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Highland Park Diner

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960 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-2023
+1 585-461-5040
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I love going to this place when in Rochester. We sat at the counter because it was so busy. I had to force myself to put down the menu because every time I looked I found another great idea that I could order! Milkshakes are great. Loved the Mexican eggs Benedict.

2 Thank wade17
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I have lived in Rochester for many years and always wanted to visit this diner...finally did. The food is very good, prices are fair, great atmosphere sitting at the counter in a friendly little diner - one of the only ones left in the area. Add to that the art deco railroad car that is the diner and it was... More 

Thank 3swim3
Rochester, New York
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I love the decor and ambiance of the Highland Park Diner. I've always wanted to stop in, so I finally did. Friendly and fast service. I only rated it as 3 stars because the Egg Salad Pita Sandwich was just okay. It was very bland, so it was disappointing. The waffle fries were good. There are also many menu choices... More 

Thank EchoCH
Lancaster, Ohio
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We were really pleased with our visit. The menu was surprisingly vast with so many choices that were creative and much healthier than typical greasy diner fare. There were at least 50 different wraps, panninis, sandwiches, and burgers, and at least 10 kinds of salads. Plus appetizers, desserts, and soup. breakfast menu was equally impressive. Also the food came out... More 

1 Thank Eddie B
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715 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We arrived to pick up breakfast to have with our Mom who is not mobile. We placed an order for an Omelet, Potato Pancakes and the Diner's special Bananas Foster French Toast. Our waitress was outstanding. She took our order, chatted with us, took orders from 3 other tables, made toast and packaged up our food with all the numerous... More 

Thank sket101
Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The Highland Diner is the real deal in terms of diners. This historic diner isn't far from Highland Park. You'll feel like you stepped back into the 50s and have terrific food too. If you like diners this one is a MUST.

Thank CTrues49
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

One of the few authentic homemade diners with fresh ingredients, daily specials and reasonable prizes.

Thank Kaan E
Batavia, New York
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

This popular diner has been a long standing classic in the Clinton Ave./Highland Park neighborhood. It remains a consistent favorite of many throughout the Rochester area. Their coffee is especially noteworthy. I had a choice between regular, hazelnut and dark roast. All were exceptional. A true sign of a signature diner. Service is exceptional, parking is ample. I was especially... More 

Thank DHawk455
Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Hadn't been in Rochester for several years but always loved this place and it is still the best. A bit of a challenge to find maybe but well worth it. Extensive menu, great food, fair prices and lovely staff. Wish it was in my neighbourhood!

Thank Joanne T
Finger Lakes, New York
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278 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

On our way into Rochester, we stopped on a weekday after the early rush, and had a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast. Three coffees on tap this morning - we immediately went for the Jamaican Me Crazy as we read the menu. Too many Eggs Benny choices for a Wednesday; the Park special with poached eggs and fruit was almost too much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960 Clinton Ave S, Rochester, NY 14620-2023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-461-5040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?