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Long Island's best diners

The exterior of the futuristic, double-decker Landmark Diner

(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

At times, it may seem that there's but one diner on Long Island -- one that was somehow cloned and distributed throughout Nassau and Suffolk. How else to explain all the glitzy exteriors, 10-page menus and glass showcases of decadent desserts? But there are some that break with the stereotype, in both architecture and food. From a vintage railroad car to a streamlined new double decker, we give you these diners with style, taste, individuality and, in some cases, history. --Compiled by Joan Reminick

  • The Cook Room (25 Middle Country Rd., Middle

    The Cook Room Diner, Lunch, Breakfast, Burgers 25 Middle Country Rd. Middle Island This gleaming vintage diner serves a homestyle menu that includes such dishes as meltingly tender ...

  • The exterior of the futuristic, double-decker Landmark Diner

    Landmark Diner $$ | Diner, American 1027 Northern Blvd. Roslyn Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. ...

  • The Mineola Diner stays busy with a mix

    Mineola Diner $ | Breakfast, American, Luncheonette, Diner 138 Jericho Tpke. Mineola Diner buffs will enjoy the time-warp ambience of this 1946 Mountain View Diner, which occupies ...

  • Exterior of Mitchell's in Valley Stream

    Mitchell's $ | Diner, Ice cream 191 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream Mitchell's, founded in 1938, still makes its own ice cream, syrup and whipped cream. ...

  • Angel food pancakes, with strawberries and powered sugar,

    Premier Diner $ | Greek, American, Diner 690 Commack Rd. Commack What sets this gleaming diner apart from most of the genre is a creative and ...

  • Liz Strebel, owner of the Riverhead Diner and

    Riverhead Diner & Grill $$ | Diner, Nightspot 85 E Main St Riverhead A 1930s-era diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ...

  • Waitress Janet Eckel delivers breakfast at Tim's Shipwreck

    Tim's Shipwreck Diner $$ | Breakfast, American, Diner 46 Main St. Northport The Shipwreck Diner is a neighborhood establishment serving a crowd of mostly locals where breakfast ...

  • Old-fashioned oatmeal with strawberries and / or bananas

    Thomas's Ham & Eggery Diner $ | Kids, Diner, Breakfast, Lunch, American 325 Old Country Rd. Carle Place On any given morning, weekends especially, you'll find a line trailing out the door of ...

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