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Jacob Restaurant Soul Food & Salad Bar

2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10030-1206
+1 212-283-3663
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cornbread” (9 reviews)
“fried chicken” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10030-1206
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Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on my first night in NYC...obviously Harlem has a reputation but no-one was eye-balling me or made me feel intimidated. I rented an apartment and the landlady recommended Jacobs...good quality buffet food, southern dishes...we don't get good food of this type (soul food...More

Thank jinx2010
Reviewed 3 June 2015

this was recommend to me by a tour guide and yes, i did not regret coming here. its in harlem, and supposed to be homegrown in this district. but the best part is its buffet style (you put everything you want in a box and...More

Thank Alipinofw
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The Jacob's I went to is up in Harlem. The atmosphere is very much like a diner but it is a huge buffet of cultural favorites like collard greens, curries, ribs, corn, salads and Jamaican dishes like various rice dishes. There were several types of...More

Thank xmas05
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Definitely not hip, but this is an excellent alternative for a healthy buffet in the center of Harlem. It serves real traditional food, and you will eat with the locals. You pay by the pound. It is highly recommended.

Thank Haakon_can
Reviewed 25 April 2015

We had tickets to the Apollo Theatre and started looking for restaurants in the area. We decide when in Harlem, we needed to get some soul food, not to mention Caribbean food too. There are fancier soul food places with in a couple of blocks...More

Thank 123RIch_S123
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

I was introduced to this place by Jacqueline on the tour. We had beef short ribs that were very tender and moist. The candied yams were amazing and the black eyed peas were tasty. Everything on the bar looked awesome.

Thank TomR2212
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had lunch at this buffet where they see food by the pound for less than what a grocery store salad bar charges. Tons of comfort food entrees fried chicken, jerk chicken, beef short ribs, pork ribs, ham, baked chicken, fish, and more. Sides included...More

Thank 446LAC
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We didn't have time to go to Sylvia's and we happened upon Jacob's. They offer a variety of hot foods like ox tail, fried chicken, There's soul food, Caribbean food, American fare and even Spanish and African dishes and it's ALL good! You can eat...More

1  Thank Allison B
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great atmosphere, music and mixing with the local people just great you pay for food by the weight and can try a big variety of soul food which is really yummy

Thank Rosanne59
Reviewed 10 July 2014

If you are open to discover something new and never had soul food before, you should go check out this place, or if you are starving and looking for a variety of different flavor at a good price, this is the place to go. I've...More

1  Thank olympiaa2010
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10030-1206
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-283-3663
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