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JB’s American Diner

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31 Kings Road, Brighton, Brighton BN1 1NR, England
+44 1273 771776
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife had breakfast here while I went to a meeting (Rail strike day so we had to drive) and I joined her for a coffee afterwards. I have only started to revisit Brighton after about ten years so don't recall this diner because I really missed a treat if it was open then. This looks the real deal with... More 

Thank Ian S
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here for the first time today for breakfast. Such a great choice. Had the veggie american which was really lovely. Great value as you get a large plateful. Very friendly staff. Will certainly come back.

Thank minky1958
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were served atraight away, very authentic atmosphere and service was quick and friendly but we were disappointed that the food was pretty bland. Pretty standard burger and naff chips.

Thank Leonie C
Hastings, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to sit the 2 of us straight away even though they were busy. You are served fast. Would be great for families though I confess I didnt look for a kids menu. Portions are huge and we both struggled to finish. Service was good and food ok. Ticked the boxes for our requirements that night

Thank sarah u
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been twice before and enjoyed it but this time, absolutely awful. Service slow food tasteless, one of the started burnt, even when we said it was not good staff just smiled and said oh!!! Main course both burgers just not nice no neither were eaten, ribs nice and tender but taste wise forget the sauce what ever they had been... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited over 20 minutes to get seated, staff were very nice and really attentive, unbelievably fast service on food and drinks. Only downside was their milkshake were the worse I've ever had ! Which I find unusual for an American type theme diner. Not so much the taste but the actual concept of what a milkshake is. Come on guys... More 

Thank Andreas C
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here during our weekend in Brighton & thoroughly enjoyed everything. Although busy & having to wait for table the waitress served us drinks first before showing us our booth. Absolutely love all the Americana. Food was very good, large portions, well cooked & served quickly. Staff very polite & helpful. Give it a try !

Thank DianeToulouse
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I visit Brighton I always come back for another meal here! The decoration is the restaurant is brilliant. We went for an evening meal and the food is absolutely delicious (and I'm a really fussy eater.) The portions are very large so and always too much to handle which I'm not complaining about! So make sure you're really... More 

Thank LauraaRachel
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here after struggling to book elsewhere at short notice on a saturday night! We used to frequent the diner when we lived in Hove and wondered if it had changed - thankfully it had not! Excellent typical american diner food, good service and great surroundings. Very cheap too. Only downside is the portions size is far too big!... More 

Thank graham w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, good choice of food. We had late breakfast. Portions good, and all 15 of us ate together. Second time I've been back and will go back again. Lots of memorabilia to look at too. Great atmosphere.

Thank miapink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Kings Road, Brighton, Brighton BN1 1NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 771776

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