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Shopsin's General Store

120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
+1 212-924-5160
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good10%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible16%
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“pancakes” (24 reviews)
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, International
$$ - $$$
120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The menu is unbelievable! Seriously there has to be a 100 + items on this thing; it was so cool. I go the Blisters on My sister and my wife got a silver cup with Bacon, Pecan Pancakes, eggs and other goodness. The place is...More

Thank dcmcder
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Honestly, I don't even know where to start. Well, I gave one star, so that star is for the ease of finding the place and location. That was all great. Nice work. After a search for 'non-vegetarian places where vegetarians can eat' I stumbled upon...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

wonderful place and food. There's too much to pick and choose from this place and one can never be disappointed here.

Thank Gemini3549
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I read many reviews that raved about the food, but really it was no more than average and certainly over priced for what it was! The serving staff were a mix between snappy and friendly. The experience was quirky but not worth the cost :(

1  Thank joffa21
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Shopsins is one of those strange but very pleasant discoveries. I really LOVED the food. The place is rough, and so is the service, but it's all part of the experience. They have about 1000 options for breakfast/brunch, and every one of them is supposed...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Having now eaten here three times, I can safely say this place is unique and wonderful. The menu with literally hundreds of items defies description. The food may be best characterized as wildly inventive comfort food. It's fusion for fun, hipster before hipsters invaded the...More

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited with my partner for breakfast / brunch that after a fairly long wait turned into lunch. It took is a while to find the place nestled in the corner of the market hall and when we did there was a queue of around six....More

Thank LiamCr
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have wanting to go there for a long time after a saw the restaurant on a TV Special. It is like no other place that I have ever been to for breakfast or lunch. The owner, Kenny Shopsin who we had the pleasure of...More

1  Thank RONPECK
Reviewed 12 November 2016

It was my very first visit in NYC. We found Shopsins only because of a recommendation by our AirB&B host, who is a born New Yorker and I guess he has grown up on Kenny´s pancakes. He told us that the staff there is very...More

3  Thank artveller
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Come here if you're looking for delicious food! Shopsin's definitely offers a unique experience. There are some rules but if you follow them, you'll be more than happy you chose to come here. First off, make sure you look at the menu beforehand. It can...More

Thank Julie W
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-924-5160
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