The legendary Phoenicia Diner is located along Route 28 outside the Catskills hamlet of Phoenicia, New York. The diner structure was constructed in 1962 by the DeRaffele Manufacturing Company and was originally located on Long Island. The diner was then moved to its current location in the Catskills in the early 1980s. The first iteration of the diner, operated by owner Chris Raptis, served the public for nearly 30 years, closing its doors in 2011.
The following year, in 2012, the diner was bought by Mike Cioffi, a Brooklyn native who owned a cabin in the area. With no restaurant experience, he reinvigorated the establishment with a mix of diner favorites and trendy modern fare. Now operating for nearly a decade, the Phoenicia Diner remains a very popular establishment with visitors, weekenders and locals alike. Check out their website for more information including hours and menu: www.phoeniciadiner.com.