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Jackson Diner

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37-47 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6337
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jackson diner reminds me of an old-style Indian restaurant. The high ceilings and diffused interior gives the flavor of an establishment from some years ago - in a very nice way. The food was excellent, we chose the buffet which is $11.95 and is served from 11.30am to 4.30 pm. There are two sections, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. These have... More 

Thank Barry L
Coralville, Iowa
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Jackson Diner for lunch with a large group. The restaurant is very large and the staff keeps the buffet well stocked. There are many options available on the buffet but I focused on two: Masala Chicken and Curry Lamb. The Masala Chicken was served with a slightly spicy red sauce and served with sour cream. Watch out... More 

Thank Brad B
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is good and the service is also fine. Didn't really like the ambience though, was very dim and gloomy. Tried their grill platter and everything was delicious.

Thank TabraizFeham
New York City
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We have dined at different Indian restaurants throughout Manhattan and Queens and without fail these restaurants have served truly delicious and tasty food. We decided on Jackson Diner because for a while two different friends have been raving about it. As we drove into that neighborhood we noticed a number of restaurants with lines or queues and we worried that... More 

Thank RichLarios
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Maybe it comes with growing up in the neighborhood, but this place has a special place in my heart. Whenever I'm out of town for a while, the first place I want to go when I come back to Queens is the the Jackson Diner. The food is just delicious and there's always an excellent spread that includes meat and... More 

Thank Fionnuala K
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

It's about the same food a the other local buffets, but the atmosphere is a but nicer. But it's also a little higher priced as, well.

Thank Bernardo F
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Decided to go back to where I grew up 50 years ago. Boy what a transformation! Restaurants galore on 74th Street. On a whim walked into the Jackson Diner with my friend. It was around noon time and the buffet seemed like a good bet. The food was good, the price was very reasonable at $11.95 and the service was... More 

Thank Zuckie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Just your average Indian place in the heart of ‘little India’ NY. The space is large and great for groups. I ordered the $5 plate of Chaat papdi. Service was a bit slow and my waiter did not check on me. I had to flag him down just to get my bill. Perhaps he was the only one working. Regardless... More 

Thank 4GTravels
Long Beach, New York
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287 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We enjoyed nearly every bite. The Tandoori chicken was so soft, it fell off the bone, the chicken Makhani, goat curry, and Chili Chicken Curry, ditto. The vegetable and noodles was a nod to the Asian customers, but was too salty and flavorless for us. The Sag Paneer was filled with yummy cheese pieces but the fried vegetables, and even... More 

Thank Clubess1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

During long layover at JFK we took the subway to Queens without any particular destination in mind. Saw the lunch buffet through the window and decided to give it a try. Really good food at a good price. Very satisfied. Delicious.

Thank d0uglas63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?