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Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
+1 315-866-8801
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting this diner. Food was excellent. Service was fantastic. Server checked on us often to make sure everything was OK. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Lorraine J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up; with diners in New Jersey. Since I moved to Florida I see few... and even fewer REAL diners. This place was real, the food was good, anmd so were the people who worked there. I'd recommend this to ANYONE. :)

Thank JoeSantoni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time I was able to go to Crazy Otto's even though I've been on this trip with my sons scouting troop before... I can see why they like to come here! ( side note.. We couldn't get in last time because...More

Thank KayakDude1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was spending the weekend in town and found this unique gem. The service was awesome and the food was plentiful. Our waitress was very helpful with any questions we had. I had the prime rib special and it was cooked to perfection. I would recommend...More

Thank ohgordie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed our breakfast here, so much so that we went back the next day! Everything we ate was cooked perfectly. Servers were topping off our coffee ever few minutes. Will definitely go back next time we're in the area!

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

If you like the atmosphere and good food served by an attentive staff, this place is wonderful. I really enjoy breakfast, especially when good food is served by a very attentive and friendly staff. I was hard pressed to drink enough coffee to make room...More

Thank cpartlan
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We enjoy Crazy Otto's as we pass through the area. We've stopped here many times and always have a great experience. The food is very good and the staff is friendly. The walls of the diner are covered with all sorts of memorabilia from movies...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Come hungry! The portions are huge!! A fun atmosphere in old diner with appropriate era decor. The meals are very generous and tasty.

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

For those who can remember what the seventies were like - when the food was homemade and life was simple. This diner was like I stepped into a time machine and visited the seventies. The Hamburgers were amazing - and the homemade cherry pie was...More

Thank EmmykayA
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Bring an appetite or you won't be able to finish. We had two filling back to back breakfast stops here while on vacation in the area. Enjoy the "diner" experience;

Thank Dave P
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Esther L
11 November 2017|
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Response from rainbowlake6 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is not an issue. they do have daily specials but as someone else wrote.. they have a huge menu to select from..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350-1901
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
  • Phone Number: +1 315-866-8801
  • E-mail
Welcome to our original 1952 Mountainview Diner voted Best Upstate New York Diner. Best Atmosphere. Best Bacon. Best Hollandaise. Best Pie Crust. Now celebrating 65 years in the Mohawk Valley and once noted as the "most modern kitchen in New York." We have a HUGE menu and the best staff around. We offer special menus for Gluten Free, Kids and Seniors as well as a great Value Meal Menu including a beverage. Our food is homemade and we pay attention to all the small details. Located only one mile from the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) at exit 30. You'll be so glad you decided to come visit. Thanks for checking us out.
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