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Jones - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
2108 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-9600

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Cheese Pierogie

    with caramelized onions

    • Deviled Egg

      • Baked Macaroni and Cheese

        topped with bread crumbs

        • Jones Chicken Nachos

          with black beans, salsa and lime sour cream

          • Crispy Calamari Salad

            frisee, romaine, tomatoes, corn and onions with spicy chile vinaigrette

            • Hummus and Pita Crispy Calamari

              with lemon and tomato sauce

              • Caesar Salad

                with focaccia croutons available with grilled chicken

                • Cobb Salad

                  with chicken, crispy smoked bacon, blue cheese and avocado

                  • Seared Tuna Tacos

                    with avocado relish and cilantro

                    • Potato Pancakes

                      Soups & Sandwiches

                      • Mushroom Soup

                        • Matzo Ball Soup

                          • Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

                            • Grilled Chicken Sandwich

                              with roasted tomatoes, baby arugula and basil aioli

                              • Bbq Pulled Pork Sandwich

                                with tasty coleslaw and fries on a parker house roll

                                • Brisket Sandwich

                                  on a brioche bun with cole slaw and fries

                                  • Turkey Club

                                    • Cheese "Hold the Beef" Burger

                                      halloumi cheese marinated and grilled served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, avocado and lemon aioli

                                      • Turkey Burger

                                        turkey bacon, cheddar and roasted tomato aioli

                                        • Hamburger

                                          with lettuce, tomato and charred onions with cheese

                                          • Alt

                                            avocado, lettuce, tomato and mozzarella on multi-grain toast with lemon aioli

                                            Entrees

                                            • Fried Chicken and Waffles

                                              • Thanksgiving Dinner

                                                roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy

                                                • Pecan Crusted Tilapia

                                                  sauteed spinach, wild rice and orange vinagrette

                                                  • Meatballs

                                                    marinara, mozzarella

                                                    Sides

                                                    • Twice Baked Potato

                                                      • Onion Rings

                                                        • French Fries

                                                          • Glazed Carrots

                                                            • Buttered Peas

                                                              • Creamed Spinach

                                                                What 2,108 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                4.4
                                                                4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.3Food
                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                                • 4.2Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                1. DS

                                                                  DavidS

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 22, 2020

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                  Jones is always a good choice. The DIY mimosas are a must. Perfect for a quick (or long) brunch with the squad.

                                                                2. D

                                                                  Debbc

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  398 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  398 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 22, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  This was brunch We h

                                                                3. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 22, 2020

                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                  It was freezing outside, and our heater was not working properly. The food was alright.

                                                                4. l

                                                                  lenewlin

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 20, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great comfort food. Staff friendly and helpful. Server tentative without being intrusive. Overall great place!

                                                                5. N

                                                                  Nay3sons

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 19, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great experience considering COVID. Temperature checks, social distancing and good meal.

                                                                6. HB

                                                                  HBish

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 15, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The service was great. I was checked in immediately even though I was a bit late. The people who helped us out were amazing as well (shoutout to my best friend Nick and my new friend Haley). I felt safe as well with the COVID procedures they had. Would definitely come again :)

                                                                7. JC

                                                                  JazmineC

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 15, 2020

                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                  Had two reservations one for a table of 4 & one for a table of 2 on 11/15 . The hostess was excellent she took us and seated our table . Literally before we could sit down a guy in a suit (I’m going to assume was the manager) came over to question the hostess on what she was doing when clearly she was seating us but when he stopped her we were all kind of congregated and that isn’t ideal during covid but he halted her in seating us then proceeded to be seated . He then came back over to our table to advised not to switch tables etc everyone has to stayed seated with a very very rude condescending tone and approach we said ok cause I mean no one would be moving nor gave you the inkling . Next we waited 20 mins before getting up and leaving for one of the hostess not the one that sat us but someone else to say thank you like we had a good service or something we never even were greeted by a server . 20 freaking minutes after the manager was at our table twice . Absolutely unacceptable . There was definitely some type of profiling going on . The manager and other hostess and servers congregated at the podium the whole 20 mins . We took our party of 6 to green eggs and had a phenomenal experience . Looked like Jones was going to be a good choice for my husbands birthday brunch but this experience alone will never have us come back . The crazy part is in over 10+ years I couldn’t tell you the last time I literally had to walk out of a restaurant due to bad service in this manner . Thank you !

                                                                8. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 14, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Smaller menu than before the pandemic but that is to be expected. Superb service. Hamburger cooked perfectly, chicken and waffles as good as ever. If you want the best basics, you go to Jones.

                                                                9. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 14, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I love this restaurant. Pre-covid. Post Covid. This is a fantastic place be on Saturday brunch. Thank you for everything.

                                                                10. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 8, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing loved it

                                                                11. b

                                                                  bonnyh

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 4, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I am totally, totally impressed with the precautions used during this time of Coronavirus, including the double masks (shields plus mask), gloves used, temperature checks, etc. I have recommended Jones for this alone...a place I feel the safest to go during this time. I am recommending Jones to ALL my friends over and over. Jones, I thank you for giving me a place to go to regroup during this time! Oh, and by the way, your food is great and your staff even greater!

                                                                12. TM

                                                                  TayllerM

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 1, 2020

                                                                  overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                  Managers are very rude. But loved our waitress!

                                                                13. SW

                                                                  SamanthaW

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 1, 2020

                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                  The hostess was not welcoming, very rude. The server was amazing. She took her time when we stated a guest in our party had food allergies. The food was amazing, as always. I've been to Jones with my husband several times and have always had great experiences. I was upset with the hostess' behavior as it was my niece's first time at Jones.

                                                                14. SB

                                                                  SB24

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 31, 2020

                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                  The restaurant was way over the 25% full. It actually looked between 50%-75% full. Not going back till this pandemic is over

                                                                15. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 27, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I felt very safe dining at this restaurant. The staff took all necessary precautions including wearing masks and face shields, as well as having plexiglass between tables. I enjoyed dining here!

                                                                16. EE

                                                                  EricE

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 26, 2020

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  Perfect homestyle comfort food. The meatloaf and Thanksgiving meal were perfect. Staff was friendly and attentive, service was fast.

                                                                17. LL

                                                                  LotusL

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 25, 2020

                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                                  Absolutely loved the food, I wish the outside area wasn’t as cold & wet as it was. Also it would great for them to find a way to keep hot drinks warmer for longer especially when serving it outside.

                                                                18. VE

                                                                  VeryExperiencedDiner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  46 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.

                                                                19. I

                                                                  Imani

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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!

                                                                20. JC

                                                                  JamieC

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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!

                                                                21. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 13, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great social distancing precautions and an incredibly friendly staff.

                                                                22. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 11, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Love the restaurant good service and bottomless mimosas

                                                                23. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 11, 2020

                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                  Family brunch date, not enough selections. Not good for kids/ toddlers , small in the inside. The food was really salty the day we came which sucks

                                                                24. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 11, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                25. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 11, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Tater tots and mimosas were amazing!!!!!

                                                                26. K

                                                                  Kristen

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 11, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                27. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 11, 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!

                                                                28. JB

                                                                  JenB

                                                                  Atlantic City

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                29. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 10, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Monkey bread amazing, everything was great

                                                                30. M

                                                                  Martike2

                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 10, 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.

                                                                31. HJ

                                                                  HeresJay

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  60 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  60 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!

                                                                32. L

                                                                  Linda

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  80 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  80 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.

                                                                33. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 2, 2020

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Nice chill vibe

                                                                34. JF

                                                                  JoeF

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                35. WS

                                                                  WilliamS

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  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

                                                                36. TJ

                                                                  TiffaniJ

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  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.

                                                                37. TM

                                                                  TayllerM

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 20, 2020

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                38. J

                                                                  Johnny

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on September 20, 2020

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                39. A

                                                                  Aledanniel

                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 20, 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                40. J

                                                                  Jbrozena

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 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.

                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                • Screening

                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                FAQs

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

                                                                Jones - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 2108 OpenTable diners.

                                                                Permanently Closed

                                                                This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                Additional information

                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                  Center City

                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                  Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                  Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  American

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                • Dress code

                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                • Parking details

                                                                  None

                                                                • Additional

                                                                  Delivery, Takeout

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