Ditch Plains

Ditch Plains

American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
146 Tips and reviews
  • ditch dog
  • mac & cheese
  • hot dogs
  • oysters
  • spicy food
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  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17
    The roasted oysters are drippy, warm and delicious, and come topped with savory garlic butter. Read more
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneFebruary 28
    Friendly service, good for groups and low key. Tasty Hamptons inspired eats incl lobster rolls $29, jalapeño tater tots and creamy crab dip. Skip pigs in a blanket, and chewy buffalo wings.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10
    Drippy, buttery and delicious, this is a most comforting way to serve them. Filling and warming to the toes, could there be a more perfect oyster dish for fall? Read more
  • Jon M.
    Jon MinnersJanuary 10
    The Ditch Dog is the best thing I ever had and I get it every year for my bday. Two hot dogs with Mac and cheese on each dog all on a bed of fries. Yumm
  • M M.
    M MarkovOctober 25, 2015
    Don't believe the lukewarm rating!! GREAT happy hour! Tacos are tasty, tater tots are the tits, and solid drink specials. This place is a hidden gem. Almost guaranteed space for your group after work
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseOctober 17, 2015
    BLOODY MARY! I won't judge you if you get one at midnight. They're always good (and spicy).
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 16, 2015
    The Bitches Say: B. The food was tasty, but I expected more exciting eats from this fun restaurant theme. Great for the under age five set! Read more
  • Charlene
    CharleneJune 25, 2015
    The lobster roll is good and generous, but has too much seasoning for my taste. The fries that come with it are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerMarch 10, 2015
    Only came for pre-dinner drinks, but the scene was lively and the service was friendly. Seems worthy of stopping in again.
  • Marco B.
    Marco BertozziNovember 5, 2014
    The service was rude. They could not provide a table for 12. They only had half bottle of wine?! Why? They would not do a glass of sparkling only a litre. #Bar tab non transferable to table - why?
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzOctober 20, 2014
    Came here for brunch! Really enjoyed their Bloody Mary! Had their eggs Benedict which had crab meat on it! Cute spot!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistAugust 6, 2014
    Eat a Ditch Dog aka a hot dog covered with creamy mac & cheese while riding a motorcycle that’s shaped like a T-Rex because, America. Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    This seafood shack excels at lobster rolls, clams stuffed with chorizo, and pickled anchovy salad in an intense lemon dressing. Read more
  • Arie W.
    Arie WMarch 15, 2014
    Don't get the ditch wich, it's literally a foil wrapped ice cream sandwich. Might as well go to the grocery and get a whole box of ice cream sandwiches.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BergFebruary 23, 2014
    If you are here for dinner and ready to EAT get the shrimp and grits. Best thing hands down. And I've eaten 75% of the menu.
  • Shane N.
    Shane N.January 26, 2014
    I never had to find a strategic way to eat a hot dog till I had a ditch dog...it was so worth the effort.
  • naveen
    naveenNovember 28, 2013
    the deviled eggs. the ditch dog: mac and cheese on a hot dog on a bed of fries. remember as a little kid when you could only have one of those for dinner?
  • Thom P.
    Thom PulliamOctober 31, 2013
    Order the Sloppy Bitch. It's an off menu combo of one Ditch Dog and one Sloppy Dog.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Though it looks fancy, Ditch Plains is a comfortable spot to snack on seafood-shack cuisine and burgers.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.July 13, 2013
    Maybe the greatest sandwich of all time-- let me introduce you to the Ditch Dog... 2 well done hot dogs with Mac n Cheese on top with a perfect bun served with crispy fries---and the beer is ice cold!
  • Katie S.
    Katie Smith-AdairApril 29, 2013
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $1 oysters until they run out, beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CohenApril 16, 2013
    Nice bartender. Uncool vibe. With flat panel TVs going and bad music. Good cocktail though.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MorseApril 8, 2013
    Friend recommended this place to me and I was not led astray! Try the Ditch Dogs! Amazing!
  • Marc E.
    Marc EMarch 20, 2013
    Solid salmon dish. Brussel sprouts are unique and delicious. Also recommend spicy pork meatballs (def spicy)
  • Staci Y.
    Staci YoungJanuary 30, 2013
    Great deviled eggs with fried oysters! And the mint chip ditch wich was awesome
  • Lex M.
    Lex MarquardtJanuary 21, 2013
    Delicious chili lime chicken, but the portion was enough to share if you're not ravenous!
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.January 20, 2013
    Not a lot of tables, and the front turns into more of a bar, but it doesn't disrupt your dinner. Service was good. The salmon, Brussels sprouts, and grits are amazing!
  • Haley J.
    Haley JonesJanuary 13, 2013
    Blody marys are intense. Horseradish, pepper and spice punch you in the mouth. Spicy tecate is the bomb.
  • AE S.
    AE SJanuary 6, 2013
    Jan #brunchbelle 2013 post, i visited Ditch Plains in the west village.I was disappointed with delayed service but once he found me, very attentive. On the #brunchbelle scale, Ditch Plains gets a 7.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony De RosaOctober 14, 2012
    The French toast looks like a tree trunk but its actually pretty fluffy inside. Order it, you won't regret it.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MitchellOctober 13, 2012
    Nachos are the worst I've ever had. All cheese on top, nothing underneath and overpriced, but at least it took forever and cost $12. Don't think I'll be back.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MitchellOctober 13, 2012
    $18 for 6 oysters seems like a bad deal. Mostly because it doesn't come with a blow job.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BergSeptember 13, 2012
    Great neighborhood spot, never disappointed. Service can be spotty and they need to add their grilled cheese onto the dinner menu. So good.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 18, 2012
    Do you love Mac ‘n Cheese? Do you love Hot Dogs? Then you simply must order a Ditch Dog (a hot dog smothered with delicious mac ‘n cheese).
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 4, 2012
    Try the lobster roll, a perfect balance of succulent Maine lobster, house-made garlic aioli, Old Bay seasoning, celery, green onion and tarragon. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble: Read more
  • Laila A.
    Laila AhmadiApril 6, 2012
    Yummy oysters from VA. But the seafood cobb salad is for people who don't like to eat salad.
  • Price
    PriceMarch 31, 2012
    The Spicy Tecate is one of my favorite drinks in NYC, great for brunch. "How spicy is it?" you ask? It's pretty spicy, but not overbearing.
  • Taylor
    TaylorMarch 5, 2012
    Solid staple neighborhood place. Diverse menu. The salads are pretty solid if you want to be healthy.
  • Brendan S.
    Brendan SpiegelFebruary 22, 2012
    Ditch Plains injects a little Midwest-style inventiveness into the heart of the West Village. May we present, the mac-and-cheese-covered heart attack hot dog. It kind of had to happen, didn’t it? Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 3, 2012
    Village Voice is excited to have Ditch Plains at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 29, 2011
    In keeping with its seafood focus, Ditch Plain gives away saltwater taffy to its patrons. The rainbow-colored candies come in a glass along with the check.
  • Lane W.
    Lane WoodAugust 15, 2011
    A bit pricey, but good food and great vibe. Get the mussels, or the dirty ditch dogs.
  • Gabe R.
    Gabe RoseJune 18, 2011
    The Lobster Roll is good, but the meatball appetizer is the hidden gem on the menu.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMay 24, 2011
    Come for the Surfer Sundays (and Mondays) for their $30 Lobster bake. Any other time, come for their Lobster Roll, Mac ‘N Cheese or Cajun Shrimp & Andouille.
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Get the crab dip and lobster roll or try the infamous ditch dogs (macaroni and cheese topped hotdogs)! Really cool space with great casual food - you'll definitely enjoy every bite of it.
  • nymag
    nymagApril 4, 2011
    Sponsored Tip: Order San Pellegrino or Acqua Panna water at Marc Murphy’s venerable downtown surf shack and a donation will be made to Share Our Strength! Also: awesome wines by the half-bottle. Read more
  • Jay F.
    Jay FieldsAugust 30, 2010
    Get the Ditch Dog. Also, go on a Friday or Saturday and sit at the bar. Rob (the bartender) is fantastic.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Nothing on the lunch menu costs more than $15. On a recent visit, the daily po'boy was made with five fat, juicy fried oysters. A plentiful BLT is summer comfort food defined. Read more
  • Noah @Noah_Xifr X.
    Omellete perfectly formed fluffy w chorizo and gruyere and wonderful side salad w viniagrette. Get ur brunch on.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KriegerMarch 28, 2010
    I defy anyone to show me a better mound of nachos in the city. For real. They are plated perfection.
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