Jones

4.5
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$30 and under
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American
You’ll always feel welcome at Jones, a fun-loving homage to mid-century Americana and classic homestyle cooking. Set in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, this kitschy, energetic space gives off vibes that are equal parts 1960s ski lodge and Brady family living room. But just like a real family home, the kitchen is where the real action is. Timeless favorites like fried chicken and waffles, macaroni and cheese, Thanksgiving turkey dinner and chocolate layer cake speak to our shared loves of comfort food and nostalgia. Pull up a seat near the roaring see-through fireplace, grab a playful specialty cocktail and let us know what you’re in the mood to eat.

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MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I eat at Jones every year on the anniversary of our first date (which was also here), but this year that fell on the day Philadelphia announced dine-in restrictions on restaurants to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The staff quickly accommodated us moving our reservation up several hours just after the announcement was made so we could get in for a late lunch before the restrictions went into effect.

Despite the fact that I'm sure they needed to make numerous last-minute preparations to close dine-in service in time, our food was just as delicious as always and the service was no less splendiferous. The only difference was that we traded dinner menu selections for a hearty burger and a tasty French dip, washed down with two of their signature adult milkshakes!

We're very grateful to the staff and management for helping us ensure this anniversary tradition continues and we're happy to report that they have failed to disappoint each time we go. We've dined there for three anniversaries now since that first date, as well as numerous times in between, and will certainly return once the Coronavirus pandemic is over. Thanks for the good food and good times!

p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quick dinner. Good, friendly service

JB
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, our meal at Jones was terrific. My new favorite Jones dish is Creole Shrimp & Grits, and it fulfilled all of my expectations. The staff outdid itself in service and in smoothly facilitating my birthday celebration.

T
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, family friendly and well priced. Speciality drinks were great too.

MC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding! Very fast. Enjoyed the zucchini frites and turkey pie.

JA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and drinks for brunch!! Customizable bloody Mary’s were amazing! Good deal on mimosas and the food was outstanding. We got monkey bread to share and I ordered the chicken and waffles.

JV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jones is always enjoyable and delicious. We always look forward to the Thanksgiving dinner.

FP
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

No surprise that it was noisy, it was lunchtime! My turkey burger was great and both my daughters food was good when it finally arrived after

TC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to go out somewhere nice but not too fancy. This was the perfect place to feel like you were going to a nice restaurant but eat your favorite comfort food. The manager Carl and server Julia took such great care of us and even provided complimentary dessert for my birthday. Such a great experience and such good food.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

WI
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfort food!!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I go to Jones a lot for brunch and we love the “make your own Bloody Mary” menu!

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My family and I had an enjoyable time, however there were 5 people in our party and we were cramped in to a small booth, thus making out dining experience a bit uncomfortable.

JL
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

WE ATE AT THE BAR AND OUR SERVER, AM BAR, WAS JUST GREAT AND MANAGED TO WRAP UP OUR LEFTOVERS AND STILL TAKE CARE OF HER OF MANY CLIENTS. SHE MADE OUR LUNCH MEMORABLE.

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server forgot to put our food order in, so it took an hour to get two orders of pancakes. But, they acknowledged the error and apologized and brought out a complementary order of monkey bread which was a nice gesture.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We arrived before our reservation time so we sat at the bar and decided to eat there also.Our bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable about the full menu....also our drinks were delicious.I ordered the family up north and I can't commend it enough.I'll even go as far as to say it was the Best drink that I've ever had.Good job you guys... I will definitely recommend Jones to family and friends.

t
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always consistent and always pleasant there! Never had a bad meal or bad service.

PG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Definitely will visit again

R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Dirty glass - dirty silverware - uncomfortable seating - slow service - food is just ok

AP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive when they needed to be and gave us space when we needed it

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town

K
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s a great place to grab a bite before the walnut Theater show. The food is delicious. The Sunday night beef brisket dinner is tender, savory and melts in your mouth. The fried chicken, crispy but juicy and tender. And you must never leave without having the warm chocolate chip cookie. My mouth is watering just typing this up. Thanks for an amazing dinner. Jones never lets you down.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had two young children and still enjoyed ourselves very much. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s a little loud for conversation. Could have had a little more ambience. But overall great!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food but music a little too loud. Pleasant servers.. Vegetarian options limited,

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Order was messed up so some food came out a different times.

F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came here with my wife and some friends while in philly a few days ago. The food was good, the tots are bomb. Just a little too salty. But also it looked like they cut the edges off of my bennys, which makes the meal a lot less filling. We got the bottomless mimosas which was $25 for the table. Years ago it was $25/pp. So I’m glad they have changed that. Jones is a fave, I’ll definitely be back.

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good selection and large portions.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy stopping in it Jones when in Philly. Monkey Bread is always a hit with the kids and the custom crafted Bloody Marys were enjoyed by the adults.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute brunch spot! They have a mimosa deal and delicious plates for any palate.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jones was recommended to us for our first time to Philly by several people. We arrived earlier than our reservations and they sat us early which was great! Food was awesome, the waiter was so friendly and efficient! The atmosphere is really cool and nice
But not so fancy that you can’t dress comfortably and bring kids. We will absolutely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Shane did an excellent job during a very busy shift on a Saturday night. Recommendations were good and he even passed along our request to the chef to grill the Romaine lettuce for our Ceaser salad....made it very tasty.

JV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat upstairs this time...not as nice and downstairs...but quieter.

BC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Jones had beautiful decor and the vibes were great. The only downfall was I was seated upstairs with no view of the main restaurant floor. The chicken and waffles was amazing. Bucks bunny cocktail was delicious too.

C
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit to Jones. Loved the chicken and waffles....the posted reviews are correct. My husband had a turkey club....made on two pieces of rye..but very generous and tasty. Served with piping hot fries that were the perfect accompaniment. Only problem...it was too cold out to order an adult milkshake for dessert. Will return in spring.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and lighting were good. Food was great. A bit noisy inside. Otherwise a great experience.

LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time experience and I was pleased.. the food was delicious. The service was awesome. We appreciated how management walked around introducing themselves and checking on our table as well as our server did. Very helpful and didn’t mind going the extra mile to accommodate us.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was wonderful

MR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid food, nice place, great service. I would certainly go again!