Tom's Restaurant

Tom's Restaurant

Diner, Breakfast Spot, and Burger Joint$$$$
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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  • Kahina B.
    Kahina BeJuly 3
    This one is a really authentic diner. The milkshake is amazing and don't get me started on the pancakes! So good.
  • Idalia C.
    Breakfast!
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraJune 15
    Key lime rickie. Love the vibe here :)
  • Raphael L.
    Good value for money. Big portions. Go sweet and get pancakes. Omelettes aren't the main attraction.
  • Emma M.
    Emma McTagueApril 24
    The line can be crazy, but if you time it just right it might not even be that bad.
  • Dri B.
    Dri BacciMarch 25
    Fluffy pancakes are awesome!!! 3 big pancakes with butter and maple syrup... 🥞 😋
  • Mudit A.
    Mudit AmetaMarch 13
    Oh man, pancakes here are SO good. Get the danish or sweet potato pancakes. Or any pancake really. And some milkshake and you're set. The staff is super nice and the vibe is old school. I love Tom's!
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJanuary 23
    Been here 10+ times
    Kitchy diner food served with love. Pro order: beef sausage and cheddar omelet, home fries, wheat toast, chocolate egg cream or cherry lime rickey.
  • Motoki O.
    Motoki OtsukaJanuary 22
    Amazing crab cakes florentine
  • Sarah R.
    Too much hype, it's a normal dinner but not out of the ordinary in any way or worth waiting in the crazy lines!
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BernerJanuary 16
    Authentic American. Only cash.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 11
    Expensive!
  • Andrea N.
    Andrea NguyenJanuary 10
    It's fun, it's alive, it's a diner; it's Tom's (but not that Tom's)! Sometimes I purposely come late to wait in line so I get the free french fries, cookies, and coffee they give out.
  • Kelvin M.
    Kelvin Maynard JrDecember 30, 2016
    Almost everything at Tom's is awesome. You can't go wrong with any order but my favorite is the Ruben!
  • Gregory L.
    Gregory LeeNovember 16, 2016
    Denny's makes better pancakes.
  • Gregory L.
    Gregory LeeNovember 16, 2016
    The pancakes are very dry. Like, stick to the roof of you mouth dry. This place may be a piece of history, but the lemon ricotta pancakes here are no match for Plow in SF.
  • Marius W.
    Marius WatzNovember 14, 2016
    As "authentic" as you get, this diner is actually from the mid-1930's. And it looks it. The food is basic (but good) diner fare.
  • Agustín B.
    Agustín BorrazásNovember 1, 2016
    Breakfast is very well served!
  • Henrik
    HenrikOctober 29, 2016
    Loved the streusel pancakes. I was glad to see that the venue is so unpretentious.
  • John P.
    John PankertOctober 14, 2016
    Really good if you want a big breakfast! Super nice service too!
  • Ya Fen W.
    Ya Fen WongSeptember 11, 2016
    Good portions and great pancakes
  • Noah N.
    Noah NormanAugust 24, 2016
    If you don't like diners, we can't be friends. And if you don't like Tom's, you hate America. Crab cakes and eggs.
  • Navneet A.
    Navneet AlangAugust 12, 2016
    Crab cakes florentine is ace!
  • Nana K.
    Nana KumiAugust 5, 2016
    Lemon Ricotta pancakes are heavenly.
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LiuAugust 4, 2016
    If you haven't had their cherry lime Rickey you should get off this app and get one now. Amazing. Also, huge portions!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJuly 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The best diner in all the land. Service is top-notch, food is great, and condiments are on point (homemade chipotle mayo at every table & cinnamon, apple, and strawberry butter with your pancakes).
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    Tom’s original Prospect Heights location is certainly one Brooklyn’s most beloved breakfast spots. The lines can be rough, but free coffee and the promise of ricotta pancakes makes it all worthwhile. Read more
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondJuly 26, 2016
    The vibe here is old school diner, first come first served for brunch and it gets crazy. The pancakes are decent but probably not worth the wait.
  • Nasir M.
    Nasir MemonJuly 23, 2016
    Great pancakes
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GabbeJuly 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Corned beef hash and eggs are fantastic.
  • Zina A.
    Zina AlamJune 21, 2016
    Famous for pancakes, 100 year old establishment
  • Julie G.
    Julie G NarzJune 14, 2016
    Service was very slow & there were very few customers. I ordered a Turkey BLT and they gave me a Turkey Bacon LT. Took 15 minutes to get an iced tea.
  • Brittany W.
    Brittany WynnJune 12, 2016
    Pancakes! And anything that can go with pancakes
  • Marina Noelia C.
    Supreme pancakes = supreme love
  • Brett R.
    Brett RobbinsMay 22, 2016
    Sweet potato pancakes
  • Dean C.
    Dean CareyMay 13, 2016
    There is always a line - because it's always worth it!
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudMay 10, 2016
    Hangover medicine ASAP, in the form of serious diner food. Hit up Tom’s on your way to the Park for the only cure you’ll need.
  • Zoe D.
    Zoe DunMay 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge portions, authentic diner feel, yummy pancakes, fries, and awesome chocolate milkshakes!
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanApril 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The huevos rancheros helped me find God
  • Deon D.
    Deon DMarch 28, 2016
    Pretty great for a diner. Upon arrival, seems like more of a wait than it really is. About 20 minutes from line to table. Everyone took responsibility for our service. The food came fast and very good
  • Gretta H.
    Gretta HehreMarch 1, 2016
    Dutch pancakes
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaFebruary 27, 2016
    Breakfast reigns supreme here. The pancakes are the real stand out. Eggs, home fries, etc are standard diner quality.
  • Tomik D.
    Tomik DashFebruary 25, 2016
    The banana walnut pancakes as well as the lemon ricotta pancakes are SUPERB! They also have cinnamon, strawberry, and pumpkin butters there are amazing compliments to the pancakes.
  • Kiki B.
    Kiki BecklesFebruary 5, 2016
    Ricotta Pancakes!!!!!!!
  • Mari
    MariJanuary 13, 2016
    Great place to have breakfast. There are many people in the mornings, but the wait is worth it!
  • Jessy N.
    Jessy NunezJanuary 10, 2016
    A neighborhood favorite!
  • Laura O.
    Laura OsorioJanuary 4, 2016
    Great place, perfect meals, big portions and excellent attention.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DellaquilaJanuary 4, 2016
    Tom's is an unending flow of culinary surprises every time I visit. When they are busy, parties of 4 seem to get seated quicker. Their burgers are simple but hearty and be sure to butter your grits!
  • Georgia L.
    Georgia LuddeckeJanuary 1, 2016
    Get pancakes (especially Danish) and beef sausage
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HoDecember 13, 2015
    Try the banana walnut pancakes! An extra $2 on the 2-2-2 deal (2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 sausage/bacon)
  • Paul M.
    Paul MayDecember 12, 2015
    Fluffy pancakes!
  • Camden A.
    Camden ArmsbyNovember 16, 2015
    This place is way over-hyped. It's certainly not worth the wait for typical diner food
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxNovember 9, 2015
    Worth the hype - a nice old school diner experience, kitschy and delicious. I love the waiting in line appetizers. Such a nice touch.
  • David B.
    David BrahlerOctober 26, 2015
    Best Diner in the land
  • fronx
    fronxOctober 26, 2015
    Dry, bready, overcooked pancakes! \o/
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesOctober 23, 2015
    The huevos rancheros are so good.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleOctober 22, 2015
    Lemon ricotta pancakes (any of the pancakes really).
  • ST K.
    ST KingOctober 12, 2015
    Even waiting in line to get in was a pleasant experience. They brought food and drink for us to try while we were on line.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerSeptember 21, 2015
    An institution. Warning: can get very hot in summer with long lines.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I just love their beef sausage
  • Christine G.
    Christine GrahamSeptember 19, 2015
    Lemon ricotta pancakes are unreal! Delicious food at great prices.
  • Ma L.
    Ma Lo CSeptember 16, 2015
    Pancakes!!!!!!
  • Judy L.
    Judy LuoSeptember 14, 2015
    lemon ricotta pancakes are amazing, cute space and décor, great service (they feed you snacks and coffee while you're waiting in line!)
  • Luke
    LukeSeptember 7, 2015
    Classic diner chow for all seasons. Go with the pancakes
  • Leo N.
    Leo N-BAugust 23, 2015
    Good prices, even better pancakes.
  • Domenico G.
    Domenico GrecoAugust 19, 2015
    Fantastic american breakfast
  • Johann R.
    Johann R.August 11, 2015
    great waffles good pancakes but no AC!
  • Kim S.
    Kim SleeperAugust 7, 2015
    The pancakes here! I ordered the sweet potato ones and it came with pumpkin butter. Honestly tasted like a pumpkin pie :)
  • Aizen K.
    Aizen KusumiAugust 1, 2015
    It is like a typical American diner that 1 sees in a movie. U.S. Flags everywhere, a cop having his breakfast & yes it is finger-licking-good! The service is good, slightly odd but good. Pancakes!
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEIJuly 27, 2015
    Crab cake florentine is a bit salty for me. Otherwise all good as a dinner.
  • David L.
    David LópezJune 19, 2015
    My favourite burger place in N.Y. Big and tasty burgers, crunchy bacon...And special mention to his fries! Totally awesome 👌
    Upvoted Aug 4
  • Brooklyn R.
    Classic spot. They even feed you while you wait in line.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesJune 5, 2015
    Best pancakes in Brooklyn. Love the Danish Pancakes (lemon zest, ricotta, parmesan and blueberries).
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesJune 5, 2015
    Cash only. Plan accordingly.
  • DeVon R.
    DeVon RobinsonMay 30, 2015
    The pancakes are amazing. They're fluffy and filling.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerMay 23, 2015
    I love eating breakfast. I especially love eating breakfast HERE. Every now and then you get a little treat like an orange wedge or a cookie handed to you by a server.
  • Craig V.
    Craig VisionsMay 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The pancakes are excellent!!
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangMay 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    2x2x2 specials are the way to go here. Massive and fluffy pancakes served with savory strawberry AND apple cinnamon butter, 2 eggs your choice, plus thick succulent pork sausages. Nuff said.
  • David B.
    David BrahlerMay 3, 2015
    Classic Brooklyn hospitality. Try the bacon omelette with fries and rye toast.
  • Joo J.
    Joo JooApril 30, 2015
    I like their pancakes and fries. But I don't think It's worth waiting for 2 hours. Also the black girl waitress there is borderline slow and pretty rude.
  • Hector
    HectorApril 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lemon ricotta pancakes, wash it down with a cherry lemonade
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 9, 2015
    Long lines form during prime brunching hours, but the waitstaff will reward your patience with gratis orange slices, sips of coffee, & breakfast meats. Tom's remains a community restaurant at heart.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerApril 5, 2015
    Pancakes are unquestionably the thing to get. There's a wait on weekends but the line moves quickly and the service is prompt once you are seated.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillApril 1, 2015
    Cannot top their pancakes for breakfast.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteMarch 21, 2015
    The pancakes are absolutely unbelievably amazing.
  • inna k.
    inna katsMarch 18, 2015
    Tom's wrap, ask for Chipotle mayo ots. Pickle is legit. Try merlot mixed w/Malibu, seltzer ots (add to taste): like red sangria. No WiFi, owner won't let you charge your phone. Service is perfect. 👍
  • Peter E.
    Peter EsveldMarch 14, 2015
    Pancakes, egg cream, huevos rancheros
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 25, 2015
    There is always a long line here but the wait it worth it! Amazing Brooklyn diner fare. The pancakes are heavenly!
  • Donna Mc
    Donna McFebruary 16, 2015
    Tourist tip: Awesome little diner nestled in Prospect Heights. Corned beef hash of my childhood and heavenly lemon ricotta pancakes! Solid eats and great service, with a touch of nostalgia.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 14, 2015
    Egg cream!!!!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 14, 2015
    Lemon ricotta pancakes are amazing. Best pancakes I have had in NYC
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 14, 2015
    Best breakfast in Prospect Heights. One of the best breakfast spots in Brooklyn
  • George Z.
    George ZFebruary 10, 2015
    The One True Diner
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZhangFebruary 1, 2015
    The pancakes aren't amazing but they are pretty great for $8.
  • Guillo ..
    Guillo ...January 31, 2015
    Pancakes and pancakes
  • Leonardo E.
    Leonardo EloiJanuary 28, 2015
    A true and delicious American breakfast
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 20, 2015
    For a traditional pancake experience, we recommend the Lemon Ricotta pancakes at this 70-year-old Prospect Heights establishment. The pancake experience here is combined with a sepia-tinged nostalgia. Read more
  • Norman S.
    Norman ShermanJanuary 20, 2015
    The Danish pancakes made my day...week!
  • Arturo S.
    Eat as much as you can! Anything that you order will exceed your expectations!
  • Denesia S.
    Denesia SBDecember 30, 2014
    The sweet potato pancakes with strawberries are delish.
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