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Jimbos Hamburger Place

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991 1st Ave, between East 54th and East 55th Streets, New York City, NY 10022-4104
+1 212-355-6120
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08:00 - 21:15
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:15
Sat 08:00 - 19:15
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New York City, New York
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local institution. Never mind the national chains, Jimbo's offers real hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches in a wonderful old and dated cramped space Even if hear only. for a few minutes you will leave smelling for the rest of the day like a hamburger! If the character J. Wellington Wimpy was real he would eat here. Experience... More 

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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Simply a great burger place. You can order other counter foods, but Jimbo's is basically a great burger place. Nothing fancy, just great meat in an honest burger at a great price.

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Thank Oberew
Washington, DC
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Small mom & pop joint throughout NYC that's not to be slept on. Save a few bucks, eat yummy food, like - their home fries (yum), fresh eggs, fresh everything... All cooked in front of you. Small location with 3 employees at best, but super efficient. My wife grew up eating Jimbo's and she always makes it a point to... More 

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Thank PassportHeavy
Rockledge, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

My grandson waited for me while I walked across the street to get a glass of wine to have with my burger... He and I loved our burgers and fries !!! Coleslaw was yummy too!! Very small mice live under the Snapple machine and said hello after we ate Thank God!!!

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Thank LKB496
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Best kept secret on the Eastside...JIMBOS has been in business for over 30++ years and keeps making the best burgers and fries in NYC, not to mention their GREAT coffee as well as breakfasts. A multi generational family business, in a tiny shop with a few counter seats, these fellows are up-to-date with on line ordering services, call in, and... More 

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Thank adimarzio
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2015

friendly, inexpensive, great breakfast, eat with the locals located right on 1st ave, small intimate place which is easily missed if you don't pay attention

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Thank tom c
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

They make the best burgers in NYC hands down without a doubt! It's small yes but that just adds to the charm! Can't go wrong with it!

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Thank ManhattanReptiles
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I grew up in NYC and I have not found a better burger than this place. Yes the place may be small but the burgers are the best. Cooked perfectly with tje fries and the cost is just right. The best is the original one on Amsterdam Ave between 125th and 126th ston the uptown side.

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Thank J B
Miami, Florida, United States
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

How can I describe Jimbos? A greasy spoon, a hole in the wall, a hamburger joint, a mini-deli? It is a tiny restaurant on the East Side of Manhattan. The counter has only few stools and only a couple of small tables for two. Yet it is always bustling with eat-in diners and a brisk take out business. While they... More 

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Thank Alfred B
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When I want a burger... pronto... I love going to Jimbo's! They have takeout but since I live nearby I usually stop in - the burgers are cooked up fresh right in front of you and they're always tasty. Another random item that is great are the corn muffins - they grilled one for me with butter and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cuisine
Fast food, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:15
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:15
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:15
Thursday
08:00 - 21:15
Friday
08:00 - 21:15
Saturday
08:00 - 19:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 991 1st Ave, between East 54th and East 55th Streets, New York City, NY 10022-4104
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-355-6120

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