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Jun 12, 2008 10:07 AM

Where's a great Diner - LIC / Sunnyside / Woodside / Maspeth

I want a turkey club or a burger, a ruben, meatloaf special, grilled cheese etc. Simple but good in a diner setting. Preferably where I might get called "Honey" by the waitress.

Oh and if they have all day breakfast with real corned beef hash that'd just be amazing!



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  1. Stop Inn, but you'll get "Luv" instead of "Honey"...

    1. Alpha Donuts on QB and 46th is about as real as it gets. I've only had breakfast there, so I can't comment on the quality of the other food, but breakfast is good in a greasy diner kind of way. I've also heard great things about the little trailer diner over by Best Buy (northern blnd. and 50th) - the name escapes me right now, though. Also, Pete's Grill near the 33rd St. stop on QB is supposed to be good. Happy eating!

      1. Woodside: Stop Inn is really good for breakfast (61st and Roosevelt). I like the Rainbow as well, just around the corner, on Wooside Ave by Sean Og's. Their burgers are way better than Stop Inn.

        Maspeth: Fame Diner on Grand Ave (71st I think)is good as well. The only issue I've had with them is that when I ask for American cheese, I tend to get some sort of cheese wiz type of situation. Not good. A new place just opened on the corner of Grand and Remsen. Only been once, so far, but their burger was really good as well.

        In Sunnyside, go to Rose on Queens Blvd, I think its around 44th or 45th. I believe it is still owned by the brother of the guy who owns the Butcher Block.

        All of the above have breakfast all day (it's not a diner otherwise!) but I've never had corned beef hash at any of them. I don't trust the Irish to make corned beef anything. It's usually just awful.

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        1. re: deborah24

          Butcher block is great. I'll definitely try Rose. It's also nearest to my work.

          I think I know the place near best buy. Is it a diner car style diner? Chrome exterior, narrow? If it's the one I'm thinking of it sits with the narrow side facing the street so it's hard to see, across from the Home Depot driveway.

          Thx for all the recs. I'm gonna have to go thru each one.

          1. re: 2slices

            Yeah, that's the one - I can't remember what it's called. I want to say something like Starlite Diner or something, but I think the name changed recently. It's supposed to be good. I picked up a takeout menu recently and the prices were quite reasonable as well.

        2. Not exactly where you wanted it, and I don't know anything aobut the food or the servers, but the Daly News thinks the Neptune Diner in Astoria is the best diner in all of NYC.

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          1. re: Xiao Yang

            The places link didn't stick...

            Neptune Diner
            31-05 Astoria Blvd, Queens, NY 11102

            1. re: Xiao Yang

              I second Neptune for cleanliness, food quality, and big portions! Right by the subway, and they have a parking lot.

              1. re: The Engineer

                I third it. It is very clean, they give good service. The portions are indeed huge and delicious! They do great take out. Order on your way home, pick up when you get off the train!

          2. For a 1940s prefab Mountain View diner setting, try the New York Ham ‘N Eggery Diner on 49th St and Northern (across Home Depot). They close at 5pm.

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            1. re: Joe MacBu

              Yeah, I know that place! That's the one Biodano mentioned above.

              I went to rose today. Had roast beef on ry with fries. Good, real roast beef, good diner fries. Didnt ask if it was the same owner as the butcher shop but they did have good roast beef as does the butcher shop.