Tick Tock Diner NY

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$30 and under
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American

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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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint was that our visit felt very very rushed

TF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location although we were freezing sitting by the door

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall everything was great. Service was slow, but we were having a get together so we weren’t in a rush. And best of all didn’t feel rushed Thank you Tick Tock Diner

DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mid-town Diner, convenient for quick bite and they take reservations!

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although the service was prompt and pleasant, the food wasn’t good at all. Bacon was fatty and chewy. Toast seemed to be made with stale bread. Disappointing even for diner food.

l
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Petit passage obligatoire dans ce bon dinner lors de nos séjour à New York !!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I found the tick tock diner over rated the food was very salty the service was terrible and very over priced visiting this place once only on your vacation is plenty!

R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tick tock never fails to please. This time however tick tock out did itself. When I commented on how much Nutella was served with crepes, we were offered complimentary dessert. When we declined the offer, an amount was deducted from our bill. Always a pleasure to enjoy Tick Tock Diner

AA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and would recommend Tick Tock Diner NY to all my friends!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were very accommodating and hard workin to get our table of 15 ready before the reservation. Thank you for making our trip to NYC great!

k
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty, good coffee, efficient, funny waiter...everything a good diner needs to be.

8
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good diner at a great location near MSG and Penn Station.

WP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was not good at all. I had the eggs Benedict, taste wasn't great. Wel ares this is a diner but for diner food it was not good. Wouldn't recommend. Full of tourists and super packed on a weekend.

AT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for a casual pre show dinner! Our server Ned was wonderful!

FT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous place for breakfast before jumping on a train

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a reservation for 9 but only 7 showed up. They squeezed us in a small booth meant for 4 people.

E
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, service was ok, it’s a NYC diner so was crowded at lunch time. Great location stopped in to eat before a 1pm Ranger game at MSG.

W
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were having a family get together and were told we had to give up our table fo other customers.
It was pretty uncomfortable.

We liked our fast talking fast moving water though.

RW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Waitress took a long time to come over. When the order came was missing a part of the order. Waitress never came to check on us. Asked someone for a refill of drinks and they never came. Had to take our check up to the bar to pay. Not sure if he was bar tender or manager but he was very ride didn't look at me or say anything.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a great spot if you are looking for a true relaxed diner in the city. We went in the afternoon so it wasn’t super packed, the food came in a timely manner and it was great!

BM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Mediocre food, impersonal service, fine for what we needed.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was not observant or pleasant. We had to ask for more water never brought a side request. Food was good a bit pricey but server need to be happy

EA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All good! Perfect location - good service - good food.

JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the Tick Tock Diner. It's a typical NY diner where we always bring our out of town friends. Service is quick and food is excellent.

Y
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food ok. Prices high. Waitresses arguing with hostess in front of us. One was mine. Obviously in a bad mood. Fruit bowl had old fruit. Breakfast with no coffee one juice 100$ four people. Not worth it

DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Tick Tock Diner as the start of our day for my sister's bachelorette party. The staff was lovely and the food was great! Thank You!

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Usually enjoy Tick Tock, but not this time. My husband ordered eggs over easy and got scrambled. Our guest and I ordered avocado toast and eggs - they arrived cold and my eggs were hard. The coffee kept coming but I had to ask for water many many times. Sorry it wasn’t a hit this time.

GO
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great diner food...terrific service ...spacious seating for +4 groups...rare in NYC...quick and clean.

AF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tick Tock Diner was the perfect place to meet friends and family for brunch, and hang out for a long time. The food was good, and the waitresses were very nice, letting us wait for the rest of our family to arrive, and then not upset that we stayed to talk.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Il proprietario davvero gentilissimo, cordiale e disponibile. Il cibo buono, l'ambiente carino e soprattutto un 'ottima musica. Grazie per averci riservato il tavolo nonostante il nostro ritardo

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food not as good as before. Bacon had the flavor and smell of old grease.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!
Great experience!
Lovely decorations. Clean.

NG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is amazing!!!!! I recommend the Nutella French Toast, my friend & I split it and loved it!

DJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They got our group in and out quickly and efficiently. Staff was friendly and helpful and the food was great!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vicky was a great waitress!

CS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived in New York and asked the reception guy where to eat that was good food and not too expensive. He recommended Tick Tock. We were able to choose where we sat as we didn’t want to sit in a draft. Massive portions, good service sat at a long table rather than a booth as that was what was ready. N complaints. Thank yu

DG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was part of a group of eight that ate at Tick Tock Saturday afternoon. The food was wonderful. The service was fabulous. The cost was reasonable and affordable. Everyone was satisfied, and we will return.

MJ
Miami
166 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Tick Tock Diner accommodated our group of seven with. 12 noon reservation at a table in an alcove. My 86 year old mother, who uses a cane, used the elevator for handicapped access to the lower level restrooms. The waitress was pleasant and helpful in taking our order. She replenished hot coffee and water as needed. The menu had many choices, satisfying everyone.

DP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food reasonably priced. Very friendly staff. 10 of us ate and no complaints from anybody. Highly recommend the fish & chips folllwed by NY cheesecake.

LS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu with lots of choices. Our meals came out hot, were very tasty, and somewhat big portions. Will definitely visit again.