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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fried chicken” (14 reviews)
“oxtail” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10030-1206
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're looking for the real thing at a good price go to Jacob's. It's cafeteria style and their business is mostly take out but there are tables in the back. The collard greens are excellent as is the mac n' cheese. Their meatloaf is...More

Thank Pina1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Numerous very well-prepared offerings. Eat in or carry out. Many seafood, meaty, and vegetarian choices. I particularly enjoyed the tender and delicious chicken gizzards. The brisket was also excellent. Mac and cheese was quite good -- not easy to accomplish when working with steam tables,...More

Thank ibbyla
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Everything was delicious. Greens, corn bread, jerk and fried chicken were fenomenal. It's going to be hard to walk back.

Thank Carlos60805
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food delicious but everyone was very friendly. This was our second trip to NYC and we made a special trip to Harlem to try Jacob's. It was worth it.

2  Thank Erica B
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I traveled to NYC, and had a taste for soul food. Jacob Restaurant came highly recommended by the concierge from the hotel that I stayed at. The only downside in my opinion was that the price was by the pound, so it could get a...More

2  Thank linbrown85
Reviewed 30 December 2016

JACOB RESTAURANT SOUL FOOD AND SALAD BAR Again, during their sixth year they'll be feeding hundreds of people with Thanksgiving 2016 free meals at their two Jacobs' Restaurant Soul Food & Salad Bar. Currently New York City lacks salad bars' priced below $7.99 per pound....More

2  Thank Irma T
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delightful, filling, and yes, soulful, food! The chicken jerk was mildly spicy as it should, and there is a good variety of meats, veggies, and fruits to choose from. Prices are very good too. I paid $7 for a box of hot meal. Service...More

2  Thank gboi77
Reviewed 22 November 2016

OM goodness. I just happened upon this restaurant and I'm glad that I did. The buffet style food was a huge selection, the staff was friendly and helpful(as I was visiting from out of town) and the restaurant was nice and clean. You can pick...More

1  Thank Blktrek
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were walking around Harlem and came across this gem, great food self service but a place to sit and eat your food. You can also do take away. The ribs, chicken and beans were great. The food comes in a box and you pay...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

October 10, 2016, Great little restaurant for lunch located in Harlem, staff very friendly, buffet style, food very good, many choices, I had the fried chicken "excellent". seating in back very clean and neighborhood safe near subway 145th street, A Train.

1  Thank Paul S
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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