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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 #3,670 of 11,653 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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44 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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English first
Poughkeepsie, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had such a great experience here with my friends and we had no clue what we were getting into. First off, they have a jaw dropping menu; it's insanely big and overwhelming (and the chef said he changes it a bit every day). Don't ask for suggestions - they aren't allowed to give you any. There is the weirdest... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I were here Saturday morning for breakfast. We arrived early to look at the menu so we would be prepared based on reviews. We were seated shortly before 9 and our waiter was friendly but not in a let's chit chat sort of way. We did see a little of the witty rapport with the young fellow... More

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Livingston, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I would rather go here for brunch/lunch than any place on the planet. We drive in from NJ about quarterly just for this, and have done so for many years (this is the third location I have followed him to). Where else do you get a selection of hundreds of soups, countless kinds of pancakes, eggs, hash, french toast,... AND... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We come here at least once a year. Yes! It's small, no frills, down to earth kinda place. Yes! The people serving you are not there to be your pals or pretend to like you (which frankly is more honest, and being a Brit, suits me just fine) But holy cow!!! You will get THE best breakfast. My favourites are... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

They said that the service here is grumpy, but that ´s not true! it was a greta experience. We had to wait few minutes for a table and then again for their food. But you can choose from their unbelievably menu with so many food that you will have no idea what to choose. I had my first french toast... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Had our breakfast at Shopsin's Saturday morning and didn't get cursed or kicked out. I walked up to Mr. Shopsin after our meal and had a nice conversation with him. He was very gracious and nice.

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Jacksonville FL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had breakfast on a Sunday with my husband and two teens. We were there before 10 and the few tables were only about half full. I can see how the wait could be very long however. Our service was a bit slow at times. None of our food came out at the same time- but we were Ok with... More

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We make it a point to go to Shopsin's anytime we go partying the night before whenever we're in New York. I doubt that there's a better cure for a hangover than some good company, a mac and cheese pancake, and a nice burger. Lucky for me , my main group is only 4 people, otherwise I'd have to kick... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Okay, it has been nine months since our last Shopsin's experience. We watched the documentary (I Like Killing Flies) years ago and just loved it. We lived in California, then, and made the trip to New York to visit the place and it was really great. We talked with Kenny and even got some pictures. We moved to the UK... More

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