A diner’s oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today’s Groupon to Pop Diner, located in Elmhurst. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $24 worth of traditional American fare.
- For $40, you get $80 worth of catered traditional American fare.
Within the classic interiors of Pop Diner, mouths and eyes hungrily feed on all-day menu items influenced by Asian, Latin, and Caribbean flavors. Sink salivating chops into a triple-decker sandwich—sliced turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato smooshed between slivers of toast ($9.95)—or the Godfather burger—roasted red peppers, grilled onions, and mozzarella piled atop a patty doubly certified in Angus beefiness and lifeguarding ($9.95). Noodle aficionados and vegetarians can dive into a helping of pasta primavera deluged in vegetables and herb tomato sauce ($11.95). Thai–style grilled salmon—soaked and dressed in candied ginger and citrus segments ($14.95)—and Latin chicken ($13.95) allow patrons to live globe-trekking adventures vicariously through their taste buds.
The catering menu refuels rapacious troupes with to-go trays, in-house prix-fixe meals, and full-service off-site orders. Prevent hungry partygoers from ruining surprises by eating their noisemakers with carryout trays, coming in half (serves 10-12 people) and full sizes (serves 14-18 people). Buffalo wings ($29/half; $75/full) coat fingers and grinning faces, and singapore hakka noodles ($45/half; $100/full) blend baby shrimp, chicken, beef, and spicy vegetables to toast and tempt carnivorous palates. Sandwich-loving crowds swarm over 3- to 6-foot party subs loaded with Boar’s Head deli products ($14.99/foot). Full service off-site catering eases nagging appetites at events such as benefits, conferences, or Mickey Mouse Club reunions.
Hungry crowds can gaze upon one of Pop Diner’s numerous flat-screen TVs as they graze on breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes served all day long. The eatery also provides a spacious free parking facility to house customers’ prized automobiles or massive collections of expired bus passes.
80-26 Queens Blvd.
Elmhurst, New York 11373