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Malibu Diner

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American, Diner
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163 W 23rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10011-2465
+1 212-691-1369
04:00 - 04:00
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Tue 06:00 - 04:00
Wed - Sun 04:00 - 04:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast at a very reasonable price. Friendly staff and good service. Omelettes are big and very tasty. Fruit bowl was fresh and shared between 4 people.

Thank GB206
Vaughn, Montana, United States
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244 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the other place our hotel suggested for breakfast and it was very good also. We didn't have to wait for a table and the waiter was very friendly and patient while we figured out what we wanted to eat. It probably gets very busy and crowded during mealtimes because there aren't many tables to use and the counter... More 

Thank Sheryl M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge portions, tasty, quick service. What more? I have to write more because the site requires it, but I think the first line suffices. There.

Thank Gregory M
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Gregory! We love serving up hot, delicious eats to order. Can't wait to see you again! Best, Alex & Andy More 

Montego Bay, Jamaica
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here because of the reviews but the food was not great and the prices are slightly higher than other diners in the area but still in the same region. Had waffle, 1 scrambled egg and sausage with a glass of water -$14.25. A bit pricey but the majority of the food was hot. I guess the egg got... More 

Thank viennaprelude
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm sorry that you weren't super impressed with our delicious diner fare -- we love being a predictable and tasty option at all hours. Our prices are pretty comparable to others in the area given we prepare everything to order. Hope you'll come back soon! Best, Alex & Andy More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here a lot because breakfast was good, very reasonably priced. Around $30 for breakfast for 3 people. Friendly waiting staff. I had a craving for a grilled cheese sandwich, it did not disappoint. It is open 24 hrs so great when jet lag gets you up at 4am!

Thank Tracey C
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

So glad that you came to see us multiple times, Tracey -- what a compliment! We love delivering tasty, predictable, affordable food at all hours of the day. Hope to see you again on your next trip! Best, Alex & Andy More 

Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Another box ticked when a nice Jewish lady recommended this typical NYC diner with great food & service.

Thank Paul B
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Paul! We love what we do, which is serve home-style dishes around the clock. Come back soon! Best, Alex & Andy More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

One of the last New York style diners! Loved the atmosphere, service, and good was great! Will come here again!!!

Thank joceedancer
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us! We love being a piece of old-timey NYC, and we're glad you love us, too. :) Hope to see you back soon! Best, Alex & Andy More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The family had brunch here. It was ok, not bad, not great. When we arrived at 10:30 am, there was no line, and we could get a table right away.....given NY restaurants, maybe that was a sign. The food was fine. Lot of options, as you would expect in a diner. One complaint: I had a waffle. Real maple syrup... More 

Thank kyrt60va
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Glad that you stopped in to dine with us. It sounds as though you weren't wowed, but still pleased with our diner favorites. We do offer real maple syrup which is significantly more costly, and therefore it's an extra charge. Hope you come back when you're in the area -- we're open for 24 hours! Best,... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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193 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Perfect on a chilly day in the city. The menu is varied and service was efficient and friendly. This is a diner, not the Ritz. Counter, booths, tables - clean and economical. Recommended

Thank nomad_rover
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for loving us just the way we are, Nomad! We love being a simple neighborhood diner, and we love serving up old fashioned faves. See you soon! Best, Alex & Andy More 

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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice breakfast. We visited this dinner as it was close to our hotel. Typical dinner food and big portions. The service was acceptable but could be better. The waiter seemed overstretched and some things we ordered didn't arrive until promoted. The bill was hand written and completely illegible but the price seemed about right. We would recommend if you're in... More 

Thank DaveJ_and_Laura
Alex G, Owner at Malibu Diner, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Dave and Laura. Glad that you enjoyed our diner faves, and I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations on the service front. I'm very surprised, as our wait staff is well experienced, but I'll be sure to share your feedback with them. Hope to see you back soon if you're in the area! Best,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
04:00 - 04:00
04:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 04:00
04:00 - 04:00
04:00 - 04:00
04:00 - 04:00
04:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 W 23rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10011-2465
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-691-1369

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