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Van Horn
American Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
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231 Court St Brooklyn, NY 11201
231 Court StreetUSNew York11201
(718) 596-9707
$$American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar
American Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Wine Bar
Sandwich Shop
Beer Store
Southern Restaurant (US)
Takeout Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30 – 11:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 11:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 11:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Van Horn Sandwich Shop is serving up Southern sandwiches made with local meat and veg.
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Southern-sandwich joint plus cocktails at night, biscuits at brunch & a picket-fenced backyard.- Google
"Get the spicy chicken sandwich if its on the menu."
"Great vibe and good service."
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Max Carr
2 years ago
Van Horn has become our go-to spot for a fantastic, reasonably priced dinner. The North Carolina-style sandwiches are obviously the draw, with the fried chicken breast sandwich (with coleslaw and pickles) being the main attraction. Even a non-chicken lover (such as my wife, Maura) might be floored. The pulled pork, catfish, and BLP (bacon, lettuce, pimiento) sandwiches are all excellent, too. Occasionally, though, VH will feature a killer non-sandwich special, my favorite being a skirt steak, which was one of the best steaks I have had in New York (unexpected from a sandwich shop). Other pluses: mac 'n cheese, hush puppies, a good selection of local beer on tap, and outdoor seating in the back garden. The atmosphere and design are pretty solid, starting with the jumbo louvers in the front window, an urban update on the shutters of a Southern home.
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Esther Brown
4 years ago
This is a sandwich shop after my own heart. Owner Jacob Van Horn is from my hometown of Chapel Hill, NC, and the entire staff is really friendly, just like back home (the menu is a taste of home, too). My favorite sandwiches are the BLP (bacon, lettuce, pimento cheese) and the catfish. The beet salad is solid, too. Bottom line: whenever I miss home, I go to Van Horn.
A Google User
3 years ago
From the moment I sat down, I was smitten with this wonderful Brooklyn gem - the outdoor seating was great. The stew at @vanhornbrooklyn was awesome, but after my girl friend's fried chicken came, I regretted not getting it - it was the best fried chicken I've tasted, and I'm from Kentucky, so that's saying a lot.
Response from the owner - 3 years ago
Paul, thanks for reviewing us. I'm happy to hear you're a fan of our shop. The stew is great, but the chicken sandwiches are tough to beat. Great hearing it from someone from Kentucky. Congrats on the championship this year. Maybe the Heels will have better luck next year. I appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon. -Jacob, Owner
A Google User
3 years ago
Delicious! I had an amazing chicken pot pie, which was a dinner special, and my wife tried the brunswick stew. We both left with a sense of euphoria. Very few things on this menu are priced over $10. It would be hard to find a better deal in the neighborhood.
Response from the owner - 3 years ago
Becky, thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your chicken pot pie and the brunswick stew. A sense of euphoria is exactly what we want our guests to leave with... and full stomachs! I appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again. -Jacob, Owner
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Adam Rogal
2 years ago
Best sandwiches on the block. Great vibe and good service. Get the spicy chicken sandwich if its on the menu.
Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Adam, best sandwiches on the block are exactly what we want to provide! I hope you'll come see us again soon. -All the best, Jacob, Owner
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Patrick Flynn
4 years ago
this place needs to tone down on the salt. Shows promise though..
A Google User
3 years ago
The Chicken was excellent, and you can share if you don't have too big an appetite, which helps to tolerate the $12 charge. The PLT (blt with cheese) is rich and delicious. If you don't mind the prices, and a small menu, the food is very high quality.
Response from the owner - 3 years ago
Plop, thanks for reviewing us. I'm glad you enjoyed your chicken sandwich and BLP. It's great to hear you were impressed with their quality. I'm looking forward to welcoming you back again. -Jacob, Owner
A Google User
3 years ago
The sandwiches are very good. This place is not for the veg crowd as most of the menu has meat. The pulled pork and the mac and cheese are my personal favorites. Overall this is a very comfortable place to grab lunch.


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