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Oct 24, 2006 08:12 PM

Funky cheap restuarants near Brooklyn Museum

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  1. Try Tom's on Washington Ave about 3 block west of the Museum. It been there since the the 1930's. It is old and funky. A great place to eat. Just don't go for breakfast the line is out the door. I love when Tom (GUS) gives you a cookie or a slice of orange while you are waiting to eat. Try his egg creams . Enjoy

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    1. re: FAL

      Tom's is actually north of the museum, at Washington & Sterling Pl.

    2. I tried to post this yesterday, but for some reason it didn't work... Just a quick note to suggest doing a search on this board. Noblejay, there have been quite a few posts on this.... In addition to Tom's, people usually recommend a Carribean place near the museum called The Islands, and probably some places on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights.

      1. and he's closed on sundays.

        1. There are a whole lot of West Indian places in the general area too, if you want to explore a few blocks and that is in your range of interest.

          I like Amorina, for interesting individual pizza and other tasty italian dishes on Vanderbilt - Joyce Bakeshop is nearby for coffee and dessert treats. check re opening hours before you go.

          1. the islands. hands down. 803 washington at eastern parkway, less than a football field away from the entrance to the museum. amazing jerk chicken, tasty roti, some of the best gd lemonade i've ever tasted (they were out of sorrel). not a lot of seating--it's primarily a take out place--and the wait can be long, but it's as good west indian as i've head in bk.

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            1. re: walter sobchak

              I love the Islands, but I also like Ginger Root. It's a few blocks farther north, on Washington between Prospect Place and St. Marks. Also Caribbean, fresh, homemade, a bit larger menu, more seating.