clock menu more-arrow no yes

New York's 10 Most Persistent and Confounding Lines

View as Map

Strangely enough, it seems that there is nothing that people love more than to wait in a long line just to buy some food. Sometimes, the food justifies the wait (Torrisi for the most part, Momofuku Milk Bar), but the ironic part is that most times, it doesn't. And it's not just tourists who happened to buy a Lonely Planet or Fodor's standing in line either. Plenty of sane-seeming New York City residents will waste an hour or more of their time for the privilege of buying food. Thus, Eater is proud to present a comprehensive map of the most persistent, often least worthwhile waits in New York City.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Clinton Street Baking Co

Copy Link
4 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

2. Grimaldi's

Copy Link
19 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. Magnolia Bakery

Copy Link
401 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

4. Torrisi Italian Specialties

Copy Link
250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

5. Shake Shack

Copy Link
11 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010

6. Famous Halal Guys

Copy Link
6th Ave & W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

7. Momofuku Milk Bar

Copy Link
207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

8. Prune

Copy Link

9. The Standard New York

Copy Link
848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

10. Artichoke

Copy Link
328 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003

Loading comments...

1. Clinton Street Baking Co

4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
4 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

2. Grimaldi's

19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
19 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. Magnolia Bakery

401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
401 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

4. Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

5. Shake Shack

11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010
11 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010

6. Famous Halal Guys

6th Ave & W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
6th Ave & W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

7. Momofuku Milk Bar

207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

8. Prune

54 East 1st StreetNew York, NY 10003-9313 (212) 677-6221

9. The Standard New York

848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

10. Artichoke

328 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
328 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003

Related Maps