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Shopsin's General Store

#5,013 of 11,364 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
American, International
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120 Essex St., New York City, NY 10002
212 924 5160
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent breakfast, cool aura

This is such a cool place. The atmosphere and "rules" are cool. But the food was spectacular. I had the Momma, I ate every bite. Very small place, but worth the wait. Ask for hot sauce, the homemade sauces are also awesome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My family and I (7 persons) Drove almost 20 minutes from Broadway to have breakfast at Chopsin's, when we entered the restaurant a very rude dude with a bandana on his head said sorry we do not accepts parties larger then 4, so we said fine split us on two tables we do not mind to wait, he said rudely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is such a cool place. The atmosphere and "rules" are cool. But the food was spectacular. I had the Momma, I ate every bite. Very small place, but worth the wait. Ask for hot sauce, the homemade sauces are also awesome.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I really liked the look and feel of Shopsins. The menu is huge, over 300 items but you can't ask for changes. We couldn't even get a breakfast sandwich with no butter!! Waiter was an a-hole with a real attitude problem. His proud display of fandom for Iron Maiden made me sad to be a metal fan. He literally threw... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Group of four of us came in to Shopsin's for brunch. We had been there before, and managed to avoid the legendary customer abuse that has made Shopsin's infamous. I even wrote a positive review for them on another site! But this experience was simply surreal. It started when, after a LONG wait for or food, the surly waiter (the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our second visit to this so-called restaurant was a total disaster. DO NOT GO THERE. DO NOT GO THERE. DO NOT GO THERE. DO NOT GO THERE!!!!!!! Service was surly and slow, also insulting. When food for one of us (party of 4) finally arrived, it was not what had been ordered. When we politely pointed out the mistake, maganement... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I used to be a big fan of Shopsin's, but I was so grossed out after my last visit that I will never be back again. I was sitting at the counter and getting ready to order my usual when I looked through the window to the kitchen and saw an enormous roach crawling along the wall. I was so... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Was brought here by a Brooklyn friend who told us to park any preconceptions of what breakfast 'should' be and be prepared to be thrown out by a cursing Kenny. Well we did the first bit and it resulted in a breakfast to die for. My son said, 'Dad it's like what you would make if you were a kid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After reading the reviews of this place, it seems like people either love it or hate it. What's not to love? The location was ultra cool, tucked away in an indoor market. The atmosphere was unpretentious and almost intimate due to its size. The staff were professional and down to earth. The menu was beyond anything we've ever seen, with... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is the most amazing breakfast experience you will ever have, not only in NYC but anywhere I have been in the world. With over 900 items on the menu there is something for everyone... almost. This is the most crazed food I have ever experienced. Mac and cheese french toast, "slutty" pancakes, just insane. Large portions and the most... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The line for a table was pretty long but we got lucky and only waited about 50 minutes to be seated. The waiter wasn't very friendly. When I asked to get my eggs over hard I was told I can't choose how my eggs are made. Seriously?! The peanut butter jelly doughnut was good, I will say that. But it... More 

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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>  > Lower East Side
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 $10
Cuisine: American, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Essex St., New York City, NY 10002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 212 924 5160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10
  • Cuisine: American, International
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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