Famous NYC Eats: Junior’s

Junior’s is tucked in the middle of Times Square. There is a very large indoor dining area and, for mid-town, a decent-sized outdoor seating.

Junior’s first opened in Brooklyn in the 1950’s, claiming to have the greatest cheesecake in the world. Today, it offers a full menu in four different location.

Be sure to start off with the side dish of Macaroni & Cheese. Despite it coming in a hot ceramic skillet, the cheese is distributed to all parts of the pasta.

Junior’s has a wide range of beverages. Sodas, wine, beer, lemonade, hard liquor. But who can pass up Cream Soda??

The “real” food isn’t worth it, in my opinion. I had a Turkey Reuben, which had dry turkey and was sparse on the Cole slaw and dressing. The dipping sauce was its only saving grace.

Let’s talk about their cheesecake. Holy. Moly. I guess that’s all there really is to say. My dining companion and I split the Chocolate Mouse Cheesecake. Holy. Moly. I almost had to be rolled out of the restaurant because we just couldn’t NOT finish it!


Real food: Not worth the Times Square crowds.
Cheesecake: Worth a trip to Hell and back.
Katie Grimmer is currently working towards her master’s in Magazine Writing at New York University. You can follow her Twitter and feed her Hungry Goat.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s