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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cornbread” (7 reviews)
“fried chicken” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10030-1206
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the recommendation in all nyc guides, the place retains its original atmosphere: nothing fancy, local patrons, great variety, delicious hot food, US, southern and Caribbean. More reserved on cold salads, bland and somewhat tired. Delicious fruits. Pay by weight. We’ll go back any time,...More

Thank jdil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten in other soul food places in Harlem, this was the best so far. It is a buffet so you can take your food to a table in the restaurant or just do take away. The selection is enormous with something for everyone. The...More

Thank shapgo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful find on a Friday night! Great soul food buffet with an array of healthy options as well; just a bit pricey. A positive plus, we were able to eat and listen to some great live music! Pleasant experience.

1  Thank D J
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a great buffet of both cold and hot food, loads of veggies, fresh fruit and meats. Vegetables are well cooked, happily not overcooked as some soul food can be. The staff is helpful and hard-working. Dine in or take out. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Had a wonderful late lunch here on a very cold afternoon - the staff was so kind to accommodate our very large group. Great southern cooking with loads of sides and sweet cornbread. Worth the trip!

Thank momof2girlsArkansas
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was my first time ti be at the famous soul food restaurant and I loved it. The service was fast and friendly. The food was amazing. I served generously and finished the whole platter (see pic!)b Amazing treat to my taste buds! Just serve...More

Thank Diana N
Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a find! Great selection of a variety of food. Everything was fresh and delicious. Very casual. Very economical. Loved this place. I of course was trying to stay on a low carb diet and found lots of things to eat. They also had things...More

Thank ElkeArt
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great to explore all the dishes you always read about but don't find at home. There is something for everyone's taste: savoury and sweet, meats and greens.

Thank Flippo5
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Best take out and caterer for southern soul foods in Harlem New York, Two locations, Seating area on 129th Lenox Avenue and take out, Yellow rice with red kidney beans, best flavor tasting collard greens, equally are the sweet yams, mac n cheese, lima beans,...More

1  Thank Maxine S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Skip Sylvia's. You must try Jacob's. We were visiting from Philly and it was recommended to try Jacob's. We are happy we did. The West Indie and Soul food buffet was delicious. Everything was fresh from the fruit/ salad to the entrees. The price is...More

1  Thank Samantha S
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
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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
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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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