It was a hot summer day in July of 1983 when Angelo Kantlis decided to open a little donut shop named Fame, on a busy street in Maspeth on Grand Avenue. This donut shop grew slowly after many extensions and renovations in to what is has become today- a Maspeth institution for all to enjoy.
Today, Angelo is joined by his long-time partner, Milton Hatzinikolaou and three of his four children, George, Maria and Johnny. His other son, Gus, owns his own restaurant in Bayside. Angelo is a very respected businessman who came from very humble beginnings in his small home town of Karpenisi, Greece. He came to America on his own as a young teenager and worked his way up through the ranks to be what he is today, the owner of a very successful diner. Angelo is the definition of the “American Dream”. He always worked hard and long hours all of his life. Angelo has instilled this way of life in to his children and 10 grandchildren.
In doing this, he has his children by his side helping him run the great business that he started and made thrive.
Fame Diner is a place that has been loved by the neighborhood for almost 3 decades! It is a place to meet your friends, a place to have a great cup of coffee and also enjoy a delicious dinner with home cooked specials daily. Fame offers breakfast all day, lunch specials, early dinner specials, great burgers & fries, shakes, prime steaks, fresh seafood as well as, coffees and desserts.