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Jacob Restaurant Soul Food & Salad Bar

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2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10030-1206
+1 212-283-3663
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank Erica B
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 little pricey. Otherwise, the food was really good. From the jerk chicken, oxtails, and rice... More 

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2 Thank linbrown85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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. Three years since my last delightful dining experience here, their $5.99 per pound meals still... More 

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Philippines
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460 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 was friendly and prompt.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 what you want and how much you want but, of course, you pay for what... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 by the weight.

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1 Thank Gary B
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This buffet restaurant provides lots of choices from cooked cabbage, collards and black eyed peas toshort ribs and oxtails as well banana pudding and other Southern favorites. Good value for pricing: you pay be the pound so you choose how much you want to eat/spend.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The food here was amazing.. The place is a buffet style restaurant which so much choice.. Rices, beef, chicken, fish, massive salad and fruit bar etc.. You get what you want in your container and then they weigh it out.. You can then sit in or take away.. I choose to sit in and have a freshly made lemonade which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Harlem
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 you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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