But who’s the overall best? The competition could not be hotter, but R.S. Jones has come out on top as the Best Restaurant on Long Island. How cool is that!
Perhaps it’s their exceptional cuisine. Among other absolutely delicious specialties, R.S. Jones serves up electrifying dishes that include: gumbo, chili, fried pickles, alligator wontons, nachos, shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy! Then there’s its absolutely amazing vibe: food aficionados and music lovers both frequently call R.S. Jones home. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to please, too!
All this, and so much more, make R.S. Jones the absolute Best Restaurant on Long Island !
TWO OF OUR FAVORITE REVIEWS VIA CHATTERTON SCHOOL
Dear Margaret and Carole~
With great appreciation, I would like to say thank you for all your preparations for making my Sweet 16 party perfect! Everything from your kindness, great service and amazing food, made everyone who attended the party rave about RS Jones. To my favorite waitress, Marjorie, always smiling and loving with her sense of humor and sparkling eyes, to everyone else at RS Jones, the day was perfect in each and every way. I will never forget how you made the day that way for me and my family. RS Jones is like heaven on earth!
Thank you so much!
TRIPADVISOR ... JACK S.
YELP ... AARON Z.
Not just the taste of the south west, the atmosphere and friendliness too. From the minute you walk in. The specials menu is always vast and exciting- steaks, pork chops, chicken, fish, chili, and soups, and always something different. The portions are enormous, so no matter how tempting, try to order just one entrée (you won't be disappointed with your choice). Live music is a staple here- usually solo guitarists or keyboardists. If you have room for dessert, try one of their many pies. The vibe is always fun, but always comforting here.
February 22, 2015
Newsday, Long Island Restaurants
Joan Reminick [currently online via newsday.com]
Co-owners Carole Olkoski and Margaret Mueller are the driving forces behind this funky, kitschy Western-themed restaurant where the cuisine ranges from Southwestern to Southern to Cajun to whatever the kitchen feels like doing. Country-western music (live sometimes) fills the room. Most everybody orders from the blackboard menu, which changes daily.
Begin with a rousing bowl of pork chili or a plate of addictive sweet potato pancakes, served with apple butter.
... grilled chicken with a kicky mango mustard sauce gratifies, too. And it's hard to do better than R.S. Jones' pecan-coated catfish with horseradish cream sauce. Accompanying "smashed potatoes" with cream gravy are truly smashing.
Finish with the knockout chocolate pecan pie or one of the house-made fruit pies, served with lots of fresh whipped cream.
...pardners who lope into this "rustic" Merrick Southwestern "hot spot"soon "kick up their heels" at the "damn good" eats, with "fresh chalkbooard specials" rounding out the "tasty", "down-home" dishes; its "caring" staff and photo-covered room [with live country music on Fridays] add to the "fun night out", so "put on your cowboy boots" and swing thorough those saloon style doors for a "unique experience"
THE ZAGATS REVIEW AWARDS RS JONES AN EXCELLENT RATING,
ALONG WITH MAKING THE "TOPS LIST" FOR BBQ, TEN YEARS RUNNING !