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Aug 7, 2007 08:19 PM

Best Hot Fudge Sundae in New York

I need to find the best hot fudge sundae in New York (Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan preferred) to soothe my mama's heart. My brother and sister are moving far away and I'm looking for a post-airport food therapy sundae.

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  1. Oh, dear. Try Big Daddy's Diner on Park Ave So. (Manhattan) for a kitschy time warp with a great menu of all the comfort foods you can possibly think of. I should warn you that I have never actually had a sundae there, but I have been tempted every time I see one (I always give in and get a milkshake- some of the best I ever tasted) .... and you'll be surrounded by all sorts of food- and tv-related memorabilia to distract you. It's a cheerful, pick-me-up kind of place. If you do go, try the Big Daddy Sundae-- oreos, hot fudge and marshmallow fluff- and let me know if its worth it!

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    1. re: vvvindaloo

      Thank you so much for these answers. I have been wondering if there still was any real, good, hot fudge left around anywhere. Can anyone recommend a place closer to Nassau County? Man, the stuff at Baskin Robbins doesn't even try to be hot fudge!

      1. re: starny

        i havent had their sundaes but i know they make their own icecream would be suprised if the skimped on the hot fudge-they also make candy
        84 Hillside Ave
        Williston Park, NY 11596

        1. re: starny

          Hilldebrandt's in Williston Park makes great hot fudge sundaes.Also Krishes in Massapequa.

      2. Anopoli in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!

        Its a time warp, except there's no irony. Its an old school neighborhood coffee shop that also specializes in (store-made) ice cream. Sundaes are great there! No reddi-whip, real whipped cream. The last time I went, I sat at the counter and the guy asked if it was alright with me if he made my banana split "a little different, my special way." The only difference I could discern was that the banana was cut in chunks instead of split, but I think I detected a hint of *love* when I tasted it.

        3rd Ave near 69th St., Crooklyn.

        1. Junior's (of the cheeecake fame) makes a very good hot fudge sundae, both in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

          1. It's not really a place you can just walk in and get a dessert on a whim, but Peter Luger's has a delicious old-fashioned hot fudge sundae.

            1. Also not near the airport but Mary's Fish Camp in the West Village has the best hot fudge sundae I have ever had. Great hot fudge, ice cream, and whipped cream, and it comes with homemade peanut brittle too. If you go at an off moment, you might get a seat at the counter.

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              1. re: KateC.

                True dat. Pearl's is (unsurprisingly) likewise good. I like Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, although I've gone late and the fudge was scorched!