The Place To Eat
39-14 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside
CUISINE: Standard diner, breakfast all day
HOURS: 24 hours a day
CREDIT CARDS: Yes – All major
One of the things I looked for when I moved from Florida to New York City when choosing what neighborhood in Queens to live in was the quality of the diners nearby.
I settled on Sunnyside, partly because of a diner located on the corner of Queens Boulevard and 39th Place called Pete’s Grill. The 24-7 diner bills itself as “the place to eat,” and with a seemingly endless menu, one can see why.
Since moving here almost a year ago, I have eaten at Pete’s over a dozen times and ordered delivery — from either delivery.com or seamless.com — more times than I can even remember. And the quality is the same whether eating in the restaurant or in my apartment.
Like with all restaurants I frequent, I usually get the same couple of things every time. I am not one who likes to stray from things I know are good just to try something, because when I do that, there is a chance I will not like the new selection.
When I have breakfast at Pete’s, my favorite choice is the standard dish of pancakes and scrambled eggs with a side of whole wheat toast. The two eggs are not very filling, but are two eggs ever filling? The same cannot be said about the pancakes — three giants that cover the entire plate.
It is impossible to not feel completely stuffed after a pancakes and eggs breakfast. Though if you are not in the mood for something so filling, Pete’s offers up 17 different omelets, including a Brooklyn (Nova Scotia lox, Bermuda red onions and sun-dried tomatoes) and a meat lover with bacon, Italian sausage and ham.
For dinner, I choose between one of their 13 gourmet wraps, 10 different paninis or 17 different types of burger.
When I choose a panini, I always go with the juicy turkey. It is served on toasted focaccia bread with plentiful bird and melted cheese. When I feel like a wrap, my choice is the chicken fajita with ample cheese. The wrap is always good; though the last time I got it delivered I felt that it was smaller than previous orders. Also, when getting a wrap delivered, it tends to get soggy quickly, so that is something to consider.
You cannot go wrong with a Pete’s Grill cheeseburger. They are cooked to your liking and are always big and juicy. A side of curly or waffle fries go great with the burger, or any dinner meal for that matter, but when having fries delivered, they tend to not be as crisp and get a little soggy from the kitchen to your apartment.
So if you are in Sunnyside or Woodside or anywhere outside, there are plenty of worse places you could go then Pete’s Grill. The service is always good, the food is always served the way you want it and they are open 24 hours a day. What’s better than that?
Pete’s Grill is definitely the place to eat.