Tick Tock Diner NY

3.8
114 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Daily 8:30AM - 9:30AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

What 114 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
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4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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eforce3
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great taste and value eats. Would go again. Location is good also since I was attending a Ranger game at MSG.

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RobynO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The bacon, coffee and the cheese burger were all good. I didn’t like the french fries, they were seasoned with something I didn’t like. The service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter did not come to our table after taking our order. Had to get up to get our own napkins. Service was really bad

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service love our breakfast!!!

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MEAGANA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed due to COVID-19. Not sure who runs this but this has been closed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dinner wasn’t even open

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vipEthelC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went there on the date and time of my booking. It turned out the place is closed. I wasted a trip there and was embarrased with my guest! If the restaurant is closed, OpenTable should not confirm reservations!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is a reflection of Open Table. We traveled into the city and Tick Tock Diner is CLOSED!

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GregT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice breakfast. We go here everytime we stay in NY.

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MichaelW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered, we felt comfortable being at Tick Tock. The waiter took good care of us with suggestions for lunch, checking in on our dining and getting us checked out. We had a good lunch in as safe a restaurant environment as we could hope for. Thanks!

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ScottM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and great people. The only reason I gave ambience a 4 was because it was quite quiet - that’s not their fault though with a pandemic in full force!

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DerekD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding, and location was perfect as we were going across the street for a Rangers game that evening. Can't beat it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint was that our visit felt very very rushed

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TraceyF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location although we were freezing sitting by the door

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
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

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vipDramaDiner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. Went for a friend's birthday before a Broadway show. We stayed at the hotel The New Yorker and wanted a place close by so we could relax eat have drinks and Uber over to the theater. We all were able to eat exactly what we wanted because of the large selection. And the cocktail were great!! Super affordable and great fun energy.

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DonaldH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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LynnR
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.

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lotusbleu
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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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Rhoda
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

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AlbertA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OliveTomp
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!

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knockatize
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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8agr8pl8
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

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WendyP
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.

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

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

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

Fabulous place for breakfast before jumping on a train

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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Ed752
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.

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Wend
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.

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ReainaW
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 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!

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

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

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JenniferS
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

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EAH2015
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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JoeG
New York Area
8 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.

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Yrpsp
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

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DanaC
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!

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Ciello
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.

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Tick Tock Diner NY is rated 3.8 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

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