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“Out of the Way, but delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of TJK Cafe

TJK Cafe
24904 Horace Harding Expy, Flushing, NY 11362-2050
(718) 631-1564
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Ranked #4 of 588 Restaurants in Flushing
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Stamford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Out of the Way, but delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

TJK has a wonderful menu. It's open for lunch and dinner. It's convenient to the Long Island Expressway. I've only been there for lunch. It has great salads. Friends have been there for dinner and have raved about the dishes. It's small, homey with a bakery counter in front. It's extremely clean and the wait staff is wonderful. Everyone who has eaten there wants to return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Flushing, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Visited twice in 6 months- friendly staff - take reservations and food was consistent both times ordered steak- very flavorful and pork chops were also done very nicely.

Visited March 2013
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long island, new york
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
“Always great!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place is a few blocks from home...and many neighborhood people frequent it. However, I know many people travel a distance to eat in this wonderful place. The walls are covered with various size, shape and unique mirrors. Some have the names of people that have given them to the restaurant as gifts. There is always interesting music in the background. On the weekend nights, it is usually very busy and can be loud with happiness and laughter. Many people celebrate their birthday there and the lights go out and one of many different birthday songs are played...with the dessert presented with a sparkler. Now, lets get to the food, its always great...no matter what you order. On this recent visit, I had a crabcake and a Mandarin salad with seared tuna. Perfect and delicious. The basket of breadsticks and rolls with raisins and nuts are delicious. Truly unavoidable! So, you can have something as simple as a delicious burger or a wonderful steak and everything in between. The desserts are yummy. I always get "Sammy's Delight" which is a very light napoleon shell filled with either custard or ice cream and is topped with fruit which is slivered by the owner at the time the dessert is ordered. Aside from being beautiful........it is a perfect dessert and so large it can be shared by 2. The price of it is a great value. The service is excellent...you will never have to ask for more water or anything. The young men and the owners are very present and know everything that is going on. They have different wines and many people love their Sangria which is full of fresh fruit. I am a coffee snob, and their coffee is perfect, I actually believe they grind the beans for each cup. Amazing coffee. I always thank the owners for their fine business...they really care and it shows in every detail of the dining experience. Casual dress is fine. Children love this place too. It is a fun and happy place to have delicious food....check it out!!! Address says Flushing, but I think most would think it is in Little Neck. It is on horace harding and Marathon parkway (Carvel is at the corner). Metered parking before 7 pm and a huge free parking lot for anytime parking in the rear of the restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Consistent and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

At least 90 % of the diners on any given evening at TJK's Cafe are repeats. Why? Because when you find a place that is consistently delicious, has wonderful owners who know you by name, offers great American food, soft music in the background, good wait service and amazing desserts, you come back. Now and then, Eric, the owner, will send over a treat just to show he's appreciative of your loyalty. Save room for one of the house specialties: Sammy's Surprise. If you like home made whipped cream, home made custard (or ice cream, your choice) and fresh fruit over philo-dough, you'll want to order this dessert. Don't worry, there are great chocolate choices too. Am I gushing? You will too.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new york
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Gem in Flushing/Douglaston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Want great food , service and ambiance-TJK Cafe is the place to go. The menu has wonderful appetizers, great selection of entrees and desserts to die for.
If you are celebrating a special occasion, they have an added attraction- lights dim, the music plays.... etc. I am not telling you any more. Experience it for yourself.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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