College Point Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in College Point

April 14, 2018 Flossie Demartino

College Point is a working-middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located north of Flushing on Flushing Bay and the East River also part of the Queens Community Board 7. Willets Point Boulevard and the Whitestone Expressway are often the neighborhood's approximate boundaries with Flushing and Whitestone, respectively; College Point also borders Willets Point at the Flushing River at the extreme southwest corner. The 109th Precinct of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) serves College Point. College Point is a diverse community, mostly residential with some industrial areas.
Things to do in College Point

1. Lemon Ice King of Corona

5202 108th St, Queens, Corona, NY 11368-3303 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Drinks SGD 26 +1 718-699-5133
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Lemon Ice King of Corona

Reviewed By runskyhy

Got both cherry and lime. Perfect Italian ice. Reminds me of the stuff we used to get in Philly as a kid. Service was quick. Highly recommend.

2. Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

3812 Prince St, Flushing, NY 11354-4430 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 +1 718-321-3838
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 222 reviews

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

Reviewed By TYPSUKR - Arlington, Virginia

We were well aware of this place even before arriving in the neighborhood. We went around 11 AM on a Monday for an early light/late breakfast. Was not too busy and we were seated right away (although things picked up in the restaurant later on).

Of course we got the showcase soup dumplings, but we also got scallion pancakes and vegetable dumplings. The soup dumplings were the "soupiest" either of us have had, certainly at least in North America. The vegetable dumplings were good in their own right, also steamed, but it made us feel a little less guilty by letting us eat greens. The scallion pancake were fine.

Be sure to have cash, and use the various sauces and vinegar to jazz up your dumplings.

3. Parkside Restaurant

10701 Corona Ave, Corona, NY 11368-3218 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 718-271-9871
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 395 reviews

Parkside Restaurant

Reviewed By pmny - New York City, New York

Located in Corona section of Queens it’s a bit off the beaten path but the restaurant is worth the trip. Make reservations well in advance the place is always packed. The food is outstanding. Healthy portions are provided. The service is old school and professional. Nice wine list.

4. Trattoria L'incontro

2176 31st St, Astoria, NY 11105-2602 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 718-721-3532
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 334 reviews

Trattoria L'incontro

Zagat 2013 and Michelin Guide Recommended. Our cuisine is a combination of traditional classics and state-of-the-art fare. All of the dishes are prepared with an emphasis on using only the freshest ingredients, keeping the integrity of traditional dishes while incorporating a new style, with the focus on taste.

Reviewed By Ed G - Lake Mary, Florida

This place gets better and better. BEST SOUTHERN ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN ALL OF GREATER NY AREA. The heirloom tomato salad with basil gelato is phenomenal. Pastas out of this world. Waitstaff is incredible. Service is impeccable. If you like veal, swordfish , grouper , and...MoreThank you for the love, Ed! It means a lot to hear you consider us the best around at what we do. We wish you lived closer too, but we'll settle for seeing you the next time you're in town. Till then, Chef Rocco Sacramone

5. Louie & Ernie's Pizza

1300 Crosby Ave, Bronx, NY 10461-6000 Takeout, Seating, Television Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 718-829-6230
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 140 reviews

Louie & Ernie's Pizza

Reviewed By glepore001 - Somers, New York

Best pizzeria and nicest guys around. The chicken calzone is delicious and their regular and sausage pies are the best. Long live Louie and Ernie!

6. La Cheese Cake

12604 14th Ave, College Point, NY 11356-1806 +1 718-359-3718
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

La Cheese Cake

Reviewed By SLPri_14 - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Do not be deceived by the outside, if you pass this place by you would have missed a sensational find. Everything we have gotten from here was wonderful. The carmel apple pie minis, oatmeal cookies, pecan pie squares, tre Leche cake, well you get the jist of it. Glad I don't live close i would put on an extra 10 pounds. Enjoy!

7. Jackson Hole

6935 Astoria Blvd N, East Elmhurst, NY 11370-1027 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 718-204-7070
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Burgers are family owned restaurants that opened their saloon doors in 1972. Born and raised in New York City our family run establishment have (arguably) been serving up the best burgers in the entire country. You can expect the best and finest ingredients...from our special blend of house-aged beef burgers to our mouth watering chicken "bronco" sandwiches. We buy fresh, make our dishes to order and that all reflects in the flavor of every meal, expect nothing less. All of our restaurants operate with an open kitchen, so come dine with us and watch your meal being prepared right in front of your eyes. You know you do things right when you serve some of Americas elite. President Clinton, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Aniston and Derek Jeter are just some of our celebrity costumers over the years. Join us for a memorable dining experience. We look forward to serving you.

Reviewed By dinnerand

It's been ages but we were rolling by and my husband just pulled in the parking lot.
I forgot how good their food is. The burgers are always the best but I got nachos this time and
they were really exceptional. Service is great. The place is clean and everything
goes smoothly....relaxing diner vibe! It won't be so long between visits next time!!!

8. Uncle Peter's

8315 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-1459 Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Italian, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 718-651-8600
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Uncle Peter's

Uncle Peter's is a neighborhood restaurant located in Jackson Heights, Queens offering an eclectic menu with influences from Italy, Spain & France. Our philosophy is to serve quality food using fresh ingredients in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.

Reviewed By Michael H - Astoria, New York

I've been here twice now, once for new years and once with my parents for a special dinner. Both times the food was outstanding and the service was quick and friendly. Definitely not the cheapest restaurant in JH but the food is worth it, especially if you're in the mood for fine dining but don't feel like heading into Manhattan (or paying Manhattan prices).

I got the black linguini with seafood the first time there and the braised beef with risotto the second time. Both were so good and the portions were large enough for me to take home a second meal. This place is a high end gem on the very diverse Northern Blvd.

9. Benateri's Italian Gourmet Deli

12921 14th Ave, College Point, NY 11356-1905 Reservations Italian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 718-445-9240
Excellent
73%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Benateri's Italian Gourmet Deli

Reviewed By Lou S - New York City, New York

I've been here a few times before they have very good lunch specials and will make any sandwich to your liking. The food is always good ,same with the service. Place is clean. Also they have a good hot buffet Italian style. I really like their chicken cutlets. Would recommend a visit. Prices are a little steep

10. Utopia Bagels

1909 Utopia Pkwy, Whitestone, NY 11357-4131 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 718-352-2586
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Utopia Bagels

Reviewed By R P - New York City, New York

Best bagels, hands down in NYC. This shop is one of the last remaining bagel places that make bagels by hand, using the old method. The bagels are fresh, chewy and scrumptious. There is an array of flavors, perfect to suit any taste. A newly renovated seating area inside is perfect for someone who wants to linger over a cup of coffee and my only advice is to arrive early because the line is incredibly long. They open very early.

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