On Diner Food
Town House Diner
71-02 Kissena Blvd.,
Diner food with a Spanish flair.
Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to
Early bird dinner specials.
Cards: All major
let the name fool you, Kissena
Town House Diner in Flushing is more than just hamburgers, grilled cheese
and chicken fingers.
the diner cooks up all of those traditional favorites with perfection, as
well as offering large diner-like breakfast plates, a variety of huge deli
sandwiches and a bunch of “snacks” to nibble on, from Mozzarella
Sticks to Buffalo Wings.
for people interested in meals a step above typical diner cuisine, Kissena
Town House Diner also offers delicious Greek specialties, 12 unique
sandwich specialties, an entire menu of Spanish Food, and a diet menu with
a wide range of healthy but appealing choices.
extensive menu offers something for any appetite, so my companion and I
decided not to miss out on anything and sample as much as possible.
started with a taste of Belgian Waffle ($3.50), which is advertised as a
specialty of the house. The crisp, light waffle covered in sweet syrup is
a perfect way to start the morning, especially with a cup of the diner’s
top breakfast meals include Challah French Toast ($3.25) and over 10 kinds
of omelets, ranging from $3.50 to $6.50.
specialty omelets, the Flushing Omelet with bacon, broccoli and cheese
($6.50) and the Kissena Omelet with red peppers, salami, frankfurter and
American cheese ($6.50), are named for the local area, just like the
monster Flushing Burger, which has cheese, mushrooms, fried onions,
peppers, tomatoes and bacon ($6).
sampling a cup of delicious chicken soup and a flavorful Greek Salad with
lettuce, feta cheese, tomatoes, onions, radishes, cucumbers, and
anchovies, we tried a Greek Pizza appetizer ($4.95), which had spinach,
tomato sauce and feta cheese on a tasty crust covered in mozzarella
cheese. The flavor was perfectly balanced, and even though it was an
appetizer, was big enough to be a full meal.
moved on to entrees, and sampled a Turkey Burger Deluxe ($4), a Hot Roast
Beef Specialty Sandwich with sautéed onions and a tangy barbecue sauce
($6.75), broiled stuffed mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat ($6.95) and a
Spanish specialty, Pollo Asado Con Arroz, Frijoles y Maduras ($10.95).
Turkey Burger was moist and tasty, the roast beef was carved thin and
covered with just the right amount of sweet barbecue sauce, the stuffed
mushrooms were perfectly seasoned and just the right consistency, and the
Spanish dish, which consisted of charbroiled chicken with rice and beans,
tasted like it was from a Spanish restaurant, not a neighborhood diner.
the huge portions are too much for the little ones, a children’s menu is
offered, and for those that like to eat early, an Early Bird special is
offered from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
$9.50, Early Birds can have soup or salad, a potato or vegetable, an entrée,
and coffee or tea.