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James Brown's Place

1356 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5338
+1 585-288-4250
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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1356 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5338
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was this it? I could live with cash only, the spooky basement washroom & pre-cleaning my silverware, but we waited 40 minutes for a sandwich at the counter, after waiting to order. The cost-cutting continues with one very capable & pleasant waitress who clears, sets...More

Thank HandsomeHoward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reviewed James Brown's Place in 2010 on Trip Advisor and said it was my favorite restaurant. I don't know if this review will supercede that or if both will exist, but I felt awkward that I have that review online since I do not...More

Thank Whimsee
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

As “home grown” as it gets. Leave any pretensions at the door. Good vibes between the staff. Good food and lots of it. I had the original frittata and it was delicious, way more than I could finish.

Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We did not eat breakfast here but dinner on a recent Friday night. I think they only do dinners on Fridays so call before you go.... Also they only take cash but a big bonus is BYOB - so a nice way to save a...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It was Soo amazing! And the cook seems to genuinely enjoy his job! You can see him and the grill from pretty much any seat in the house. Great service. We had breakfast, pancakes, ham, etc. It all was excellent!

Thank Dixie B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you're looking for a place that is unabashedly rough around the edges this is the place. First it's a cash only place, which I generally don't mind and can be seen as a hallmark of some of today's better places. However, the ATM machine...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I met our kids for breakfast while visiting in Rochester. The food was outstanding and we had pleanty of left overs for home. Very reasonably priced. April, our waitress, was fantastic and made it an over the top experience. I'll definitely be...More

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My wife is a foodie and liked to call a place such as James Brown's as a greasy spoon. It was a very crowded diner on a saturday morning(obviously) With a huge menu that took us at least 10 minutes to decide what we wanted....More

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to sit at the counter, because seating is tough to come by and you get to watch the chefs prepare the food! It's fun watching for yours, and seeing some of the other creations made right in front of you....More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I just loved the ham steak and grit with cheese and the waitress was very nice and treated us wonderful I will go back again

Thank Yvette L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-5338
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-288-4250
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