The food here is best I've tasted. The Jerk chicken will hve you thinking you were actually in jamica mon'. I travel from my home in Sharon Hill no matter what to get the food here. I've even taken orders from my work place to get their food for my co-workers because they don't deliver. I wish they would deliver to my job because they will definely make a killing(a lot of money)there. J&J Restaurant is the bomb!!!! I go there at least 2-3 times a week.
My husband and I recently went to Taylor's Restaurant on Ridge Pk. in Roxborough. They've completely remodeled and now have outdoor seating in the back. It's lovely. The menu has been completely changed except that they've kept some old favorites. This is a place you'd expect to find down on Main St. in Manyunk. Great place to meet friends and eat excellent food. We'll be going back again.
Mercato is one of my default place to go to when guest are in town or i just want a good meal. I had have everything on their menu before, and I must honestly say that I haven't come across something I don't like. Yes, the service can sometime be hit or miss, so is the hostess. But the food is what keep me from coming back. Seriously, give it a try, you will not be disappoint!