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The Original Stamatis Restaurant

29-09 23rd Ave., Queens, NY 11105 40.774931 -73.913737
nr. 29th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-932-8596 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Greek, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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Daily, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


Astoria may be packed with Greek restaurants, and though they're all antidotes to per-pound Manhattan pricing, not all demonstrate that there can be delicious payoff in financial restraint. Stamatis does. Most of its food—the simple grilled seafood and hearty, meaty dishes that dominate the menu—is damn tasty. So what if the walls sport unsightly textured murals, one depicting some Aegean landscape, another a pod of dolphins. The modesty is endearing, given that the fabulous grilled whole fish, with charred skin and moist flesh, and the fantastically tender grilled octopus, are priced to move. Typically temperate Greek dips like tzatziki and skordalia are profligately garlicky here, and the equally winning meat dishes beget another type of frugality: Take on one by yourself, and you’ll doubtless skip your next meal.

Recommended Dishes

Tzatziki, $5; skordalia, $5; grilled octopus, $16; grilled fish, market price