American Restaurant$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
142 Tips and reviews
  • mac & cheese
  • chicken & waffles
  • tomato soup
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • lively
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  • Mark D.
    Mark DunawayFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Chicken & Waffles, all white, gravy 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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!
  • 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
    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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Rodney B.
    Rodney BarberMarch 17, 2015
    Everything is good but please do yourself a favor and start off with Sangria. Atmosphere is always lovely.
  • Cyril S.
    Cyril S.December 20, 2015
    Good place, good food and good service. Take the monkey bread and crispy apple pie : delicious!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • J N.
    J NealJuly 28, 2013
    FRIED CHICKEN IS A MUST!!!! Service is friendly, place is clean, decor is casual and cool. YES PLEASE!
  • 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.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SchetmanAugust 30, 2014
    Order the fried chicken and waffles and you will not be disappointed! Cool atmosphere and great menu!
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytJune 29, 2013
    Try the Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake - Nice touch: a glass of milk comes with the chocolate cake.
  • Kelly
    KellyNovember 2, 2014
    Grilled cheese and tomato soup is the way to go, especially on a cold day :)
  • 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
  • Kenneth H.
    Kenneth HutchinsJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Salmon is good , along with glazed carrots and sweet corn.
  • Madison B.
    Madison BackJanuary 11, 2013
    Awesome make-your-own salad option with unlimited add-ins! There's something for everyone here.
  • Sabrina D.
    Mac and Cheese is amazing! Grilled cheese with tomato soup is also delicious.
  • Edgar E.
    Pierogies kicked it off and then chicken and waffles closed it down! Waffle was soooo good.
  • 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.
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 17, 2014
    Tasty breakfast burrito, complete with tater tots. Coffee options limited though.
  • 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.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NelsonDecember 2, 2014
    You have to get the Chicken and Waffles! Love the theme and everything! !!!
  • Maxim S.
    Maxim ShtrausSeptember 19, 2013
    Exceptional service. Friendly staff. Good food for a quick bite to eat. Recommended!
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownAugust 13, 2015
    Great for brunch. The monkey bread and build-your-own Bloody Mary are non-negotiable.
  • 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
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth Rivera RodasJanuary 6, 2014
    Definitely get the Monkey Bread and the Bottomless Bellinis. Everything was delicious.
  • Laura C.
    Excellent, simple food, and the service was friendly (and helpful).
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Miss Grace
    Miss GraceMay 27, 2013
    Their calamari is perfectly seasoned, perfectly crunchy... It's just amazing!!!
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Jessica W.
    Good place to catch up with friends and family for classic American family 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
  • G R.
    G RobFebruary 19, 2015
    Great comfort food...Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf, Chicken Potpie.
  • Jessica
    JessicaApril 6, 2015
    Food is delicious, but I highly recommend the old fashioned milkshake.
  • 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
  • Tasha
    TashaNovember 22, 2012
    Fresh made comfort food. Yum!! Highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich!
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