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such thing as hashbrowns in NYC?

Phoebe Aug 24, 2003 08:56 PM

I'm a midwest transplant to NYC of about a year and try as i might, can't find potato hashbrowns anywhere! The closest I've come is the rosti at Prune (wonderful when not burnt or cold!) Anyone know of a breakfast/brunch spot with hashbrowns? Oh, and preferably below 23rd.

most grateful!

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    aab Aug 25, 2003 12:07 PM

    Clinton Street Bakery on the LES serves great breakfasts, including hash-browns.

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      Spock's Brain Aug 25, 2003 08:59 PM

      Somebody should open up a Waffle House in Times Square :)

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      1. re: Spock's Brain
        Midtown Jimmy Aug 27, 2003 05:47 PM

        Someone should open an IHOP or Friendly's, I've always thought. They would do huge business. I'm not sure why it's the crappy suburban places (Red Lobster, Stone-Cold Creamery) that come to the city.

        1. re: Midtown Jimmy
          sabroso Oct 6, 2009 02:46 PM

          IHOP and Friendly's aren't crappy suburban places?

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            smokeandapancake Oct 7, 2009 10:48 AM

            NO IHOP AND FRIENDLY'S! NYC's already been victimized with friday's, olive garden, red lobster, etc.....

            1. re: smokeandapancake
              encantada Jun 13, 2010 02:14 PM

              There is an IHOP in Harlem (and at least one other in the Bronx). They're gross. Also, there was a controversy years ago when the Harlem location opened because it required patrons to pay their checks before they were served. If you don't trust the people in a community, spare them your processed, industrial food, and stay in the suburbs.

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          Foodaholic Oct 5, 2009 11:40 PM

          If it's under 23rd, then look no further than Waverly Restaurant on Waverly & 6th. Amazing!

          1. smokeandapancake Oct 6, 2009 07:36 AM

            FYI-If you go on menupages and type hardbrowns in under the "find foods" tab, you will see every restaurant in NYC that serves them...good way to start..

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            1. re: smokeandapancake
              Foodaholic Jun 10, 2010 02:44 PM

              What's really interesting is that they may be listed as hashbrowns but served as something else (most likely homefries). It's weird how many businesses serve breakfast potatoes and will call it hashbrowns.

              Nonetheless, here is an updated list of places that serve Hashbrowns in NYC.

              Market Diner (11th btwn 43rd and 44th)
              Waverly (Avenue of the Americas & Waverly Pl) http://www.chow.com/restaurants/32778/waverly-restaurants
              Stop Inn (61st & Roosevelt Ave in Woodside Queens) http://www.chow.com/restaurants/22373... < -- my favorite for now

              Market Diner
              572 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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              RussianGirl Oct 6, 2009 10:30 AM

              Whiskey Tavern (Baxter right below Canal) actually has delicious hash browns - reminds me of elementary school (although, that may not be quite the midwestern taste you're looking for).

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                bronwen Oct 7, 2009 09:46 AM

                I think there's a TGIF a few blocks from Columbus Circle. Surely diners all have hashbrowns, don't they?

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                  roro1831 Oct 7, 2009 10:45 AM

                  Is that TGI Friday's? If so I don't think they have hasbrowns, don't serve breakfast as far as I know. Some diners have home fries, not the same as hashbrowns. I actually had some great hash browns in SF this weekend.

                  1. re: bronwen
                    gutsofsteel Jun 10, 2010 04:30 PM

                    TGIF is not a diner.

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                    ukitali Jun 11, 2010 07:20 AM

                    McDonald's? It's really the only place I associate with hashbrowns.

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                    1. re: ukitali
                      Foodaholic Jun 12, 2010 04:39 PM

                      Most people out east think of McDonalds Hashbrowns: http://hamburgglobetrotter.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/hashbrown.jpg

                      Though the rest of the country is thinking this: http://sociopathways.files.wordpress....

                    2. daffyduck Jun 12, 2010 11:41 AM

                      dbgb. if u dont mind hashbrowns for dinner tons of steakhouses (keens, porterhouse, dbgb, etc) have hashbrowns

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                        redbecca Jun 12, 2010 04:37 PM

                        yeah, it's one of the few lacking things here. When I leave town I always hit the waffle house for some real hash browns, which many NYC-ers seem to think are the same thing as home fries.

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                          jptcu Jun 13, 2010 05:27 PM

                          Shopsin's has several variations all of 'em pretty good

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