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Junior's

386 Flatbush Ave. Extension, Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.689941 -73.981567
at DeKalb Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-852-5257 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

juniorscheesecake.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 6:30am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 6:30am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q, R at DeKalb Ave.; 2, 3, 4, 5 at Nevins St.

Prices

$6.95-$24.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Hanson Pl. to Willoughby St., Ashland Pl. to Jay St.

Profile

Plopped on a far corner of busy Flatbush Ave., Junior’s is as renowned for its world-famous cheesecake as it is for its mere survival. The loud red and orange façade–as well as the restaurant behind it–have remained largely unchanged since Junior’s opening day in 1950–and that’s just the way the patrons (a mix of BAM movie-goers, office drones from the Verizon building across the street, and Brooklyn nostalgia-hounds) like it. But for the most part, a trip to Junior’s is simply nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake. The food–classic New York deli, stick-to-your-ribs fare like matzo ball soup and giant 10-ounce burgers and fries–is perfectly passable, but certainly nothing special. Where Junior’s has the competition beat is attitude. That “We were here then, we’re here now, and we’re not going anywhere soon” swagger is what keeps the tourists and locals coming back for more. Oh, and there’s the cheesecake.

Extra

Brooklyn’s landmark diner opened in 1950, and was restored after nearly being destroyed by a fire in 1981. It remains family-run.

Recommended Dishes

Plain cheesecake, $6.50/slice, $50.95/10-inch cake; chocolate swirl cheesecake, $6.75/slice, $53.95/cake; strawberry cheesepie, $6.95/slice, $67.95/pie

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