Great Jones Cafe and Bar
Great burgers, chili, Cajun southern specialties and more
54 Great Jones St
212 674 9304
Just at the corner of Bowery and Great Jones Street is Great Jones Cafe. If you can’t spot it by the bright orangish colored painted wall outside, just follow your nose to the wafts of juicy grilled hamburgers from the stove tops. Great Jones cafe is a popular brunch joint, lunch and a bar. On the menu is a wide selection of Southern Cajun specialties like seafood jambalaya, gumbo, friend shrimp po-boys, and creole wings but for me the writing is on the wall – it’s the burgers and fries. If you are craving a large juicy burger that will fill you up, definitely head over the Great Jones cafe. The great tasting food by far compensates for the lack of service – reminds me of Top Dog in Berkeley. haha. That day we ordered a burger with a side of sweet potato fries. The hamburger was grilled to perfection and served with a toasted bun that soaked up every last tasty drop of the juicy drippings. We also ordered a slice of the jalapeno cornbread warmed and covered with honey and butter that was incredible. If you’re going for brunch be sure to arrive a little early as you will most likely have lines out the door.