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Empress Diner

2490 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-2136
+1 516-796-0858
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“great menu” (2 reviews)
“long island” (7 reviews)
“exceptions” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
2490 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-2136
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is one of the diners we eat at when on Long Island. As usual, we were not let down. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Everything came out exactly as ordered and was perfectly done and piping hot. The portions...More

Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The Customer service is not the best, but the food is ok. I've ordered pancakes with fruits and cappuccino and it was a good experience.

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The restrooms need some major overhaul. It was very dirty today, the locks on the stalls were broken and general overall cleanliness were poor. Service was good but cleanliness is of utmost importance.

Thank Nancylhm
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Why go to a fast food restaurant when you can eat here for the same money and get better quality food, and more of it! There is a huge list of daily specials that include soup, salad, entrée dessert and beverage, with portions so large...More

Thank Slats62
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We eat here at least twice a month for dinner. The regular menu is extensive. The specials are great, and varies frequently. It's hard to imagine how they can serve a four course dinner for the cost of eating at a fast food place. And...More

Thank robert l
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A nice place, seemed clean and well kept. The menu prices were higher than other area diners which is not a deal breaker but the portions we received were a bit small too. More money + less food = not ok Our waitress was very...More

Thank ChubbaHill
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Pancakes here are fantastic...Try the Elvis pancakes! Peanut butter banana and cinnamon soooo good! The American quesadilla is delicious for lunch too!

Thank LJ-13-36
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's a decent old time diner. For sure, it's like stepping back in time. but the service was decent, the eggs and breakfast menu was good. the prices were typical long island diner. The place was clean and plenty of parking.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Waiter was friendly best I can say. Wife order hamburger with well done French fries. I ordered grilled cheese with bacon French fries well done with mozzarella cheese. Place was empty order taken right away then we waited. 20 minutes later food showed up. Wife...More

Thank XxTiperxX
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is your classic long island diner. It's not a greasy spoon, it's not overly fancy either. It's right in between. Just good quality basic diner food at very reasonable prices. Great for lunch and fantastic shakes.

Thank patch141
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2490 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-2136
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  East Meadow
  • Phone Number: +1 516-796-0858
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