The thoughtful eats at this friendly, ’50s-era canteen set Pop apart from lesser luncheonettes. Sure, you’ll find a lineup of burgers and all-day breakfast, but it’s the top-notch seafood offerings—sweet Maryland crab cakes; risotto packed with shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams and a hint of saffron—that place the eatery well outside the bounds of a typical greasy spoon. Homemade touches are everywhere—see the house-baked challah rolls and the thick, creamy cheesecake.
|Venue name:||Pop Diner|
80-26 Queens Blvd
|Cross street:||at 51st Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 7am–midnight; Fri, Sat 24 hrs|
|Transport:||Subway: G, R, V to Grand Ave–Newtown|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, MC, V|