Spots on Long Island That Give the Best Diner Vibes

Long Island has the best traditional diners hands down but what if you want something that’s a little old fashioned or cozier than your typical diner? We put together a list of places that we think give the best diner vibes for breakfast, lunch or dinner on Long Island. A lot of these restaurants have great backstories or have been favorite eateries for (many) generations. The name of the game here is charm and comfort. Let us know if we left out your favorite spot.

Maureen’s Kitchen – You like cows. We like cows. Maureen, apparently, likes cows. Daily specials posted on their Facebook page. Eat breakfast and brunch indoors or on the porch. Location: 108 Terry Road, Smithtown.

Sweet Mamas – Quaint little spot in Stony Brook Village, which is quaint in and of itself. They also have a place in Northport. Locations: 121 Main Street, Stony Brook; 9 Alsace Place, Northport.

Crazy Beans – “As young business owners, Callie and Tim instantly connected and fell in love.” Then they opened Crazy Beans. Adorable. Locations: 2 Front Street, Greenport; 97 Main Street, Stony Brook; 159-14 Route 25A, Miller Place.

Maggie’s Eatery – This place is named after the founder’s grandma. Little spot. Big heart. Great food. Location: 465 Route 25a, Miller Place.

Northport Shipwreck Diner – Have you seen this place!? Tucked into Main Street, Shipwreck Diner started as a trolley car rolled into Northport. Tim bought it from his Dad, Otto, who then retired and sold it to Dennis. Location: 46 Main Street, Northport.

Oconee Diner – This traditional diner opened in 1960. It’s iconic. And that decor! Just go. Location: 749 Montauk Highway, Islip.

Thomas’s Ham & Eggery Diner – Serving since 1946. “Give me a bed I can live in this place and eat breakfast food all day,” Greg, Google reviewer. Location: 325 old Country Road, Carle Place.

Station Coffee Shop – For more than 30 years this short-order spot is the place to go if you love a good hearty meal with no pretensions. Location: 504 Jefferson Plaza, Port Jefferson Station.

Love Lane Kitchen – “Everything is made to order with love.” Gosh! Location: 240 Love Lane, Mattituck.

Buttermilk Kitchen – Once voted best French Toast on Long Island. “Can’t beat getting some good old fashioned down home cooking,” Facebook review. Location: 76 West Main Street, Patchogue.

Eckart’s Luncheonette –  Over a hundred years old. Packed with nostalgia and wholesome goodness. Charming and friendly. Cash only. Location: 62 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach.

📷 Shipwreck Diner Facebook Page.

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