Joe Jr. Restaurant

“They truly are of a dying breed, so enjoy Joe Jr. while you can and tip big if you can!”

“It's an awesome little "greasy spoon" diner that definitely met all of my expectations.”

“I will have a decent breakfast at Joe's.

It is always so nice to find an old school blue collar diner in Gramercy, let alone New York.”

Joe Jr. Restaurant

Delivery: Yes
Take-out: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Good for Groups: Yes
Has TV: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes

Price range.

$ Price range Under $10

8 reviews

  1. Perfect diner style food, in a diner style setting. The food comes out fast and hot and they don't skimp on anything! The prices are perfect and you cant go wrong with mozz cheese fries, the burger, the patty melt, milkshake, etc etc get it all!

  2. I read so many food articles and best of lists (because I'm still a fat kid at heart) and Joe Jr has been bookmarked for quite some time for their burger. Sure, you have to temper your expectations. Black Label Burger, it is not. But Joe Jr is an old school diner (or as some people on Yelp love to say, a "greasy spoon"… which sounds disgusting, if you ask me). Expect a no-frills menu, tons of wood paneling, and a grillmaster with a sneer who looks like he's just there to clock in and clock out.

    But the food is cheap, and it's more than decent. I got the burger with cheddar cheese, avocado, jalapenos and fried onions. That's not a custom order. That's literally what it's called on the menu. They could do for some better branding.

    Made it a deluxe and it was just a hair over $11 including tax. Deluxe included fries, a tiny cup of terrible cole slaw, and a pickle spear. Fries were decent. Burger was of the smashed variety, as I could see the grill man punishing patties with a steak weight.

    Like I said, decent burger, but not one of the best. Let's not kid ourselves. It hits the spot if you're already drunk or running low or funds or have limited self-respect.

  3. This is the type of place I picture when I think of 'Classic Diner'. Came in the other day with a buddy and the food was great, as was the service. No frills but the food hit the spot for sure.

  4. This is an old school NYC lunch counter. The burgers are excellent, not too heavy, and the fountain drinks and coffee are high quality. Can't speak to the rest of the menu but looks like typical diner fare.

  5. Great little gem with great food and prices. I ordered the banana pancakes, sausages and 2 eggs for under $10. My friend ordered the chocolate pancakes and we split our pancakes. I was stuffed after this meal. The only bummer is that the pancakes combo does not come with coffee.

  6. nice standard NY diner in my opinion.  prices are fair and food was decent–i really liked my bacon, big crispy pieces. service was very fast. place is tiny, which is something to keep in mind.

  7. Joe Jr. is a great little gem that doesn't seem to have changed it's prices for a long time, considering it's location.

    Clean little diner, solid food, big portions, great value. I got ham (which was very good – not salty), mashed potatoes (real potatoes not flakes), gravy, a ton of green beans and a salad for 12 bucks. Pretty awesome.

  8. "Get the burger," they said. "You'll love it," they said.

    Skip on the meat they did not. A little seasoning would've locked me in for sure. This burger deserves all the love it gets for the price. Ain't mad about it.

    $9 and change. Long live the diner.

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3rd Avenue 167
New York 10003 NY US
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Monday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm