Jacob Restaurant Soul Food & Salad Bar

Jacob Restaurant Soul Food & Salad Bar

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Hours
Sun
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant accept bookings?
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles200 reviews
Excellent
121
Very good
63
Average
11
Poor
4
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

DayTrip42426141940
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 solo
I love the vibe of the folks who work here! The food is buffet style and extremely fresh! Everything was cooked with love and perfection. I really like the collard greens, the mac and cheese and the corn bread. I'll be back!
Written 2 March 2024
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T W
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Good place to dine. They serve a good portion of food and a nice variety to choose from. Good location, parking may be difficult.
Written 22 March 2024
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Mat - Runner & Foodie
Barcelona1087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
There are days when everything goes wrong. You plan a surprise, it fails. You try to go to a restaurant, it’s packed. You try another one, it’s closed… 😭 When this happens to me I tend to get stuck and become unable to make a decision. That Sunday, in Harlem, NYC, I was in that kind of mood so my wife picked a restaurant for us, Jacob Soul Food Restaurant, based on its reviews on Google. Jacob Soul Food is not a regular restaurant: there’s no service, no menu, no private table… 🤔 It’s like a self-service school restaurant. You help yourself with want you want to eat and then you pay according to the total weight of what you’ve picked. To be honnest, with my mood, it felt nice to be able to eat a bit of everything that looked good to me at that moment. It was not the best food of my life (not bad either, eh) but it was comforting 😌 The atmosphere of the restaurant was comforting too: there was some live music and people even were dancing 🕺🏿💃🏻 Plus we ate a lot for $15, which is not common in NYC, nowadays. If you want to have the best food, that’s not the place. But if you want to feel good, go ahead! Quality & taste: 6/10 Quantities: 10/10 Atmosphere: 7/10 Originality: 8/10 Ratio price / quality: 8/10 Service: n/a How I felt afterwards: 7/10 More on IG @runnerandfoodie
Written 25 April 2023
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Gee O
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 solo
To whom it may concern, This was the first time I purchased a meal from Jacobs on 129 & Lennox Avenue NYC location and was completely suprised the meal was totally under par for Jacobs😟 The Lima beans were not fully cooked and the smoked turkey parts were "blood" red raw inside half cooked as well. I was & still am shock disappointed; that's why I am writing this review. This is not the Jacobs I am accustom too. When I got home & sat down to eat a delicious dinner from Jacobs & the food was raw under cooked, I had to say something. This is unacceptable & I do not believe Mr Jacobs is aware of the situation. So please someone show him this review so he can correct it & bring back the great food Jacobs is know for. It maybe just what I purchased which was Lima Beans & smoked turkey parts, Yellow Rice & Beans, corn medly & Chocolate cake that was dried out from refrigeration to long. I pray it was only my purchase & hope the other patrons enjoyed their meals ATLEAST!!! Dissatisfied patron customer 🙋
Written 12 January 2020
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Diane C
Tamworth220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
We had lunch here inclusive as part of our Get Your Guide Harlem Renaissance Tour (which by the way if you are interested you should do). Self service with more food than one can eat, staples like southern fried chicken, ribs, mac n cheese rice and peas and collared greens and a selection of fruits and jello to finish. We would not have chosen to eat here but satisfying all the same
Written 26 August 2022
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Katie K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 friends
This is the first soul food spot that does not cook with love! Rice and beans were not seasoned enough. Most of the veggies like the brussel sprouts, okra, and cole slaw weren't cooked properly. Mac and cheese was blah. Even the watermelon had a sour taste! It may be cheap but it's not worth it at all. Left disappointed and will not be going back. There's plenty of other quality places nearby.
Written 4 April 2022
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Virgilla
Burlington61 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
I have nothing against a hole in the wall if its good, but this place did not live up to its own hype. Seating was lacking and the decor leaves a lot to be desired. It was messy, and there was so much food that it was spilling out of its containers. The food was overcooked and underseasoned. I won't be going back.
Written 4 December 2022
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LadyL718
New York City101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 solo
The meat isn't cooked enough. Did not find the food good. The banana pudding is full of pudding hardly no cookies or bananas. Would I go there again. No
Written 20 May 2024
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Steve S
Cheltenham98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Food was good, but takeaway only at both Jacob’s locations. Disappointed not to have seats in a ‘Resteraunt’. Hopefully this will return.
Written 13 March 2022
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Danglish.adventures
Copenhagen529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Superb buffet food which will have you locking your lips after. For 30$ we had a feast for 2 people and drinks.
Written 15 March 2020
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desangel
London76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
We had a great launch here. Don't get impressed by the aspect of the place. (look at the advice on the wall inside 😉). It's a very genuine and real experience to eat here. The food is self-service and it's price is per-weight. With 10$ you can have a very good meal.
Written 7 December 2019
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tml8882
Bronx199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 solo
Fried chicken, collard greens, Mac & Cheese, Potato Salad - outstanding! Everything was clean & delicious! It’s food weighted by the pound so your able to get a sample of a lot! You won’t be disappointed.
Written 6 October 2019
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Pam L
Newcastle upon Tyne126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
This is our second visit We were here last September too. what a find A great place to eat The varied ,healthy , homemade and wholesome food served buffet style.It is amazing to see.So much choice and absolutely delicious.Really pleasant staff. Help yourself,your food is weighed and you pay.You can sit inside or outside Please visit when in Harlem You will not be disappointed
Written 20 September 2019
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Win I
Paris11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
first experience of soul food and this place did not disappoint. Wide array of dishes to try at the same time. Food put in a container and weighed - around 6 dollars per pound. Very nice staff.
Written 24 August 2019
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Patricia A B
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 family
Family owned small chain of soul food buffets. There is a big selection of dishes: fried chicken, roasted chicken, several pork selections, several beef selections, including ox tails. There are also several seafood selections. A big assortment of vegetables: greens, black eyed peas, broccoli, asparagus, okra and tomatoes, green beans, etc. There is also a big assortment of salads: chicken salad, crab salad, marinated vegetable assortments, and fresh lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, etc to create your own salad. You pay per lb and your bread choice is free. They have the best macaroni and cheese! They also have a great assortment of beverages.
Written 19 July 2019
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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new 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 big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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