The West Taghkanic Diner opened its doors in 1953 as one of four Taghkanic Diners, all built to serve travelers along the Taconic Parkway. With a large neon sign out front and retro exterior, the diner quickly became an institution and remained one as the decades passed.
Today, the WTD stands as originally constructed, with the same mission as nearly 65 years ago — to provide a gathering spot for hungry passerby’s and long time residents alike.
Our menu is built upon classic diner staples, reimagined using all that the Hudson Valley has to offer. From produce and grains, to dairy and meat, we’re working with nearby farms to source flavorful, local ingredients. Our pantry is stocked with products that we believe in, many of which are created right here in our community. Our meats will be house smoked, all thanks to the 9ft hot smoker - full of beautiful oak chopped by our neighbor Ron Miller - parked right outside the diner.
We’re excited to be here and can’t wait to share the spirit of the diner - good vibes, great coffee, and stellar eats.