Tick Tock Diner NY

4.3
134 reviews
$30 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff 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 134 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Mediocre. Kinda overpriced. I’d skip and hit an actual diner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food. Service was a little slow, but it was off hours.

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vipJPB10
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent and love the decor!

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CherylJ
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Tick tick was suggested to me for breakfast. I’m not a breakfast eater, so went for lunch. Ordered the pastrami sandwich which was pastrami meat on toasted bread. Dry as a bone. No lettuce, tomato, Mayo, mustard, cheese..NOTHING.
Needless to say, I can not recommend for lunch.

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glow
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great portions!

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GTolis57
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

below average terribly expensive. will never go back.

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Anniversary
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick and professional Servers. Food was 100% correct even with multiple modifications. Definitely will return again.

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Lou2u
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Going down stairs to go to bathroom was a little much. No toilet paper and messy.

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vipCarolG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tick Tock is located in a great area and perfect for lunch after shopping.If you’ve spent a lot you’ll like the reasonable prices at this restaurant. The service is okay and they don’t rush you to leave. I love their salads.

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TristanF
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice diner. Not too expensive and very fast with our orders

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Giselle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They were terribly understaffed and the server didn’t acknowledge us after we sat down. They came 15 minutes later to greet us and took our order, didn’t even bring waters for us as normal servers would. Food wasn’t the best either, just wanted to leave ASAP and had to hold the check in the air for 5 minutes before the server noticed. They were nice but just too busy to give us good service.

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RobertoN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went at a sow time, and it was practically empty. The food was ok, and the service a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place was great the food was great as well as for the service and ambiance the waiter was polite, nice and very friendly I would definitely go back and hopefully we get him again. Thanks Tick Tock

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VinceB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I had been to this diner before a few years ago. I had Lemon Ricotta Pancakes that were fantastic. I looked online and saw they still had them so I booked a breakfast on my birthday to have them. I get there and they aren't following COVID precautions properly. They are supposed to take your temperature when you enter and have you provide your name, phone number and address for contact tracing. The woman taking temps was scanning the back of people's hands and not their forehead or wrist and no contact info was taken. They sat people at tables right next to each other and had no patricians in between. To make matters worse, no Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! They took them off the menu but didn't bother to take them off the website. We got omelets instead and they were greasy and had bits of ingredients we didn't ask for (like bell peppers) indicating they weren't cleaning their grill very well in between orders. Two bad omelets, one order of limp bacon, and two coffees with tip was over $50! Save your money and go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, cooking time was fast but everything felt fresh and on point, waitresses were friendly and gave the place a warm atmosphere, we went for a family weekend brunch. But we all agree that we are definitely going to come back and maybe turn it into a routine. It’s hard to find a place where you don’t have complains about it.

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Ebele
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was courteous. My food came out quickly, and it was delicious. I ordered the Oreo Cookie pancakes. The price for my meal was not expensive. I would definitely go back to Tick Tock.

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abcd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

waitress was rude and the food was nasty; another guest did pay for my boyfriend and i's food so that was the highlight of our experience at tick tock diner

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GeorgeSerNY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, affordable food

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DIron
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If you are looking for a traditional NY type diner near Penn Station/Madison Square Garden area - this is a great stop. We wanted a diner that took reservations and was reasonably priced for brunch that could comfortably seat 5. This is a really nice size place. The service was good and my greek omelet was delicious. The kids loved their burgers.

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GeorgiaM
Louth
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Brought a friend here as I had visited 2 years ago and loved everything about it. The service had been wonderful & the food was delicious.

Unfortunately this was not the case on my last visit on 6th March. The service was appalling, the waiter was just short of falling asleep taking our order and could not have been less interested!! Food was a big let down compared to my last visit too. Not sure if this is down to Covid but we both left feeling so disappointed and hungry despite having spent $70 before tip!!! Such a let down. Before this visit I told everyone visiting NYC to go here and now I’m sorry to say I would never recommend it again.

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eforce3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
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
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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 14 February 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 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service love our breakfast!!!

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MEAGANA
1 review
Dined on 24 January 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 14 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dinner wasn’t even open

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vipEthelC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 January 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 2 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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Danielle
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 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 4 December 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 15 October 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 22 February 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
11 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint was that our visit felt very very rushed

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TraceyF
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location although we were freezing sitting by the door

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 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
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 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 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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LynnR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 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 29 December 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 26 December 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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You can order delivery directly from Tick Tock Diner NY using the Order Online button. Tick Tock Diner NY also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 268-8444.

Tick Tock Diner NY is rated 4.3 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.