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“Classic American Breakfast!”

Magee Country Diner
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
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Harrisburg
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
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“Classic American Breakfast!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

You know how you've been in one of the chain "diners" that serve their version of the everything breakfast and it turns out to be two 4" pancakes, with thin, runny scrambled eggs, two strips of floppy thin bacon, a greasy little sausage link, and a spoonful of underdone hash browns? Well, this is NOT that place! This is definitely the place for a huge breakfast that will hold you over all day long! We were visiting the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY and stopped here for breakfast. My wife had the western omelet with cheese...turned out to be about 3 inches thick, loaded with fresh ingredients and gooey cheese and took up the plate, a large portion of crisp hash browns and two large slices of toast made from fresh Italian bread. This in itself would have made normal portions for 3 people. (In fact we took most of her meal back to the hotel and enjoyed the leftovers for breakfast the next day.) I opted for the big breakfast; two dinner plate size pancakes, fluffy and chewy, on their own plate, with a large portion of nicely scrambled eggs, done perfectly and a great big pile of home fries, crisp and hot, along with two nice sized sausage patties and two thick slices of Texas toast. Couldn't finish it. Oh, yeah....diner mugs of steaming coffee. The table next to us was having the breakfast special: prime rib and eggs! Looked fantastic as it went by us. This may have been one of the best classic American breakfasts we have had anywhere in the country. We did not eat again until about 9:00 P.M. that night when we split a sandwich in a local bar.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Fly infestation”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

My spouse and I just stopped at Magee's for dinner on our way home from shopping. The place was packed but the food was horrible and the place was crawling with flies. Imagine how they get so many flies in the middle of March when it's only 18 degrees out??? Everyone was complaining about it but the waitresses just laughed. It was disgusting to say the least. We didn't even finish our meals because we were so grossed out by where they were coming from during this time of year. (Can you say maggots???). Needless to say, we will never go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Waterloo, New York
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31 reviews
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“Very good food”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is a great little diner and and clean. Food is good and it is right off the NYS thruway, so that makes it nice.

  • Visited December 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
363 reviews
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“Always busy for a good reason”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Have driven by many times and always noticed the parking lot was full. This time we had to stop in for breakfast. Surprisingly, no wait to be seated served right away and food out in no time. Was a great breakfast, tasted like home cooking.

Reasonable prices, great food, excellent service. Will not drive by without stopping again.

  • Visited February 2014
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Dryden, New York
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“Country setting, service, friendlyness and food at its best”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We have eaten at Mcgee's several times when traveling through and never disappointed. It has a simple but homey atmosphere and the service is always excellent. Breakfast all day and the homemade Amish raisin bread is worth the trip. If you don't have a cholesterol test coming up , order the corned beef and cheese omelet. Highly recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
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