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Welcome to Crazy Otto’s Empire Diner, the Home of the World’s Largest Omelet, and proudly serving the Best Breakfast in the Mohawk Valley.

Our fabulous old diner is a 1952 Mountainview which has many of its original features. We are open from 6:00am until 2:00pm every day!

We are conveniently located in Herkimer, New York, at exit 30 right off the New York State Thruway, a short distance from the toll booth.

Our portions are large. Our service is fantastic. And the atmosphere will make you wish for days gone by. Come on in and visit. We hope to see you soon.



Thanks for visiting our site!

Wow. We're so honored and thank you for voting us Readers' Choice Best Upstate New York Diner. Best Atmosphere. Best Bacon. Best Hollandaise. Best Pie Crust. We're so honored and beyond excited!

In 2013, we were voted Best Burger for our Bacon Cheeseburger and in 2012 Best Burger for our Cheeseburger in the New York State Best Burger contest on behalf of Region 4.
We have two winning burgers!

Your host, Scott Tranter, offers some cooking tips and quick tips at

We really appreciate when our customers take the time to leave us a review. Lets us know how happy folks are and what we can do to improve. Thanks so much!

We open daily at 5:00 a.m. We close at 4:00 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and stay open until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday nights.

Be sure to stop in and see the Diner Wizard! He is a restaurant consultant and available to help you get your restaurant operating efficiently. He has written 8 cookbooks which are available in the diner, on his website ( as well as and
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