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Tick Tock Diner NY, New York, NY

Tick Tock Diner NY

4.0
4
305 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Tick Tock Diner, an iconic symbol of the American diner with locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey, has mastered the art of casual dining, providing customers with high quality ingredients, generous portions at a reasonable price and a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere that keeps them coming back year after year.
The 280 seat Midtown Manhattan location opened in 1997 at 481 8th Avenue (corner of 34th Street), across the street from Penn Station. Tick Tock Diner has long been known for its American comfort food. Today, it remains true to tradition while offering more dining choices than ever before on its extensive menu, accented with Italian, Greek and Tex-Mex influences. Keeping in the diner tradition, breakfast is served all day, featuring more than a dozen omelets, farm fresh eggs any style, pancakes, Belgian waffles and French toast.

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Booked 18 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 268-8444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Tick Tock Diner can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 398-5957

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    34th Street and 8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. J

    James

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Very convenient to Madison Square Garden and economical

  2. SM

    SMMTDM

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Typical diner, service was OK. If you go and decide to use a CC they will add a ‘CC Service fee’. It’s not a big thing, but being told after the fact is not a way to do business.

  3. CG

    ChristineG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food was mediocre at best. Drinks were brought in hot glasses with about three ice cubes. Service was flat. He didn't check on us or offer anything else. He seemed annoyed that we were even there.

  4. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good basic diner food. I had the reuben eschewing the healthy options which they have. Quinoa is on the menu! Location is great, near Penn. Station. I met a friend after arriving by train from New Jersey. I've been here several times and will do so again the next time I come in by train.

  5. SG

    SueG

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    It was a great location but being the largest diner in NYC we had high expectations. However, the French toast was dry with hard crusts which I didn’t eat. Server was very nice but things took a long time. Which we didn’t mind as we were catching up with friends.

  6. s

    stevep

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Very few waitstaff made it hard to have attentive service. Food is VERY expensive, but expected next to MSG/Penn Station.

  7. MD

    MarianD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good restaurant right near Penn Station. We were a party of six and everyone ordered something different from breakfast to lunch to dinner and all of our orders were very good. We also had cocktails which were also very good. Our total bill for the six of us was $166 without tip which was excellent considering it's the heart of NYC and drinks were included in that price. I would definitely go back. BTW, there was a minor omission with two of our orders, but the waiter was quick to remedy the error and all was well.

  8. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Small food portions for the price. But great diner vibe

  9. PL

    PaulL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    Greasy, unsliceable eggs Benedict. Over-salty potatoes. Hard to digest. Coffee okay.

  10. DC

    DanC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Right next to the garden. Nothing fancy, but the first was good and the staff was friendly.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Typical diner food nothing special. Quick service

  12. SP

    SPAMELA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Overprice for the food quality and amount. Our waitress was busy, so we asked the man behind the for a glass of water. He in turn ask a waiter standing at bar to bring three glass of water to our table. The waiter started yielding at him. But he did bring the water. When we got our food it was barely warm and the hash browns were burnt. Had to catch a flight so we didn't have time to send anything back. Poor experience

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Diner atmosphere was fun but food was nothing to brag about for breakfast

  14. C

    Chris

    Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Nice spot for a family breakfast with the kids, wouldn’t recommend the eggs Benedict

  15. FC

    FranC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Service was excellent; food was not. The $2.50 salad substitution for fries was large and good. The burger and chicken were dry.

  16. JC

    JuliaC

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The restaurant was very quiet given there was a game on at Madison Square Garden, we needn’t have booked. The food was ok and was one of the cheaper places we ate in New York.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nous cherchions un diner typique et nous n’avons pas été déçus. Cadre rétro super sympa. Bonne nourriture, typique

  18. N

    Noname

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The staff was super nice, great drinks, good food too.

  19. PA

    PAULD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Wanted to try an American diner on my partner and her sons first visit to New York Tick Tock was on most sites so booked. It was quiet service was quick food came very fast and was ok, server didn’t check we were enjoying our meal and it seemed like they just wanted to get us out really quickly. We enjoyed the visit but won’t call again

  20. SC

    SarahC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wonderful new york diner. Good food and range of drinks. Desserts were one of the best we had in New York.

  21. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed my breakfast here, was very big and not to expensive compared to some of the breakfast places in nyc, I stayed at the hotel next to this so was really convenient

  22. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was average, waiter was friendly. A little pricey for what it was. Not busy at all so not much of an atmosphere. Was hoping for a better experience.

  23. C

    Cuisine3

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and very hectic Diner. Food was prepared well and served promptly.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Typisches Diner. Essen war wirklich gut. Bedienung könnte aufmerksamer sein. Aber insgesamt okay. Tolle Atmosphäre. Die Preise sind echt abgefahren, wie überall in New York.

  25. p

    parvinderb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very average food. Overprices. Not wort the visit

  26. DK

    DebraKayM

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick service, great food and friendly atmosphere.

  27. j

    jtownmom

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    It’s a typical diner, with good variety, and the food was tasty. Convenient location to Penn Station. Very busy, and service a bit spotty. My corned beef sandwich was good, but no mustard served with it, none on the table, and my request was not fulfilled. Overall, fine.

  28. C

    Carlota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The food was good, and the stuff was nice. The only thing I would say is that they seated us right in front of the space destined to the garbage, and there were plenty of better spots to be seated.

  29. K

    Kristina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location close to Madison Square Garden. The food was excellent.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Classic NYC diner, big portions, good food, great location

  31. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was decent. Drinks were very expensive. It was very convenient to MSG. Waitress was not very good

  32. F

    Foodies

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Found a piece of plastic debris at the bottom of my Orange juice at the end of my breakfast.

  33. D

    Douglass

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, nice diner vibe, and ideal for brunch with a group of friends.

  34. V

    Virginie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Unfortunately our table was by the kitchen so it was very loud. It was very busy and the waiters kept running around like their hair was on fire. But the food was good.

  35. MM

    MaddieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    super fun place that’s great for a group meal! highly recommend!

  36. T

    Travelfar

    Miami

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The diner was clean. Food was fair.

  37. MD

    MattyD

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great! So fun.

  38. m

    michelleb

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Literally something for everyone on the menu! Food is consistently good. What we really appreciated is that the food comes out hot and fresh! Plates are even warm which is so nice.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great bathroom if you need to puke

  40. SS

    StephSTL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Touristy, but not overwhelmingly so. The food was excellent, with large portions and fair prices. Get the Red Velvet Pancakes. They did not disappoint.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tick Tock Diner NY using the Order Online button. Tick Tock Diner NY also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Tick Tock Diner NY also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 268-8444.

Tick Tock Diner NY is rated 4 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Tick Tock Diner NY

481 8th Avenue New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    34th Street and 8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 268-8444

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Tick Tock Diner can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 398-5957

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