Locals have been coming to this standalone diner since the 1960s. One of the last of its kind, Pearl Street Diner survived the massive development of the area in the 1970s and is still serving up a quintessential New York experience daily with classic diner food.
Come down and grab a seat at one of the classic metal bar stools at the counter for a real American breakfast like blueberry pancakes, and don’t forget the sausage. Or, choose from the huge selection of eggs and omelettes. At the lunch rush, stop by for New York’s famous triple-decker diner sandwiches, as well as Greek and Italian specialties. Top it all of with bakery fresh deserts, like a slice of cheesecake or apple pie.
The iconic, Instagram-worthy neon sign on the corner of Pearl and Fletcher is one of my favorites. A couple of the letters may flicker, or be off completely, but I love the way it stands out against the huge skyscrapers that surround. It’s truly a local spot that refuses to give up.