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Manna's Soul Food Restaurant

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2331 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3627
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This place is the real deal - tourists have found it but that hasn't stopped the locals - delicious, authentic and cheap. Buy a regular or large plate (L= $10) and fill er up with whatever deliciousness takes your fancy. I had jerk chicken, candied yams, fish, pork and amazing salads. This isn't fine dining - its a fill your... More 

Thank Andi448
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We couldn't get into some of the trendier places to eat due to lineups so chose to go here. It's a steam table type of place, nothing fancy but boy the food was great! You load up and pay by the pound. People who worked there were friendly and stopped by to talk to us like they knew us. They... More 

Thank Canadian064
Stockholm, Sweden
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A friend gave me a tip about there being a lot of good soul food in Harlem, so we went there and walked around for a bit. This was the first place we found and I just needed to look through the windows to know that this was the right place. Two huge long steam tables and so many choices.... More 

Thank MorpH2k
Aarhus, Denmark
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Before a night in Apollo Theater we went for a quick dinner, 4 persons: 20$, fried fish, salad, rice, watermelon, nice :-)

Thank JoakimOster
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We can't always do fine dining. Sometimes we just want good old food for the soul. Manna's was an awesome change from the normal. We walked the streets of Harlem and my good friend Horace suggested we stop for some real authentic soul food. He wasn't kidding!! The fried chicken. I can still taste it 3 months later!!! Don't miss... More 

Thank Qaddie
Los Gatos
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went here for lunch as a part of our "Hip Hop" tour and thought it was a great place to stop. Serve your self style with a great variety of main dishes, side dishes, fruits and desserts which you put into plastic containers which are all weighed together for determining the price of the meal. All the foods and fruit... More 

Thank dhen
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Folks if you're ever in Harlem you need to try this place, street soul food that tastes so good, local atmosphere where the locals ushered us in with words of praise for the food...it is a cafe style place where all the locals seem to love...what more can I say!

Thank Michelle C
Townsville, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a great place to eat in a Harlem lots of veggie and meat choices with loads of salads. Everything made fresh that day If nothing else. Grab a coffee and listen to owners Andy's great selection of Jazz music - Miles could be right beside you !

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New York City, New York
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was not my first trip to manna's. I was introduced to it by a young man at lunch one day - and- oh my! oh my! oh my! This is the real deal. Locals of all types, sizes and varieties agree, too - as they kept coming, going, sitting, staying. For homemade "soul" food - why go to some... More 

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Suggest bypassing the 'big name' soul food places nd go straight to Manna's. From the outside it's nothing much to look at - just two huge food stations in the middle and basic tables around the edges. You help yourself to what you want. The food was delicious including classic soul-food dishes, a big range of meats, salads, vegies and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2331 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3627
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: 212-749-9084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Harlem

Neighborhood Profile
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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