James Brown's Place


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In a Nutshell

Burgers and ribs join stuffed french toast and frittatas in a 1950s-style diner

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Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. One per table. Not valid on Saturday or Sundays. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Diners can remind you of simpler times, when sodas cost a nickel and nickels were free. Dig into an old-fashioned feast with this Groupon.

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  • $16 for two Groupons, each good for $15 worth of American diner food, valid Monday–Friday ($30 total value)
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James Brown's Place

Twenty years as a traveling salesman was more than enough for James Brown. So when he finally decided it was time to set down his roots, he turned to something that sang of home: his passion for cooking. And that passion shines throughout his menu. In the hearty breakfast selections, guests can see it in the signature stuffed french toast—made from bread that's baked in-house—as well as more imaginative items, such as the Greek-inspired diner breakfast with gyro meat. Then there are the half-pound burgers, po-boy sandwiches with Cajun-spiced chicken, and James Brown's legendary Friday-night barbecue. Such a range hints at two things: that James's passion isn't picky, and that his inspiration comes from everywhere. And indeed, if a diner gives James a recipe that matches the standards of his menu, not only will he put it there, he'll even name it after the guest who gave it to him.

This inclusionary style echoes throughout the diner itself. Checkered tiles run across the floor from the front door to the back wall, passing a scattered assortment of tables and booths that look in on the open kitchen. And as a diehard Yankees fan, James fills two entire sections of a wall with memorabilia, including black-and-white photographs of past rosters and fan fiction that imagines the team being comprised only of James Brown clones.

Customer Reviews

332 Ratings

So glad I finally tried this place. Staff is very friendly and the food is fantastic!
Najia Z. · October 11, 2016
I didn't give the restaurant enough stars the first time through. We loved it. The food and waitress were excellent and we had a chance to chat with Mr. Brown himself.
Kathleen · October 1, 2016
Amazing food in a unique dive diner. Staff was awesome, will be a new favorite in the neighborhood.
Kirsten M. · September 18, 2016
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    Rochester, NY 14609


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