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American, Diner
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Route 22, Pawling, NY
+1 845-878-6654
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Stormville, New York
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard good things about this breakfast joint! The staff was totally not motivated and when out food did not come out in a timely matter, everyone blamed each other for the slow service. I won't go back

Thank John E
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182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly unappealing place. Obviously appeals to its regulars. The food we had was boring and uninspired. I'd return for convenience only even the coffee was dull.

Thank Amir A
Pawling, New York
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you lived in a small town in the 50’s, going to Karen's will bring you home...it has the simple friendly atmosphere long forgotten in the maelstrom of fast food restaurants we have today. The food is fresh and well prepared and there is a Karen in the kitchen. Go...it will bring back memories.

Thank OESforme
Pawling, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great diner for breakfast. A locals favorite. Yummy pancakes and relaxed atmosphere. Lots of choices. Lunch also served. cash only

Thank mark k
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Stopped there for Lunch with friends nice atmosphere good location friendly staff very good selection and food

Thank HenryUSA1962
Fairfield, Connecticut
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301 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat a wide variety of food. There are tables with umbrellas outside and adequate seating inside. The food was very good, the staff was very friendly, and the restaurant is clean. They do not accept credit cards so bring cash or use the ATM inside yo get cash.

Thank Edwin H
Danbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

the eggs and home fries were delicious. karen's is a very casual nice place where the locals go to. the people are friendly and food is very good. the prices are quite reasonable too. i look forward to going there again soon!

Thank suesipolansky77
Patterson, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

a place that has slipped by me for many years. they only do breakfast and lunch, but they do it well! a local favorite!

Thank boblane
Brewster, New York
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is our destination weekend breakfast/brunch place for Putnam County. Excellent food, friendly wait staff, quick service, good menu. I love the pancakes and omelettes. Be advised that they are cash only, but do have an ATM on site.

Thank billpage3
Pawling, NY, USA
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

I've only been going to Karen's for the past 24 years. As always, it's clean as a whistle, the coffee bottomless, the food spot-on diner fare. Sometimes, it's not the fastest place on earth, especially when they're slammed after churches let out. Be of good cheer: the quality of your meal never, ever varies from excellence.

Thank wlipman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 22, Pawling, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Pawling
  • Phone Number: +1 845-878-6654

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