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airport diner in astoria


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airport diner in astoria

steve h. | | Nov 12, 2008 04:06 PM

makes a solid burger.

dropped in for lunch today and was real happy with the character of the place (classic '50's design) and the friendliness/competence of the wait staff.

i had a new yorker (cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, mayo) and rings. burger was packed loosely and cooked to perfection (order medium to avoid a raw interior and you'll be in business. wonderful waitress walked me through the process). the roll is soft, properly sized and doesn't disintegrate under the onslaught of juices. the rings were dinerlicious.

the jackson hole people own this icon but haven't harmed a thing. locals know about this place so it can get crowded at lunch. old ladies, suits, laguardia guys, tradesmen seem to peacefully co-exist.

the burgers are very good. the character and charm of the place enhance the attraction for me. give it a shot if you're in the neighborhood.