Brooklyn / Prospect Heights
Get directions | 782 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hours | Sunday 8am-9pm, Monday 7am-4pm, Tuesday 7am-4pm, Wednesday 7am-4pm, Thursday 7am-4pm, Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday 7am-9pm
You know what people love? Free stuff. You know how we know? Because we’ve met people. Thusly, we have decided that every restaurant would benefit from finding a way to give those people something for free. As a matter of fact, if a meal includes something served ‘on the house,’ we’re going to 100% guarantee that said meal will be received with positive results, no matter the situation. The amuse bouche is always good (even when it’s not), a free drink is even better, and a plate of cookies with the check is essentially the blowjob of restaurateuring. As far as we can tell, free [insert thing here] is the solution to any and every restaurant-related problem.
Tom’s Restaurant, an old-school diner out in Prospect Heights, is well aware of this theory and has been successfully harnessing the power of the free sample since 1936. Open just for breakfast and lunch, Tom’s sweet spot is the weekends, when the restaurant’s standard customer lines up outside on Sunday morning, hungover and desperate to get a meal down in order to have something to throw up a few hours later while watching the Jets. That is pretty much the worst type of person imaginable (and is also me, weekly), and Tom’s neutralizes this threat in the only logical way – by giving the people free sh*t. The staff preemptively works the line of patrons with platters of sausage, ham, fruit, cookies, pitchers of water, and cups coffee for all. For free. Take one or take six, because nobody but the person behind you in line is counting or cares.
Free food or otherwise, the good news here is that with the right mix of salt, grease, and sugar to calm even the crankiest of the crankies, Tom’s has been satisfying for a long time. We definitely don’t need the bonus treats to keep us coming back – but we certainly aren’t complaining about them either.
Nothing is better than going home with family after eating good food.
You don’t need a silver spoon to have good food; happiness depends on a leisurely meal. Celebrate the holidays with some delicious food.
Deluxe Double Cheeseburger
Dig into one of our delicious burgers at Tom’s restaurant; beef served with French fries, lettuce, […]
with Feta Cheese, Olives, Anchovies,
Lettuce,Onion & Green Peppers
Two Eggs, any style,
One Sausage, Two Strips of Bacon
Sliced Turkey with Lettuce, Tomato,
American Cheese & Mayo (with Bacon – 1.50 Extra)
Hot Turkey Sandwich
A quick to make sandwiches for your brunch. Enjoy your Thanksgiving or any other time with […]
A delicious blend of crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and crunchy bell peppers tossed with olives and […]
A treat for your meal! An original grand slam; new fluffy buttermilk pancakes, eggs, bacon strips […]
Nothing is better than enjoying your days with freshly baked pancakes. A stack of fluffy creative […]
A regular offering at Tom’s restaurant. Try a flavorful omelette made with turkey, vegetables and egg. […]
Looking for a healthy breakfast? A dish made from three beaten eggs, cheese of your choice, […]