Bob’s Diner

When it comes to getting yourself righteously torqued on coffee and protein in the wee hours of the morning (or any other time, for that matter), Bob’s is likely the cheapest and quickest option. There are a couple other all-night diners in the area, but they’re not really worth the drive or the expense: you can fill up at Bob’s for under five bucks, plus the cost of gas to get yourself across the river and a mile up Route 2 into Watervliet (actually, more like three-quarters of a mile; if you cross the railroad tracks, you’ve gone too far). Being a diner, Bob’s serves diner food, solid and respectable; no real surprises here, but isn’t that a good thing? Be warned, though: this place is hard core, and smoking is allowed at every table and at every stool. But then, if you were fussy about your health, you wouldn’t be eating fried eggs and bacon at 3:00 AM, would you?

Comments on Bob’s Diner

Bob’s.. yeah its nice a place is open all night, but Id rather go to the 76 Diner. I know my order will be correct. The waitresses are awful. One was picking her nose one day and then brought me my food. I told her to send it back , and left. Good luck getting waht you ordered. They think a coffee is a glass of milk. Watch what you order and what you get in return.

Posted by TooGreasy (February 3, 2005 04:35 PM)

man i got laid in the bathroom there while eating a cheeseburger with cheese and gravy fries….

Posted by Mark White (November 18, 2003 04:13 PM)

So what’s not to love about Bob’s? Well, I’m fairly certain we’ve all had our fair share of odd experiences there. Like the time J. Random Skank-Ho came and sat down at my table exclaiming “Tell me you’s a freak, baby, freak nasty, I see it, nails all painted up and shit, you’s a nasty freak!” But aside from the sometimes off-putting clientele, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place for the money or convenience. Service is fantastic (“and you’re welcome”), and the food is more than adequate. Two things to note: be sure to include the cost of a pack of cigarettes for each trip, and prepare yourself for serious jitters courtesy of 300 cups of coffee.

Posted by Will Schultze (July 18, 2003 12:45 PM)

Great food, best puddings… as long as you don’t mind leaving smelling like an ashtray.

Posted by Rich (July 12, 2003 07:33 PM)

Odds of *one* of the waitstaff being a cute female: 1:9 on a weekday evening.

Posted by Erik Dow (January 27, 2002 12:19 PM)

Bob’s is amazing. Excellent food, awesome atmosphere. And the fact that it’s right by railroad tracks gives it some kind of strange extra bonus in my book. Definitely the place for late night excursions when you don’t want to deal with the fuss and muss of Wolf Road or the 76 (the drive, the extra expense, the wait). Bob’s is like a swift kick to the head in this respect - you go in, you sit down, BAM, you get food, and you drink coffee until you can’t take it any more.

Posted by Justin Baugh (September 26, 2001 01:35 AM)

The best meal I’ve had in a long, long time was at Bob’s Diner. One ham and cheese omlette, a side of corned beef hash, and a bottomles cup of coffee. Five dollars can rarely deliver so much.

Posted by David DeNee (September 6, 2001 06:39 PM)