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Located just a short walk from the Nu Hotel on the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues in Downtown Brooklyn, Junior’s has offered diner food and a welcoming atmosphere for over sixty years. From their calling card to lesser known delights, here are five reasons why Junior’s is a neighborhood classic.

Cheesecake

Light and airy, yet rich and lasting, Junior’s has long been touted for offering up the best cheesecake in the city. This quintessential treat has brought them newer locations in Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, and Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort.

Location

Around the corner from BAM, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade…and Nu Hotel…Junior’s is right in the thick of Downtown Brooklyn. After a play, a walk or a concert, what sounds better than a fat meal and some cheesecake?

Sandwiches

In perfect New York style, Junior’s whips up overstuffed sandwiches of a wide variety for guests to enjoy as late as midnight and 1:00am on the weekends. The turkey, ham, swiss, cole slaw and Russian dressing on an onion roll is a can’t fail, and dont forget, you can add chopped liver to any sandwich.

Breakfast

What’s a diner without quality breakfast? Serving the best meal of the day twenty-four-seven, Junior’s offers timeless dishes like western omelets and eggs benedict, as well as a thick-breaded old fashioned French toast and griddle cakes with Canadian bacon.

The Fans

Junior’s has some noteworthy fans that prove its timeless appeal. President Obama grabbed some cheesecakes here with Mayor De Blasio in 2013, and hip-hop icon Talib Kweli famously ate there with former Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson in 2012 to talk about the borough.

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