Fodor's Expert Review Tom's Restaurant

$ Prospect Heights Diner
Lines form down the block every weekend around midday for a spot at this snug, old-school counter spot with straightforward diner food such as scrambled eggs, deli sandwiches, and standout lemon-ricotta flapjacks (ask for flavored butters). The legend of Tom’s may outstrip the reality (contrary to myth, Suzanne Vega’s hit “Tom’s Diner” is not named for the place), but at least staffers offer the folks in line coffee, orange slices, and bacon or sausage bites while they wait. If your party is small enough, counter seats can usually be had more quickly.
Diner American Lively Breakfast Lunch Brunch $ Family

Quick Facts

782 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, New York  11238, USA


Known For:
  • Straightforward diner favorites
  • Long waits but friendly service
  • Lemon-ricotta flapjacks
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner

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