Duke's serves one part pop-culture ephemera to two parts Southern comfort food. That means bright walls plastered with autographed photos, album covers and baseball cards, and big plasma-screen TVs tuned to sporting events. Heaps of Cajun-fried calamari, fried chicken with buttermilk gravy, catfish po' boys and open-faced turkey sandwiches hit the spot.
99 E 19th St
|Cross street:||between Park Ave South and Irving Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun noon–midnight; Thu noon–1am; Fri, Sat noon–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V|