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Tom's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
+1 718-636-9738
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Coral Springs, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you crave diner food (what visit to New York is complete without it?), this is your place! The menu is extensive, and it was hard to choose between breakfast and lunch dishes and then to further narrow it to one choice for each of us. We ended up ordering breakfast for lunch. My choice was a pumpkin and walnut... More 

Thank BarbaraZ16
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been frequenting this spot several times dating back to 1991 as a local police officer. Now retired, returned with family to a thriving Brooklyn neighborhood. The line was out the door, staff brought coffee to the street along with cuts of pancakes just because. Staff was friendly , Food is a 3.5, but the atmosphere pulls this rating up... More 

Thank Valentibruno
Jerusalem, Israel
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169 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for breakfast after reading the good reviews. The staff is very friendly. The food was good and the price cheap (eggs, toast and a large OJ for 12$). For some reason the sign only reads "Restaurant" without any mention of Tom...

Thank Micah S
United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Just had a great breakfast with my family. Proper portions, attentive service and they grilled my buttered English muffin perfectly. I couldn't ask for more on this, our anniversary.

Thank ddyg2016
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had breakfast plates one morning. We waled by it a few times as it is hard to see and our GPS was way off. But once inside it was a tight squeeze but worth it. Solid breakfast fare and great, great service from Mario. He really made an average hearty breakfast extra special. Would go back again for a... More 

Thank limemeat
Sydney, Australia
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766 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Classic venue and serves a good breakfast. Service was friendly and brisk enough. Don't go if coffee's your thing.

Thank Riddoch88
Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Came here on a Sunday around noon and the place was very busy with a queue of about 20 people but we were seated within 10-15 minutes and it was worth the wait. This is a quintessential, award-winning American diner which has had a lot of famous clientele (see the signed pictures on the walls), offers an extensive menu, huge... More 

Thank Sjapok
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I was staying in the area and was really in the mood for pancakes and French toast so I went to Tom's after seeing it online. It wasn't too busy and we got a table right away. I had blueberry pancakes and French toast with turkey bacon and maple syrup. My sister ordered the BLT with home fries. Everything was... More 

Thank Conor D
Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Food is merely OK not great, service is slow, waiting in line makes it worth skipping. The food is basic American you can get at any diner, nothing special.

1 Thank James W
norwich uk
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Really busy buzzing place. Huge plates of food. Great staff. All good. Pastrami and eggs and of course home fries. Rita had Mexican omelette.

Thank david t

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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
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-9738

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