Tick Tock Diner

★★★☆☆
  • 481 8TH Ave

    New York, NY 10001

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  • 212-268-8444

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The food here is great, and the burgers to die for. Granted, its still a diner, so maybe I loved it so much because my expectations were so low, but either way, this place tastes good!

3
★★★★★

The food here is great, and the burgers to die for. Granted, its still a diner, so maybe I loved it so much because my expectations were so low, but either way, this place tastes good!

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Typical diner. Lots of things on the menu. Food is good. Service is friendly.

1
★★★☆☆

Typical diner. Lots of things on the menu. Food is good. Service is friendly.

Pros: Convenient Location - 2 blocks from Penn Station

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Good location and great menu selection. The service wasn't great, but it seems that is pretty standard for NYC. The prices are good too. Especially convenient if you are staying at the New Yorker Hotel which is adjacent.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Good location and great menu selection. The service wasn't great, but it seems that is pretty standard for NYC. The prices are good too. Especially convenient if you are staying at the New Yorker Hotel which is adjacent.

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I stayed at the New Yorker Hotel and had breakfast at the diner downstairs. The server was very pleasant Polish lady who was funny and entertaining. The food is a great deal for what you pay. Definitely recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

I stayed at the New Yorker Hotel and had breakfast at the diner downstairs. The server was very pleasant Polish lady who was funny and entertaining. The food is a great deal for what you pay. Definitely recommend it.

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Today we were at Tick Tock Diner, we had Pancakes with Bacon and eggs, coffee to go with it.
We will like to compliment a woman of Polish decent, her name is Boggena, very professional woman. Her service was excellent, she serves with pleasure, was very kind and co-operative with us in our ordering.
Because of her outstanding Wait, we will be coming again as soon as next week.
The food was and the Coffee was fantastic, we will like you to commend Boggena for her kind service---you do have a great servant working with you.
Thanks for your patience of the reading of my complimentary letter to Miss Boggena.
truely yours
James

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★★★★★

Today we were at Tick Tock Diner, we had Pancakes with Bacon and eggs, coffee to go with it.
We will like to compliment a woman of Polish decent, her name is Boggena, very professional woman. Her service was excellent, she serves with pleasure, was very kind and co-operative with us in our ordering.
Because of her outstanding Wait, we will be coming again as soon as next week.
The food was and the Coffee was fantastic, we will like you to commend Boggena for her kind service---you do have a great servant working with you.
Thanks for your patience of the reading of my complimentary letter to Miss Boggena.
truely yours
James

Pros: Fantastic Pancakes

Cons: none

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This place is a good stop for late night diner food. Prices are reasonable, and it's convenient to get to. Hamburgers and sandwiches are standard, but they do the trick.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is a good stop for late night diner food. Prices are reasonable, and it's convenient to get to. Hamburgers and sandwiches are standard, but they do the trick.

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This place is the perfect place for hanging out after a long night out. The food is decent, just like the service and the prices. Convenient location makes this place excellent.

4
★★★★☆

This place is the perfect place for hanging out after a long night out. The food is decent, just like the service and the prices. Convenient location makes this place excellent.

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Folks, its a Diner! Fast Food, Terrible Service (with a smile), and a laugh. Give it right back to them with a SMILE AND LAUGH, and you'll get the BEST service. I never have a problem, and I've eaten there many times. I have business meetings there, and social meetings there. Its convenient to Penn Plaza, and they are patient as all heck. The foods to be expected, and the odor's too boot. I would recommend sitting as far away from the kitchen to that point (ie: by the windows). In any case, I recommend the Tick Tock to anyone needing some food in a hurry, and a seat, as well as anyone needing time to sit, and talk.

2
★★★★☆

Folks, its a Diner! Fast Food, Terrible Service (with a smile), and a laugh. Give it right back to them with a SMILE AND LAUGH, and you'll get the BEST service. I never have a problem, and I've eaten there many times. I have business meetings there, and social meetings there. Its convenient to Penn Plaza, and they are patient as all heck. The foods to be expected, and the odor's too boot. I would recommend sitting as far away from the kitchen to that point (ie: by the windows). In any case, I recommend the Tick Tock to anyone needing some food in a hurry, and a seat, as well as anyone needing time to sit, and talk.

Pros: None

Cons: None

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The food and service at Tick Tock is average. The prices were not bad. the chocolate shake I had tasted like Ensure. The service was decent and the space itself was rather spacious by NYC standards. I would go back here if I couldn't think of anywhere else to go.

3
★★★☆☆

The food and service at Tick Tock is average. The prices were not bad. the chocolate shake I had tasted like Ensure. The service was decent and the space itself was rather spacious by NYC standards. I would go back here if I couldn't think of anywhere else to go.

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Well, we decided to go to the Tick Tock to celebrate a birthday for a friend since she was staying at the New Yorker and we wanted a quick dinner. First off, horrible service. I cannot even begin to describe it. One of the first orders requested a Sprite, and our server said no Sprite was available. When he got to me, Sprite was suddenly available. The wrong food came out, and the food came out before our drinks did and when we asked about our drinks he was rude and he would make a fuss about it. When I requested for my check, he slammed the menu down at the adjacent table, mumbled some choice words. Obviously, I was miffed about this. So I refused to tip because of the terrible service. I complained to the manager, came back to my table and the server came up to me telling me that tip wasn't included in which I agreed, I didn't put any. He then proceeds to point his finger two inches away from my face saying, "YOU CAN GO TO MCDONALDS NEXT TIME"....never in my life have I been treated with the utmost disrespect. I complained to the manager once more and he didn't seem to care at all.

Never going back. Save yourself the money from the subpar food and ATROCIOUS service.

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★☆☆☆☆

Well, we decided to go to the Tick Tock to celebrate a birthday for a friend since she was staying at the New Yorker and we wanted a quick dinner. First off, horrible service. I cannot even begin to describe it. One of the first orders requested a Sprite, and our server said no Sprite was available. When he got to me, Sprite was suddenly available. The wrong food came out, and the food came out before our drinks did and when we asked about our drinks he was rude and he would make a fuss about it. When I requested for my check, he slammed the menu down at the adjacent table, mumbled some choice words. Obviously, I was miffed about this. So I refused to tip because of the terrible service. I complained to the manager, came back to my table and the server came up to me telling me that tip wasn't included in which I agreed, I didn't put any. He then proceeds to point his finger two inches away from my face saying, "YOU CAN GO TO MCDONALDS NEXT TIME"....never in my life have I been treated with the utmost disrespect. I complained to the manager once more and he didn't seem to care at all.

Never going back. Save yourself the money from the subpar food and ATROCIOUS service.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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My boyfriend and I lived in the city all our lives. New Years eve we want to this diner to get a little something to eat. I know it a burger Joint and I love burgers . The food is good standard food you can say . But then i ask for a pie with ice and whip cream I was eating the pie sharing with my boyfriend, Then i flipped it over it was covered in MOLD Black mold dots . OMG i WAS SO upset. Dont leave a tip . Just watch out for the mold.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I lived in the city all our lives. New Years eve we want to this diner to get a little something to eat. I know it a burger Joint and I love burgers . The food is good standard food you can say . But then i ask for a pie with ice and whip cream I was eating the pie sharing with my boyfriend, Then i flipped it over it was covered in MOLD Black mold dots . OMG i WAS SO upset. Dont leave a tip . Just watch out for the mold.

Pros: The music was great

Cons: The service is bad

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First visited Dec 2006. This visit was not very good. My husband and I asked for a booth and the waiter was very put out that we weren't seated at a table. He was arguing with his manager and kept pointing towards us. Made me feel very uncomfortable. When he finally came to the table I asked him if he was upset we were sitting at a booth instead of a table. He said "well, as long as you're ordering dinner". My husband asked him what difference that made. There were several tables and booths open, so I don't know what his problem was. I told him that he really made me feel unwelcomed and wasn't sure I wanted to stay. He changed his tune a little bit and we did stay. The food was good, but his attitude left a lot to be desired. Then while we were eating, some drunk was bothering two women and it took forever for them to get security to come and when the security guard finally showed up he was just trying to reason with the drunk, which got him nowhere. It caused quite a scene. Finally he got him to start heading out, then he came over to our table and my husband told him to get out. I'm not sure I care to go back after this visit.

1
★★☆☆☆

First visited Dec 2006. This visit was not very good. My husband and I asked for a booth and the waiter was very put out that we weren't seated at a table. He was arguing with his manager and kept pointing towards us. Made me feel very uncomfortable. When he finally came to the table I asked him if he was upset we were sitting at a booth instead of a table. He said "well, as long as you're ordering dinner". My husband asked him what difference that made. There were several tables and booths open, so I don't know what his problem was. I told him that he really made me feel unwelcomed and wasn't sure I wanted to stay. He changed his tune a little bit and we did stay. The food was good, but his attitude left a lot to be desired. Then while we were eating, some drunk was bothering two women and it took forever for them to get security to come and when the security guard finally showed up he was just trying to reason with the drunk, which got him nowhere. It caused quite a scene. Finally he got him to start heading out, then he came over to our table and my husband told him to get out. I'm not sure I care to go back after this visit.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Poor Service

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I dont know what the people below me are taking about however, I found the place to have a beautiful environment and the food was absolutely delicious!!!. There was one thing that distinguishes the Tick Tock from other diners and that is definetely the service!!. Our server SHAMMY possessed a professional level of service rarely seen among waiters in our times. Not only did he bring us our food with a smile on his face from cheek to cheek but he also conversed with our group and had a lot of valuable things to say. Personally it was like we had our own friend sitting right there beside us joining us for breakfast!. Shammy is the best server at the Tick Tock diner and if you go there make sure you ask for him and leave him a huge tip!!!. His service is beyond amazing!!!

2
★★★★★

I dont know what the people below me are taking about however, I found the place to have a beautiful environment and the food was absolutely delicious!!!. There was one thing that distinguishes the Tick Tock from other diners and that is definetely the service!!. Our server SHAMMY possessed a professional level of service rarely seen among waiters in our times. Not only did he bring us our food with a smile on his face from cheek to cheek but he also conversed with our group and had a lot of valuable things to say. Personally it was like we had our own friend sitting right there beside us joining us for breakfast!. Shammy is the best server at the Tick Tock diner and if you go there make sure you ask for him and leave him a huge tip!!!. His service is beyond amazing!!!

Pros: SHAMMY the best waiter...so service

Cons: when Shammy is not working

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The place is large compared to many other diners and the food is really good, along with a friendly staff, makes the experience eating here a wonderful thing. I would fef recommend checking this place out at least once.

5
★★★★★

The place is large compared to many other diners and the food is really good, along with a friendly staff, makes the experience eating here a wonderful thing. I would fef recommend checking this place out at least once.

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I have been here twice and both time had HORRIBLE Service! This time it was some really big funny looking guy that has nothing better to do than wait tables, get a real job! He was so rude to me and my friend and sooo slow. Don't even bother tipping. All of the servers are so Rude

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been here twice and both time had HORRIBLE Service! This time it was some really big funny looking guy that has nothing better to do than wait tables, get a real job! He was so rude to me and my friend and sooo slow. Don't even bother tipping. All of the servers are so Rude

Pros: 24 hours

Cons: Crappy Service

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I went here three times about a year and a half ago. So, I hope that they changed the staff by now. At that time, I only went there because I lived in the area. I just thought maybe it was just that server, which is the reason why I went there the second and third time. But I had three different servers, and they were EXTREMELY rude!!! I've never had any server be THAT rude to me. When I ordered something, they would give me such attitude and made ridiculous comments, like I was an idiot. I've had friends that dined there, and they told me the same exact thing. As far as their food, I think their best dish is their salads. If they have changed their staff, I think this is a good place because their prices are great and the food is decent. However, beware because they could still be there!

1
★★☆☆☆

I went here three times about a year and a half ago. So, I hope that they changed the staff by now. At that time, I only went there because I lived in the area. I just thought maybe it was just that server, which is the reason why I went there the second and third time. But I had three different servers, and they were EXTREMELY rude!!! I've never had any server be THAT rude to me. When I ordered something, they would give me such attitude and made ridiculous comments, like I was an idiot. I've had friends that dined there, and they told me the same exact thing. As far as their food, I think their best dish is their salads. If they have changed their staff, I think this is a good place because their prices are great and the food is decent. However, beware because they could still be there!

Pros: Prices, Salads

Cons: Service was awful!!

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I must admit that I really enjoyed my lunch and dinner at the Tick Tock. We were staying at the New Yorker Hotel and it is right down stairs. I had a BLT and it was excellent. The service was good, nothing special, but afterall its just a diner. Looking forward to going back there soon.

Drake Adams
Roswell, GA.

2
★★★★☆

I must admit that I really enjoyed my lunch and dinner at the Tick Tock. We were staying at the New Yorker Hotel and it is right down stairs. I had a BLT and it was excellent. The service was good, nothing special, but afterall its just a diner. Looking forward to going back there soon.

Drake Adams
Roswell, GA.

Pros: Fun Place, Atmosphere, Fast

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The service at this diner is decent. There usually is no wait for seats and the food is served in a short amount of time. The sandwiches that I've tried are good (I had one with mushrooms, chicken and swiss cheese the last time). Milkshakes are great. Prices are average.

4
★★★★☆

The service at this diner is decent. There usually is no wait for seats and the food is served in a short amount of time. The sandwiches that I've tried are good (I had one with mushrooms, chicken and swiss cheese the last time). Milkshakes are great. Prices are average.

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This is a very good diner. They make very good sandwiches and wraps. Be bold and order something that you normally wouldn't at a diner. The diner is very spacious and the staff are very accomidating.

4
★★★★☆

This is a very good diner. They make very good sandwiches and wraps. Be bold and order something that you normally wouldn't at a diner. The diner is very spacious and the staff are very accomidating.

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First time I stayed in NY at the New Yorker I found this place and go back every trip, I love their breakfasts but am not really into diner food so have only ever eaten there in the mornings. The service is shocking with miserable staff who don't have any urgency about them, the prices seem average for the quality. I'll be going back next year when I'm back

2
★★★★☆

First time I stayed in NY at the New Yorker I found this place and go back every trip, I love their breakfasts but am not really into diner food so have only ever eaten there in the mornings. The service is shocking with miserable staff who don't have any urgency about them, the prices seem average for the quality. I'll be going back next year when I'm back

Pros: good breakfast, good vibe

Cons: terrible service

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I ordered a medium rare hamburger with barbecue sauce. It came out well done and very little sauce but the fries were very good. Service was OK and the prices were reasonable. What bothered me was that they added a 20% tip to our bill. I've never seen this done in a dinner. I don't think I'd go back there to eat.

1
★★★☆☆

I ordered a medium rare hamburger with barbecue sauce. It came out well done and very little sauce but the fries were very good. Service was OK and the prices were reasonable. What bothered me was that they added a 20% tip to our bill. I've never seen this done in a dinner. I don't think I'd go back there to eat.

Pros: Inexpensive, good fries, clean

Cons: adds tip to bill, service not great, no atmosphere

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The food and the prices are diner worthy, however the service is not. I waited a long time to get my food and eventually my check. My experiences here are always excellent with good service, and subpar with bad service. The backbone is the quality of the food, which is typically quite decent. Another plus is the fact its 24 hours and serves great breakfast.

2
★★★★☆

The food and the prices are diner worthy, however the service is not. I waited a long time to get my food and eventually my check. My experiences here are always excellent with good service, and subpar with bad service. The backbone is the quality of the food, which is typically quite decent. Another plus is the fact its 24 hours and serves great breakfast.

Pros: Breakfast, Affordable, 24 Hours

Cons: Service

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fast, friendly, and really yummy! I came hungry, the price was right, and boy did I feel satisfied when I left!

2
★★★★☆

fast, friendly, and really yummy! I came hungry, the price was right, and boy did I feel satisfied when I left!

Pros: big enough booths

Cons: busy?

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After reading reviews to this diner, I expected good food and service. I got neither for lunch. I had to signal at least 4 times for someone to take our orders. My friend also got a cold pastrami sandwich. His plate was hot but the meat was cold. I had to ask several times before anyone brought us water (it was given to us halfway through our meals). Refills for our coffee was just as hard to get. The server also forgot about our dessert. The food was substandard. I've had better diner food for much less. I asked for the bill and took my server about 15 minutes to give it to me. People who have an hour to spare for lunch need fast, efficient service and a good hot meal to get them through the day. This diner failed on both counts.

1
★★☆☆☆

After reading reviews to this diner, I expected good food and service. I got neither for lunch. I had to signal at least 4 times for someone to take our orders. My friend also got a cold pastrami sandwich. His plate was hot but the meat was cold. I had to ask several times before anyone brought us water (it was given to us halfway through our meals). Refills for our coffee was just as hard to get. The server also forgot about our dessert. The food was substandard. I've had better diner food for much less. I asked for the bill and took my server about 15 minutes to give it to me. People who have an hour to spare for lunch need fast, efficient service and a good hot meal to get them through the day. This diner failed on both counts.

Cons: , cold food

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I went to the Tick Tock Diner 5 or 6 times whilts staying at the New Yorker Hotel (who own it). The food is very good, as are the staff. The prices are a bit high for a diner in my opinion. A short walk down 8th Avenue will find plenty more diners with cheaper prices.

2
★★★★☆

I went to the Tick Tock Diner 5 or 6 times whilts staying at the New Yorker Hotel (who own it). The food is very good, as are the staff. The prices are a bit high for a diner in my opinion. A short walk down 8th Avenue will find plenty more diners with cheaper prices.

Pros: Quality of Food, Friendly Staff, Location

Cons: , Busy at Breakfast

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on two trips to new york the tick tock diner has been my choice for breakfast and late night snacks, with a broad selection on the menu and plentiful portions, and gorgeous lemonade! also quite good value for money in an area with few dining options

2
★★★★★

on two trips to new york the tick tock diner has been my choice for breakfast and late night snacks, with a broad selection on the menu and plentiful portions, and gorgeous lemonade! also quite good value for money in an area with few dining options

Pros: 24 hour, location, lemonade

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I go to Tick Tock all the time after shopping. Their menu is broad and the food decent. It's just your basic deli/diner menu. The inside is kind of cute in a campy-tacky diner way. No surprises here. Pretty reliable place to just have fries or a sandwich. Most of the times the wait staff is friendly, although not exceedingly so. The perfectly normal diner experience

2
★★★★☆

I go to Tick Tock all the time after shopping. Their menu is broad and the food decent. It's just your basic deli/diner menu. The inside is kind of cute in a campy-tacky diner way. No surprises here. Pretty reliable place to just have fries or a sandwich. Most of the times the wait staff is friendly, although not exceedingly so. The perfectly normal diner experience

Pros: Reliable classic food, Broad menu

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This simple diner located in the Garment District offers a more upscale version of its namesake food. From red velvet pancakes---chocolate pancakes topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting---for breakfast, to house-made turkey chili for…

 

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