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Joe Jr. Restaurant
Posted by Ernest M. Skinner on 01/25/2007
Burgers are amazing, good soups, a full menu, served by a very friendly staff. Unpretentious, clean, and the prices are in line with reality. Sometimes you have to wait for a table or the uncomfortable counter, but it's worth it -- you won't find anything like it nearby.
Posted by rossini on 11/22/2006
The cozy ambience of an old diner, the hearty no-nonsense portions of a pre-nouvelle cuisine era and the honest prices: this describes Joe Junior which has been on 6th. Ave. and 12th. Street for the over 30 years I have lived in Manhattan. The burgers are succulent and "medium" here means medium. The French fries are done to a perfect turn and Joe's has the best split pea soup with buttery croutons in town. So whether it's a ham and Swiss on toasted rye or a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich you won't go wrong here either. The line formed at lunch says it all.
Posted by Haub, Jody and Tom (CA) on 10/28/2005
While traveling to NYC for a little R & R, the three of us stumbled into Joe Jr's, with no high expectations other than to find something quick and easy. What we had was perhaps the best "simple" meal of our trip. The food was plentiful, done well, and priced right! Our visit was enhanced however, by the verbal sparring we witnessed from the counter "host". This guy was pure New York! Never at a loss for words, he had comment or quip for anything and everyone. A gem, I tell 'ya. And the retro-Dodger cap was a nice touch...even in Yankee territory! Be sure to make this a stop when you're in the Village.
Posted by Mauch on 07/15/2005
Simple life and a great atmosphere! Good variety of food! Quality owned and operated!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/01/2005
Sooo worth it! Especially if the Yankees are having a good season. I was in there when the Yankees won one night and it was free dessert for all! Family owned and the customer is treated like one of the family! Always good food. Nothing on the menu is a "Black Sheep". Best Split Pea Soup I have ever had.
Posted by alanjj on 03/27/2005
Very few totally comfortable greasy spoons in this part of the universe. This is one of them. The waitstaff are extremely attentive and cordial and welcoming. The food is what you'd expect from this sort of joint: nothing exceptional, but all edible. My only complaint: if you go in alone, and have to eat at the counter (only when the tables are all taken, which is often), your space both for food and for elbows is quite limited. No room for a newspaper. You wind up having to talke with a member of the obese behind-the-counter staff. Frequented often by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, and his wife, who live a block away.