What’s on the menu at Child’s?

The Child’s restaurant chain started with one lower Manhattan “lunchroom” in 1898, eventually building up to dozens of locations around New York City and other Northeastern cities. This 1900 “bill of fare” features lots of forgotten foodstuffs. Mmm, butter cakes and creamed oyster on toast!

A former Child’s, built in 1923 on the Coney Island Boardwalk, was granted landmark status in 2003. What’s happening to the building now? It’s the Dreamland Roller Rink and should be open weekends starting July 19.

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4 Responses to “What’s on the menu at Child’s?”

  1. Pune Cuisines Says:

    Very Interesting Post…

  2. coney Says:

    The Coney Island USA building at 1208 Surf was also a Child’s Restaurant.

  3. This is not just another McDonald’s « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] all Child’s had this logo; the famous one on the Coney Island Boardwalk, landmarked in 2003 and now Dreamland roller rink, features terra cotta fish, seashells, ships, and […]

  4. modestine Says:

    Thought people might be interested in hearing William Grimes talk about Appetite City, a book about NYC restaurants in which he talks about Child’s: http://www.bookpod.org/a-foodie-valentine-to-nyc-restaurants/



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