Jive Turkey

★★☆☆☆

About Jive Turkey

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Mon-Fri 11 am-10 pm, Sat 11 am-7 pm, Sun 1-7 pm

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I have never been to a place where the attitude from the bird "dead turkey in this case" was better than the owner. I thought this was going to be a great experience but I have had the worst experience with this place. The food is all pre wrapped, so I am not sure when or how long it may have been in the cooler before someone comes along to purchase it. The turkey wraps are soggy, bland and tasteless. The other sandwiches were pretty much the same. The desserts were dry as an african desert. They only were accepting cash at the time, with no refunds or else I would have called my credit card company and had this one declined. The customer service is more like someone that works for the DMV, welfare office or city services, in other words, major attitude; however, the microwaved food isn't worth the abuse. I don't think I would return here even if someone else were picking up the tab. And, I definitely would not place an order for a whole fried bird based on my experince with the take-out. Do yourself, stomach and wallet a favor and by-pass this bird with no flavor. You may walk in but you won't Gobble out.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never been to a place where the attitude from the bird "dead turkey in this case" was better than the owner. I thought this was going to be a great experience but I have had the worst experience with this place. The food is all pre wrapped, so I am not sure when or how long it may have been in the cooler before someone comes along to purchase it. The turkey wraps are soggy, bland and tasteless. The other sandwiches were pretty much the same. The desserts were dry as an african desert. They only were accepting cash at the time, with no refunds or else I would have called my credit card company and had this one declined. The customer service is more like someone that works for the DMV, welfare office or city services, in other words, major attitude; however, the microwaved food isn't worth the abuse. I don't think I would return here even if someone else were picking up the tab. And, I definitely would not place an order for a whole fried bird based on my experince with the take-out. Do yourself, stomach and wallet a favor and by-pass this bird with no flavor. You may walk in but you won't Gobble out.

Pros: parking to visit somewhere else in the neighborhood

Cons: Everything about this place is a con or a drawback

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I saw Jive Turkey featured on TV a couple of times and have been dying to have some fried turkey since I had it at Thanksgiving once before. I made the trip to Brooklyn from Manhattan in great expectation to receive a hot, juicy turkey sandwich with fried skin included in it. I was extremely disappointed when after my placing my order the woman brought out the 2 sandwiches I ordered from the refrigerator. She unwrapped them and put them on a press for a couple of minutes then in the MICROWAVE! I was appalled but had already made the trip all the way to Brooklyn that I paid for them. Both of the sandwiches were still cold in the middle and my turkey was dry, I had to add some mayonnaise to it for some flavor as well, I threw half of it out. The total on my sandwiches came to $18, that's alot for a take out joint. You can also only order the sandwiches they have listed on their menu, no j erk chicken on a BLT - T bc it's already made. Another guy in there ordered a few platters and sides. The mac and cheese was macaroni with shredded cheese on top that was then popped into the microwave to cook. Don't waste your time here, they have a great concept of frying turkey in a city where its practically impossible to do at home but certainly do not live up to it.

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★★☆☆☆

I saw Jive Turkey featured on TV a couple of times and have been dying to have some fried turkey since I had it at Thanksgiving once before. I made the trip to Brooklyn from Manhattan in great expectation to receive a hot, juicy turkey sandwich with fried skin included in it. I was extremely disappointed when after my placing my order the woman brought out the 2 sandwiches I ordered from the refrigerator. She unwrapped them and put them on a press for a couple of minutes then in the MICROWAVE! I was appalled but had already made the trip all the way to Brooklyn that I paid for them. Both of the sandwiches were still cold in the middle and my turkey was dry, I had to add some mayonnaise to it for some flavor as well, I threw half of it out. The total on my sandwiches came to $18, that's alot for a take out joint. You can also only order the sandwiches they have listed on their menu, no j erk chicken on a BLT - T bc it's already made. Another guy in there ordered a few platters and sides. The mac and cheese was macaroni with shredded cheese on top that was then popped into the microwave to cook. Don't waste your time here, they have a great concept of frying turkey in a city where its practically impossible to do at home but certainly do not live up to it.

Cons: microwaved food, over priced

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I love this place! Everything is good from the macaroni & cheese (creamy & cheesy) to the Cajun Catfish (spicy and broiled) but they are known for deep fried turkey, which for the uninitated is delicious, moist juicy and succulent is not breaded or battered but deep fried whole and then carved up and used in sandwiches, salads and entrees. You can buy legs or wings or just breast meat.

This is a casual take out restaurant the place you go to when you want the kind of food you would make at home but don't want to peel potatoes and chop celery or eat potato salad for 4 days in a row.

The dishes are packed fresh daily and prepared to go, hot dishes are heated for you if you want to eat in. Sandwiches are both hot or toasty and warm and the homeade soup is great too!

They take orders for whole turkeys, which come in 15 different flavors, I've tried the Cajun and the Peach Bourbon both were big hits with my family.

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★★★★★

I love this place! Everything is good from the macaroni & cheese (creamy & cheesy) to the Cajun Catfish (spicy and broiled) but they are known for deep fried turkey, which for the uninitated is delicious, moist juicy and succulent is not breaded or battered but deep fried whole and then carved up and used in sandwiches, salads and entrees. You can buy legs or wings or just breast meat.

This is a casual take out restaurant the place you go to when you want the kind of food you would make at home but don't want to peel potatoes and chop celery or eat potato salad for 4 days in a row.

The dishes are packed fresh daily and prepared to go, hot dishes are heated for you if you want to eat in. Sandwiches are both hot or toasty and warm and the homeade soup is great too!

They take orders for whole turkeys, which come in 15 different flavors, I've tried the Cajun and the Peach Bourbon both were big hits with my family.

Pros: Delicious food that has great value for the neighborhood - a change from Pizza and Chinese Food!

Cons: The phone system makes getting info like address, hours, directions easy!

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Jive turkey has been around for years now. It is definitely the first of it's kind. The signature "whole fried turkey" is amazing. The sides are also truly classic.

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★★★★☆

Jive turkey has been around for years now. It is definitely the first of it's kind. The signature "whole fried turkey" is amazing. The sides are also truly classic.

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I went to Jive 11/23/08 when i placed the order the cashier said they didn't have the full menu because,
they were very busy for Thanksgiving. So i ordered what was available, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes Veggies
and Gravy. Everything came in plastic container warmed in the Microwave. The Turkey was cold, so doesn't
matter if was fried or not, because is reheated. I will stick with the TV Dinner at least is cheaper.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Jive 11/23/08 when i placed the order the cashier said they didn't have the full menu because,
they were very busy for Thanksgiving. So i ordered what was available, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes Veggies
and Gravy. Everything came in plastic container warmed in the Microwave. The Turkey was cold, so doesn't
matter if was fried or not, because is reheated. I will stick with the TV Dinner at least is cheaper.

Pros: None

Cons: Microwave

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Really disappointed with the refrigerated, not fresh, selection. I walked in ready for a fried turkey meal, but the boxed, refrigerated turkey entrees didn't look good enough for the price. Nothing is appealing to me about walking into a restaurant and having to have something heated up.

I bought two sides, the cornbread dressing and the macaroni and cheese--both were tasteless. The macaroni and cheese was literally, macaroni and cheese, no salt, pepper or any other seasoning to speak of. At least salt the pasta water! And I just don't buy that all the food was made that day...mac & cheese takes awhile to congeal like that.

The cornbread dressing, which came with a side of gravy, was equally as seasonless--there's no reason for this. Didn't taste anything like cornbread and the gravy certainly didn't taste like it it came from a turkey...just flour and water.

I've had it with people taking my lunch money and giving me something less than stellar. There's no way I'd recommend this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Really disappointed with the refrigerated, not fresh, selection. I walked in ready for a fried turkey meal, but the boxed, refrigerated turkey entrees didn't look good enough for the price. Nothing is appealing to me about walking into a restaurant and having to have something heated up.

I bought two sides, the cornbread dressing and the macaroni and cheese--both were tasteless. The macaroni and cheese was literally, macaroni and cheese, no salt, pepper or any other seasoning to speak of. At least salt the pasta water! And I just don't buy that all the food was made that day...mac & cheese takes awhile to congeal like that.

The cornbread dressing, which came with a side of gravy, was equally as seasonless--there's no reason for this. Didn't taste anything like cornbread and the gravy certainly didn't taste like it it came from a turkey...just flour and water.

I've had it with people taking my lunch money and giving me something less than stellar. There's no way I'd recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Bad food turns everything into a con

Cons: See above

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it worths any penny i pay.
i mean, come on, why save money on the delicious food.
and it is not even that expensive, please...

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★★★★★

it worths any penny i pay.
i mean, come on, why save money on the delicious food.
and it is not even that expensive, please...

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I was frustrated to find that even though Jive Turkey takes orders through delivery-dot-com and specifically says it will deliver to my building (which is 8/10th of a mile from them), they refused to honor an order I placed through delivery-dot-com, saying they decided--half an hour after I placed the order--that it was "too far". According to the delivery-dot-com rep I spoke with on the phone, it is the restaurant's responsibility to alert delivery-dot-com of any changes in delivery range. The fact that they haven't done so means they are clearly obligated to honor the order. Very aggravating and poor business practice.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was frustrated to find that even though Jive Turkey takes orders through delivery-dot-com and specifically says it will deliver to my building (which is 8/10th of a mile from them), they refused to honor an order I placed through delivery-dot-com, saying they decided--half an hour after I placed the order--that it was "too far". According to the delivery-dot-com rep I spoke with on the phone, it is the restaurant's responsibility to alert delivery-dot-com of any changes in delivery range. The fact that they haven't done so means they are clearly obligated to honor the order. Very aggravating and poor business practice.

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I am not one to usually write a bad review, but I was compelled to after a call in lunch order for a co-worker and myself. We work right off of Myrtle Ave and try to support all businesses for in office lunches as much as possible. We had not checked out this place, so we researched their menu, called in and went and picked up. At first glance I was impressed. Nice website, good looking pictures, delivering turkeys nationwide! I thought, finally good fresh food on Myrtle!

I was really disappointed when my co-worker returned with a prepacked "Wawa" looking salad and a smashed greezy grilled sandwich for himself. At WaWa's prices, I could understand, but Jive Turkey aint cheap and personally, the images you see online are decieving. Taste, average if that.

I think the concept is admirable and I support them in their efforts. However, this eat in lunch was a clear answer as to why I never saw the restaurant busy!

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★★☆☆☆

I am not one to usually write a bad review, but I was compelled to after a call in lunch order for a co-worker and myself. We work right off of Myrtle Ave and try to support all businesses for in office lunches as much as possible. We had not checked out this place, so we researched their menu, called in and went and picked up. At first glance I was impressed. Nice website, good looking pictures, delivering turkeys nationwide! I thought, finally good fresh food on Myrtle!

I was really disappointed when my co-worker returned with a prepacked "Wawa" looking salad and a smashed greezy grilled sandwich for himself. At WaWa's prices, I could understand, but Jive Turkey aint cheap and personally, the images you see online are decieving. Taste, average if that.

I think the concept is admirable and I support them in their efforts. However, this eat in lunch was a clear answer as to why I never saw the restaurant busy!

Pros: quick

Cons: expensive for the product

 

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