I lived off the Ditmars stop in Astoria from 2005-2006. During that year I became quite familiar with Mike’s Diner.
Mike’s Diner is your general NYC Greek diner with a massive menu, it’s reasonably priced, and open 24 hours. On many a Sunday night in 2005, my friends Andrew, Becky, and I would order food from Mike’s to soak up some of the libations we had earlier in the evening.
I spent the day in Astoria last weekend, and I came across Mike’s Diner but I didn’t recognize it. It’s been renovated to keep up with the times. Change is good, but I will definitely miss that neon sign!