Manhattan – Lower East Side
120 Essex St between Delancey and Rivington Sts
Manhattan, NY 10002
The legendary eatery has relocated from the West Village to the LES, but still churns out kitchen-sink dishes for a 12-year-old's palate, such as pumpkin-pistachio--peanut-butter--cinnamon pancakes and chicken-burrito soup. Diners marvel at the wacky fare on a 200-item menu and then bide their time; many sit on the floor while waiting for one of 20 seats. Bizarro brilliance can be found in salty, toothsome macaroni-and-cheese pancakes and habanero-spiced fried chicken, but some offerings (like the Che--poached eggs over a quesadilla) should be avoided at all costs.Read our full review of Shopsin's.
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