Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Ellen’s Stardust Diner is a go-to spot for many tourists and you’ll rarely catch any locals in this restaurant. This diner is special because the staff at Ellen’s Stardust Diner are performers who once were seen as musical stars on Broadway. It’s dubbed as the place where your servers sing. If you enjoy music of all kinds and would love a live performance with pancakes, milkshakes and burgers, then this diner is for you. It’s the perfect mix of food and music. The diner is located near the world-famous Times Square in New York .

Ellen’s Stardust Diner menu

In the morning, the famous diner in Midtown Manhattan serves breakfast only. We went to the diner at 7:30 in the morning and there was already a long line in front of the door. In the evening, there are burgers, steak and everything you can imagine in an American diner. The food at Ellen’s Stardust Diner is delicious. Their chocolate chip pancakes were amazing. We also had an omelette, steak and eggs, coffee and hot chocolate. Click here for the full menu.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner prices

From a price point of view, Ellen’s Stardust Diner is a little bit more expensive than your typical diner. However, you get a lot for it. The music performances are included in the price. Just to give you a heads up, the bill INCLUDES the tip. For three people, our bill was almost $90. Do keep in mind, it is especially expensive in the areas around Times Square. The areas with the most tourists have higher price points.

A Tourist Magnet: Ellen’s Stardust Diner

As mentioned in the beginning, there was already a long line at 07:30 in the morning to get a seat at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner. It was also during the week, so just prepare to possibly wait even longer during the weekends. Our waiter told us that around 1:30 – 4:00 PM the restaurant is quiet. It get’s very crowded in the evenings. During the weekend, that wait line is always long. Ellen’s Stardust Diner is definitely one of the biggest tourist magnets in Times Square. It’s at a prime location and the concept of the diner is so special.

The food is delicious, and the vibe was good. Most of the time, Ellen’s Stardust Diner is packed. If you’re not a morning person, then we suggest visiting the diner in the afternoon. It’s loud and it’s pretty much a party in there. Overall, it was a pretty unique experience. We think one or two visits should be enough.

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Selwyn

Being a photographer and creative in general, New York City, I think is the perfect place to be. I moved to NYC from Boston in 2013 and never looked back. Loving New York has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share those images with you all.

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