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Tom's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
+1 718-636-9738
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Quincy MA
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tom's is an old diner (1936) on Washington Avenue, with standard diner food like pancakes, french toast, eggs and hash, and classic sandwiches. It is a short convenient walk from the museum, and we stopped in for lunch not knowing that it was "famous" locally. As it was a weekday there was no line, but based on other sources I'd... More 

Thank RachelRaven
Forest Hills, New York
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We grabbed a bite of lunch at Tom's restaurant before an outing to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It was a perfect stop! The service was fast and friendly but the pancakes were really where they shined. My cinnamon roll pancakes were awesome! They provide these flavored butters that complement your pancakes delightfully. I'll definitely be back!

Thank Taylor C
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in town for a fun weekend with family. They brought us to Tom's for breakfast on Sunday morning. Very busy but really good stuff on the menu. Everyone was able to find something they wanted to eat and enjoyed it thoroughly. Good place

Thank 158Beantown
Irmo, South Carolina
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a short wait but were served fries while in line. Everyone enjoyed their food and the lively atmosphere!

Thank tigergirluscmom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tom's is very close to the Brooklyn Museum, and so we stopped there on our way. The decor is very funky, and it is fun to look at. The waitstaff was very attentive. I had an omelette which was OK, but my friend had pancakes and she is still raving about them. We would certainly go back.

Thank Barry L
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a provolone burger deluxe chased by a cherry cola lime Rickey which was De-lish! The burger was huge, with grilled onion and the house pickle had great crunch! Looks like a perfect breakfast spot served all day. Very eclectically decorated, lots to look at! Would go back again! PS fries were great!

Thank scmor142
Coral Springs, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you crave diner food (what visit to New York is complete without it?), this is your place! The menu is extensive, and it was hard to choose between breakfast and lunch dishes and then to further narrow it to one choice for each of us. We ended up ordering breakfast for lunch. My choice was a pumpkin and walnut... More 

Thank BarbaraZ16
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've been frequenting this spot several times dating back to 1991 as a local police officer. Now retired, returned with family to a thriving Brooklyn neighborhood. The line was out the door, staff brought coffee to the street along with cuts of pancakes just because. Staff was friendly , Food is a 3.5, but the atmosphere pulls this rating up... More 

Thank Valentibruno
Jerusalem, Israel
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181 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Came in for breakfast after reading the good reviews. The staff is very friendly. The food was good and the price cheap (eggs, toast and a large OJ for 12$). For some reason the sign only reads "Restaurant" without any mention of Tom...

Thank Micah S
United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Just had a great breakfast with my family. Proper portions, attentive service and they grilled my buttered English muffin perfectly. I couldn't ask for more on this, our anniversary.

Thank ddyg2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-9738

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