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Route 22, Pawling, NY
+1 845-878-6654
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504 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on busy Rt22 this is a favorite of locals and those passing through Old fashioned cafe with friendly wait staff and there really is a Karen Breakfast is all day (till about 3) There are always interesting specials too Prices are reasonable and portions large

Thank daylilly50
Washington, D.C.
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280 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

good place for a basic, no-frills breakfast. food consistently decent and cheap. no frills but an extensive menu. fried muffin pretty good, but not healthy. ha.

Thank walton56
New York
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126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Was disappointed after hearing the hype. Breakfast was average, food was unremarkable, coffee was good but pancakes were less than average. A nice local resource so we will try again but probably for lunch.

Thank LPWNewYork
Stormville, New York
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I heard good things about this breakfast joint! The staff was totally not motivated and when out food did not come out in a timely matter, everyone blamed each other for the slow service. I won't go back

Thank John E
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192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly unappealing place. Obviously appeals to its regulars. The food we had was boring and uninspired. I'd return for convenience only even the coffee was dull.

Thank Amir A
Pawling, New York
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you lived in a small town in the 50’s, going to Karen's will bring you home...it has the simple friendly atmosphere long forgotten in the maelstrom of fast food restaurants we have today. The food is fresh and well prepared and there is a Karen in the kitchen. Go...it will bring back memories.

Thank OESforme
Pawling, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great diner for breakfast. A locals favorite. Yummy pancakes and relaxed atmosphere. Lots of choices. Lunch also served. cash only

Thank mark k
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stopped there for Lunch with friends nice atmosphere good location friendly staff very good selection and food

Thank HenryUSA1962
Fairfield, Connecticut
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314 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat a wide variety of food. There are tables with umbrellas outside and adequate seating inside. The food was very good, the staff was very friendly, and the restaurant is clean. They do not accept credit cards so bring cash or use the ATM inside yo get cash.

Thank Edwin H
Danbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

the eggs and home fries were delicious. karen's is a very casual nice place where the locals go to. the people are friendly and food is very good. the prices are quite reasonable too. i look forward to going there again soon!

Thank suesipolansky77

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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 22, Pawling, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Pawling
  • Phone Number: +1 845-878-6654

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