8. Gargiulo’s (1907)

On Coney Island, Gargiulo’s has been operating since 1907, first by the Gargiulo family and by the Russo family since 1965, serving classic Neapolitan cuisine. It moved from its original location on Mermaid Avenue to 2911 W 15th Street in the 1920s, and the Russo family later opened a 300-seat catering hall. Gargiulo’s facade has changed a bit since the early days, but retains some of the arched windows you can see in historic images. Like Bamonte’s, the waiters still serve in tuxedos but switched to iPads instead of notepads for orders a few years ago.

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2 thoughts on “10 of the Oldest Bars and Restaurants in Brooklyn

  1. Apparently you left out, if you want to talk first and old;
    1762 Fraunces Tavern
    1794 Bridge Cafe
    1817 The Ear Inn
    1837 Delmonico
    1864 Pete’s Tavern
    1868 Homestead Steakhouse
    1880 White Horse Tavern
    1884 PJ’s Clarke’s
    1885 Keen’s Steakhouse
    Oh wait, I see you did do a diff post with these

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