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Brooklyn’s best diners, according to our readers

November 13, 2019 Cambria Roth
Breakfast at Pegasus Diner. Photo by Lore Croghan

When the Brooklyn Eagle staff set out to answer the age-old diner question (namely, which is best), we knew it would be controversial. We rounded up our eight favorite Brooklyn diners here, and we wanted to know which greasy spoons our readers frequent. And you told us. 

So if you don’t want to take our recommendations (although we really do have great taste), you can browse the responses we got here. Some of you added new favorites, some of you (confirming the whole we-have-great-taste thing) doubled down on our own picks, some of you wanted to mourn the lost diners of yore. 

Here’s what you said: 

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John’s Coffee Donut Shop

Chester from Facebook pointed us in the direction of this Clinton Hill staple. Its Google description: “Neighborhood fixture serving up classic diner fare for breakfast & lunch in an unpretentious space.” Sounds about right.

481 Myrtle Ave.

The Bridgeview Diner

This diner got a lot of love, including from Gina, who wrote on Facebook, “The Bridgeview in Bay Ridge is really good!!!” and June, who said simply, “Ditto Bridgeview Diner.” Amanda also wrote to us on Instagram exclaiming her love for “Bridgeview!!!”

9011 Third Ave.

Clark’s Restaurant

On Facebook, Jen said that while she loves Park Plaza, Clark’s in Brooklyn Heights is also worth a mention. “Long live the Clarks wrap!” she wrote.


80 Clark St.

7th Avenue Donuts

One of three donut diners mentioned, a few readers recommended this Park Slope coffee shop, serving homemade donuts and donning the slogan, “Best 24 hours in Brooklyn.”

324 Seventh Ave.

Sunset Park Diner & Donuts

Quite a few readers pointed out this 24-hour diner that sells simple breakfasts, massive cheesecake slices and, as the name suggests, donuts.

889 5th Ave.

Kellogg’s Diner

Froggy on Facebook, wrote “Definitely Kelloggs” and reader Bam Bam suggested both Kellogg’s and Kourous Diner as well. This establishment has been a Williamsburg mainstay since 1973, but underwent a renovation in 2008, much to the dismay of its regulars.

518 Metropolitan Ave.

Parkway Restaurant

A few readers wrote to us that this mom and pop is a must for those visiting Dyker Heights. John from Facebook’s tip? “Gotta get the steak fries with gravy.”

7504 13th Ave.

A few other suggestions

“Triple Decker in Greenpoint” — Cy

“Three Star Diner in Sheepshead Bay” — Norma

“George’s on 5th Avenue and 57th Street is very good” — Florence

“Grand Canyon Diner in Park Slope” — D.J.

RIP to these missed diners

“RIP to Marine Park Diner” — Lisa

“Tiffany’s RIP” — John

“Blast from the past, but no one beats Tiffany’s” — Lucy

“Still miss the Vegas on 86th Street” — Suzi

“El Greco, RIP” — Lindsay

“Ah Del Rio… they knocked it down. And El Greco, where there is now a high-rise condo.” — Valerie


Want to browse more of our staff picks? You can find the whole list here

Want even more choices? Here’s a list of both our picks and our readers’ picks


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