The Great Scobee Diner
The Scobee diner has stood on the northwest corner of Little Neck Parkway and Northern Blvd for almost 50 years. It is a place almost anyone in northern queens identifies with good food, friends, and service. “Let’s go to the Scobee”, is probably the trademark line of friends looking to keep their fun evening going for just a little while longer. With several extensions and add-ons since first opening in the early 60’s the place has retained its flavor and feel. It came as a shock to most of us when it was announced that the long standing restaurant was planning to close at the end of the month. A lot of fun nights with friends out will no doubt be ending a little earlier without the Scobee to go to.
The old familiar entrance sign, there are about 4 parking spaces in the front. I think I parked in the front maybe once. I thought it was great until I got heartburn realizing I had to back my car out into the middle of Northern Boulevard to leave.
Scobee Diner from Little Neck Parkway, it was just announced it will be closing.
Scobee business card.
The 20th century diner, which preceded the Scobee on the corner , it was built around 1940.
The nearby Seville Diner is also gone. It was about a half mile west down the road and closed several years ago.
A few blocks away from the diner once stoood the Little Neck movie theater.
Well at least we still have Fontana’s Famous Gyros, home of the best gyro in the world. If anyone hears it’s closing please don’t tell me, I’ve had all the bad news I can handle for a while.