Queens – Jackson Heights
37-47 74th St between Roosevelt and 37th Aves, Jackson Hts, Queens
Queens, NY 11372
After it opened in 1980, Jackson Diner became the original Jackson Heights restaurant to attract the notice of foodies in Manhattan and Brooklyn, luring many a new visitor to the neighborhood to sample authentic Indian cuisine. Decades later, the restaurant (not a diner, despite its name) remains a powerhouse, serving a mix of locals and visitors from other boroughs and elsewhere. The eatery’s versions of Indian culinary staples such as naan breads and dosas, paper-thin stuffed crepes, are particularly tasty and available during dinner and the popular lunch buffet.