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122 Union St., Brooklyn, NY, 11231
nr. Columbia St.

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Food: 10
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

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Perfect for what it is: cheap, yummy, fun

By brooklynliz on 5/1/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Schnack is a New York rarity: cheap but yummy food, service without attitude, and fun in dining without a big long wait. Thank goodness for Brooklyn where such a place can exist and flourish. Schnack offers cheap beer and root beer, mini burgers (think gourmet White Castle) done up with whatever you like, and sickly delicious sweet potato fries and onion rings. If burgers aren't your thing try the very yummy turkey schnitzel. For the right low-key casual person, this would be a great date spot. For everyone else, go with lots and lots of friends and have your fun!

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Definitely My Kind of Place

By Big_Al on 7/22/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Schnack was all I'd read and heard. The Schnackies (mini burgers) were superb. I had a great double with mushrooms, onions & cheese. Also had a single with Schnack (special) sauce; sounds plain but it was awesome. The beef is spiced perfectly and very savory. Definitely spend a dollar on the pork and onion Schnackie. It's a chunk of pork chop smothered in onions--literally melts in your mouth. Yam fries were sweet and tasty. Finally, I had a non-menu special that was salad, two chili tacos and a pork tamale. More beans than I like in the tacos but still delicious; the tamale was great too but needed more heat. Service was the one letdown. If you get the skinny heroin-chic looking dude, change your seat. He had us on the pay-no-mind list all afternoon. Except when the boss showed up, then he was gathering plates and offering napkins. My fist was about to give him an intervention. Everyone else, including the boss (owner?) was super-nice. Don't avoid this place because of one jerk. Food is fresh and unreal and the prices are cheeeaaappp. Next time: turkey schnitzel and a beer milkshake! I have a new favorite food joint.

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Laid Back Comfort Food

By joserocks on 7/22/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My friends and I are happy to welcome Schnack to our neighborhood. In an area happilly devoid of chain fast food joints, Schnack provides everything a McDonalds could ever hope to offer - hot dogs, vegetarian specials, and most importantly, beer! I can rely on Schnack for for delivery, take-out, or dine-in. The staff are courteous, the food fast and consistent, and the atmosphere is laid back and welcoming. I can't believe that after working until 12:00 at night I can stop by for a quick bite, a cheap beer, and play DJ with the ecclectic selection of vinyl. Thanks Harry

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