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Jones

4.5
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2088 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2088 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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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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vipVeryExperiencedDiner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Understanding that we are in the middle of a pandemic and that restaurants are probably suffering, we decide to support out favorite date spots as much as we can. We were very disappointed that both of our favorite meals were not on the menu (shrimp and grits & chicken sandwich). Understanding that again, it’s a pandemic we decided to stay anyway. We both opted for the chicken and waffles. The waffles were good but the chicken was terrible! It was so salty and raw on the inside that it gave me a reaction the next day with a swollen face. I was starving so I ate 1/2 the meal and that was my bad. My guy just didn’t eat it at all. Appetizers were ok but the desert was trash (apple pie). We didn’t even eat it and left it there. I had my usual, 2 Mrs Jones drinks, and that was fine too. However, I feel like we wasted $150. I won’t be going back to Jones until I know the menu is back to normal. Very disappointed and I’ve always rated 5 stars in the past.

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Imani
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, I felt completely safe with the distance in seating, temp check at the door, and individualized bathrooms . The food was amazing! We'll definitely be back!

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JamieC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the mid-century décor and flavorful dinner selections. The combination is something unique in 2020, it definitely feels like you're going back in time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing precautions and an incredibly friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant good service and bottomless mimosas

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All things Steve Starr! Food was delish staff was friendly we love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tater tots and mimosas were amazing!!!!!

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Kristen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Loved the monkey bread and the diy mimosas.
Ruby was an awesome server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my friends and I’s first time dining at Jones and the experience was amazing! We made a reservation for 8:30 and arrived about 15 minutes early. Parking was a breeze which was surprising considering it was a Saturday night. Although we were early to our reservation, we were still seated within five minutes. Going to restaurants now is always a risk due to the fact that we are amidst a pandemic and you never know who is actually cleaning what. Jones had one of the best cleaning procedures and precautions for Covid. They wipe down every single chair and table before you are seated (and you can actually tell it was cleaned) which eased my nerves. The employees are all wearing masks the proper way, not the typical below the nose ordeal. All employees are also wearing gloves as well as a face shield which was nice to see. Upon entering the restaurant you have your temperature taken which is something that I have not seen any other business do at all. The food was delicious and was served hot and fresh. Our waitress was extremely friendly and had an amazing memory which impressed my friends and I considering it was busy and she was waiting on other tables. Will definitely be returning in the near future, 10/10!

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JenB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly, food and drinks came out very fast. It was very COVID friendly the way they have the tables set up.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monkey bread amazing, everything was great

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Martike2
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Attractive spot. Covid makes things weird but Jones does a great job making the visit worthwhile.
Drinks were very tasty.
Good food; fried chicken was a bit salty.

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vipHeresJay
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a regular place for us because the food and service are always great. We’re glad they’re open again!

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vipLinda
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Jones has done a great job making the customer feel safe. My husband and I dined there on October3. The server was terrific and thoughtful, the food was delicious and as promised. The drink was pretty weak but tasty.The ambience was Chestnut St so the view wasn't particularly good, but we were happy to be outside and not fearful from Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice chill vibe

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JoeF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great. The food the service and price are awesome.One of my wife and I favorite places to eat.

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WilliamS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The food was good but my wife has a gluten allergy and the menu for such was very limited the waitress was great . I was disappointed with the food because of lack of choices drinks as well people with ceilliak don’t just want salad and wine

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TiffaniJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Everything was great the only thing I didn’t care for was the waitress coming to the table every minute which made it seem we were being rushed.

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TayllerM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Mac & Cheese was not good. Very grainy, no flavor.

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've always liked dining at Jones. My family was really pleased and satisfied as well.

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aledanniel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Every time i visit Philly i go there. Must do reservatiob ahead of time.

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Jbrozena
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really safe and they went above and beyond such as temp. checks and keeping masks on while ordering. The food was awesome as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, drink choices were Okay

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jeffreyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

According to a friend this place is the bomb. He was right , place was great....

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jones is my favorite brunch spot in Philly

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Rebecca
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food wasn't great - things were very unorganized. Slow.
Staff were trying their best.

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MattDip
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!

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

Great place for a quick dinner. Good, friendly service

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vipJBfromNJ
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.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MikeyC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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JamieA
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.

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JonesVeryNice
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFeedmePhilly
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

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TessaC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipWishICouldCook
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfort food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Papp
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.

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vipJohnL
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.

FAQs

Jones offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-9600.

Jones is rated 4.5 stars by 2088 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.