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Jackson Diner

37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
718-672-1232
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Ranked #10 of 188 Restaurants in Jackson Heights
Price range: $1 - $25
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Cuisines: Asian, Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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68% Recommend
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English first
Valley Stream, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I love Indian food, and for years we had been anxious to try the Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights. We finally got to try it about a month ago, and were not terribly impressed. The food was just "okay" in our opinion, none of the rich flavors usually associated with the spices in Indian food. Two weeks... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Jackson Diner is something of a local institution. From the outside it looks questionable. Even inside there is nothing special other than the huge lunch buffet and the throng of neighborhood clientele. But the food, as much as you can eat, is excellent. Great people watching, too! The place is big and seems to attract a hungry crowd of... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

You already know the 'never replaced the name/sign' story BUT it's about the food & it's stellar !!! This is the neighborhood pioneer & it's ripple effect created many followers in food & fashion BUT if it's great Indian food, a must stop in, as you can't go wrong...it's arguably the best in this now Indian food neighborhood

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

The food has always been good. Whether you take out or eat in the food tastes the same which is great! I gave the restaurant a 4 because the prices have become a bit much considering this restaurant is in Queens and not Manhattan. Overall, the food is good.

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Bronx, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Finally had the opportunity to try the lunch buffet here. Firstly they have only attained a B rating from New York inspection whereas some of their (several) 74th St competition are category A. Although I would not describe the plates as 'dirty' they are in a very well-lit corner by the window and the strong light shows them to be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Not bad for the price. 4-5 side w/ rice or roti, salad and desert. Waiter is okey. Ghost , Chicken and veg. I like curry!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Food was awful plates was dirty . Restroom was stinky prices was outrageous and service was terrible. I won't go there again

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I cannot wait to come back to this place! The restaurant was surprisingly roomy and not crowded for lunch ($10) on a Sunday. - Lunch Buffet - self serve - Drinks cost extra, I asked the server if the drinks were included, he said yes.... they obviously were not - Tables and floor are a little dirty but doesn't take... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Jackson Diner is just okay. The food is okay. The mango lassis are okay. The service is okay. It is kind of expensive in my opinion.

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Have been here many times. Just feel like writing a few words about it today. Food is very good. Tandoori chicken the best on 74th street (that's saying a lot as there are several buffets in the block). Goat and lamb curry (when they have it) are succulent. Dessert pudding very tasty. Naan bread nice and fresh all the time.... More

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