I love my NJ diners, but I’ve been traveling and tried a few diners along the way. So when on the road, it’s important to see what diners other states have to offer right?
Recently I went to Kane’s Diner in Queens. To be honest, we walked by and saw it had the word “diner” and “original pancakes” and decided we were hungry. I can’t be the only person that has done that right?
Kane’s Diner is different from New Jersey Diners. New York is much more crowded and busy than down in southern New Jersey. The diner reflects that. Kane’s Diner tastefully fit as much in one building as possible. I didn’t feel as if I was sitting on top of other parties but it was jam packed. I’ve been to bigger restaurants where I felt as if I was sitting too close to other people. Even though it’s a small space, the layout of the restaurant allows for some breathing room.
The coffee was extremely strong. It tasted like diesel fuel but a good diesel fuel. I guess that’s why people in NY live so fast paced. (kidding of course). I forgot to take a photo…
The service was excellent. The waiter brought plenty of refills, and we never were empty of water or coffee. The food also came out quickly.
The diner has all of the typical diner fare. You won’t find the healthy salads or grilled fish, but you will find several omelet options as well as pancakes and steak. If there is grease, you will find it here. Kane’s Diner is the stereotypical “greasy spoon” deal.
There was a large sign at the front that stated: “Orginal Pancake House”. That means the pancakes must be good.
I don’t like thin or small pancakes. I like massive pancakes that are filling. I ordered the apple cinnamon pancakes. I expected cinnamon apples to be baked into the actual pancake. The actual pancakes were silver dollar pancakes rolled up and stuffed with apple cinnamon jam. While the meal wasn’t what I was expecting it was still good. It put me on a sugar high to continue exploring the city. The best description I have is they were like a very thick crepe with sugary apple filling. Were they the world’s best? To be deterined, but they were good.
For my coffee and pancakes, the cost was $9. I have no complaints, and it was good.
I liked Kane’s Diner, and I would go back. The coffee, food and service were good. It’s a true greasy spoon!
Questions for you:
Do you have any NYC diner recommendations?
What is your favorite pancake flavor?