Though the Chow Down Diner in Bethpage has sleek decor and a contemporary-retro vibe, the real attraction here is the cuisine. Not just offering the typical diner items, there is a well-edited repertoire of cleverly tweaked American classics. This fun spot has fantastic dishes while staying at diner prices.

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Chow Down Diner, located in Bethpage.

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The vibe is contemporary and retro at the Chow Down Diner in Bethpage.

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Customers dine at the Chow Down Diner in Bethpage.

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The interior at the Chow Down Diner in Bethpage is sleek but still fun.

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Chef Steven Del Lima chats with customers at the Chow Down Diner in Bethpage.

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Chow Down Diner's unconventional take on the signature BLT, featuring oven-dried tomatoes and smoked cheddar, is a winning dish.

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Chow Down Diner in Bethpage serves a rich and hearty lobster mac and cheese.

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The desserts taste as good as they look at the Chow Down Diner in Bethpage.

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