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Jackson Diner

3747 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
718-672-1232
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Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Newport News, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Sunnyside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant has been a staple of mine for years. The food is fresh and rich with flavors, the mango lassi is delish and the nann is perfect.

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