Not much changes at the beloved Brooklyn institution, Tom’s: The lemon-ricotta pancakes slathered in a medley of butters are still heavenly, cherry-lime rickeys maintain an old-soda-shoppe allure, and on weekend mornings, a line of hungry diners of all ages—munching on cookies and orange slices proffered by friendly staff—stretches around the block. A borough favorite since its opening in the 1930s, this neighborhood joint goes beyond basic diner, offering fluffy chocolate-cake French toast and some of the best egg creams in town.
|Venue name:||Tom’s Restaurant|
782 Washington Ave
|Cross street:||at Sterling Pl|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6am–4pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum|
|Price:||Average main course: $11. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
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Tom's is the epitome of the Brooklyn Diner. It's cozy and crowded and there's a line down the block to get in--but that's absolutely part of it's charm! You won't wait too long, so don't get scared when you see the line wrap around the corner (they also feed you and bring you water/juice/coffee--score!) The food is typical diner food, but always good. The staff is friendly and they get to know the locals. If you're nearby, definitely stop in!
Homey, kitschy and deliciously filling—this is the perfect diner. If you go here during prime brunch hours on the weekend, there's always a wait but the line does move quickly and the staff are incredibly nice. They serve you coffee while you wait! If it's nice out, I'd recommend grabbing a seat in the side room which is surrounded by windows that let in great light.