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Posted by Jim on 06/04/2015
First things first, yes it has tables but this is mainly a carryout joint. The staff aren't servers so I don't expect the 'service' side to be stellar -- and I am a server in a fine dining restaurant so I knwo what service is. Just take my order, say thank you and don't give me attitude and I'm perfectly happy... the cheerful girl at the register met all these criteria. The food at UJ's is pretty good stuff. Yeah, I make better Mac n' Cheese, and the Rice and Peas could be a little more flavorful, but the main dishes (the chicken and the Curried Goat) are very tasty. Only thing that dispappionted me was that they were out of Caramel Cake on this particular visit. Oh well. They load you up with carbs on their dinners anyways so it's probably best. Sidenote: The prices here are HARDLY in the $$$ category so someone needs to fix that. This is a South Side joint that caters to the clientele. It's maybe a $ and a 1/2 pricewise at best. Anyway, I'd give Uncle Joe's 4/5 stars and I'll keep eating their chow.
Posted by Jermaine on 02/08/2015
Never have wings it's like they have ten wings to serve and after that it's never anymore. Get more wings!
Posted by Ann on 01/14/2015
No mac and cheese and no wings, rude service on a Friday night at 6pm....nuff said.
Posted by brown on 12/28/2014
We are a group of 18 people and asked for a private room in advance when making reservations. When we got there, manager on duty stated she misunderstood and we got no private room and would be charged $100.00 if we wanted to use it. Then it is stated no wings, no white meat, no ox tails today. Really! It is a Saturday night and they clearly not prepared to serve. We left and did not eat there and will not be going back. They lost $400.00 that night and we spent our money at another restaurant.
Posted by Phyllis on 10/19/2014
I brought out of town guests and traveled from out of town to Uncle Joes. It came recommended from my daughter. I read the reviews prior to coming so I knew what to expect...however, I was apalled at the quality of service. I had reservations for the 8 pm service. I reserved 7 but 10 showed up. I clear this with the manager. We ordered 10 entrees at the same time. We were served three and the rest of the table were met with "we're out of this and we're out of that". Meals we're served randomly one person at a time throuout the three hour period. One of my guests ordered a simple salad and was the last to be served. She received rice, cabbage and Mac and cheese. A small saucer of iceberg lettuce with house tomatoes. I was embarassed and requested to speak with manager. She came out defensively. I just wanted her to make it right...at least apologize to the table rather than ignore us. So sad because the food and band was great. I would not recommend this place and will not be returning...it took three hours to complete a meal which did not include appetizers or desserts.
Posted by shawn on 10/03/2014
Was on an official visit with my daughter and was introduced to this restaurant on 47th street. Before I went in, I had a totally different vision going thru my head. I ordered the jerk salmon and it blew me away. As we ate, a live band came in to play and it was very good jamaican music. I really enjoyed the food and music. Will definently revisit this location. The only con is trying to keep the staffs attention when needed. But overall, wonderful place to dine.
Posted by Nans on 08/29/2014
When I order ahead, there is never no mention there is no more wings ... Jerk chicken wings is a favorite why can't they stock up on their best seller...