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Highland Park Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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960 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-2023
+1 585-461-5040
07:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food served by knowlegable staff in a really cool setting; an original train dining car! The Highland Diner serves breakfast all day, great burgers and sandwiches, old fashioned milkshakes and root beer floats! Good food at a fair price. One of Rochesters' true gems!

Thank Janet D
Rochester, New York, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love to go to the Cinema Theater, and we figured we'd try the Highland Diner since it's right across the street. We thought it could become our go-to spot whenever we go to the theater. My husband had the Friday special, the fish fry. It was very large and he liked the fish, but did not... More 

Thank Rachel R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken Oscar Benedict?!? How could I pass that up? The hollandaise could have used a little lemon, but other than that it was just as good as I had hoped. I'll have to come back... there were at least half a dozen other Benedicts I want to try!

Thank Richard B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. My go to for breakfast. Quick, great service and great food. They are always busy and usually full so I just sit at the bar when I come by myself.

Thank Aliah C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

In town for a hockey tourney...took a drive in and around town and came across this establishment...extremely busy but we were seated quickly...service was great...couldn't believe how quickly our meals arrived...All three of us each had one of the breakfast skillets...more than enough food I was good for pretty well the whole day...my son had a Nutella milkshake...it was made... More 

Thank pmelia63
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite breakfast Diners in town. It can have a long wait on weekends and also very crowded seating.

Thank Jeffrey C
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I love a good retro diner and Highland park diner knocks it out of the park! Set in a old boxcar complete with bar, booths, neon lights, etc the atmosphere is so fun! We came for breakfast and it was packed but we were quickly seated. The food was great! I had eggs over easy and my husband had a... More 

Thank Kristin R
Medford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a great dinner hidden in Rochester. It is an old dinner car filled with friendly staff and great food. We were in Rochester for a hockey tournament and went twice.

Thank kathleenlazzaro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My Favorite Restaurant in Rochester. My Husband and I went there on our first date almost 30 years ago. We now live in Chicago, but everytime I come home to visit I stop in for the Highland Burger.

Thank Casey G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is terrific. It's a small diner with some Rochester history. Not sure if there is anything more Rochestarian than the Highland diner. Definitely a must go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thank Mary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-2023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-461-5040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?