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Lexington Candy Shop

1226 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1406
+1 212-288-0057
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pancakes” (15 reviews)
“butter burger” (5 reviews)
“burgers” (14 reviews)
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7:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
1226 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1406
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

When I think of diners I think big portions and low prices, this is not the case at Lexington Candy Shop. I can see why it's a big draw and tourist attraction, it's very cute inside. I had a tuna melt and there wasn't nearly...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Typical American diner feel - certainly unique. Service was great, huge choice with superb drinks - some are a bit pricey but it's worth it. Ended up coming back a few times throughout the week

Thank wahwahbinks8
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Wandering the neighborhood we noticed hundreds of Coke bottles adorning the window. Inside is a classic top quality casual cafe. Great food. Great service. Plan to return soon

1  Thank Amir A
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I recommend warmly this place. It's authentic. Milkshakes are really tasty. Everything went fine! Go!

1  Thank Katenka87
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Walked into this place for a drink. An old fashioned small diner, with the atmosphere of the 50's. Coca Cola made the real way. Not from the bottle with great taste. Maybe next time lunch here. Place can use an upgrade on interior and (un)friendly...More

Thank djkootstra
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The local yelp reviews can this place, as has a friend who lives around the corner. Still I tried it.... because it's cute and I love a cute dinner.So gross. First my soda was flat. The waitress trued to say it's supposed to be that...More

1  Thank partygirlhe
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Excellent local stop for diner food. Love to come here and get a classic grilled cheese history. Close to the park, shopping, and museums!

Thank Mariel L
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Contrary to what our kids had hoped (but we knew!) this is NOT a candy store...This is an old school soda fountain diner. It isn't cheap, but it is only 3 blocks from the MET entrance and great for kids. Lemonade was very good, doughnuts...More

Thank bh34688
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast at the Lexington Candy Shop during my morning walk. The egg sandwich was perfect; service was prompt and friendly; and cleanliness was very good.

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Not far from Central Park and Museum of Art. Fast & friendly service. Loved the history of the place, you do feel as if you stepped back in time. Laid back atmosphere. Great burgers and breakfasts. Recommend. Loved it!

Thank Lori M
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1406
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-0057
  • E-mail
Lexington Candy Shop is the last remaining authentic NYC Luncheonette established and family owned since 1925 and serving breakfast, lunch, and classic American fare all day! For drinks - serving THE best milkshakes, malts, egg creams, fresh squeezed juices, and THE best lemonade! For breakfast- serving eggs made in pans, cinnamon walnut french toast and pancakes. For lunch- serving angus burgers, sliders, and sandwiches including a great grilled cheese and chicken salad. Kid friendly! Open 7am-7pm mon-sat and on sunday 8am- 6 pm. Located just 3 blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Come take a step back in time!
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