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Court Square Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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4530 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101-4726
+1 718-392-1222
00:00 - 23:59
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This diner was close to our hotel and we went for food and/or drinks a few times. The staff were friendly and chatty. The food was tasty and what you would expect from a diner, huge portions. Great burgers, cooked as requested, mine was medium and delicious. Would certainly go back as we loved the feel of the diner and... More 

Thank koala1London
East Hills, New York
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Court Square many times for lunch, having worked at Citigroup for several years. It's just OK, nothing special. There are very few decent breakfast and lunch options in the immediate area, so if you're craving diner food, you should check it out. But you won't be floored by anything.

Thank teresegerr
Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to try the diners while in NY. They have a variety of options, mostly big servings. It would be nice to share it with someone. If you're alone, and you're having trouble finishing the meal, they can wrap it for you to take it home. Very friendly service. Also try the milkshake. It's heavenly!

Thank Ahnita
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food was outstanding the staff was kind but it wasn't even that crowded but the wait was so long. So long that I had to give three stars. I'm patient but there was literally no people there.

1 Thank Brennan D
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went here twice on our short trip to Queens and we absolutely loved it. Everything a Brit hopes to experience in an American diner. Friendly service. Homely food.

1 Thank Mmmnnn2015
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84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The place is worth going because of its ambiance! You feel like in the movies, in those old diners... The food is served in big portions, but it is not that tasty.

1 Thank Ana_Brasil
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I came here yesterday for lunch and I needed to come back for breakfast. The portion sizes are generous and taste as good as they look. The staff is friendly and my glass never emptied. I highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

1 Thank Bryan H
Reading, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It was just okay. Not inspired. We were planning on breakfast there, but we will go somewhere else i think...

1 Thank MonieB
Killybegs, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Queens for Christmas. We were fortunate to be beside the Court Square Diner. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was good and very well priced. Will be back on our next trip to NYC.

1 Thank John S
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, atmosphere, and food. We were seated quickly and service beverages and had our orders taken in no time. Our server did well getting refills and looked/acted very professional. The open faced hot turkey sandwich was huge and very tasty as was the ham and cheese omelette my husband ordered. Great portions for the prices. May even return before... More 

Thank KMB_GA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4530 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101-4726
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: +1 718-392-1222
Ignore all the photos on their website. The place was updated to a wonderful diner motif about a year ago. It didn't change the food, however, which has always been "very good restaurant" quality.

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