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“Food was great... Service needs to be improved”

James Brown's Place
Ranked #103 of 1,300 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

My chocolate chip banana pancakes were the best pancakes ever! The chicken andouille sausage was good, too. My husband had a special chorizo breakfast sandwich, which he thought was amazing. However, the service needs major improvement as we had to flag down our waitress numerous times during the meal. She also got the bill, wrong.

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Thank michelle0722
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

I have always gotten a halfway decent breakfast here, but the coffee SERIOUSLY tastes like A) urine B)cigarette ashes or C) both a and b. The specials are sometimes decent, but you're best off sticking with the usual breakfast items- eggs/bacon etc. Worst part though is the "coffee". It's 100% disgusting.

The coffee is the color of weak tea and is HORRIBLE. bring your own coffee, and you might be able to see past the halfway decent food.

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2  Thank Roccitystay
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This place is awesome. The menu is one of the broadest in town (or out) in terms of breakfast, and the fritattas are all amazing and I am a fan of their nicely spiced chorizo. Always good service, and even with large parties I've never had a mix up on what was ordered or a side item forgotten. Its the most consistently good diner food you'll probably see anywhere in the country and belongs on diners drive ins and dives--as it is WAY better than some of the places I have eaten at after watching the show. There is something for everyone here at breakfast time-vegetarians, meat lovers, kids, etc. Highly, highly recommend.

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1  Thank Ihearttravel2520
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

I love this place and if you go by it on the weekends between 8 am and 1 you will see everyone in Rochester loves it too!

2  Thank Shawna_12
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

James Brown's Place is a very popular place that is consistently busy.
Why? Excellent home cooked food under James Brown's direction.
He offers a wide variety of options and is well known for his signature pancakes.

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Thank Roch06
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