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A J's Family Diner

American, Diner
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202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045-2821
+1 607-756-5830
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Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Service was good and food was great. Breakfast Omelet was done to perfection. Would recommend this diner to anyone visiting the area.

Thank hseyfried60
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us had breakfast at about 9:30. The place was packed with couples and families with kids--a bit surprising as the college is closed and AJ's is very popular with the students. Three of us had the early bird special: 2 eggs any style, toast, coffee and their fabulous breakfast potatoes which come standard with sautéed green peppers and... More 

Thank RevTECM
Long Island
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I always try to eat breakfast here when in town - can't beat the value - I think 2 eggs, toast, home fries, oatmeal & coffee for a little over $5 - love it!

Thank mkkkfamily
Cortland, New York
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Awesome food, homemade turkey and roast beef. Pat's homemade gravy is wonderful. Friendly staff, TY Pat, Donna and Paula.

Thank katydid34
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My daughter does to Suny Cortland and she brought us here for breakfast. We were pleasantly surprised. The place was packed. We had to wait for our food, but it was worth the wait. Definitely will go back.

Thank Kathy S
Cortland, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Love AJ's for breakfast. It is tucked away but a favorite of the locals for years. Great quality food and service means many happy customers and we keep on coming back !!

1 Thank Casey G
Cortland, New York
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I love eating at AJs. Sometimes I can't get in - all the tables are full! My favorite breakfast, "kid" that I am, is the peanut butter pancake! Big huge pancake that tastes like peanut butter, with whip cream on top! Who could ask for more? Everything I have had there has been delicious!

Thank Linda S
Cortland, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love this little cozy place! Go here with family about once a month. Reliable food and service. Location is a little off the beaten track from downtown but only about a mile away.

Thank cardwell312
lake placid ny
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We went in for a quick breakfast and enjoyed chatting with the locals and eating some typical diner food. The potatoes were delish and the counter service was fast and friendly.

Thank trish f
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for where the locals eat this is the place. Nice little dinner that helped me eat a lunch that was Gluten free.

Thank gsh512

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045-2821
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-756-5830

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