Ditch Plains

Ditch Plains

American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
150 Tips and reviews
  • ditch dog
  • mac & cheese
  • hot dogs
  • oysters
  • Bloody Marys
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  • 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!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneFebruary 28, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jon M.
    Jon MinnersJanuary 10, 2016
    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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17, 2016
    The roasted oysters are drippy, warm and delicious, and come topped with savory garlic butter. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    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
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • AE S.
    AE SJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Price
    PriceMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MorseApril 8, 2013
    Friend recommended this place to me and I was not led astray! Try the Ditch Dogs! Amazing!
  • Gretchen
    GretchenDecember 29, 2016
    Head over to Ditch Plains before 7 pm for a good selection of happy hour specials. $5 Sangria is my go-to.
  • Marc
    MarcMarch 20, 2013
    Solid salmon dish. Brussel sprouts are unique and delicious. Also recommend spicy pork meatballs (def spicy)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Haley J.
    Haley JonesJanuary 13, 2013
    Blody marys are intense. Horseradish, pepper and spice punch you in the mouth. Spicy tecate is the bomb.
  • 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).
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Though it looks fancy, Ditch Plains is a comfortable spot to snack on seafood-shack cuisine and burgers.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lex M.
    Lex MarquardtJanuary 21, 2013
    Delicious chili lime chicken, but the portion was enough to share if you're not ravenous!
  • Staci Y.
    Staci YoungJanuary 30, 2013
    Great deviled eggs with fried oysters! And the mint chip ditch wich was awesome
  • David P.
    David PalmiereJuly 27, 2016
    Great place! Service was very friendly and my tuna burger was diabolically good!
  • 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.
  • Arie W.
    Arie WMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SchneiderApril 4, 2015
    get the ditch dogs with bacon. do it.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony De RosaOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The French toast looks like a tree trunk but its actually pretty fluffy inside. Order it, you won't regret it.
  • Taylor
    TaylorMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid staple neighborhood place. Diverse menu. The salads are pretty solid if you want to be healthy.
  • 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.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CohenApril 16, 2013
    Nice bartender. Uncool vibe. With flat panel TVs going and bad music. Good cocktail though.
  • Lane W.
    Lane WoodAugust 15, 2011
    A bit pricey, but good food and great vibe. Get the mussels, or the dirty ditch dogs.
  • 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.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CosterJune 25, 2015
    Good for late night seafood eats- lobster roll FTW!
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney SmithJanuary 27, 2016
    This place is a find! Great food at normal prices in the West Village.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HSeptember 30, 2013
    Decent tuna burger. Get the homemade cheese tots. To.die.for.
  • Katie S.
    Katie Smith-AdairApril 29, 2013
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $1 oysters until they run out, beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Meghan
    MeghanApril 15, 2012
    Get the crab dip and lobster mashed potatoes now, thank me later.
  • Sandra N.
    Sandra NamAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great food, great atmosphere and when Rob is behind the bar, it's a guaranteed good time. :) Read more
  • Gabe R.
    Gabe RoseJune 18, 2011
    The Lobster Roll is good, but the meatball appetizer is the hidden gem on the menu.
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