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Jackson Diner

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37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
718-672-1232
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great food, great times, enjoyed by people of all stripes

i've long loved the jackson diner, but i always eat way too much when i go. the buffet is large with loads of choices. so much fun to eat here. plenty of veg dishes too. large space full of people of all ethnicities enjoying indian food. afterward, stop by the large indian grocer next store so you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Matt N
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Scottsville, New York
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Scottsville, New York
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

i've long loved the jackson diner, but i always eat way too much when i go. the buffet is large with loads of choices. so much fun to eat here. plenty of veg dishes too. large space full of people of all ethnicities enjoying indian food. afterward, stop by the large indian grocer next store so you can make some... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My family and I came here at buffet time. We got palak paneer, tandoori chicken, roti, mixed vegetables, and goat curry. The palak paneer was churned with sand. Literally...SAND!!! It left an awful feeling in my mouth and I was two steps away from puking. The mixed vegetables were laced with sugar. What if someone is allergic or sensitive to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been on a search for a great Indian restaurant and kept asking all of my Indian friends and coworkers where I can find one. Everyone kept mentioning this place and so I had to try it. My boyfriend and I went to Jackson Dinner early on a friday night and were surprised to find the place mearly empty... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've been here a couple of times, once for the buffet and the rest for a sit down. Both time the food was very good. The service is a good too. I really remember being blown away by the chick peas and the curry! I love to take friends here who visit from outside Jackson Heights and always ask me... More 

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Jackson Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Perhaps by Indian and desi-South Asian standards, perhaps this place is for amatures -- well I beg to differ. I remember when Jackson Diner was actually a small eat-in/take-out on a side street on 73rd Str. and the food was always very good back in the mid to late 80's before they want big on 74th Str. at it's present... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We are fond of Indian food and were not disappointed when we visited the Jackson Diner. The premises are large and the decor definitely old-style with low lighting. We ate here twice and found both the chicken curry and the mixed tandoori delicious and delicately spiced. The staff were quiet and courteous and we thought the food was reasonably priced.... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

its just a average restaurant in town nothing so special about it besides nasty staff attitudes i would never go there again .

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were visiting Jackson Heights in Queens, NY, and decided to give this diner a try for Indian food. The buffet spread had both Veg and Non-Veg varieties. The Goat meat curry was quite good, but all else was pretty average. Masala Dosa was a bonus for the buffet, so we ordered, but it took a long time to come,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been included in the NYT in the past. Although a little worn out, the food continues to be great. During the day you can treat yourself to a lunch buffet and try different kinds of curries and spices!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Authentic Indian food in the heart of the Jackson heights "little india" Consistently good and friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Jackson Heights
  • Phone Number: 718-672-1232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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