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J & S Hamburg Downtown

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J&S Hamburg Downtown is a classic, American, Diner and is one of the the oldest restaurants (if not THE oldest) restaurant in Traverse City! Established in 1938, J&S Hamburg provides mouth-watering, hand-dipped shakes, flat-top burgers, the best Reuben sandwich in the state, skin on fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, homemade soups, chili, sandwiches, homemade cakes, pies, pastries and more! We are open from 6AM until midnight on Monday and Tuesday. We are open 24 hours Wed-Saturday and close Sunday at 3PM. We have abundant patio seating in the spring, summer, and fall! Come by and experience Traverse City's authentic, original, 1930's Diner! Can't wait to see you!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Diner, American
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews burger fries corned beef hash with eggs finger food cake soups pie greasy spoon weather cooperates looked awesome limited seating boardman river local favorite love this place behind the counter outside seating great lunch
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We found this place in a magazine about Traverse City. It is the smallest little place right downtown. But it's true what they say that great things come in small packages. I had Corned beef hash with over medium eggs and pumpkin pancakes. Everything was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary W
Reviewed October 22, 2018

J & S Hamburg is a gem of a place. In operation since 1938 this year marks an 80 year celebration. This is where you come for great salads, soups, sandwiches, desserts and more. I espcially like the breakfast. This morning I was greeted by...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank adrianna24sings
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed and great prices! Always amazing!! Their BLT, burgers and breakfast are super good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Storyteller540717
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We go out of our way to stop into J & S Hamburg at least a couple of times each summer. Servers are always friendly, the food is reasonably priced and good quality.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Everything here was amazing! (I'M sure its not fattening!) Corned beef hash with eggs, eggs benedict, French toast and amazing omelets.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark R
beth0201, Owner at J & S Hamburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Thanks Mark for the nice review. We aren't exactly the low calorie restaurant in town but when you want to treat yourself you want to do it right! :)

Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is what I would call a greasy spoon place. An old time diner with good burgers and greasy fries. I had a patty melt and fries and they were very good. The service was decent and friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 652jeniferw
beth0201, Owner at J & S Hamburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks a bunch for the good review. Hope to see you again! :)

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We went with another couple for a mid- week mid- morning brunch. We didn’t have to wait, but once we were seated , there were no more tables – peak times might be very busy. I tried the Reuben with onion rings. I love Ruebens,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MunichEricJ
beth0201, Owner at J & S Hamburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Wow thanks very, very, much how I love this kind of review! My staff works hard...I mean really hard....and I cant wait to post this for them. Billy, my 25 year manager and head cook slow cooks the corned beef and fair to say he...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Went on busy Sunday but weren’t disappointed with a little wait. Have been many times for breakfast and have always liked food. Had corned beef hash with eggs and it was GREAT!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank noodleboy1
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We've eaten here for a number of years and ITS ALWAYS good. This is not a linen, Michelin restaurant but a wonderful place for a wholesome breakfast, good lunch, burger, piece of pie or cake. The staff is TOP notch and always friendly and respectful...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dennis P
beth0201, Owner at J & S Hamburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Wow thanks Dennis! No linen here we are pretty casual! (Dog friendly too if you have a pooch!) :) My staff works tirelessly I'm as lucky as they come. We have our days like anyone but when you live in a bustling tourist community like...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018

Great value, excellent food! Great for families too. Breakfast is our favorite meal and this diner does not disappoint! Friendly staff with a wonderful "diner" atmosphere. Next time through we will stop for lunch.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank illinoistraveler2018
beth0201, Owner at J & S Hamburg Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thanks for stopping in we are celebrating 80 years this year. We were established in 1938! Please come and see us for lunch we have awesome Reuben's!!! Travel Safe!

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