Our new favorite weekend lunch place is The Empire Diner. I don't think I've seen a cleaner greasy spoon.
You can't get French fries here. You get Chelsea fries, which are a cross between French fries and potato chips. Or waffles fries without the waffles. You get the picture.
Mmmm...nothing like a fried clam po' boy or a Caesar steak sandwich to give you an afternoon lift. My other favorite is the ABS (avacado, bacon, and Swiss cheese) sandwich, which is California-ish twist on the BLT.