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James Brown's Place

1356 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5338
+1 585-288-4250
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (14 reviews)
“home fries” (6 reviews)
“hash” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner, International
1356 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was Soo amazing! And the cook seems to genuinely enjoy his job! You can see him and the grill from pretty much any seat in the house. Great service. We had breakfast, pancakes, ham, etc. It all was excellent!

Thank Dixie B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you're looking for a place that is unabashedly rough around the edges this is the place. First it's a cash only place, which I generally don't mind and can be seen as a hallmark of some of today's better places. However, the ATM machine...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I met our kids for breakfast while visiting in Rochester. The food was outstanding and we had pleanty of left overs for home. Very reasonably priced. April, our waitress, was fantastic and made it an over the top experience. I'll definitely be...More

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My wife is a foodie and liked to call a place such as James Brown's as a greasy spoon. It was a very crowded diner on a saturday morning(obviously) With a huge menu that took us at least 10 minutes to decide what we wanted....More

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to sit at the counter, because seating is tough to come by and you get to watch the chefs prepare the food! It's fun watching for yours, and seeing some of the other creations made right in front of you....More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I just loved the ham steak and grit with cheese and the waitress was very nice and treated us wonderful I will go back again

Thank Yvette L
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Meet the locals at an authentic favorite place and make some new local acquaintances . Be patient ; you are not getting fast food here , but TLC food like mama used to make ! Excellent menu , modest prices , good service , friendly...More

Thank Ava C
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Sorry to say but a potato pancakes is not a flat pancake with some shredded potato in it, served cold. My Tuscan special, as it was listed on the menu was a disappointment the first time. The cook used the over easy eggs to warm...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite breakfast place in Rochester. Numerous specials every weekend and friendly service. It is a small pace and gets quite crowded so get there early (before 9am) if you don't want to wait. The Big Mofo is the best.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have heard so many good things about this place that I finally had to check it out. The waitress was really friendly & kept our coffee cups filled. I ordered the corned beef hash that was homemade & not out of a can. It...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5338
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-288-4250
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