Food has the power to transport people to other places, whether it's a Jamaican beach, the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, or the bare back of a feral comet. Teleport your taste buds to a more toothsome time and space with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of American diner fare at James Brown's Place.
Return to the golden age of nostalgic noshing with the all-American specialties and '50s-era diner vibe of James Brown's Place. The menu features a homecoming parade of fluffy omelets and pancakes, flavorful sandwiches and burgers, and other flavor floats. Hit the snooze button with a Mediterranean-style breakfast gyro ($4.49 and up), a toasty pita—with or without succulent gyro meat—plumped with eggs, tomato, and cheese. Sate lunch break longings with the bacon, cheddar, and barbeque-sauce comfort of the loco burger ($4.99).
The Rochester City Newspaper featured James Brown’s Place, TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes, Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars, and 83% of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant:
- This quintessential city diner serves up some of the best breakfast food in the city. – James Leach, Rochester City Newspaper
- It's my favorite place. It's the way a diner should be. An extensive menu. Breakfast and lunch specials that step outside the usual. Weekend breakfasts pull in the crowds. Saucy and familiar servers. – Whimesee, TrupAdvisor
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.
1356 Culver Rd.
Rochester, New York 14609Get Directions