252 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
(516) 927 - 8265
Whiskey Down Diner, Farmingdale
Whiskey Down Diner is located at 252 Main Street, Farmingdale. Parking is either on the street or in the large parking lot behind the restaurant. The street-level, single door, main entrance leads to a small entryway and then another single door.
Indoor seating is at booth, a counter and several tables. Outdoor seating is at tables and chairs, or picnic tables and benches.
Two, lage, single-occupancy restrooms are located in the rear. The restrooms have wheelchair-accessible sinks and a baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: depends on where you park
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: bench on street in front of venue
Paths and walkways: concrete and stone
Doors: street-level, single door at both entrances
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: small ramp from side door entrance into restaurant
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: booths, tables and chair, full-height counter : outdoor- tables and chairs and picnic tables and benches
Location of restrooms: in rear - close to side door entrance
Type of restroom: two, large, single-occupancy (one is handicapped-accessible), wheelchair-accessible sink
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly, helpful and professional
We had heard about Whiskey Down Diner from several people. Such an interesting name, I had to find out what it meant. Checking, I found out that in diners it can be hard to hear. White bread and rye can be mistaken for one another. So rye became whiskey, and down became toast, since you have to push the knob on the toaster down. Therefore, toasted rye bread became “whiskey down!”
We finally had an opportunity to go for breakfast. After seeing their menu (and the specials), and tasting our excellent choices, we must return for lunch/dinner. Unless it stays warm for quite some time or something else changes, we probably won’t get back for awhile, as we do not feel comfortable with indoor eating yet.
That being said, we had a wonderful breakfast experience. Outdoor seating is in the “alley/courtyard” between the restaurant and building next to it. It is a nice, semi-secluded area where you don’t feel as though you are sitting in the street Metal tables with umbrellas, as well as some picnic tables and benches are well-spaced. The combination of smooth concrete and stone make it easy to a navigate. If you are seated here and need to use the restroom there is a street-level door leading to the rear of the restaurant and very close to the restrooms. It was nice to see the notice on the door telling one to be careful and step down as you enter. There is a small ramp inside the door. If you are not comfortable with that it is easy to go around to the main entrance.
There are two, large, single-occupancy restrooms (one of which is handicapped-accessible, with wheelchair accessible sinks, and a baby-changing station.
If you choose to sit inside, the street- level, single-door leads to a small entryway and another single door to the welcome area.If you have to wait, there is a bench in this area. Seating is comprised of booths, a full-height bar, and several tables near the entrance. Although not spacious, there is adequate room to navigate.
Almost forgot to mention parking. There is no dedicated parking.Parking is either on the street, or in the large parking lot behind the stores. It is easy to walk from the lot, between the buildings, to the entrance.
Menus can be scanned and specials were listed on paper menus. Utensils, plates and cups are not disposable. The staff all wore masks. We really appreciated that they have hand-sanitizer on each table. This is the first restaurant where I have seen that.
Our server was lovely, efficient and attentive. The menu choices were quite varied and interesting. My ricotta toast was something new to me. It was delicious, and the coffee was great! We sat for quite a while, probably a bit too long during this COVID time, but there wasn’t anyone waiting for a table. We were never rushed – even offered several refills on the coffee. With an interesting name, delicious food and good service, we think Whiskey Down Dinner is a winner!
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