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Mom's Kitchen and Bar in Astoria, New York

I like to try new places, especially when the menu looks appetizing. Browsing through the internet I discovered Mom’s Kitchen in Astoria, Queens. It has only been open for a few months and I wanted to check it out. What really grabbed my attention was their milkshakes.
Mom's Kitchen and Bar in Astoria, New York www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

Mom’s Kitchen is a bit off the beaten path of all the hustle and bustle of Astoria. Not too much though, just enough to actually find street parking. My initial reasoning for going there was to try a milkshake, but we ended up grabbing some food while there. There was indoor and outdoor seating, but since it was somewhat hot we opted to sit inside.

One side of the Menu ©2016 HollyDayz
One side of the Menu ©2016 HollyDayz

There weren’t that many people there considering it was a weekend, so we were seated right away. Looking at the menu it was a little difficult to decide what to eat. It sounded good, but I needed to make sure I had room for the real reason I wanted to go, the milkshakes. After a few minutes we ordered shrimp and grits and the chicken and waffle.
Mom's Kitchen and Bar ©2016 HollyDayz
Mom’s Kitchen and Bar ©2016 HollyDayz

Some pretty good music was playing while we waited. Some songs I hadn’t heard in so long. The place looked really nice and very clean as I looked even more at the restaurant. Soon enough our food came. The consistency of the grits wasn’t something I was used to. It was still good and the shrimp was even better. The chicken and waffle were pretty good as well.
Shrimp & Grits ©2016 HollyDayz
Shrimp & Grits ©2016 HollyDayz

Chicken & Waffles ©2016 HollyDayz
Chicken & Waffles ©2016 HollyDayz

A couple came in and ordered some breakfast, but didn’t care for the eggs and ended up just leaving after they told the waitress. So I guess I won’t order that when I go back. After I finished eating I forced myself to order the milkshake with splitting it in mind. We were both pretty full.
Milkshake Menu ©2016 HollyDayz
Milkshake Menu ©2016 HollyDayz

After attempting to choose which one, I opted for the Mr. Fluffleupagus milkshake. It had a lot going on, but it tasted really good! I would happily go back to have that milkshake and try some others. It is also open late so that was a plus to go as well. If milkshakes aren’t your thing they do have a bar there. Whatever floats your boat!
Mr. Flufflepagus Milkshake ©2016 HollyDayz
Mr. Fluffleupagus Milkshake ©2016 HollyDayz

Have you ever been to Mom’s Kitchen and Bar?

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  • OutdoorsyDiva

    You always find the best places. That milkshake has my name on it!!! Yummy. Did they have one similar to that with oreo??

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks! It was pretty good. From the looks of the menu nothing with Oreo. It was over the top…one even has potato chips lol. Have some kinda sugar attack with these things lol.

  • Ty Knighten

    Wow!! Everything looks so good, especially the shrimp and grits. This is definitely on my list of places to try when I go to Queens!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was good. Def check it out.

  • Terri

    I’m not really a grits fan. I don’t like mushy textures but those chicken and waffles look good. I’ll have to check this place out. I never really venture to Astoria much.

    • Holly Dayz

      The texture of these were different. Astoria has a lot to offer.

  • staciesayzso

    Shoot, I’ve never been to New York! I love little places to eat like this. The food looks so good.

    • Holly Dayz

      You need to come on out to New York. So much to do and see.

  • Rosemarie of Travel and Beyond

    Is that a Reese buttercup on top of the Mr. Fluffleupagus Milkshake? It looks absolutely delicious! I would love to try this but would have to share it. So instagram worthy!

    • Holly Dayz

      It sure is lol. It was really good and I did share it and we still didn’t full finish it. Too full, but so good. I agree lol

  • Luxe Adventure Trvlr (@jdomb)

    Those milkshakes look insane! I think I’d do for the sweet and salty. I haven’t had malt balls in years!

    • Holly Dayz

      Malt balls are really good. It hasn’t been years, but I would like some now that you have pointed that out.

  • titi81

    I haven’t seen chicken on a wffle before but the milkshakes are to die for!

    • Holly Dayz

      what about on the side of the waffle?

  • Natalia

    Your pictures look so yummy! I wouldn’t mind to materialize the Fluffleupagus Milkshake from the screen. Thank you for sharing!

    • Holly Dayz

      That is a pretty awesome thought!

  • Brianna

    You had me at the chicken and waffles but that milkshake is ridiculous!

    • Holly Dayz

      The milkshakes were very over the top and cool. I would like to see the rest.

  • fivebeansfood

    Wow, those shakes – crazy! Looks like no one would leave hungry after a visit there.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea if you ate or even drank the milkshake you will not be hungry leaving there.

  • Ms Frugal Ears

    The milkshake looks huge:) Freakshakes are kind of all the rage here in Australia right now. Your milkshake looks wicked!

    • Holly Dayz

      Freakshakes lol that is a good name for them.

  • Vasu

    Food looks delicious. I am sure I have passed by it a couple of times of I was in Queens. Next time I must plan a visit at least for the shakes.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty good. The place opened in July so take a stop there when you are in Queens!

  • Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

    Mom’s kitchen wasn’t there when I lived in Astoria. It looks like a good place to try. Astoria has so many little spots like this in all different cuisines!

    • Holly Dayz

      It just opened in July I believe. Astoria has so much to offer.

  • Fiona Maclean

    why the brown bags? This looks to me like a classic diner menu, but then we don’t have anything much of this sort in the UK

    • Holly Dayz

      Brown bags? No this isn’t really a classic diner menu.

  • Real Wife Coach

    Girl, that food looks amazing! I love milkshakes but they don;t love me. I would definitely have the hubby order it and just taste it.

    • Holly Dayz

      I take lactaid pills lol because they don’t all love me either.

  • Tomiko

    That shrimp n grits look amazing!! Lawd that’s my favorite

    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty good/

  • Thirty30Courtney (@Thirty30Court)

    Lord, have mercy! That looks amazing. I haven’t been to that establishment but it reminds me of a restaurant with a similar concept in Dallas. I have to give you props for even splitting the milkshake because I would have been extremely full.

    • Holly Dayz

      I was full I had to split it lol

  • Tia

    I haven’t been to that restaurant but I’ll keep it in mind for my next trip to NY. That milkshake looked delicious though!

    • Holly Dayz

      The milkshake was really good.

  • Natasha

    Awesome, all I know about the food in Astoria is the Greek cuisine so nice to read about this!

    • Holly Dayz

      There are so many types of food in Astoria it is crazy.

  • livelifewellblog5

    That milkshake looks SO good! I’ve never been to the Astoria area but I’m headed up to New York in January and may need to check this out.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was really good. Astoria has a ton of good food.

  • wanderingwagarschristina

    I haven’t been to Astoria in Queens but we often head to the area to eat when visiting New York. I will have to check it out next time! For sure I will need to leave room for a milk shake. That looks delicious!

    • Holly Dayz

      Queens has a ton of different food sprinkled all over. The milkshake was great.

  • Camesha | Mama Motivator

    The name alone makes me wanna try it. With a name like Mom’s you just know the food is going to be good!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty good. You should have done their slogan!

  • prateekdasgupta

    Seems like some good Southern food in New York! I would be interested in the shrimp and grits and the brisket on the menu 🙂 Looks like an old fashioned joint, love those!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty good, I was actually a bit surprised.

  • Mansoureh

    It looks great. The name “Mom’s Kitchen” is so smart and appealing. I am sure if I see a name involves mom, I will give it a try

    • Holly Dayz

      It does make it appealing and makes you wonder how everything will taste.

  • Vashti@veepeejay.com

    That Milkshake looks so yummy. I’ve never been to Mom’s Kitchen but I absolutely love the name. I’ll keep it in mind if I ever make it Astoria.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was really good. We were so full we didn’t even finish it.

  • Sumti Bhadani

    Milkshake seems to be yummy. Name is also quite amazing 🙂

    • Holly Dayz

      It was very good.

  • Evelyne CulturEatz

    OMG would you look at that milkshake! Crazy! I have not had a milkshake in years. And very homey food, lunch time and getting hungry now.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was homey and it was really good.

  • Kate Minor

    Whaaaat?! That milkshake looks amaaaaazing! I’m going to have to try to copy-cat it somehow!

    • Holly Dayz

      It was, I promise. Something that needs to be tried! If you do, I would love to see it and know how it came out.

  • tiffanytravelsblog

    What was inside of the milk shake, it looked like it had all kind of ingredients inside! Maybe its something i have to try when i ever head back to NYC

    • Holly Dayz

      It did a lot of chocolate. It was really good.

  • naetorious

    Brunch all day? Well, that alone win me over…asking with the shake. Lol

    • Holly Dayz

      Brunch is winning!

  • Punita Malhotra

    The desserts look mouthwatering. Never heard of this combination, though – chicken and waffles! Sounds particularly experimental.

  • The Food Avenue

    Those milkshakes look incredible!

    • Holly Dayz

      The one I had was great.

  • tyra

    OMG that shake looks like magical heaven. And then a prompt sugar crash and food coma! LOL

    • Holly Dayz

      It was really good. We couldn’t finish it.

  • Elaine Masters

    Shrimp and grits – had me right there. The milkshake looks outrageous. Would be hard to have room for that after eating most anything else!

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