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Inexpensive with a large group of (mostly) kids

MTWfromCT Sep 27, 2009 09:04 AM

I am bringing a large group (30) to the city on a Monday and am looking for decent places that can easily handle a group that size. The kids are a group of orphans from Uganda who are touring the northeast for 6 weeks as a choir to raise awareness for their center, and range from 9 to 17. I get the fun job of entertaining them on their days off, and I am taking them to the city for the day. Type of cuisine is not really important, but a larger (non-mcdonalds-y) type place with reasonable prices would be great. We may do street food for one meal, but a sit down dinner would be nice. Any thoughts on a place that can handle a group like that? Pizza would be fine, and may be the cheapest way to go overall.


  1. LeahBaila Sep 27, 2009 05:27 PM

    John's Pizzeria (44th St. location)
    Katz's Deli


    1. DarthEater Sep 27, 2009 05:19 PM

      I'm going to get flack for suggesting this but here goes..

      Times Square BBQ Dallas. Its loud and they have the space to handle large parties. I would call in advance.

      Ok guys, give it to me.

      1. LNG212 Sep 27, 2009 12:46 PM

        You haven't said what neighborhood you'll be in ...

        If you are up by AMNH then I second the Shake Shack recommendation. You could even take over the entire downstairs. But if you go during a busy time and you haven't arranged for that, I'm not sure there's enough room there to accommodate you.

        Same neighborhood, I'd also recommend Pinch n Smac -- macaroni and cheese (various combinations, plus build-your-own options) and pizza.

        If you are in the Times Square/Theatre area, then I would suggest John's Pizza (on 44th). Again, for a group that size, you'd need to reserve.

        Good luck!

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          Ann900 Sep 27, 2009 11:09 AM

          The Shake Shack at Columbus and 77th might be ideal. Enough space to handle a group your size, great versions of American classics- fries, burgers, shakes, at reasonable prices. A bonus might also be its proximity to Central Park and the Museum of Natural History.

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