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Tick Tock Diner

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481 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-1809
+1 212-268-8444
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I ate here several times while staying at the Wyndham New Yorker hotel next door. It really is how I imagined an American diner would be. A lovely, bright and spotlessly clean restaurant serving huge portions of excellent food at very reasonable prices. Serving staff are wonderful, very fast and very polite and in my estimation are... More 

Thank bilbo471118
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're going to NYC and find yourself looking for a classic American diner/breakfast experience then why not pop in here. The menu has all the things you'd like to try, pancakes, eggs (cooked so many ways!) and a plethora of other great items and beverages. Perfect for a first time trip and sets you up for the day with... More 

Thank plivingstone84
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great big pancakes and waffles! Very good menu section, which caters for all. Great service. Great lattes!

Thank Anastar6000
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380 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I stopped here for a bite to eat and were immediately greeted and seated by a friendly hostess. A little history to this Diner so we wanted to try it out. Our server, Hector, was friendly and professional. Good selection of food with alcohol available. Had two dinner breakfasts and a wrap. All was tasty and satisfying.... More 

Thank ROB A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate at the diner during a school trip. We took a group of 40 students to the diner and were incredibly well looked after. The email contact beforehand was friendly and efficient which meant there were no problems when it came to serving the food that had been preordered. Delicious food, great desserts and very friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank middleageman68
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is great!! Our favourites were the pasta dishes..quite reasonably priced as well. Gratuities are included on receipt though you dont have to tip this way. However, we had a couple of different waiters on separate occasions who hovered round our table asking for tips whih we thought was quite rude!!

Thank Mechelle M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place for a quick meal. Open 24/7. It has been enlarged recently so there is usually not a wait

Thank Rilydog
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a Sunday morning breakfast. The place was at about 75% full, but our waitress was attentive and friendly. Service was quick. Probably got it in less than 10 minutes. Everything was as we asked for it. Price is a bit high for what you could get at a local diner, but take into consideration their higher... More 

Thank Lisa M
Asheboro, NC
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Tick Tock Diner because the tour group we were with gave us passes for breakfast and we also had dinner as a group there. The food was okay but arrived quickly. My sister's oatmeal was cold one morning but it was quickly and cheerfully replaced

Thank kelgdn
Billings, Montana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food great service cute restaurant good menu many items to choose from great location inside the New Yorker hotel

Thank 137sherryt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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: 481 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-1809
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-268-8444

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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