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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
        Hildebrandt's]
        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!

              2. not hot fudge but great hot chocolate in the place in the back of ABC home and carpet store in Manhattan.

                1. Eddie's Sweet Shop on Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills/Rego Park. Definite timewarp, and well worth a visit.

                  1. Serendipity of course is pretty amazing - is no one mentioning it for a reason? Also Five Points has an ice cream sundae that is really good: espresso ice cream with fresh baked cookie pieces and hot fudge. And of course homemade whipped cream. Yum

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                    1. re: luvgdfd

                      When I was at Serendipity the sundae had cold chocolate sauce - two strikes against it: not hot and not thick and fudgey. Plus, it comes over a room-temp chocolate cake. Gimme a hot brownie or at least a warm cake!

                    2. not that far from Kennedy airport on Rockaway Blvd off of Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream is Itgens
                      an old fashioned ice cream parlour and coffee shop with homemade ice cream real whip cream and thick homemade hot fudge. My favorite flavor there - java chip ice cream

                      we usually get a banana royale with 2 scoops of java chip and one scoop of mint chip (also excellent) with extra hot fudge - mnnn... wish I had one now. they have been there for over 40 years and it's the real deal. We even had our wedding rehearsal dinner there 25 years ago.

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                      1. re: tigerwoman

                        itgens was my favorite ice cream place growing up, havent thought about it in years! boy did i love their chocolate chip ice cream!!!!

                        thanks for bringing back a great memory!!!!

                        1. re: bud0711

                          I'm from Rockville Centre and I add a third YES!!! for Itgens. PS: I miss Jahn's. I hear there is one left in Queens but I don't know if it is any good.

                          1. re: Carol Gardens

                            i grew up right near RVC, and i co-sign itgens. my pops used to take me there when i was a little kid. fond, fond memories.

                            call me lame, but i think luger's "holy cow" hot fudge sundae is as good as it gets.