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Tick Tock Diner NY, New York, NY

Tick Tock Diner NY

3.9
3.9
327 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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2 people

10:30 PM


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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

What 327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very good, still same quality !
  2. LS

    LSmith

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The diner was an old school vibe. The service was super speedy and the food was really good. Perfect location next to the Penn Station. If I’m ever in Manhattan area I will return.
  3. EG

    EoinG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great for people watching, nice food, pancakes light and fluffy but toppings very very sweet. Service friendly and fast. Overall great experience.
  4. J

    Jennh

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was friendly, food was very good.
  5. TF

    TonyaF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was horrible! No one ever came to check on us after we got our food. No drink refills. We had to chase down a server to get the check. The food was very expensive and wasnt anything special. Would not go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was horrible the coffee was old. Just terrible for $110.00 and no one ate their meals. The Bloody Mary was disgusting
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I really enjoyed the food, it was enough for me to take to-go box. There was an older feel inside that reminded me of my youth. The music was dated and the tv was showing game shows. It was awesome.
  8. D

    Debra

    Chicago

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great location. Highly recommended. We have brunch here every Sunday when in town.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was recommended by a friend. I'm glad that we went. The food was good and more than plenty. Our server was sweet.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The staff was very pleasant I even let them know it was cold in the restaurant and they adjusted the temperature. The food was decent and loved the mimosa. The diner is pricey but could definitely se myself going back.
  12. KG

    KarenG

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    My husband ordered the Huevos rancheros which is described as two eggs over tortillas with guacamole and salsa. Somehow this menu item is served over tortilla chips, and when we brought it up we were told they were the same thing. Food overall was really bland. Needed tons of hot sauce to get flavor. Disappointed in this dining experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was actually really good and portions were in point. If you don’t like super sweet drinks I don’t recommend the Jolly Rancher
  14. KB

    KevinB

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Place was pretty busy but having a reservation didn’t matter at 11:30am on Sunday. We got seated right away and never asked about our reservation. Took about 20 minutes to take our order as there were only a couple of servers on our floor (this is two levels). They were short one server that day but still probably short servers for the amount of people. Food came relatively fast but it took a while to get our check. Our server was hustling so I can’t fault him.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great little diner. Super friendly and attentive staff.
  16. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time at the Tick Tock diner. Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. If you are looking for the American Diner experience - you’ll find it here!
  17. m

    mb22

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed went for a meal on our last day there thinking it would be a special treat! The place itself looked like it wanted a good clean, Food was disgusting ,milkshake was the worst I have had anywhere all served in plastic glasses and on plastic plates and waiter not very pleasant either couldn’t wait to leave.
  18. S

    Soozi

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Other than the fact that we weren't rushed out of the diner, which was good since we were catching up with out-of-town family, the food was just okay. Overpriced, but expected in NYC. Service was sub-par. A bagel wasn't brought over until we had to remind the waitress, who was not to be found immediately, and the eggs had cooled off by that time. She also never came over to ask if everything was in order or to refill our coffee.
  19. TR

    TomR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, large portions, delicious food at ok prices (for NYC). The location is key, right by Penn Station.
  20. TG

    TerranceG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was terrible and sloppily made. I’ll never go back. I ordered fried chicken and it tasted like the microwaveable boxed chicken that was reheated in old grease.
  21. CB

    ChantelleB

    Norfolk

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    We booked to eat here as it had good reviews. All the servers were really grumpy. We ordered shrimp in a basket and it was basically 5 battered shrimp, but wasn't advertised as battered onion rings and loads of chips on a plate. The food was tasteless and the presentation was rubbish and it was not in a basket. I wouldn't go again and I wouldn't recommend it.
  22. J

    James

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very convenient to Madison Square Garden and economical
  23. SM

    SMMTDM

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    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.
  24. CG

    ChristineG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. DC

    DanC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Right next to the garden. Nothing fancy, but the first was good and the staff was friendly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Typical diner food nothing special. Quick service
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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Tick Tock Diner NY is rated 3.9 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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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