Jones

Jones

American Restaurant$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Mark D.
    Mark DunawayFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Chicken & Waffles, all white, gravy on...you won't regret it. Quite possibly the best fried chicken in the city...especially when you get tired of all the Korean style double fried.
  • Stan H.
    Stan HorwitzNovember 25, 2015
    The Thanksgiving turkey platter here is amazing! A nice size portion of succulent white meat with mashed potatoes and baby carrots was perfectly prepared and served. It is on the menu year round.
  • genavieve f.
    genavieve fOctober 5, 2014
    Our food took a bit longer than expected, not that we minded, but Joe took great care of us and we were treated to dessert! Great food, great service!! Thanks joe :)
  • David R.
    David RosenbloomNovember 24, 2014
    Awesome comfort food at this retro style diner. Matzoh ball soup is solid as well as the ALT sandwich. Chicken and waffles is a big item and the chocolate cake and milk is decadent.
  • Kelly E.
    Kelly EriksonOctober 18, 2012
    Went there for my brothers birthday (which happens to be April Fools Day). Chicken and Waffles = to die for. Also, they have an awesome April Fools dessert special. Check it out to find out!
  • Hugh M.
    Hugh McKinneyNovember 2, 2014
    The chicken and waffles are yummy. Put some syrup on the waffles then take a bite with chicken and the gravy. Super fantastic!
  • Hank H.
    Hank HoffmanJune 2, 2013
    Steven the Manager was the Nicest guy in the restaurant biz. It was Barb/Ken & Jake/Linda Anniversary. As well as my 64th B-Day celeb. We all loved the food, service was excellant. <3 <3 <3 <3.
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BMay 22, 2011
    The "Thanksgiving Dinner" is a must-order, with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and some of the best cranberry sauce I've had the pleasure of eating -- and I'm a cranberry sauce connoisseur.
  • Natalie P.
    Natalie PaigeOctober 17, 2015
    Mac and cheese to die for. Meatloaf incredible and a wonderful atmosphere and staff. A must go to in Philly.
  • Meg T.
    Meg TaylorOctober 15, 2011
    I had the grill cheese with tomato soup, deviled eggs and a lemonade. Everything was great. I tasted the pulled pork, mac & cheese and the meatloaf from friends..also great!!!!
  • Minteng C.
    Minteng ChenJune 25, 2011
    They have the best fried calamari I've ever had IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!! Anyway, great place with nice cozy atmosphere. We sat next to the fireplace, it was awesome!
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    Stephen Starr re-envisions American comfort food in a handsome, '70s-style living room with cultured stone columns, a fireplace, and servers in Izod shirts. Read more
  • Tiff L.
    Tiff L.June 17, 2015
    Boozy brunch and I had the huevos rancheros. They bring you champagne and juice in little mason jars for the table
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumSeptember 13, 2011
    Head to Jones when you're in need of serious comfort food. Try the southern classic chicken and waffles, and the always good grilled cheese and tomato soup.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WilsonJune 17, 2015
    The Thanksgiving Dinner was so good. Tasted similar to what mom makes! Mashed potatoes were awesome, as were the onion rings.
  • Heather C.
    Heather ChandlerAugust 25, 2011
    Blood Orange cosmo is great. Hummus is fabulous, briskit entree and chic n waffle are awesome. Apple pie is average. Coconut sorbet rocks.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 12, 2011
    Kids can enjoy baked macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, and standard burgers; parents can choose between pistachio-crusted tilapia or Bubbe’s beef brisket. Read more
  • J N.
    J NealJuly 28, 2013
    FRIED CHICKEN IS A MUST!!!! Service is friendly, place is clean, decor is casual and cool. YES PLEASE!
  • Michael Steven W.
    Michael Steven WilliamsFebruary 15, 2014
    Protein platter was awesome. Monkey bread was decadent. However the Turkey Burger my wife got stole the show!
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaSeptember 30, 2014
    Get the mac n cheese!! It's delicious. And the ALT (avocado, lettuce, tomato) is a great vegetarian sandwich
  • Cyril S.
    Cyril S.December 20, 2015
    Good place, good food and good service. Take the monkey bread and crispy apple pie : delicious!!
  • Rodney B.
    Rodney BarberMarch 17, 2015
    Everything is good but please do yourself a favor and start off with Sangria. Atmosphere is always lovely.
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytJune 29, 2013
    Try the Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake - Nice touch: a glass of milk comes with the chocolate cake.
  • Madison B.
    Madison BackJanuary 11, 2013
    Awesome make-your-own salad option with unlimited add-ins! There's something for everyone here.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SchetmanAugust 30, 2014
    Order the fried chicken and waffles and you will not be disappointed! Cool atmosphere and great menu!
  • Emily F.
    The food isn’t too pricy. Start off with the Mac & Cheese and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and finish it off with the Key Lime Pie.
  • Kenneth H.
    Kenneth HutchinsJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Salmon is good , along with glazed carrots and sweet corn.
  • Johnny H.
    Johnny HallSeptember 24, 2011
    Oh goodness. The mac and cheese was perfect on a rainy Philadelphia night. The apple pie was delicious too.
  • Lillian T.
    Lillian TJune 12, 2012
    Try the $9 Bloody Mary's for brunch on weekends. You get to pick the alcohol, spice and garnish!
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytJune 28, 2013
    Try the Jamba - Spicy stew with shrimp, chicken, and Tasso ham on a bed of rice.
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytJune 28, 2013
    Try the Chicken Pot Pie - Chicken and vegetables in a cream sauce, baked with a puff pastry crust.
  • Kelly
    KellyNovember 2, 2014
    Grilled cheese and tomato soup is the way to go, especially on a cold day :)
  • Zing W.
    Zing WingSeptember 17, 2011
    Try the chicken, shrimp and sausage jambalaya......its spicy and crap but its sooooo goood...,the nachos are good too
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsJune 9, 2011
    Blending childhood favorites and a few ethnic specialties Jones mixes and matches the very best in feel-good food.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 6, 2010
    Great place to bring your kids for brunch! And while you're here try the gooey monkey bread, chicken and waffles, and the cheese-steak omelet. Read more
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 17, 2014
    Tasty breakfast burrito, complete with tater tots. Coffee options limited though.
  • Maxim S.
    Maxim ShtrausSeptember 19, 2013
    Exceptional service. Friendly staff. Good food for a quick bite to eat. Recommended!
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth Rivera RodasJanuary 6, 2014
    Definitely get the Monkey Bread and the Bottomless Bellinis. Everything was delicious.
  • Van H.
    Van HondroulisAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place ever!!!!! I used to work here years ago and the food is always made fresh!!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 25, 2011
    The mac and cheese, meat loaf and fried chicken wreak havoc with diets, but the taste is worth every calorie. Read more
  • Edgar E.
    Edgar EstevesMay 15, 2016
    Pierogies kicked it off and then chicken and waffles closed it down! Waffle was soooo good.
  • Sabrina D.
    Sabrina DetzelMarch 24, 2016
    Mac and Cheese is amazing! Grilled cheese with tomato soup is also delicious.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NelsonDecember 2, 2014
    You have to get the Chicken and Waffles! Love the theme and everything! !!!
  • Miss Grace
    Miss GraceMay 27, 2013
    Their calamari is perfectly seasoned, perfectly crunchy... It's just amazing!!!
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownAugust 13, 2015
    Great for brunch. The monkey bread and build-your-own Bloody Mary are non-negotiable.
  • Felicia M.
    Felicia MaiseyOctober 5, 2013
    Waitress is nice, music is catchy, but too loud whilst eating. Turkey club not my favorite, but good proportion, and pulled pork was just okay. hipster spot w/heavier price tag due to the location.
  • Gino B.
    Gino ButkovicJuly 24, 2010
    Baked mac and cheese great. Main meals orecchiette pasta and pistachio crusted tilapia must have. Derby = best drink in the house
  • Tasha
    TashaNovember 22, 2012
    Fresh made comfort food. Yum!! Highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CarreJuly 16, 2016
    Excellent, simple food, and the service was friendly (and helpful).
  • Bill S.
    Bill SaylorSeptember 2, 2011
    Mac and cheese app is excellent. Try the lobster roll - small but satisfying.
  • G R.
    G RobFebruary 19, 2015
    Great comfort food...Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf, Chicken Potpie.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WickhamJune 28, 2016
    Good place to catch up with friends and family for classic American family food
  • Jessica
    JessicaApril 6, 2015
    Food is delicious, but I highly recommend the old fashioned milkshake.
  • Serg P.
    Serg PMarch 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place! Meatloaf is great! Turkey is not the best.
  • Holly B.
    Holly ButterfieldJuly 4, 2010
    The grilled cheese+tomato soup for $10 is amazing and massive! The baked mac+cheese is bigger than it sounds.
  • Tiona H.
    Tiona HawkinsMarch 24, 2013
    The turkey burgers are amazing! Great with a side salad and a Bellini.
  • Dara H.
    Dara HDecember 3, 2011
    The pancakes are HUGE!! They're good but it's a lot. Get the fried chicken. It's awesome!
  • J'nelle C.
    J'nelle C.August 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried calamari salad is amazing!!! You will not be disappointed!!!
  • Kristie F.
    Kristie FlowersJanuary 14, 2012
    Best grilled cheese, tomato soup and deviled eggs I've ever had. Plus what's not to love about 70's retro décor?
  • Melissa V.
    Melissa VJanuary 27, 2013
    I kinda expected more from this place and its menu...it was just kind of o.k. i got the reuben which was too greasy...pulled pork was average. Drinks and sandwiches are expensive.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikDecember 29, 2014
    If you're not feelin' the chicken and waffles, order the seared tuna and don't look back.
  • Jipsta
    JipstaMarch 19
    The ALT sandwich with side salad is an incredible vegetarian option
  • Laurent B.
    Laurent BDecember 28, 2013
    Kids will LOVE the monkey bread (maybe adults too :-))
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterAugust 26, 2014
    Can't help but get the breakfast burrito whenever I visit for lunch
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillNovember 29, 2014
    Great options if you are a comfort food fan.
  • Shelly A.
    Shelly AlbrechtNovember 18, 2015
    So Delish - grilled cheese add avocado and tomato #ftw
  • James Steven B.
    James Steven BeslityMarch 18, 2011
    You have to try the key lime martini!!! It will change your life!!!!
  • Russ K.
    Russ KOctober 26, 2012
    Check Yelp and read the review about the chicken sandwich and butterscotch shake.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LettsMay 13, 2015
    Comfort food at its finest! Only bottled beer, though.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    Cool 70s living room vibe complete with toasty fireplace.
  • David R.
    David RowellMarch 21, 2012
    Fried chicken and waffles - OK to die for...very good
  • △
    February 3, 2012
    Bloody Mary + Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup. So good , it's so good.
  • tom p.
    tom pAugust 31, 2014
    Chicken & waffles. Good....but Federal Donuts Fried Chicken is better. Just sayin...
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BuonincontroNovember 11, 2012
    Try the no meat cheeseburger - so yummy!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MacLeayNovember 17, 2016
    Kid friendly & a nice place for parents
  • Peter W.
    Peter WyspianskiNovember 20, 2009
    the seared tune on coconut rice and wasabi = outstanding! Great value restaurant,cool ambiance. They do not take reservations. Read more
  • Onycha J.
    Onycha JonesMarch 13, 2011
    When we went today, my mother received a little metal pitcher for her coffee cream. There was mold caked to the sides of the container, I literally got sick to my stomach when I saw it. Ew. Just ew.
  • Teri R.
    Teri RushkaAugust 25, 2014
    Great for brunch!! Tater tots in a bloody Mary .. what?!?!
  • DAN A.
    DAN ADAMSApril 23, 2013
    Very good food nice staff reasonably priced
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WilsonJune 10, 2015
    Pulled pork is fantastic!!!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KalseyApril 26, 2011
    All beers are bottled. $6.50 for a bottle of beer is obscene.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CarterSeptember 20, 2014
    Chicken waffles were crazy good! Neat style
  • Raisa F.
    Raisa FernandoApril 1, 2015
    Build your own Bloody Mary! You pick they build
  • Michela D.
    Michela DellaMonicaNovember 9, 2012
    Def get the Mac and cheese and chicken and waffles!
  • Dale W.
    Dale WalterAugust 1, 2011
    The ALT (avocado, lettuce, and tomato) is great.
  • Jorge D.
    Jorge Díaz LargoDecember 5, 2014
    Great burguers!
  • Nicole
    NicoleFebruary 21, 2013
    If you don't get the Mac n Cheese, you're making a big mistake!
  • Wesley M.
    Wesley MullinsJune 22, 2012
    The pot pie is amazing!
  • Janise
    JaniseJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Baked mac and cheese crab cake and 1 fish 2 fish what more can a woman ask for :)
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McGinnDecember 30, 2015
    ALT sandwich is amazing and healthy!
  • Zayne S.
    Zayne SavallFebruary 12, 2012
    Adults can enjoy the baked mac n cheese too. ;)
  • Beatrice M.
    Beatrice MartinAugust 18, 2012
    The spicy jambalaya is excellent
  • Michele D.
    Michele DashDecember 14, 2012
    Love the nachos! Every chip is loaded!!!
  • Tony S.
    Tony SmithNovember 10, 2012
    Good food and decent service, but for the same money, there are better places to eat in Philadelphia.
  • Gideon O.
    Gideon OlshanskyJanuary 5, 2016
    The fish tacos are incredible
  • Chris E.
    Chris E.December 6, 2015
    Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake. Do it.
  • Falon B.
    Falon BMarch 8, 2012
    Try the purple people eater drink ; )
  • Marquita B.
    Marquita BlandingMarch 27, 2013
    Recently changed the menu. Looks good.
  • Amy S.
    Amy ShellhammerJanuary 19, 2012
    Tomato soup and grilled cheese = perfection.
  • Diana Q.
    Diana QureshiMay 26, 2012
    Found Avacado lettuce and tomato as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more
  • Egor Z.
    Egor ZedApril 29, 2016
    Классное заведение :) Порции салатов велики, бургеры великолепные, идут с вкусной картошкой фри. После 18 свободных столиков остаётся совсем мало, учитывайте это перед визитом. Бургер+салат+пиво=$30
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