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Jahn's on Hillside Avenue in Richmond Hill

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Shayna Madel Sep 20, 2007 07:50 PM

Is it any good? Is it worth checking out for nostalgia's sake? There used to be one near where I lived when I was a kid, but that one, like most of them closed years ago.

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    pepper Sep 21, 2007 12:51 PM

    Ice cream is good, can't speak to the food. I observed some of the plates being put down at other tables and it appears to be diner like in quality.

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      Anne Sep 21, 2007 01:42 PM

      30 years ago they made pretty good potato pancakes. :-) Haven't been there since, though (moved out of state). Thanks for the memory!

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        Shayna Madel Sep 21, 2007 01:55 PM

        There used to be one on Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. I sorta vaguely remember it being diner-ish. My sister heard about the one in Richmond Hill and was thinking it might be fun on a Saturday afternoon. (Not tomorrow, though, as it's Yom Kippur and I am so very ready for the best smoked fish there is...).

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          Anne Sep 21, 2007 04:24 PM

          Yeah, it would be fun to go there. It was something of a hang-out when I was in high school (my best friend lived in the neighborhood). The ice cream was always very good, but I often had the potato pancakes instead. Sorry I don't remember what else was on the "real food" menu. Probably worth a visit just for the decor. Found this review on CitySearch that you may find helpful:
          http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/...
          But if you want a "real meal", go next door to Salerno's. It's decor (and some of
          its waiters!) probably hasn't changed in 50 years, but the food is pretty solid old-world Italian. I was back visiting a few years ago and we had a very enjoyable meal there.

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          mallomarmom Sep 21, 2007 04:35 PM

          As of last October, it's still there and worth every bit of nostalgia. I, too, grew up with Jahn's, and was thrilled to see that there was one left. We had a great day of nostalgia starting at Coney Island -- Nathan's of course -- and ending up at Jahn's for real ice cream sundaes. Didn't have a meal there, but the ice cream didn't disappoint. Just being there made it taste even better.

          Here's the link that I had found. http://www.richmondhillhistory.org/Ja...

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            JonL Sep 21, 2007 05:26 PM

            Hey wow. Didn't know the name still existed. Used to go to the Southern Westchester one. Did they offer the Kitchen Sink? Or is that just a stoned recollection? (Or both).

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              Shayna Madel Sep 21, 2007 05:49 PM

              Unstoned recollection here. The one in New Hyde Park offered it, from what I can recall. Never attempted it though. Now I am torn. Italian food, then dessert, or a total Jahn's experience. I am afraid if I do Italian first, may be too full for dessert, especially since my chowing partner is (don't laugh) my sister the gastric by-pass patient and sometimes she just can't eat all that much. I think we will recruit her teenage son to make sure there are no leftovers.

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                mallomarmom Sep 21, 2007 06:00 PM

                Kitchen sink still exists. Aw, go for it! LOL

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                  Shayna Madel Sep 21, 2007 06:37 PM

                  It will have to wait until after Yom Kippur ends, at least until Sunday or next weekend, but it sounds like a plan. Okay, so sue me, I am chatting when I am supposed to be atoning. What can I say.

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