTebo2
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We stopped here for breakfast. We walked from our motel. The decor is fun. The waitress was very personable, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was very good. This place is fun.

Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Crazy Otto's Empire Diner is what you picture in your mind when someone asks you to picture a Diner from the 1950s. If you want a Diner experience that has all of the things diners used to have like great food, affordable prices, ample portions,...More

Thank Steve C
Kim T, Owner at Crazy Otto's Empire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you Steve! We love your review and thank you for capturing the essence of our diner!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Second visit for breakfast through area. Excellent service, extensive menu of local fare. The Irish eggs Benedict included home and freshly made (daily) corned beef hash on a English muffin with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce with a large potion of home fries. The spinach...More

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Esther L
11 November 2017|
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Response from rainbowlake6 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is not an issue. they do have daily specials but as someone else wrote.. they have a huge menu to select from..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
  • Phone Number: +1 315-866-8801
  • E-mail
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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