Buccaneer Diner Food Is Always Made From Scratch
The Buccaneer Diner is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack at any time, as they are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each night there are no less than 15 specials offered, all with the freshest market ingredients to create dishes such as beef tenderloin tips with garlic mashed potatoes and char-broiled shoulder lamb chops, my choice that evening. I was amazed at the beautifully presented platter of four tender lamb chops, cooked exactly as I asked, dressed with wedges of fresh lemon and crisp onion rings. Next time I'll try the Tbone steak or juicy pork chops.
Buccaneer serves excellent sauted dishes such as chicken or veal Marsala, piccata or Francese. Their pasta dishes rival those found in fancy Italian restaurants, and best of all, patrons are given a choice of how they like their pasta cooked, from al dente to soft. Try the penne tossed with chunks of chicken and shrimp in a light pesto sauce for just $13.95. The portions are so generous; you'll have lunch the next day too. An assortment of Greek specialties, such as lamb stew with orzo, is equally tempting. An Early Bird Dinner is featured Monday through Thursday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. Choose among fresh fish, roast beef au jus, pasta, chicken parmigiana or baked meatloaf starting at $10.95, including soup, salad and a beverage. On Sundays, special roasts such as lamb, veal or loin of pork are slow cooked for full flavor and tenderness.
Even the house salad, which comes with every entree, is special at Buccaneer. Fresh baby greens such as frisee and arugula are tossed with red, ripe tomatoes, red cabbage and carrots with dressing of your choice. Choice of potato and home-style bread are also included with each entre, making Buccaneer a real bargain.
The Buccaneer Diner proudly makes all its own baked goods, so desserts are really special. Their cheesecake is legendary, as is their carrot cake. You can even buy a whole one to take home. Other offerings include chocolate layer cake, strawberry shortcake and creamy rice pudding and chocolate pudding. The coffee is great, too.
For lunch, smaller portions of dinner entrees are offered for around $8.95, as well as a host of sandwiches, salads and burgers. The beef is hand-ground each day to make thick, juicy burgers, topped with favorite fixings. The Buccaneer signature burger is a two-handed affair of juicy beef topped with sweet, caramelized onions. Their famous waffle-cut fries are addictive. Grilled chicken breast on a toasted bun with crispy bacon and cheese is served with fries, lettuce and tomato. Triple decker sandwiches layer roast beef and Swiss cheese with favorite toppings. Enjoy a large Greek salad with creamy feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves and olives for lunch or dinner, or order a cubed grilled chicken breast over a crunchy house salad.
Come for breakfast and enjoy fluffy French toast made with their own house-made challah bread or a stack of pancakes with butter and syrup. The waffles are so good, extended service is offered on the weekends, though regular breakfast items can be ordered 24 hours a day. Eggs, omelets, muffins, Danish and oatmeal are some other good choices. Orders can also be wrapped to go.
The Buccaneer Diner is conveniently located on Astoria Boulevard, just off the Grand Central Parkway and down the road from LaGuardia Airport. It's an ideal place to eat before or after a Met game and there's plenty of free parking. Small private parties can be arranged on the premises, and off-premises catering is available for any number of guests. Choose among hot and cold platters, salads, entrees and desserts to make your private party extra special, with no fuss on your part.
Since it's too hot to cook, why not take advantage of
these home-style meals in a clean and comfortable setting? Besides, Buccaneer
has some of the friendliest wait staff you'll meet. Sammy Ghoubrial, the
congenial manager, puts in six days a week at the helm to ensure your
satisfaction with a smile. Visit Buccaneer Diner for breakfast, lunch or dinner,
seven days a week, 24 hours a day. They specialize in fresh fish and seafood,
fresh-cut meat and burgers and house baked goods. Don't forget the Early Bird
Dinner Specials, and the nightly chef specials will always delight you.