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Buccaneer Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Greek, Diner
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9301 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369-1532
+1 718-429-5188
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we ate at the Buccaneer Diner; we were there several years ago. We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard at LaGuardia and this place is close and you can even get the Hotel to shuttle you there and back. The menu is enormous and you can order anything 24/7 from that menu. The portions are huge... More 

Thank BillZ200
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When I lived in the area I visited the Buccaneer lots of times. It was convenient, but food was fair at best. The most recent and final visit was horrid. Poor service with unclean habits, feet on the diner counter, bad food... Maybe there was a change in management. Never again for me.

Thank RoadWarrior20
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Came due to the TA reviews and the relative proximity to the Marriott. It's about a 15 minute walk, not too bad. I ordered the deluxe BBQ Burger and it was great. Please see my picture. Very large potion and was cooked exactly as I ordered. The waffle fries were really tasty and the pickle chips have an excellent spicy... More 

Thank Bgc78
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I just got to the hotel from this restaurant I was searching on tripadvisor to check what options did we have near the hotel and this came up, excellent choice we made, great food very tasty freshly made the salad was very nice , warm bread and most important very nice service and staff. I'll go back next time I... More 

Thank luis h
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch, a Dinner, Delivery. I've done all that with the place. In 13 years I've never had a bad meal here. Yes the decor is tacky but it's about the food at Buccaneer. The wait staff has been with them for years and get to know the customers. Food is always plentiful.

Thank Barbara C
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

visiting the U S Open every Labor Day weekend and found the perfect place for breakfast. we also order lunch and they divide and wrap our sandwiches. Very good waiters and quick service.

Thank Claire P
Surf City, North Carolina
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229 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had just picked up our rental car from Budget and asked if a diner was close & this was suggested. After eating, it was really easy to get onto the GCP & head toward LI. It was great for a very nice and quick lunch & their extensive menu also provided many choices from a very light snack to... More 

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A colleague and I had dinner here yesterday. I chose the Buccaneer partly because of TripAdvisor reviews and partly because of its proximity to both the hotels we were staying at. It's about a 15 minute walk from the Hampton Inn, through a residential neighborhood. No issues walking. I was expecting perhaps something a little run down based on other... More 

Thank Lionel D
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very racist. We are a muslim family. Old man/host at door didn't greet us and looked at us as we are weird and out of place. He placed the menu books on table without looking at us or greeting us in anyway. We didn't feel welcomed so we left.

Thank Max M
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I keep coming back here. The service is good and the people are friendly, but tonight, they duped me. I had the "fresh" turkey. Unfortunately, it was cold-cut turkey and not fresh, oven cooked turkey. The stuffing, mashed potatoes and spinach were very good, however.

Thank Dom A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9301 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369-1532
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  East Elmhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 718-429-5188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?