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College Diner

500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
+1 845-255-5040
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“sausage gravy” (2 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
“juke boxes” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped at this diner on a recent road trip. While I warned my husband that it probably wasn't the best place to order salmon, he did and received an enormous piece of fish. Unfortunately, it was undoubtedly frozen and not the best. I had...More

Thank Carol757
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cheeseburgers, onion rings and sweet potato fries! Pleasant and efficient waitstaff! Loved this place!

Thank mamacass724
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Fluffiest banana nut pancakes ever! There was fruit and walnut in every single bite! I can't remember the name of the breakfast sandwich I had, but it was overflowing with egg, avocado and cheese on a brioche bun. It was excellent! The atmosphere is dark...More

Thank barby0ung
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome burger...service good ....no complaints. Salad bar and soup with meal. Ya wont go hungry here...

Thank C S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I loved the look and feel of this place; classic NY diner. We ordered breakfast in the afternoon, which is something I love about diners. The omelette and eggs we ordered were good. However, the biscuits & gravy was strange. The gravy appeared lumpy and...More

Thank DarnGoodPatron
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Breakfast all day! Big, expansive menu. Very yummy food. I had the the home fries were on the thick side but had great flavor. Lots of bacon, holy moly!

Thank iliketypeo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Travelers have an excellent choice at the College Diner; we happened to go during Spring Break at SUNY which gave us more choice as regards seating; many locally made selections on the menu!

1  Thank trafalgar007
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is an OK diner but nothing really to rave about it. Stopped here for breakfast/lunch on way to grocery store in New Paltz. Never went back.

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This was always our place to go when we vacation in New York, the food was amazing, but now the food was bland and had absolutely no taste to it unless you count an overload of salt as a taste! I ordered the western omelet...More

Thank Tristalia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stopped here after going to Mid-Hudson sporting Clays. The food was great, service wonderful, had the waitress I had last year who has been there 20 years, and always a friendly smile. price was right and I will return.

Thank Bruce V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1607
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
  • Phone Number: +1 845-255-5040
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