71-17 Grand Ave., Maspeth
Cuisine: American, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Thailand
Credit Card: YES, All Major
Located in the heart of Grand Avenue, Connolly’s Corner has become a local favorite for the residents of Maspeth. Completely renovated in 2005, the family-operated bar/restaurant is the perfect place to sit down, grab a brew, watch the game and munch on some classic food – all at a decent price.
The menu at Connolly’s Corner features a wide selection of food, but the one dish that I simply can not resist is their creamy spinach and artichoke dip with your choice of garlic croutons or nachos. The dip always tastes fresh and when served, it reminds you of something mom would make at home. This appetizer is the perfect selection to compliment the beer of your choice and for $8, you can’t go wrong. The serving size is fairly large, making it the perfect plate to split with your friends.
If spinach and artichoke dip is not up your alley, there are plenty of other wonderful menu options for you. Their wings, for example, are always a great choice. Cooked at any level of ‘hotness’ and served with blue cheese, Connolly’s Corner serves up some mean wings. If you happen to stop by Connolly’s during a Sunday football game, you can snag a special deal – wings and six small Bud Lights for just $13.
Connolly’s Corner does not just specialize in finger foods, it is also known for its fantastic dinner menu. Although I am not personally a rib fan, a good friend of mine is a big fan of Connolly’s Corner signature BBQ ribs. Advertised as the “best ribs in Queens,” my friend described them as being prepared so well, that the tender meat falls right off bone. Served with coleslaw and potato wedges and for just $20, you can’t go wrong at Connolly’s Corner.
- Natalia Kozikowska