Jones

4.5
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2035 Reviews
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good selection and large portions.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

BC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
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!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambience. Waitress we had was great!

ME
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ideal location for date night. Brought a friend here and that was all we could talk about based on the atmosphere, style, and service. Food was delicious and well priced. It's nice that this restaurant has the options of milkshakes for desserts. That itself made our night. Definitely will return.

SS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great space to catch up with girlfriends!!! We will definitely be returning!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The service was slow and my order came out wrong initially. The fried chicken is nothing special.

MB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jones is my go to place when I want a casual, good value meal. Had never been there before for brunch, and was not disappointed. Food was inventive and delicious. Spinach and feta omelet an A plus!

B
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the food taste like home cooking from my youth.
My only question is why skimp on a scoop of ice cream to end a really great meal.
How much could it cost the restaurant to give a dip of ice cream bigger than a kiddie portion?

TY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and fun atmosphere.

J
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at Jones, and it delivered on what it claims to be. It was comfort food done very well. 4 of us went, and each of us loved what we got for dinner! The highlights of the night were the mac and cheese and the fried chicken. Desserts were great also, and our server was attentive and friendly. Prices were very reasonable. We would be happy to go back!

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Saturday night at 7:30, we noted in the reservation that it was a birthday celebration. We were seated upstairs which was both good and bad. Good in that it was extremely noisy on the first level. The music was way to loud which probably caused guest to have to talk over it adding to the overall noise level. The bad thing(s) about being upstairs is that there is NO view or atmosphere. It felt kinda like we were seated at the children’s table while the party went on below without us. Adjacent tables were cleared but dirty and there was food on the floor. It took way to long before we were acknowledged....so we waited...with only a view of dirty tables and floor to look at.
(On a side note: I was wearing a fracture cast to the knee and while I was able to slowly navigate the stairs, my limp and situation was certainly noticeable. Had the host/hostess been more aware of the guests they were seating...we may have been offered first floor seating.)

The food was excellent. Zucchini frites were the best fried zucchini I’ve ever tasted! Paper thin slices lightly coated with cornmeal... fried to crispy perfection...and dusted with parmesan and pepper flakes. Shrimp and grits were cheesy and bacon-y goodness topped with a rich blush type sauce. The shrimp themselves were plentiful and good... but not exceptional. Turkey dinner was comfort food reminiscent of what grandma made. My dining partner and the food quality made the evening memorable while there is much about the experience that is worth forgetting. We were served a good meal but there was nothing about the experience that made us feel “special”... or that they appreciated our business.

JR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good place for brunch and to bring kids. The Cobb salad with chicken was a disappointment. Way too much blue cheese and the chicken was not great. I will come back but stick to more of the classic ordering options.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my two granddaughters for lunch before the Walnut Street Theater. The 6 year old will ONLY eat at Jones when we are in the city. Now she has turned her 3 year old sister into a fan. Food was great as always. They ordered chocolate chip pancakes and I had a taste - I don’t like pancakes, and these were outstanding. My tuna taco was delicious. Thanks Jones for another great dining experience with my girls.

P
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table location was not so good, even with a reservation Service was great. Food was awesome, as usual.

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is was my second time doing brunch at jones and I highly recommend. The bottomless mimosas is a great deal and the food is always good, hot, and delivered to my table in a timely manner. I was running a little late for my reservation (which I usually do) and i was still treated nicely. I love jones and I think everyone should go!!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively establishment, great food, accommodating and friendly staff. Love this place.

CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. The mac n cheese and tuna tacos were my favorite!

T
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant to dine in before the Walnut St. Theater performances.

CG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed my lunch at Jones. The beef brisket sandwich was on the salty side but still good. I do wish they would have real french fries instead of frozen ones.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The hostess did not talk to us at all, she just looked at her iPad fiddled around a bit then said follow me, no hi, I have you reservation. Our waitress was less enthusiastic. Did not return to fill water. We talked about the free desert with a theatre ticket and received our bill within 10 minutes with us charged for the dessert

S
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food as usual was tasty. We have dined at Jones numerous times.

n
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

not good service, we had theater, arrived in plenty of time and had to rush through dessert. It took 30 minutes for simple orders to arrive. Not good.

RH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot!

S
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and were glad we had a reservation. The place was packed and now we understand why. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the lively atmosphere.

B
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been to Jones many times. This time we had to send something back because it was cold. It was cold the second time but got eaten. The quiche was wonderful. The server struggled. Didn’t know the menu. Dropped things. I’ll go back and hope for a different experience

D
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly and our beverage order taken quickly. The food here is always good and fairly reasonable. The only thing that annoyed me was that the table was connected to the wall and the booth seats were very close to the table and it was really hard to get in and out of the booth. Next time I will ask for a regular table.