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NFT: Best family dinner in Times Square? Pizza?

mattlawson : 8/8/2019 7:37 pm
First time bringing the family into the city all together with us and any recommendations would be awesome, kids of course love pizza and they’ve never had a New York City slice
John’s of Times Square  
bigbluehoya : 8/8/2019 7:44 pm : link
Is a nice sit-down / waiter service pizza restaurant. And personally I think their pizza is excellent.

44th st / 8th ave
What he said.  
kennyd : 8/8/2019 8:02 pm : link
John's is as good as it gets near TS
Carmine’s  
pjcas18 : 8/8/2019 8:04 pm : link
Is best family dinner. Pizza whatever. I’m not as ny pizza fan but lazzarras is the best I’ve had. Short walk from Times Square
If you’re looking for breakfast  
pjcas18 : 8/8/2019 8:09 pm : link
Juniors diner is about as ny as it gets. Not the original location but great quality. My kids beg to go there every nyc trip. Might be a wait so get there early
Why Time Square?  
JerrysKids : 8/8/2019 9:37 pm : link
That is the worst part of Manhattan, tourist trap hell. Venture to almost any other part of the city, I recommend you hit Patsys Pizzeria, 2 convenient locations. One of the great Pizzeria's of NYC.
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RE: Why Time Square?  
Randy_Lahey : 8/8/2019 9:44 pm : link
In comment 14523513 JerrysKids said:
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That is the worst part of Manhattan, tourist trap hell. Venture to almost any other part of the city, I recommend you hit Patsys Pizzeria, 2 convenient locations. One of the great Pizzeria's of NYC. Link - ( New Window )


yeah patsy's is great. head to the upper west side, get some patsys for dinner, and reward the kiddies with some emack and bolio ice cream for dessert.
Just my 2c  
pjcas18 : 8/8/2019 9:45 pm : link
but if your kids have not ever been to NYC and/or if you don't live there, then you are tourists.

My kids absolutely were mesmerized by Times Square their first few times there. the lights, the crowds, the energy. We always go around Christmas too - head to Macy's/Herald square, Bryant Park, Rockefeller center, times square, Central park - no better place in the world around christmas time IMO than NYC.

Sure, people get older or used to it and don't want the hassle or want some more authentic NYC food or sites, but if you don't live in NYC IMO there is nothing wrong with doing tourist things.

I'm in NYC a few times a quarter (sometimes more) for business and sometimes I still stop in Times Square and people watch.

appreciate Jerryskids sentiment, but sometimes doing the tourist thing when you're a tourist is ok too.
Carmine's  
GruningsOnTheHill : 8/8/2019 9:46 pm : link
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Brooklyn Diner  
Gmanfandan : 8/8/2019 9:48 pm : link
Have the chicken pot pie
Time Square  
JerrysKids : 8/8/2019 9:52 pm : link
is fine to take a quick look and chill for a little while, terrible place to eat. I also feel it is full of scammers and degenerates. Watch your wallets and kids.
RE: Time Square  
pjcas18 : 8/8/2019 9:55 pm : link
In comment 14523575 JerrysKids said:
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is fine to take a quick look and chill for a little while, terrible place to eat. I also feel it is full of scammers and degenerates. Watch your wallets and kids.


agree 100%, it's just that times square is convenient some times and when you are lugging kids around sometimes convenience trumps all else, and Carmine's for being a tourist trap, has pretty good food, and I'm picky about my Italian food.
go to sbarros  
DaddyM89 : 8/8/2019 10:05 pm : link
for a new york slice
Carmines is good eats.  
JerrysKids : 8/8/2019 10:08 pm : link
I endorse Carmines.
Not One Olive Garden  
Pete in MD : 8/8/2019 10:10 pm : link
comment yet? BBI is slipping.
Ha  
mattlawson : 8/8/2019 10:28 pm : link
Great time - walked around and went to Johns. Thanks. Worked well. Caught the Yankees and giants game a bit as well.

My kids have never been and we got a Hotwire deal here which is why Times Square. Will hit some sights tomorrow and head home.

Btw - really dug the naked women painted up red white and blue with I love NY all over their ass cheeks taking pictures with tourist. Fantastic
Carmine's or John's  
Eli Wilson : 8/8/2019 10:39 pm : link
Carmine's for Italian, John's for pizza. Both are excellent.
Mama's Too  
GiantSteps : 8/9/2019 10:17 am : link
If you want some really great pizza, take a trip to the Upper West Side for some Mama's Too. It's a new-ish spot, it's a very small place, but it's some super baller pizza. Pretty easy to get to from Times Square (close to the 103rd St. stop on the 1 train...take the 2/3 two stops from Times Sq. to 96th St., transfer to the 1 for one stop). As others have said, Times Square is basically a tourist trap, and good pizza is hard to find around there.
If meat is OK for you, the soppresata and spicy honey square slice at Mama's Too is EPIC, but then again everything they do there is legit.
Tads  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/9/2019 10:24 am : link
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RE: Mama's Too  
GF1080 : 8/9/2019 10:46 am : link
In comment 14524290 GiantSteps said:
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If you want some really great pizza, take a trip to the Upper West Side for some Mama's Too. It's a new-ish spot, it's a very small place, but it's some super baller pizza. Pretty easy to get to from Times Square (close to the 103rd St. stop on the 1 train...take the 2/3 two stops from Times Sq. to 96th St., transfer to the 1 for one stop). As others have said, Times Square is basically a tourist trap, and good pizza is hard to find around there.
If meat is OK for you, the soppresata and spicy honey square slice at Mama's Too is EPIC, but then again everything they do there is legit.


This is the place that stole the pizzaiolo from Prince St correct? I went to Prince St a month ago and wasn't that impressed actually. Good but not nearly the best. Still need to get to Joe's, John's of Bleeker, and Bleeker St Pizza one day.
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