2 months ago
I was truly impressed with my breakfast and my waitress(who's name I accidentally forgot but she was a beautiful mature woman with a wonderful spirit😊) was an absolute pleasure!! Would definitely return!
- Angel B
a year ago
Omg I love this place!! Me and my friends come from Bergen county just to eat. Reminds us of our mother's cooking lol. Love Mr. G's I'm glad they're surviving during this pandemic.
- Evita S
6 months ago
Great food, great prices, great owner, truly a down south soul food cooking spot. Where good friends meet is exactly correct as the owner greets you when you come in. Lo e the place and the atmosphere. Mr. G's is truly a cut above.
- Chris B

Mr. G

There are a few people in the world who make everyone around them better.

Russell Graddy was such a person.

If you are a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, great-great-grandchild, niece, nephew or neighbor of his, you know that.

If you’re eaten at Mr. G's you know that, because you can taste the love and care that went into every bite.

If you’re one on the thousands of travelers who were drawn to Paterson to have a meal at Mr. G's, you know that.

If you have benefited from his outspoken support of affordable housing and economic development in needy neighborhoods, you know that. Hence the testament to his belief in the diner that serves Paterson to this day.

If you are a food critic whose rave review of Mr. G's cooking was easier to write than your name, you know that.

If you are one of the many that had a brush with the law who was hired by Mr. G for a chance at a new start, you know that

If were a politician, police/fireman your years were elevated by food like you grew up on, you know that.

If you are a person of modest means who found success emulating the example of a 90-ish Foundational Black American who became a self-made, world-famous food luminary, you know that.

If you’re a timid cook who discovered the joy of creative cooking through one of his trial by fire in the kitchen, you know that.

Mr. G always had a smile and a plate of love.

Mr. G was a role model and a joyous force who changed lives for the better.

One who made food that made people smile.

Because that is what made him smile.

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455 East 18th Street
Paterson, NJ 07514

Business Hours

Thu:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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