38 Apollo St.. Phone: (718) 302-7047
These sandwiches sustain contractors, plumbers and construction crews. Tucked a few blocks east of Monsignor McGolrick Park, the Apollo Deli has indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting). They also serve breakfast and burgers. Open Monday – Friday 6:30am – 4pm, and Saturdays from 8am – 3pm. Free delivery with $10 order. Locate it.
Nassau Avenue at N. Henry Street
This is where the neighborhood gets their burgers and ice-cream. $1.25 cheese-burgers with fresh made patties. Also goes by the name “B’s” (as that’s the woman behind the counter) or “The Greeks”. Literally a greasy spoon, but don’t let the facade turn you away. Across the street from Monsignor McGolrick Park. Open until 11pm. Locate it.
Frank & Son Hero Shop
356 McGuinnes Blvd. Phone: (718) 383-4175
Immerse yourself in the Hollywood mobster motif. There’s even mobster movies playing on the TV monitor. Heros, sandwiches and soups, as well as Italian fare and friendly service. Slightly off the beaten path, but worth the trip. On the North East corner of Green and McGuinnes Boulevard, just before the Pulaski Bridge. Open until 3pm. Locate it.
Franklin Corner Store
210 Franklin St. Phone: (718) 389-8524
It’s tough not to find a favorite sandwich here, as the variety seems endless. Even with the vast selection, they will happily customize one. Grab a stool at the big windows, or sit at one of the tables out front. Hot coffee on-hand. Breakfast is also available, as well as burgers. Locate it.
God Bless Deli
818 Manhattan Ave.
$3 Burger with fries, 24 hours a day. There are also other hot and cold sandwiches to choose from. No seating, but the steps of St. Anthony’s Church are just half a block away. If sitting on the church steps, be considerate of the neighborhood’s religous pride. Locate it.
Madalis’s Food Center
Corner of Eagle St. and Franklin Ave.
This corner bodega now has a grill. Basic fare, from burgers and steak sandwiches to French fries and onion rings. Spanish checkers is played in the back aisle, or streetside, when weather’s permitting. Locate it.
109 Franklin St. Phone: (718) 349-6865
Burgers, as well as an assortment of sandwiches served, including Cuban, Philly Cheese, Veggie Burger, etc. Thai as well as Latin on the menu, all reasonably priced. Full bar and bottled beer. Hours are somewhat eratic, so call ahead if it’s not the middle of the day. Across the street from the Pencil Factory. Free delivery. Locate it.
Palace Fried Chicken
Corner of Manhattan and Nassau Ave.
Located at the entrance to the G line at Nassau Avenue, P.F.C. serves fried chicken, as well as burgers late. Open until 2:30am, it’s the perfect stopping point if you’re returning from a late night in the city, or from down there on Bedford Ave. Locate it.