HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
What are you cooking today? Tell us about it

Old Style Diners?

kansel Jul 31, 2010 12:45 AM

Hi folks

Wondering how many good old style diners are still around. Bringing the family to NYC in a couple of months (all adults) and I know they will love a traditional diner.

Skylight is on my list as we ate there last year and thought the food was very good. Any others worth a visit?

Location not an issue as we like to travel for good food.


  1. a
    Ann900 Aug 3, 2010 03:02 PM

    Metro Diner on Broadway and 100th is an old-style Greek diner- a huge menu, enormous portions and very friendly waitstaff. It's a neighborhood favorite.

    Metro Diner
    2641 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

    2 Replies
    1. re: Ann900
      gutsofsteel Aug 3, 2010 04:23 PM

      Sorry but Metro Diner is a totally modern style "Greek" diner.

      Metro Diner
      2641 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

      1. re: gutsofsteel
        Cpalms Aug 3, 2010 05:14 PM

        guts, I don't really get what your saying, where I grew up in Jersey (home of the diner) all the diners were owned by greeks....

        btw, there are lots around the city....my favorite is Astro on 55th & 6th....they serve the defining old school diner burger...great for a hangover!! or for something a little out of your box, go to Veselka...

        144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

        Astro Restaurant
        1361 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    2. g
      gutsofsteel Jul 31, 2010 03:59 AM

      Ask this on the outer boroughs board - many more options.

      1 Reply
      1. re: gutsofsteel
        kansel Aug 3, 2010 01:39 PM

        Sorry for not being clear - I meant we will travel anywhere in Manhattan.

        I guess Skylight is the only option then!

      Show Hidden Posts