Crazy Otto's Empire Diner

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 18 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pancakes + 4 more
100% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

100 West Albany Street, Herkimer, NY 13350

(315) 866-8801
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    3 ratingApril 28, 2017

    I was a bit disappointed. They had a nice big gf menu. Unfortunately my blueberry pancakes were undercooked. Eggs and bacon were good and the service was great! Maybe it was an off day but I would still recommend giving it a try

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2017

    Awesome food, good service, large portions. And safe - they clean a grill special for gf and don't butter anything in the kitchen to reduce cross-contamination. Definitely recommend.

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2017

    What a gem! They are very knowledgeable and accommodating. They have a separate griddle for gf items that is continually cleaned. Had breakfast; pancakes, hash-browns and bacon. The portions were huge and delicious. No reaction and I am highly sensitive. Most importantly, however, the service and attentiveness in this traditional diner was second to none. This 50's styled diner is traditionally decorated and clean! They had a good sized gf menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2016

    so incredibly gluten free celiac friendly! why? Because the owner's dearest friend is ultra sensitive celiac and they just wanted her to be able to eat out. the celiac friend taught them & made the menu. bless you all for making me feel normal & getting to eat at a diner! Great food I had eggs bacon hash browns toast, took egg salad tuna platter to go. can't say enough good things about this place!

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2016

    Best gluten-free pancakes I've ever had. They are very concerned about providing safe and tasty food. They are also eager to learn and expand. Very friendly 😀

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2016

    Good food. Big portions. They clean the area to prep gf food

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    Great gf menu, staff was helpful and listened - enjoyed our food and defiantly would go back

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2015

    Good food, friendly service. Awesome gluten free pancakes. Reasonable prices. Breakfast available all day.

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    5 ratingSeptember 22, 2015

    Great breakfast for lunch! Breakfast anytime! Fun atmosphere and knowledgable staff. Separate prep space too! Don't miss it!

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2015

    Amazing menus with amazing food! A little piece of heaven here on earth, complete with wonderful biscuits and gravy for all you Southerners at heart, plus gluten free pancakes to die for!!

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2015

    We were on the road from Rochester to Albany and we knew we'd be looking for something to eat around Herkimer and Crazy Otto's popped up when I searched for GF in the area, so we tried it out. The service was fantastic and friendly. When I said I needed gluten free, the waitress explained that they use different prep space for cooking the gluten free items, so I felt really secure ordering. I asked for specific information about the bread, and she went back to find out what brand it was for me. The portions were huge, and I brought half home for breakfast which I'm really looking forward to. If I'm on the road I will definitely stop in again.

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2014

    Another great GF meal. Large menu.

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2014

    Great menu with great prices. The omelets and hash browns are fantastic!

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2014

    wow! it's been over 30 years since I've eaten here. Crazy Otto has really stepped up the game. now I will be making excuses to make the trek it's worth it.

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    Absolutely well thought out gf restaurant. The waitress took her time and explained the precautions they take. I will defnitely go again. I was not worried about cross contamination.

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2012

    Excellent GF menu, outstanding service and very reasonable prices. Yes, it's a diner, but it's the best I've tried in the area!

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2012

    another great omelet & hash browns! Yum. Many omelets & fancy salads. you will be happy to go there!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
Monday
5 am - 4 pm
Tuesday
5 am - 4 pm
Wednesday
5 am - 9 pm
Thursday
5 am - 9 pm
Friday
5 am - 9 pm
Saturday
5 am - 9 pm
Sunday
5 am - 4 pm

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