Jahn's Family Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

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Jahn's Family Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and restaurant located at 81-04 37th Ave. It is the sole store of a near-extinct chain that had locations in New York City and Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is famous for its huge Kitchen Sink.

Historic Locations[edit]

The first location opened in 1897 by John Jahn at 138th Street and Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. In 1918 he took off for 5 years and letting his children, Elsie, Frank, and Howard mind the store. Later, he opened three more restaurants: one for Elsie in Jamaica, one for Frank in Richmond Hill, and one for Howard in Flushing.

By the 1950s, there were Jahn's locations across Brooklyn with the most popular in Flatbush, and others in Marine Park, Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, the Fordham section of the Bronx, Jackson Heights, Forest Hills, Eastchester, East Meadow, West Islip, Great Neck, Williston Park, Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Union, New Jersey, Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Coral Gables, Florida, and Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.

In November 2007, one of the last two remaining Jahn's, in Richmond Hill, closed.[1] (The Richmond Hill Historical Society says it closed in 2008.[2]) Only the Jahn's located at 81–04 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, is still operating.[3]

Phone: (718) 651-0700

In addition to its huge Kitchen Sink Sundae, other popular ice cream treats included the Boilermaker, the Suicide Frappé, Screwball's Delight, the Joe Sent Me and the (#”&’$?/) Special.[4]


  1. Wendelken, Joseph (November 29, 2007). "Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor Closes After Decades". Queens Chronicle. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  2. About Jahn's ice cream parlor
  3. Quenqua, Douglas (March 20, 2009). "The Last One Standing". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  4. About Jahn's ice cream parlor

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Coordinates: 40°44′58″N 73°53′06″W / 40.74946°N 73.88501°W / 40.74946; -73.88501