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Watkins Glen, New York: World's Smallest Diner

Built in 2017 by Gerry Collins -- 34 square feet and serves mostly hot dogs. It has a functioning kitchen and three stools. "World's Smallest Diner" is above its front door.

501 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY
Downtown, on the west side of NY-14/N. Franklin St., just south of its intersection with 5th St. Impossible to see driving south.
Seasonal. Closed in cold weather. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Smallest Diner

The World's Smallest Diner is right in the middle of Watkins Glen. It's open for service, but was closed when I visited.

[Donna Austin, 11/01/2021]

The "diner" was built in 2017 by Gerry Collins. It's 34 square feet and serves mostly hot dogs. It has a functioning kitchen, three stools, but no heat, so it's usually closed in the cold weather months.

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