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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 good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cornbread” (7 reviews)
“fried chicken” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10030-1206
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Really enjoyed Jacob's when we went there. Being a "southern" girl, I'm pretty picky about food and how I like it. The fried chicken was spot on and the black eyed peas (with onions in them, just like Mama's) were great. Diverse salad bar with...More

Thank Carla Z
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This must be one of the high Points during our week in NYC! The owner is an unbelievably foulmouthed yet genuinely warmhearted individual. If You can take this quirky combination, You are up for a great experience. You pick Your own dish in a styrofoam...More

1  Thank hakol
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We walked past here as part of a foot tour and the guide recommeded it, having lived nearby for many years. This was one of the best bits of advice we got in 5 weeks in the States. We walked in and didn't have a...More

2  Thank KERRYG0LD
Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Tried this restaurant and now I continue to return. Food is delicious! The only downfall is that everything tastes so good and you pay by the pound of food, so the restaurant can get a little pricey. I recommend to anyone looking for REAL soul...More

2  Thank Mzlottiedottie
Reviewed 6 December 2013

It's not your typical buffet. This place was recommend by the bellman at the hotel we were staying at in Time Square. I was looking for a Soul Food restaurant and didn't want to do the typical tourist places like "Sylvia's". Now, I don't like...More

Thank A R
Reviewed 29 November 2013

very good, big selection, very authentic, nice back room to sit in, occasional live jazz in back room, reasonably priced, but not cheap. very convenient and friendly.

Thank Traveler0991
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Visited the Lennox avenue branch a couple of times during a week in Harlem. Jacobs is a help yourself buffet. There is a choice between hot and cold foods. There's an amazing choice such as Jerk chicken, Beef ribs , Tilapia, rice and peas, noodles,...More

1  Thank bluetunney
Reviewed 14 March 2013

First "salad bar" that I ever dined at with soul food and it was great! The candied yams tasted almost as good as my great grandmas. The mac 'n cheese was yummy and cheesy, just the type of comfort food that I needed on a...More

1  Thank LT W
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
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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
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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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