Looking to try the best diners in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable diners in New York City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.
1. Joe Jr. Restaurant
Topping the list is Joe Jr. Restaurant. Located at 167 Third Ave. (at the corner of Third Avenue and 16th Street) in Gramercy, Joe Jr. Restaurant is the highest-rated budget-friendly diner in New York City, boasting four stars out of 361 reviews on Yelp. Open seven days a week, this old-school spot serves a full menu of diner favorites, including all-day breakfast.
Yelper Patrick C., who reviewed Joe Jr. Restaurant on Aug. 27, wrote, "I don't care what people say, but it is the best burger I've ever had."
Benson Y. added, "I ordered an egg white omelet with mushroom, spinach and Swiss with a side of turkey sausage and a sugar free iced tea. Everything was cooked perfectly including the vegetables and the cheese was melted just right."
2. La Bonbonniere
Next up is La Bonbonniere in the West Village, with four stars out of 356 Yelp reviews. Back in August, this spot's egg breakfast was named among Eater New York's "12 Stand-Out Dishes to Try in the West Village." Head over to 28 Eighth Ave. (between 12th and Jane streets) to see for yourself.
Yelper Susam B., who reviewed La Bonbonniere on Aug. 1, wrote, "Amazing food. The pancakes were scrumptious! I [had] an omelet and coffee; it was great."
3. The Brothers Cafe
And over in Sunnyside, check out The Brothers Cafe, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp. This casual spot is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Dig in by heading over to 3949 43rd Ave.
Yelper Dan Z., who reviewed The Brothers Cafe on Dec. 14 wrote, "Food came out fast and hot. I got the Mexican breakfast. The sauce is flavorful but not salty, so you can really pile it on. The home fries are excellently crisped."
4. Pop's Diner
Finally, there's Pop's Diner, a Flushing favorite with four stars out of 271 reviews. Pop's Diner boasts a full menu of comfort food classics, as well as a vintage throwback interior. Stop by 44-29 Kissena Blvd. to hit it up next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget.
Yelp can tell you a thing or two more about Pop's Diner.
"Through the years, many people have come to love Pop's for the simple fact that we have always upheld our level of service, quality and affordability," according to the history section of the business' Yelp profile.