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“Average, with a capital A” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jack's Restaurant & Bar

Jack's Restaurant & Bar
60 Crescent Dr, Suite A, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-5580
925-849-6195
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Ranked #10 of 109 Restaurants in Pleasant Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Lafayette, CA
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Average, with a capital A”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Just average folks. I wanted it to be better. Service was pleasant, but the food was just...so dang average. The good folks of Pleasant Hill keep the restaurant pretty busy, (and that's good for everyone), but I must conclude, the aforementioned citizenry of PH, are a pretty forgiving bunch. Jack's food will fill the stomache, but know the food is supremely non-noteworthy. Just so this is not an unfounded whine: Onion Rings were gross, greasy and overcooked, burger ok, french fries soggy and greasy, tortilla soup was actuially chicken soup with tortilla chips thrown in, pasta was ok, wedge salad was bad. Value? ($ price per person and dining experience). Zzzzzz....(that's my polite answer).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Benicia, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Step It Up For Hevvins Sake!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Friend and I showed up just after lunch rush for a bite before movie. Dining area barn cold, restaurant is nicely appointed. 'Ms Thang', our server, was distracted and indifferent. Took our order, forgot my drink. Someone else brought food out 20 minutes later and finally brought my tea. Friend's California Burger was delicious, but turned into slop on an un-toasted, insipid bun within seconds. My Ruben was ok, coleslaw was yucky mess, both orders of fries were mealy and tasteless. Ms.Thang did a 'How is everything?' drive-by some time later, we commented on the food and received a 'gotta smile at these cranks' look'. Never offered drink refills. At the end of a $30 lunch I put a $50 down to pay, Ms Thang asks if I want change. Are you kidding me???

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pleasant Hill, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Breakfast Only”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Not a real fan of the lunch/dinner menu. I've eaten here 6 or 7 times and always disappointed in the food. Went there once for breakfast and was very impressed. Definitely a great breakfast place.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Homedale, Idaho
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Busy at 3:00pm on Wednesday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is in the center of Pleasant Hill. I had the Salmon which was excellent. The resturant was busy but the service was timely.

Visited December 2012
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Antioch, California
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place for a business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The food is great, and the noise level is moderate making this a good place to meet for a business lunch of 2-4, or just a casual lunch with friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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