What's the oldest continuously-existing, still-open kosher restaurant?

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    @msh210 why is this on topic? Jun 22 '14 at 20:06
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    @YEZ arguably it's history of the practice of Judaism, which is on-topic. Feel free to cast a closure vote and/or bring the issue to Mi Yodeya Meta or Mi Yodeya Chat.
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    @msh210 It's not asking how long we kept Kosher for. If I asked, "How long have Jews been eating apples, which are Kosher" would that be on topic? A restaurant is just an example of something Kosher. Jun 23 '14 at 19:22

Fine & Schapiro Kosher Restaurant & Delicatessen 138 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 is open since 1927!


Hess in Yerushalayim has been a family sausage business since 1797, IIRC.

  • +1, although that doesn't sound like it was a restaurant all that time.
    – Alex
    Apr 9 '12 at 17:07

It's not exactly a restaurant, but Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery, according to their site yonahschimmel.com, has been operating at the same location on East Houston Street in Manhatten, NY since 1910 selling kosher knishes, blintzes, and other goodies.


There is a luncheonette on 16th Ave & 48th Street in Boro Park called Liberman's. It is open for over 40 years!


It was Ratners in the Lower East Side until It closed but i think it was Non Kosher for a while too


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