Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor - Jackson Heights, Queens, New York

The Last Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor in New York

Jahn’s is an old fashioned ice cream parlor chain that was born in New York. The huge Kitchen Sink Sundae was their signature dessert.

Jahn’s had two locations in South Florida: 249 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables and 17262 Collins Avenue in North Miami Beach.

I’m not sure exactly as to the dates of operation in South Florida, but the first location opened in the Bronx, 1897.

By the 1950’s Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor had spread to other parts of New York, New Jersey, and the two South Florida locations.

1960s era Jahn’s Menu, part of my Burger Beast Museum collection
Jahn’s Lamp Shade, part of my Burger Beast Museum collection

I stumbled across the last Jahn’s restaurant when I was in New York.

With its wood grain panels and dodgeball sized lights lining the wall, Jahn’s sets the mood for an old school ice cream shop.

We arrived near 10 PM during a rainstorm, and while everyone in my party decided to have some sort of dessert, I opted for a burger, of course.

Their BBQ Burger has an American cheese slice melted on the bottom and top bun, well at least mine did. Some BBQ sauce, bacon, tomatoes, and a couple of onion rings completed the sandwich. This is your standard diner burger. It will satisfy your late-night burger cravings, at least it did for me.

As a late-night plus, they have an extensive dessert menu to look through and indulge in.

Ice Cream Menu
My wife Marcela’s dessert
BBQ Burger

Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor
81-04 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-651-0700

3 Comments

  1. Beast,
    I frequented Jahn's as a kid. For me, this place was ice cream heaven! It was the first time I ever heard of the kitchen sink–lol.
    Actually, I don't remember any of the regular food (but then again, this was over thirty years ago.)
    A

  2. I used to go to the Bensonhurst one all the time for veal cutlet parmigiana. I loved the way it was heavily breaded and deep fried.

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