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The General Greene

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229 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4042 (Clermont)
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Like the decor, the food is simple, local & delish! Try the fried chicken n waffles, biscuits & gravy AND gourmet sorbet!

Thank Ica1973
Binghamton, New York
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This place managed to make a difficult group of four very happy when we stopped for Saturday brunch after visiting the flea market. The chicken and waffles were delicious. Crispy Chicken and crispy waffles. Both had great flavor even without the added gravy and syrup. The quiche of the day and steak and eggs were also noted as very tasty.... More 

Thank LKNY
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our breakfast at The General Greene. The doughnuts and waffles with Nutella were hits with the girls and we enjoyed tasty eggs and drinks. Service was attentive.

Thank Paula01795
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Our waiter (name?) was delightful and so well informed on both drinks and food choices. Great menu variety for drinks and food. Three of us for dinner. One had beet salad, one duck burger and one hamburger. Everyone happy with their selection. Again want to give praise to our waiter. Ate here on a Tues night and sat outside.

Thank Oma44
Montreal, Canada
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

We wandered in and couldn't have been happier. The food was fresh and delicious. Service friendly & helpful, especially choosing wine and beer. Price reasonable. Environment relaxed and pleasant & though full, we could hear each other talk without shouting. 3 of us shared a baby lettuce salad, 2 pizzas - margherita & funghi, and an apple crisp a la... More 

Thank hpkmontreal
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Stopped in here because of a recommendation and it was fantastic food, but our waiter who had only been there 2-3 days just couldn't get anything correct....even affecting other customers as well. The pizzas were really good and so was the burger, plus their pate was super tasty.

Thank RWG7777
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Good food, good service, relaxed atmosphere and authentic dishes. Will definitely go back there the next time we are in Brooklyn.

Thank annvicary2016
Atlantic Beach, New York
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185 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We normally go to the general a few times a year for brunch and they never fail to serve up some great food. Just wish it was not so cramped. It's like sitting at one long table.

4 Thank Sapphire-Ed
New York City, New York
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269 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have never done lunch or dinner here, just brunch, but they are good. I will have to try dinner or lunch here some time. I had plane fired eggs with bacon and as I write, I think they forgot to give me my bacon.

Thank BobMinchak
Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We dropped by for dessert last month and thought we'd try dinner. Sadly, the dishes were hit or miss and the service was a bit on the awkward side. Portion sizes were tiny. Salt and pepper ribs were devoid of meat, Calamari lacked flavor, Beets and Goat Cheese was delish but pizza was runny and bland. Latkes were good but... More 

Thank Bobby G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4042
  • Public Transportation: From the B,M,Q,R trains to Dekalb Ave - Get out of the train at Flatbush and Dekalb. Walk up Dekalb against traffic 12 blocks. We are located on the left hand side of the street on the corner of Clermont and Dekalb. From the C train to Lafayette - Exit the train at S. Portland and Fulton St. Walk on S. Portland against traffic for 2 blocks
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-222-1510

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