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A Guide to New York's Old-Time Lunch Counters

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With the impending closure of the 74 year-old New York classic diner Prime Burger, it's hard not to get a bit nostalgic. Although many of the city's most famous and beloved lunch counters have faded into the past, a few around town still offer a glimpse into a different era of dining; a time of egg creams, swiveling stools, and 25 cent coffees. From counters with old-school soda taps to collectable Coke bottles, Eater's got a guide to 12 old-time lunch counters around NYC.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. B & H Dairy Restaurant

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127 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-8065
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2. Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop

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174 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-5096
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3. Lexington Candy Shop

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1226 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 288-0057
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4. Tom's Restaurant

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782 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 636-9738
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5. Jahn's Ice Cream Shop

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81-04 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 651-0700
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6. Cup & Saucer

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89 Canal St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 925-3298
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7. The 7th Avenue Donut Shop

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324 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-3410
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8. Stage Restaurant

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128 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-8614
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9. La Bonbonniere

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28 8th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 741-9266
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10. Johny's Luncheonette

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124 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 243-6230
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11. Viand Coffee Shop

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673 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 751-6622
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12. Hinsch's

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8518 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 748-2854
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1. B & H Dairy Restaurant

127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
127 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

2. Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop

174 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
174 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010

3. Lexington Candy Shop

1226 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028
1226 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10028

4. Tom's Restaurant

782 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
782 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

5. Jahn's Ice Cream Shop

81-04 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
81-04 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

6. Cup & Saucer

89 Canal St, New York, NY 10002
89 Canal St
New York, NY 10002

7. The 7th Avenue Donut Shop

324 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
324 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

8. Stage Restaurant

128 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
128 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

9. La Bonbonniere

28 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014
28 8th Ave
New York, NY 10014

10. Johny's Luncheonette

124 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
124 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001

11. Viand Coffee Shop

673 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065
673 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065

12. Hinsch's

8518 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
8518 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

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