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Circle E Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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369 E Front St, Hancock, NY 13783-1170
+1 607-637-9905
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what u see is what u get. Simple like soup out of a can, iceberg lettuce for salad and menu of the day satisfied the road trip hunger ... "will we be back again?" Nah , don't think so. Chicken and biscuit plate -the before and after r same look. Waitress sweet and fast!

Thank Elsie S
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We drive this way two or so times a year, but were always reluctant to get off the highway because the diner is a little ways off the highway (you can't see it from the highway). It was well worth it. A friendly, cozy little place with friendly people. We really LOVED the potato skins- made from real potatoes... AMAZING.... More 

Thank Jennifer K
East Branch, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I grew up in the Bronx, NY and we never lacked for a place to eat, especially diners. So when my wife got me to move to Delaware County I was a bit worried that those days were over. Fortunately for me Circle E Diner in Hancock, NY exists and DOES NOT leave the customer wanting. In the three years... More 

Thank Christopher H
Cobleskill, New York
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421 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Decided to stop for lunch on our trip and ended up at the Circle E Diner. Good choice! Waitress very friendly and helpful and the food was basic diner fare prepared well for a reasonable price. The Cream of Broccoli soup was amazing!

Thank therese l
Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped here while on a detour from 17. The fried chicken was outstanding. The milk shakes and pies were excellent too. Prices and food were great for a small town restaurant!

Thank Suzanne H
Fort Myers, Florida
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Met up with friends for lunch. Had the most delicious Brussels sprout and cheese soup. Shared different sandwiches and all were good. Waitress was very friendly and the restaurant was clean and bright. Definitely a hometown/home cooking diner.

Thank LSP-530
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

First time in the diner in Hancock! Fantastic! Our waitress Liz was phenomenal and we met the boss Ray and Stacey. Generous amount of food great quality, so many choices, and all homemade. We will return!

Thank Sue K
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Waitress was very nice, but the food average. The place needs an upgrading and cleaning badly! The bench seats were so low that I was almost sitting with my chin on the table.

Thank Geraldine M
Drums, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Typical dinner food. Diner was clean and had good service. I like to eat in one of those "Chrome Diners" once in awhile to bring back memories of my youth when it was treat to eat out. Food was ordinary, price was reasonable and atmosphere nostalgic. Better than a fast food chain.

Thank Fritziy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Thank you to the team at Circle E for delivering a larger order to our wedding guests! The pizzas were delicious, and your service was outstanding, we greatly appreciated it!

Thank Emily H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 E Front St, Hancock, NY 13783-1170
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Hancock
  • Phone Number: +1 607-637-9905

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