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Joe’s has branches in Flushing and in Midtown, but it’s the Chinatown location that everybody flocks to, forming a line down Pell Street every night. It’s the perfect place for a quick lunch when you’re on jury duty (expect to sit with strangers at the big, round tables) or to take friends from out of town for dinner. The extensive menu hits the mark on all your favorite Chinese dishes, but the real specialty is the soup dumplings, filled with pork, or a combination of pork and crab. They’re called steamed buns on the menu, but the waiter will automatically know what you want. It’s brightly lit and bustling—a place for a fun meal, not romance or lingering.