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Posted by foodismylife on 08/17/2009
lost their lease and say goodbye add another page to lost nyc getting harder and harder to get up in the morning screw shake shack the was truly the best burger in america anybody know if they are going to re open anywhere?
Posted by anonymous on 07/02/2009
This is the best darn diner downtown. The service is always fantastic and they serve great grub, whether it's a belgian waffle, grilled cheese sandwich or burger. They're about to lose their lease so please go sign the petition in the restaurant!
Posted by anonymous on 02/19/2009
I've lived in NYC since I was a kid, this is the best diner in Manhattan. The food is excellent, old school diner delicious. The owners and staff are sweethearts, this place never fails to deliver great food, breakfast and dinner items are great. Even the toast is good. Great delivery as well.
Posted by LimeyBiker on 01/07/2009
I visted NY about ten years ago for a week, staying in an appartment just around the corner. We stumbled in here for a quick and easy dinner on the first night and I ended up going back another 3 times in the week. The food was simple, honest, tasty and old-school 'unhealthy'! The host was friendly and very funny, the atmosphere in the place was pure NY. I am planning a return to the city and was just checking out if this place still exists, so pleased it has and is still as it was. Highly recommended.
Posted by JamesBeardSnob on 03/18/2008
There simply is no overall better diner on the face of planet earth. I don't think the ratings above are even vaguely accurate, because Joe Jr's should be all 5's (except for maybe service, but that is debatable). Let me just say that I'm not an amateur in the food world, or in the NYC diner world, and this place is absolutely tops. Completely unpretentious, completely unchanged in the 20 or so years I've known the place, and completely consistent. Awesome burgers (they say the secret is meat that isn't too lean) which are about half the price of the ones down the block at BLT (and just as good, again less pretentious). Good sandwiches, (their BLT is great! very crispy!) incredible split pea soup. While sometimes the person who answers the phone is curt, they do a lot of business and it makes sense for him to be in a rush. NO place is more NYC than Joe Jr.'s. If they had T-shirts/bags, they could market them like The Strand. My cousin was practically adopted by the greek family that runs the placethey are wonderful people. If this place closed down, I would consider suicide.
Posted by Mr. Picky on 11/27/2007
I grew up in NYC and there used to be more places like this. There used to be 4 coffee shops within a radius of Joe Jrs alone, back in the day! But Joe's remains and it rules and you are not a genuine New Yorker unless you've eaten here 10 times. This place is an institution and I hope it's around 100 years from now, when Collicchio and Batali and Ducaisse and all the BLT restos aren't even memories.
Posted by Mauch on 05/08/2007
Pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to NYC Diners. I find most diners in the city the food has no taste. Joe Jr. is the exception to the rule the food is full of flavor and they spend a little more money to get quality products to make quality food.