Tick Tock Diner NY
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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Daily 8:30AM - 9:30AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Buena comida. Servicio amable. Buena relación calidad precio
Perfect, classic diner. Great staff and good, solid food. FUN!
Very crowded. Didn’t observe reservation as was backed up with all reservations
Seemed pointless having a reservation. Busy at both entrances.
Chaotic to get seated, it does not really seem to help to have a reservation with opentable- as it is first come first serve regardless of reservation or not. There was no checking of ID or of vaccine status when this is currently a gov't requirement for indoor seating. The servers look to be working very hard and fast to serve the customers. Food is good and large portions. One of the only places we could find to have a Sunday brunch! I would go again.
Great food and service
Making reservation helped with seating. Waiter appeared a little grumpy, at first, but ended up being nice.
Was there 20 years ago and it’s definitely gone down hill
Very accommodating staff, decent service, great value of food.
Food was very good. We had Thanksgiving dinner. Service left much to be desired, but it was very busy there being Thanksgiving day
Fantastic service on Thanksgiving. Dinner was very good.
We had reservations for Thanksgiving Day, after the parade. Needless to say, it was chaotic with the crowds just “showing up” for brunch/ lunch. HOWEVER, the hostess got us in and seated within a few minutes and did so with a smile on her face.
The food was delish and we had a fun experience. We’ll done and thank you!
Tick Tock Diner was packed on Thanksgiving and we stopped in after watching the parade. Our server went out of her way to try to provide the very best service, and I noticed the few servers working took on upwards of ten tables each. Otherwise the food was good and gave us the perfect opportunity to rest and warm up before heading back into the city.
Fab American diner, just what we wanted for a true American breakfast
The reservation was easy, we went right in, service was great and reservation food was good, the surroundings were comfortable.
Food not very good.
Super epic dinner in amazing location. Excellent desserts!!
Food was good but messy, not appealing to the eye
Fun!!! The perfect retro diner. Great people and perfect diner/upscale diner food.
Disorganized. Wait staff hard to engage, made mistakes on several orders, took a long time to bring condiments. Food was average. Vaccination status was not checked at the door as it should have been.
Breakfast was awful! Turkey sausage from can looked and tasted like cat food. Nespresso coffee advertising is fake
They served five people in under one hour, as we requested. It did not feel rushed. Especially loved the fruit bowl. Good food, wonderful service (even though it was busy). I liked it so much I went back on my own a few days later to have pre boarding meal before my train (it’s super close to Moynihan Station). I experienced the same level, different server. I recommend.
Great place to grab a bite to eat before hopping on a train at Penn Station. Also good for late night after-the-show snack or dessert.
Service was horrible. Slow and I had to ask several times for the bill.
We had breakfast before catching the train at Penn Station. The hostess was a bit brusque, but, our server and all the servers we met went out of there way to be friendly and helpful. Didn’t feel touristy. The food was solid, typical diner. I appreciated that my omelette and hash browns were not greasy! We will be back .
Service was slow. They got my friend’s order wrong. They wanted to upcharge me for substituting 3 slices of tomatoes for hash browns with my eggs.
It was okay. Our server disappeared after our food came out. My club sandwich didn’t have any mayonnaise but I finished eating it before she came by our table again.
cool diner vibe. short staffed (but who isnt). They were working hard and doing a great job. Food was hot and tasty.
New York City has a requirement for a vaccine to eat in restaurants, including this one. Of the seven restaurants during my trip, this is the only one that did not check for a vaccine record, as required. This requirement is important to me. For someone who does not care about the vaccine - this restaurant is an option.
Whenever we stay in NYC, we choose The New Yorker Hotel which has an entrance to the Tick Tock Diner from inside the lobby. It's a natural choice for breakfast, and IMHO, diners are terrific places. After almost 2 years, we finally returned last weekend for a visit. It wasn't too busy at 6:30 a.m. (as expected....the place usually gets really busy later on!). We were seated immediately by our waiter, and coffee was brought quickly with the milk we had asked for. A decent eye-opener, but don't expect fancy coffee-shop style stuff. It's a good light roast drip-style diner coffee. The Belgian waffles with real butter and real maple syrup were excellent! Light, crispy and perfect. The real maple syrup is also key, and the portion they give you is quite generous. I've never had a bad breakfast meal at the Tick Tock, so it was great to see that things haven't changed.
I felt that for a New York diner they would have more gluten free items and they had one. Very disappointing. Also, the Turkey on the club sandwich was processed. The fries were soggy as well. And to top it off the server barely spoke English so it was a bit hard to communicate about our dietary restrictions. Won’t be back
The restaurant was clearly understaffed but the staff that was there was working super hard to compensate. It took a while for someone to take our order but everyone was nice and it’s just something you need to expect right now and have patience. Definitely would go back and the convenience to MSG was perfect.
Dinner before Billy Joel concert.
So much fun. A real retro diner. Nice people, solid diner food. Very conveniently located.
Very basic menu for a diner. Food was not very good. Too a long time for simple orders.
Food and service were excellent!
Food was great, everybody had a good time, great experience!
Our reservations were easy to get in and immediately got seated. Waiter was really good. I liked the location, food and proportions were great.
Great location for a meal before or after shopping on 34th St.
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Tick Tock Diner NY is rated 4.2 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.
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 reservations at the moment.