The readers of a popular website have voted Crazy Otto's Empire Diner in Herkimer as the best in all of Upstate New York.  The poll was done over the past few weeks by newyorkupstate.com, and dozens of diners were in the competition.

There were two types of voting.  The reader's poll, and the judges poll.  Although Crazy Otto's won the reader's choice, it came in at number 4 in the judges' choice poll.  Still not bad considering the number of diners that were in the running.

The judges did review their meal at the Herkimer diner, and raved about the bacon, the omelet, and Crazy Otto's apple pie.  The Empire diner has been around since the 1950's although the classic diner building has been moved twice over the course of the years.