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Donna's Restaurant

American, Diner
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48 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2666
+1 607-936-9732
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat 06:00 - 13:30
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Peru, New York, United States
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190 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My buddy suggested this place and I am very glad that he did. No wonder they been in the same location for so many years. Great lunch, fast service and a wonderful dessert!

Thank Michael B
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109 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Just 2 blocks from the hotel door, what a great find for a quick, inexpensive breakfast. French toast was thick and delicious with real maple syrup. Coffee was good. What's not to like? From reading the memorabilia on the walls, we learned Donna has been there for 30 years. Lots of things on the wall to read and if you... More 

Thank dsarah
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice little restaurant close to the hotel, home cooking, cute place, reasonable prices and decent breakfast for the price. I been here for breakfast at least four times I the last seventeen years and it is consistent. Hours are limited, but if you can catch them open, I strongly recommend.

Thank Patricia Y
Corning, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went here for breakfast twice. The service was terrible, the waitress unfriendly. There were no second cups of coffee offered until we finally asked for it. The food was less than mediocre. We will not be returning.

Thank LeeOCo
Bel Air, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our breakfast was outstanding. Two eggs cooked to order, sausage/bacon, toast, coffee and juice made for a great start to our day. Our server happily substituted a blueberry pancake for my toast. The pancake was incredible -- soft, thick, very fluffy -- topped with fresh blueberries and some whipped cream. Coffee was dark and bold and the best I've had... More 

Thank rsr6
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped for breakfast while our family of four was passing through on vacation because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor. The positives: All four of us were pleased with our meals, even if none was particularly memorable. We didn't order any pastries, but the one we saw on display looked very good. The decor was unique and interesting. Definitely had... More 

Thank Gabe H
Elmira, New York
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden Jewel of Corning. Donna is the best. Great food. Great service.. and to be surrounded by Pyrex..what more could one want????!!!

Thank Karringtyn
Painted Post
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Donna's serves breakfast and lunch. Eggs, home fries, bacon and toast just like mom makes. Decent prices, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. The coffee keeps coming, highly recommend.

Thank Karen B
Watkins Glen, New York
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

My family and I have been going to this restaurant for a straight-up diner-style breakfast for decades. I've always loved a "greasy spoon" (as my grandmother used to call it), and this place fits the bill perfectly. Simple, affordable, classic breakfast fare. Sometimes Donna bakes special goodies, and they're always delicious too. I honestly don't even know if they serve... More 

Thank Paul T
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Walk into Donna's and you back in time. You are greeted like you're a regular. You are surrounded by Corningware from years past. You get homemade food that they are proud of making along with very pleasant conversation. Then you get the bill and assume someone made a mistake as the meal can't be this inexpensive. It is cash only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2666
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: +1 607-936-9732

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?