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Need recommendation for place near Kennedy Airport

annmorris Jun 1, 2012 10:35 AM

We will be picking up our kids with 3 1/2 year old granddaugther at 6pm this sat. Would love a recommendation for a decent, if not really good, place to eat near the JFK to wait out the worst of the rush hour traffic back to Manhattan.

Ann Morris

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    foodwhisperer Jun 19, 2012 09:53 PM

    Don Peppe's on Lefferts Blvd. 5 minutes from JFK, one exit on the highway. It's family style Italian food, that means huge portions. Best baked clams in the city ( that includes Manhattan), best linguini in clam sauce and more. That's the choice, look no further.

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      SpiceJunkies Jun 2, 2012 04:38 PM

      Not much rush hour at 6pm on Sat. and it would be reverse commute during the week.

      Anyway, I'd rec New Park Pizza in Howard Beach. Very easy with kids and a good, if not great classic NYC style pizza. Oh I see you've already landed. I hope you find something.

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      1. re: SpiceJunkies
        annmorris Jun 3, 2012 04:34 AM

        Thanks to everyone who responded. It turned out that traffic was no bad, as had been noted, and we made it back to the village in under an hour. Will keep the references for futures.


      2. PHREDDY Jun 2, 2012 08:58 AM

        On Woodhaven Blvd. you will find La Nora (white cloth), Park Pizza,. Don Peppes in Ozone Park (family Italian)

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          shayneraze Jun 17, 2012 03:19 PM

          Don't know why La Nora closed.

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            PHREDDY Jun 18, 2012 05:00 AM

            I know who whe owner is...I previously worked with him...I have to give him a call

        2. janie Jun 1, 2012 06:01 PM

          on a sat you won't have rush hour coming back, if you want you could go to dinner in Kew Gardens or Forest Hills, if you're headed back to the city. There are lots of choices there, depends what you're looking for. There's nothing really toddler friendly that I can think of adjacent to Kennedy Airport--

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          1. re: janie
            annmorris Jun 1, 2012 07:51 PM

            Thanks so much for your input.

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