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Tom's Restaurant

) #13 of 4,574 Restaurants in Brooklyn $ American,
782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
+1 718-636-9738
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
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American, Diner
782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I still cannot understand what the fuss is about at Tom's, it seems that in NYC if it's old then it must be good. Having read the reviews we were expecting something beyond belief, how wrong we were. We had to queue on a Sunday...More

Thank belindaandjim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good. Very friendly staff. Busy in the weekends, I heard people are queing to get in. But in the week with some luck you can find a table.

Thank jennyMerelbeke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let's get the food part out of the way...it's good...pancakes are very good and the meat options are a plus. The downside are the potatoes as they need work...they appear to be pre-made and they heat them up when you order them If your in...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best diner to have breakfast at in NY/ Brooklyn combined :D Too many interesting options on the menu that we had to go more than once on our 1 week visit to NY P.S: it gets really crowded on weekends...More

Thank MAFEgy
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were staying close to Tom's & stopped here for breakfast and were able to get a table right away on a Saturday morning. The food was very good but the restaurant is cash only. The only issue we had was there is only one...More

Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Tom's restaurant has been operating in Brooklyn for about 80 years. It has been run by 3 generations of the Vlahavos family - now run by the nephews. They have the same great food & service - that makes it the best diner in New...More

Thank riny
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Wife, adult sons and I went there for brunch. It's a "diner" but the service was excellent, the food ranged from standard breakfast to unique breakfasts. The waiter surprised us with an "appetizer" (grilled sausage....kielbasa?........with lemon). Delicious! It is a very clean and friendly neighborhood...More

Thank steve128SL
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Tom's is an old diner (1936) on Washington Avenue, with standard diner food like pancakes, french toast, eggs and hash, and classic sandwiches. It is a short convenient walk from the museum, and we stopped in for lunch not knowing that it was "famous" locally....More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We grabbed a bite of lunch at Tom's restaurant before an outing to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It was a perfect stop! The service was fast and friendly but the pancakes were really where they shined. My cinnamon roll pancakes were awesome! They provide these...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were in town for a fun weekend with family. They brought us to Tom's for breakfast on Sunday morning. Very busy but really good stuff on the menu. Everyone was able to find something they wanted to eat and enjoyed it thoroughly. Good place

Thank 158Beantown
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Eileen L
What is seating capacity? Do they serve sandwiches?
13 July 2016|
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Response from alan w | Reviewed this property |
Yes sandwiches are available, as is just about everything, I saw a fitness freak order a plate of just broccolli! Seats around 40 to 50 in two parts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-9738
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