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Tom's Restaurant

782 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.67452 -73.963167
at Sterling Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-636-9738 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Diner
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    8 out of 10


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Daily, 6am-4pm

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Grand Army Plaza



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Eastern Pkwy. to Atlantic Ave., Nostrand Ave. to Flatbush Ave.


Eating at Tom’s Restaurant is such a restorative experience that regulars show up hoping to stand in line, where free coffee, orange slices, and cookies are handed out by smiling employees. While the 70-year-old diner retains its old-fashioned, soda-fountain sensibility and hours (they're open only for breakfast and lunch), the recipes are updated to appease the increasingly yuppified Prospect Heights population. Try the harvest pancakes with corn and cranberries, the pumpkin-walnut waffle, or the world’s best crab cakesónot for those with cholesterol troubles, as they’re deep-fried. Leave room for their specialty drinks, including homemade cherry-lime rickey, whipped coffee, or that Brooklyn staple, the egg cream. It can be a long wait on weekend mornings, but once you get in the door, you feel like family.

Recommended Dishes

Crab cakes, $8; mango-walnut pancakes with assorted butters, $8

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