525 Smithtown Bypass, Hauppauge, NY 11788
DescriptionThe Hauppauge Palace Diner is located at 525 Smithtown Bypass, Hauppauge. There are four steps or ramp to the double door entrance, vestibule, and another set of double doors. Floors are smooth. There are booths, counter, tables and chairs. There is ample space between tables for easy navigation.
Restrooms are multi-stall, with handicapped-accessible stalls and baby-changing stations.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Places to rest: not needed
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: double doors, entryway (with bench), double doors
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: to get from parking lot to entrance
Steps and staircases: 4 steps to entrance
Width of aisles: ample space in galleries
Places to sit: booths, tables & chairs, counter
Location of restrooms: in hallway in back of dining room
Type of restroom: Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible stall,
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and attentive
As is the case with most diners in the New York area, the Hauppauge Palace is easily accessible. I have been here numerous times for meetings. Today, I was here as a “regular” patron.
Four handicapped (van) accessible spaces are located close to the concrete ramp going to the double door entrance, vestibule (with benches) and another set of double doors. If you are going up the steps you will find four of them.
Once you enter, to the left are mostly booths and the counter; to the right you will find tables that have ample space between them. There are two private/semi-priate areas for larger groups.
As had been the case when I was there with a group, my server was professional and attentive. She made sure my order was correct and made sure my coffee was refilled without my having to ask, something I am very appreciative of. The Palace’s website says that they, “…try to meet the needs of our customers at all times…” They certainly met mine!
The multi-stall restrooms have a large, handicapped-accessible stall and baby-changing station.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.hpdiner.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”