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Shopsin's General Store

120 Essex St., New York City, NY 10002 (Manhattan)
212 924 5160
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Ranked #3,476 of 11,845 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $10
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Lower East Side
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to go here and enjoy a meal that you will not find anywhere else you must do some research on two topics. 1) The Rules: If you come with a group larger than 4, you will not be seated, if you sit down and prattle on your cellphone, you are likely going to be given the boot,... More 

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Phoenix, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I don't really get it....why does someone want to go to this place and spend a fortune on extremely gross unhealthy food, only to be treated so poorly....maybe they think it is funny....I don't.....I like to surround myself with positive people that make me feel good and in return I will smile and return the niceness.....We were booted because my... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

This place is no frills, but the food has all the bells and whistles you need. Mac and cheese pancakes, Reuben hash, PBJ donuts. Yes please! Go early and prepare to queue. The owners know they have an amazing product, so keep a smile on your face and enjoy the banter and the wait. It is a bit pricey, but... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very small eatery/restaurant...maybe 20 people max seating. The menu is very extensive and I took my time trying to figure what I would like to eat...although it was breakfast and should have been easy the amount of items to chose from is mind boggling. I ended up ordering the Sneaky Pete's which were like an 8" long spicy bun split... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Blisters on my sister was amaze balls! I love cheesy food, and there is plenty of it on the menu. The guys will tell someone off in a quick minute, and we did witness a quarrel there between one of his sons and a friend. It was fun. I approached the owner after eating and he was very nice and... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I love this place, it's no frills, down to earth, totally eccentric but with the most amazing, quirky breakfasts you will come across. Sure the guy taking your order is a little grumpy but he probably owns the place and is more interested in you enjoying the food than worrying about putting on a perma-grin for you! Best breakfast we... More 

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New York City
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Tiny seating area. Huge menu. After a 50 minute wait ordered a beef burrito. It contained about an ounce of cheap quality beef, and was mostly filled with black beans and rice and way overpriced at $17. I've had better $6 burritos. The sweet corn pickle condiment that accompanied the dish was not fresh, had gone bad. I noticed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Shopsins is a crazy little place were it doesn't matter who you are or who you think you are, if your face doesn't fit your out. There's an awesome film on YouTube about this iconic place to eat called "I eat flies" that will give you a crazy insight into the mind of the owner Kenny who's eccentric, fiery but... More 

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been dreaming about visiting Shopsin's for years, and finally succeeded....fabulous food, that huge and marvelous menu, and a delicious sense of danger if you don't follow the rules...Don't bother going if you want to be coddled, and it's even close enough to Russ & Daughters to have a little belly lox for dessert!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are so many great places to eat on the LES - don't waste your time with Shopsins! Who wants to wait in a long line and then be insulted and treated badly?? The food is good, but not worth the treatment or the wait!! AND no - it is not a New York Experience!

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Additional Information about Shopsin's General Store

Address: 120 Essex St., New York City, NY 10002
Phone Number: 212 924 5160
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Eclectic

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