Western Brooklyn

Bridgeview Diner = Best Diner In Brooklyn?


We are talking big, open 24-hours, has parking lot category, and while we are yet to eat at a couple, this spot may just be the best in Brooklyn, full stop.

The Bridgeview Diner, located on 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge, is spotless (which is quite unusual) and always full, yet the service is consistently fast and lovely, with good food and great prices.

It has a bar, booths, and tables, but no jukeboxes at the booths (go to the Floridian for that).

We’ve had breakfast there:

And lunch special: soup, entree, and dessert = $14.95 and unless you are starving it will feed two people, easily.

Chicken soup at Bridgeview Diner
Philly Cheesesteak at Bridgeview Diner

The Philly Cheesesteak that the waitress recommended was melt-in-your-mouth good.

And it came with the standard side of pickles and slaw.

For the dessert that comes with the lunch special, the options were danishes, pudding, and — something else I forgot to note — chocolate pudding that was way better than we had expected.

Good any time of day.

Bridgeview Diner is located at 9011 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. 718 680 9818.

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  1. The only diner that was better was the Kings Plaza Diner (RIP). To find an equal you would need to go out to Queens to the Crossbay Diner. But who wants to go to Queens if you don’t have to. 🙂

  2. This is a quality diner. I thought the one on Cropsey, right off the Belt Parkway, was a good one as well but it has slipped recently. I remember the Kings Plaza one. It was a great spot. El Greco on Sheepshead held a special place in my heart though. My teenage years were spent there. Was sad too see that one close.

  3. Ive gone to this place for years now only because my friends go there. I think the atmosphere is great and it is clean. Some of the waiting staff is great and the rest cant understand or dont know how to take orders. The food used to be fantastic now i find it to be subpar whether i order a burger, soup or pasta or some other fare. Parkview is far superior in everything they do.

  4. I Was there on a late night. Our waiter was a busboy who was pressed into service as a waiter and couldn’t speak English. I wanted a simple toasted English muffin with cream cheese and could not make him understand the words “cream cheese.” I got butter. The unbelievable part was that place was almost empty that night and we got such lousy service.


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