Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some more common questions we get here at J. Selby's. If you have a question you'd like answered, please e-mail


What are your hours?

Monday - Friday  11 am – 10 pm
Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday 8 am – 8 pm

On Sunday only brunch is served from 8 am to 2 pm and then our regular menu begins at 3. Only drinks and desserts may be purchased from 2 pm to 3 pm while our kitchen transitions from brunch to the regular menu. At 3PM we start taking orders for food! 

We are closed Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, and July 4th.

Where can I park?

We do not have a parking lot. We do have bike racks for our cycling friends! You can also take the Metro Transit Bus 21 and we are not very far from the Green Line, either.

Do you take reservations?

Since we are not a restaurant with a hostess or traditional wait staff, we do not do reservations. 

Do you do carry out orders?

We do not take orders over the phone, but we do offer a To-Go option when you order at the counter. Please let us know first, before you tell our cashier what you want as that will make it easier and your food will be prepared in the order it was received. You can also order online here.

How do I order food?

We ask that you first select a menu and decide what you want before approaching the counter. When ready, please go to the counter (look for the Order Here on the chalkboard at the top). We give you a number to place on the stand where you sit once you've paid and later bring the food out to you. We ask that you do not sit until you've ordered when there is a long line and/or we are busy. If you have small children, a disability, or any other reason that would require you to sit first, please feel free to do so. If you're asked to move, and you need to stay seated, please let us know.

What items are gluten/nut/soy free? 

Please ask for an allergen menu at the counter.

Do you take tips?

J. Selby's is a no-tipping establishment.

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What is the Community Bowl?

The community bowl is a pay what you can option. It's our way of helping others have access to a delicious, hearty plant-based meal without worrying about the cost. The suggested price is $5 to $9. If you're thinking of paying less than that, you may use a Community Token.

Do you allow dogs inside?

We allow service animals with proper identification, but no other dogs or animals please.

Do you have a patio?

We not not have a patio.

Can I sit down before I order food? 

If there is no line and we are not busy, sure. Otherwise we ask that you order first and then sit down. If you are not able-bodied, have children or a baby, or any other reason to need to sit down before, let us know, and we will gladly accommodate you. 

Why is your kitchen closed from 2 to 3 Sunday?

Our kitchen is smaller, and we have to change over from our brunch items to our dinner items.

Can I buy a gift card?

Yes! You can buy a digital one here or come buy a physical one in the restaurant!