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Great Jones Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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54 Great Jones Street, New York City, NY 10012
+1 212-674-9304
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Westfield, New Jersey
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to visit this restaurant on a regular basis, but for some unforeseen reason stop coming about 20 years ago. I found myself at it once again tonight. As soon as I opened the door, it looked exactly as it had 20 years earlier. How wonderful! Now onto the food. We ordered the chili with the works, a chili... More 

Thank Sierra M
Whitby, Canada
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656 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The colorful exterior caught my eyes as I was walking up The Bowery. Inside is dark, small but very welcoming. I had a cheeseburger and bloody mary...both excellent. The assortment of music in the jukebox is supurb.

Thank FlyAtNIght
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love this place. Stumbled across it years ago and keep coming back. It has the best bloody marys, sweet potato fries, and just about everything on the menu. It is casual and cozy and such a warm atmosphere. The service has always been top notch. And the best part - the jukebox is amaze!

Thank jamielala
new york ny usa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stopped in late night and had a great burger and the jambalaya was just as good! Attentive and friendly staff, good pour on the drinks. Service was fast, music playing on the juke box set a good vibe. It's on my list for my go-to for late night food and drinks and a good way to wind down and end... More 

Thank Kerioke
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Have been going to Great Jones Cafe for years. Must have my wonderful Great Jones Sazerac and fried oysters every so often. That's classic New Orleans fare but Great Jones is a lot closer than New Orleans and just as good (if not better). A tiny place that is a true New Yorker's secret. Some call it a "dive," some... More 

Thank trlrnnr952
Oslo, Norway
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The place is quite small and dressed in colored lights and has a pleasant and relaxed feel to it. Staff is friendly and efficient. The jambalaya is excellent. Great place to stop by for a quick bite to eat!

Thank annecgronvold
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I can't describe how much i loved this place! As a lone traveller i me here 3 times in one week for the food but also for the friendly staff, great bar-side banter and POTENT margaritas. Food is affordable and has the slight home cooked cozy feel about it. The chicken wings will ruin all your other chicken wings experiences... More 

Thank RandSTravels
Miami, Florida
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We stumbled upon this gem by accident and what a wonderful accident it was! We were walking by looking for pizza but when we smelled the burgers coming out of the exhaust outside of the restaurant we HAD to go inside. It's a small, cool spot that has an authentic NOLA vibe to it. We ordered a bacon cheeseburger and... More 

Thank calfar01
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591 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This is a small informal price. The brunch menu has about 7 items, all intriguing rich southern food. The smothered eggs were scrambled eggs and ham over a biscuit with gravy and cheddar grits. Though it sound sinfully delicious, it was just ok in terms of flavor. The pulled pork was a standout with gray flavor. The Cajun bloody Mary's... More 

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Tiny but packs a good punch! Whatever you order...get the corn bread....I cod eat it alone. Hearty drinks rule....aske for a margarita ....nowhere else besides being in Mexico and here quite get them right!

Thank Topher C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Great Jones Street, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-674-9304

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?