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Tari Mar 17, 2007 10:02 PM

I think this place is kinda hit and miss. Some things are very good and some are just plain awful. What have you eaten here that you really like?

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    Steve860 Mar 18, 2007 06:06 PM

    I know it's controversial...but I think they have terrific breakfasts. Great omelets, tasty hash browns, fresh bagels. Also very good lox platters. The menu is too big, and there's a lot of misses, but you can get breakfast 24/7.

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      Tari Mar 21, 2007 10:12 PM

      I like their breakfasts also. I really like their ham steak and eggs and their eggs benedict are really good.
      I actually went tonight and got there chicken corn chowder. YuM!

    2. Local Mar 21, 2007 10:41 PM

      A few months ago, in the middle of that So. Cal. major cold snap, I met a friend in Studio City location for dinner (his choice)...it was windy, bitter, miserable outside. I was freezing, had the beginnings of a rabid sore throat, tastebuds were about to go MIA, and not so thrilled to wait in the wake of the takeout traffic watching Celebrity Poker on the plasma screen until he arrived,

      The Vegetable Soup rescued me. An incredibly good broth, and tho' salty as all getout, very tasty and therapeutic. Tons of fresh chopped vegetables, incl.turnips and rutabagas (i know my roots and shoots, those were bagas)- a cup would have been enough. Maybe the salt sparked my tired tastebuds and numbed the throat, but that broth absolutely made that soup.

      1. eLizard Mar 22, 2007 09:08 AM

        I will never forget my experience there when visiting my college roommate in L.A. The menu is a monster and all I wanted was tuna on toast with french fries. Not a crazy order. But apparently a special one..... I couldn't get it although they had all those things on the menu. I could get a tuna on toast but only with potato salad or beans or a salad. No fries. And I asked. Nicely. So my friend got something that is allowed to come with fries and I swapped with her.....weird.

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          Local Mar 23, 2007 11:27 PM

          sounds like the Nicholson toast scene in Five Easy Pieces ;-) ....

        2. santorinii Mar 23, 2007 09:53 AM

          We have Jerry's here in Miami too. In my opinion, most of the items on there are better overlooked than considered. However with that said, when the evening hunger pangs hit after a night out and there are no other places open but pizza joints, the food there isn't so bad. I concur that the breakfast items are doable. They do good Corned Beef there. Eggs Benedict was ok. Other than breakfast, Wings at 3am? Yes, and it tastes darn good too. I think it's my favorite thing there at Jerry's.

          1. OCAnn Mar 26, 2007 02:41 PM

            I like their Matzo ball soup.

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              chocolate Mar 26, 2007 03:06 PM

              Their chicken soup is also good especially when you have a cold....

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                OCAnn Mar 26, 2007 03:38 PM

                Oops...I think you're right...that's what I order, the chicken soup w/matzo ball.

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                  chocolate Mar 26, 2007 04:59 PM

                  Me too...I like that combo!

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                    Cinnamon Apr 1, 2007 08:31 AM

                    Me too - I even had it delivered once when I had the flu. Pricey but worth it.

                    Had good luck w/their smoked salmon platter and bagel... toasted bagel, tomatoes, fresh onions, capers, salmon and cream cheese... great for a hangover or when you generally need Omega 3s.

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                      Neely_Ohara Apr 1, 2007 08:35 AM

                      Yes -- this soup is good. I also recently got a yogurt smoothie from the take-out counter -- also good. But generally speaking, I avoid Jerry's - way too expensive for what you get.

            2. Xericx Apr 3, 2007 11:29 PM

              Teriyaki burger (THEY OFTEN OVERCOOK) with onion rings and ranch sauce to dip the rings in.

              1. Emme Aug 29, 2007 10:48 PM

                Concur w/ others...

                Egg white omelettes, dry, are great when I want to eat healthy. Mushrooms, onions, tomatoes inside and a side of steamed veggies, and I'm set.

                Veggie soup w/ the chicken added in... that boiled chicken is pretty good.

                I also like their open faced turkey sandwiches purely for nostalgia sake... the mashed potatoes are a bit gummy, but when eating them and needing comfort I like 'em as well as the stuffing, and the soggy white bread that is like a little hidden gift under the turkey. I know it's odd that I like that sogy bread dipped in gravy, but hey, I do!

                They also do a pretty good thick oreo shake, as well as spicy curly fries w/ ranch dressing.

                1. Zizi Aug 29, 2007 10:55 PM

                  I usually just get their grilled cheese. But, even sometimes that's not so good. Comes out cold, or the cheese isn't all the way melted, but it's still edible.

                  All of the soups are pretty good.

                  Had a corndog once, it was pretty awful, would never do that again. My gentleman friend likes their egg salad sandwiches, but asks them to add onion to it, which they charge extra for. Go figure.

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                    smartie Aug 30, 2007 03:35 AM

                    zizi all extra food items not priced in a menu has a cost to the restaurant. Why should they give it away free? If everyone ordered onions ........

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                    krez Sep 4, 2007 01:48 PM

                    Matzoball soup. It's also the only place I've found a good turkey pastrami reuben.

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