Foodie Review: JB's Diner, Brighton

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New Yorker Hotdog JB's Diner
Hello, hello! Back again with another foodie review. Some of you regular foodie readers will know that I love nothing more than a restaurant that serves good, old fashioned food and has a ton of crap all over the walls. Well, JB's Diner in Brighton does just that...

JB's Diner in Brighton
If you saw my Brighton post from last weekend, you may have spotted this place amongst the many photos. Located conveniently along the Brighton seafront is JB's Diner - a quirky, 1950's themed All-American diner specialising in giant milkshakes, burgers, hot dogs and steaks. JB's infuses classic diner favourites with a British twist. Having had it recommended to me by several friends and being just a stones throw from out hotel, we thought it seemed only fitting that we give the place a go.

Having been given a booth, we checked out JB's extensive menu of comfort foods. To start,  Jack went for Skins to the Brim (pictured below) - crispy potato skins served with a whole lot of cheddar cheese, crispy bacon stripes, chives and sour cream. Having sampled some of it myself, it's safe to say that this was delicious. It was covered in cheese (in the best possible way) and the potatoes were wonderfully fluffy - topped off with the sour cream, it was perfect. Just look at all that cheese...

I chose to go with the Chicken Strips (pictured below) - crispy chicken in breadcrumbs cooked to a golden brown and served with a honey and mustard sauce and salad. Now I wasn't expecting much from these as chicken strips can be very hit and miss with me. I believe these were most likely frozen to begin with but this didn't stop them tasting great. I was given 5 strips although I think they would have been better served with some kind of BBQ or Jack Daniels sauce instead of the honey and mustard. It was, overall, a very enjoyable starter although if I visited again, I'd love to have those potato skins all to myself.

For main, both Jack and myself went for the New Yorker Hot Dog (pictured above), a premium German bockwurst sausage served with traditional, cold sauerkraut, fries (topped with flavourings of your choice) and side salad. Now, I was not expecting this to be such a large dish for the price and so when this was brought out, we were pretty impressed and kissed goodbyes to our hopes of dessert. 

The sausage was fantastic and excellently cooked and, along with the sauerkraut, this made for one of the best hot dogs I've had. The bun, again was great which was also a pleasant surprise, given that a lot of diners sometimes use cheap buns which can ruin a dish. I opted for cheesy fries with mine which were nice although the cheddar was a little over powering. I would have preferred an authentic american melted cheese to really top it all off but overall, I was very pleased with my selection. 

Overall, I was really impressed with JB's Diner and we liked it so much, we even went back on our last day for breakfast. As you can see from the above, I opted for the All American Breakfast - two buttermilk pancakes, two slices of back-bacon, eggs, two pork sausages and maple syrup. Unfortunately, I was not a fan of these sausages but the pancakes, bacon and eggs were brilliant. Personally, I would have preferred to have had extra eggs and left the meat but all-in-all, I was very satisfied. 

Depending on your choice of drinks, a two course dinner at JB's will set you back around £10-15 each, which I'm sure you'll agree is a lot cheaper than something you would find in a London diner. As you can imagine, I loved the atmosphere and the classical Hollywood and movie memorabilia all over the walls. The service itself was good and efficient although, whilst the waitresses were all very friendly, it would have been nice for them to come and check on us once the food had arrived. If they had, we probably would have been inclined to order more drinks. I think even those with the simplest of tastes will enjoy this as whilst it is American themed, there's actually a lot of elements in this which are more British. If you're ever in Brighton and looking for somewhere fun to dine, I would certainly recommend popping in to JB's Diner on the seafront. 

Have you ever been to JB's Diner? What are your favourite comfort food joints? As always, I love reading your thoughts so please do leave me lots of lovely comments down below. 

Until next time fellow foodies, 





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18 comments:

  1. Oh my that got my drooling! The food looks so good

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. It really was great - definitely worth a visit again!

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    1. Yeah was great, thanks for the recommendation :)

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  3. The New Yorker Hot Dog just looks so good it's not fair!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it was lovely - I honestly think the dog was one of the best I've had. Real traditional german brockwurst is so much better for diner hotdogs I think :) xx

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  4. tons of crap on the wall...LOL
    food looks good and I agree, I wouldnt mix sausages with pancakes :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Just how I like it haha yeah they were like frozen crap ones - I'd prefer just more egg! Especially as the eggs were so good :) x

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  5. I have wanted to go here for ages!! I always walk past like ooooh! I'm going to Brighton for my Birthday so it's settled!

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    1. Aw amazing! I hope you have an awesome time hun! You'll love it xx

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  6. I love the look of this place! I have a massive soft spot for American Diners so I'll need to remember this place next time I go to Brighton.. Those fries look to die for - I would so love to have some right now! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  7. I love the look of this place! I have a massive soft spot for American Diners so I'll need to remember this place next time I go to Brighton.. Those fries look to die for - I would so love to have some right now! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  8. I hope you had a wonderful time on your holiday break in Brighton! The food looks really good :) The American style tablecloth reminds me of an American restaurant chain called Buca di Beppo which serves Italian food. The atmosphere has a similar vibe (lots of pictures on the walls) and there are funny drawings on the restroom walls.

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    1. Thanks Gil! Yeah it's funny cos they call it and All American diner but they definitely don't look this these ones haha it was really nice though. German sausage was the best really which isn't very american haha

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  9. Love this place! The milkshakes are the one! Hope you had the best time lady! xx

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    1. Yeah I saw some people had them and they were HUGE! Looked really nice, made me wish I liked milkshakes haha. Thanks hun, was great xx

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  10. always love your food posts, this definitely looks like a diner you would see here in america! so cute, i'd love to visit brighton at some point :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Aw thank you - this was particularly fun cos of all the stuff on the walls! You should def go if you get the chance xx

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