Jackson Diner

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77 Solid

Crowd-pleasing Indian food far from East 6th Street.

37-47 74th St., Queens, NY, 11372



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The lowdown

Though the idea that the best Indian food in New York is to be found in Jackson Heights doesn’t hold much weight anymore, it’s fun to revisit some of the old-timers. Perhaps chief among them is Jackson Diner, where the food is quite good — if not mind-expanding — and makes a good prelude to treats at nearby Rajbhog Sweets (which also has a great steam table of savory dishes, as it happens).

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized