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Phoenicia Diner

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5681 State Route 28, Phoenicia, NY 12464-5015
+1 845-688-9957
07:00 - 17:00
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, beautifully restored 60s diner, very hipster crowd with occasional locals. This is a greet-and-seat place, often very crowded. Excellent management. Nouveau-diner menu. Alas, it is not an old undiscovered diner where you can get a slab of cherry pie and coffee for a few dollars, sit wherever you want, and look out the window for hours, but it... More 

Thank B771PWsarah
New York
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we eat here the food is delicious. It is all locally sourced and so fresh. I love the old school diner decor and it is definitely a highlight of any Catskill trip.

Thank AJinNewYork
Brackney, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to keep this one short and sweet. Was here in April of 2016, had the best biscuits and gravy I have ever had. Biscuits were fluffy, thick, and perfect. Sausage Gravy, well, if I could fill a bath tub with it and bathe in it, I would. Sausage was spicy but not too, just enough of a kick with... More 

Thank Jessica S
Greeneville, Tennessee
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A local favorite, amazing menu with a gamut of possibilities from plain eggs and meat to duck legs and grits to pan fried trout. Full bar to boot. Great place for a small bite or a large meal.

Thank docbeckner
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We have planned our stop here 100 miles north from New York City on our trip to Woodstock. This diner is a jewel of the restaurants. Breakfast served all day. Vegetarian alternatives. Delicious food, a real american atmosphere and a friendly service. Come for the mountains, stay for the food.

Thank thereshegoesnow
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stop at the Phoenicia Diner every time we drive past it, and often will change the route to our Catskill home just so we will drive past it. My family is totally addicted to various items, but my favorite is the duck confit with grits! UNBELIEVABLE!!! We live in Minnesota but have a home in the Catskills too and... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Phoenicia Diner looks and feels like an old school diner, but the menu is a notch above consisting of classics and mixed with non-traditional diner fare like Cubanos, smoked salmon nicoise salad, etc. We ate: Cubano with fries - great ratio of ingredients, have eaten a ton of Cuban sandwiches and this did not disappoint. The ciabatta bread was a... More 

1 Thank d2privat11
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Came here during brunch hours, and it was extremely busy. All the tables were full but luckily only waited about ten minutes before getting seated. I got the grass fed burger (medium well) and it was decent, not the best diner burger I've had. My boyfriend got the fried chicken and waffles and that was delicious, the chicken is crispy... More 

Thank Diana B
Miami, Florida
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We spotted the Phoenicia Diner from the road and it was packed. Didn't even check Trip Advisor. A packed house is a good enough review for me. We got there early for breakfast the next morning and by time we left it was packed. Very good and friendly service. They have some very nice specialties like eggs Benedict and skillets.... More 

Thank RickSFlorida
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had been to Phoenicia Diner before- food- fabulous, service, terrific & couldn't wait to go back (I even bought a t-shirt). We went back last Sat. for brunch and I will never return. I had my service dog with me (prior to coming in, he alerted me that my blood was crashing- so it was important for me to... More 

1 Thank Aly B
Michael C, Owner at Phoenicia Diner, responded to this review

Aly, Thank you for your feedback and for reaching out to me personally. We are a local small business and we depend 100% on our guests having a great experience. We spend a lot of time trying to improve our hospitality, service and overall experience. All this hard work is evidenced by our overwhelmingly favorable reviews and returning customers. Unfortunately,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Bar, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5681 State Route 28, Phoenicia, NY 12464-5015
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Phoenicia
  • Phone Number: +1 845-688-9957
Phoenicia Diner serves your favorite diner standbys made with locally-sourced and fresh seasonal ingredients from nearby Catskills and Hudson Valley farms.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?