Notes:Came from Kingston, NY where it was known as Cy's Diner, a chain of diners in Hudson Valley cities. a great real diner with simple but good diner food. A true experience for fans of real diners.
Directions:[a] From NYS Thruway, take Exit 24. West on I-90. Exit 2. At light, take right. Right at next light onto Fuller Rd.[a] [b] From I-90 Westbound, take Exit 2, right at light onto Fuller Rd.[b] Diner is appx 1 mile on left.
Notes:Only one of two Comac Diners left. The diner was bought by the owners of the Ravena Diner. The diner itself is on the historic register.
Directions:Exit 5 of I-90. South 1/2 mile to NY Rt 5. East for appx 1-2 miles. Diner on left.
Notes:Previously the Miss Glenmont Diner. The original Glenmont Diner sat on the other side of the road. The diner, probably a Brill diner and part of the Miss Albany chain, was destroyed by fire. Diner is popular on the weekends.
Directions:[a] From NYS Thruway, take Exit 23. South on US Rt 9W.[a] [b] From I-787, at south termanus, go South on US Rt 9W.[b] Appx 1 mile to Jct with NY Rt 32 (Big M Truckstop). After overpass, take 1st right. Go appx 500 feet. Diner is on right.
Hours:Tu-Sa 7A-2P .. Su 7A-1:45P
Notes:Diner has been at this spot since the 1950s. It was once called the Thruway Diner, though I am not sure why. So few of these small diners exist today, and this place gives you the true feeling of a diner in the 1930s during lunch when the place is packed with people from all walks of life.
Directions:On Washington, between Quail and Ontario, south side. Consult an online Map for exact location.
Hours:Tu-F 5A-6P .. Sa-Su 5A-4P
Notes:Diner appeared in the movie Ironweed, during which it received some refreshing. Jan and Cliff Brown, an engineer by trade, bought the diner a little bit after this and has had a successful run ever since. The brunch menu, especially the mad irish eggs and toast makes the diner a very busy place on the weekends.
Directions:Southbound only. Exit ? (Clinton Ave) of I-787. North(Right) at light for appx 1 mile. Diner on right.
Notes:Used in Fodero advertisements. The diner acted as half diner half night club/eatery mattering on what time of day it was. It was just a great place housed within a diner.
Notes:One of two of DeRaffele's Capital District entries into the classic movement of diners. Standard diner fare done right.
Directions:[From NYS Thruway] Take Exit 24. US Rt 20 Exit. [From Northway] Go to end of Road (Jct of US Rt 20). [Then Both] West on US Rt 20, for appx 1 mile. Diner on right.
Hours:Su-Th 6A-Midnight .. F-Sa 6A-1A
Hours:7a - 11p .. til 1a Fri, Sat
Notes:photo : thanks to Cheryl Smith, former owner. Previously the Malta Ridge Diner and Chez Sophie's Bistro called this diner home. Sophie's left in 2006 for downtown Saratoga Springs. The diner is missing its original counter, but is still in decent shape otherwise.
Directions:Exit 13S of the Northway(I-87). This will put you on US 9. Diner will be on the left. If you find yourself at the junction with NY 67, you went too far.
Hours:11a-11p open 8 am on weekends
Directions:Diner is at the intersection of Grooms Rd and US Rt 9
Notes:The best preserved Bixler known. Will someone save this diner? And does someone know its history?
Directions:Exit 22 of I-87 and head south on NY Rt 144
Notes:This diner, sitting in a plaza parking lot is your typical 1960s suburban diner. The googie (exaggerated lines/flairs) features do seem to have been softened.
Directions:From Northway, head west on NY Rt 5. Or from I-890, exit at NY Rt 7 east and take NY Rt 5 east.
Notes:This diner started out at the site of the current Menands Diner. At this site, it was called the Broadway Diner. Colonie Historian related a story that there were disagreements involving the owners of the diner, and frequently, there would be broken windows. The diner was moved to Wolf Rd. in eight sections in 1983.
Notes:Diner was re-done in 1992
Hours:Su-Th 6a-11p .. Fr-Sa 6a-2a
Notes:A beacon to travelers west of Albany on US Rt 20. This Bixler has been covered over with stones for a long long time. The diner did survive a fire and has original stools and booths, wood, like they all used to be at one time. They serve good real diner food. Often a stop of mine when traveling I-88.
Directions:Exit 24 of I-88. Go West into Duanesburg, at Intersection of US Rt 20 and NY Rt 7
Hours:M-Sa 5:30A-8P Su 7A-8P
Notes:This diner once located at Jct of 9 & 20 in Castleton/Schodack, beckoned many a traveler headed to and from Albany via US Routes 9 and 20. If diners could tell stories, what stories would this one have to tell!
Directions:Diner is located 2.5 miles east of I-88 on US Rt 20.
Notes:The owners hired an executive chef to run the kitchen, a fact that is not as rare as you think in large diners. They range from classic diner fare to a fusion of diner food and fine dining.
Directions:Exit 6 of Northway(I-87). East on NY Rt 2 for appx 1 mile. Diner on traffic circle.
Hours:7A-10P, 11 weekends
Notes:Became the Latham 76 Diner and Restaurant in 1987. For awhile, the diner was called a Restaurant, until the term Diner came back into fashion again.
Notes:Town would not let diner owners build a retro diner.
Directions:Take Exit 13 of I-90 east to US Rt 9.
Hours:Should open soon
Hours:6am - 7pm
Notes:Has been in the same family it's entire existence. The diner has had 3 extensions built onto it. Once you try the food, you'll know why. The interior of the diner is in excellent shape, but the exterior needs some TLC.
Directions:Exit 24 of I-88. West on NY Rt 7 for Appx 4 miles. Diner on right.
Hours:W-Su 7:30a-7:30p closed January
Hours:all 3 meals
Notes:Need to verify the new hours
Notes:Swingle remodeled a 1950s diner that they probably took in on trade.
Directions:[From East] Get on I-890 from I-90. Take exit 6(Michigan Ave) head left. At Christler Ave go right. As the road merges with Crane St, the diner is in front of you and parking is located in the back.
Notes:DeRaffele's other retro entry. The owner worked his way up from dishwasher to owner of his own diner. Now that is a classic American story.
Directions:Exit 9 of I-90. North on US Rt 4 for appx 5 miles.