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“This place is the Bomb!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jackson s Mighty Fine Food

Jackson s Mighty Fine Food
Reston Town Center, Reston, VA 20190
703-437-0800
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Ranked #4 of 121 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A nostalgic nod to mid century Americana and comfort food classics and some unexpected twists (a la sushi) in an upbeat 1940's dinner house.
New Baltimore, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This place is the Bomb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I LOVE this place! The bread alone keeps me coming back time after time! The salads are awesome and my personal favorite is the grouper fingers. They are fantastic! I love the atmosphere and the booths. The bar looks great and this place is always busy. A great place for friends, a work lunch, or a drink. Don't go here if you want to linger - they do move you along, especially at lunch, but it helps keep you on schedule! :) Highly recommend this place!

Visited April 2013
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Happening Bar Scene with Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great find! My husband and I sat at the inside bar and before we knew it we were surrounded by people. The bartenders (Dave & Glendan) provided us with great service, great food suggestions and local info.
We started with the deviled egg appetizer that was accompanied with the most delectable sugar cured bacon...Incredible!
Then I chose the Lump Crab cake, slaw and fries. The crab cake had minimal filler and huge lump crabmeat and was melt in your mouth delicious. The crunchy slaw was the best I have ever tasted. The fresh cut fries were a welcomed addition although I could only try a couple since the main event was so amazing.
My husband had the french dip sandwich that was also absolute perfection! The prime rib was rare in the middle surrounded by a more well done wrap of prime rib. The roll was a delicious crisp and crisp that soaked up just the perfect amount of au jus.
Jackson's was a welcomed surprise for two people who stopped in for a glass of wine and vodka tonic.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, TX
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cool, fun, hip bar scene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This bar/restaurant gets it right. The Mango/Pineapple martini is delicious. Calamari, Lobster Mac n Cheese and even the bread is delicious. Make it a default place and you won't go wrong.

Visited April 2013
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Great Falls, Virginia
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Always Busy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This place has its share of regulars. Always busy with a fun loving crowed. Not the most suitable for families as it is most the bar scene that draws the most crowed and can get very noisy inside, but still they serve pretty decent food as well. There is always some fancy car or motorcycle parked just in front testifying to its popularity among the young at heart.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Upscale Goodness!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

My family & I were exploring Reston. We decided to go with TAdvisor's suggestion. We were not disappointed. French Dip was big enough to split & very good. My gkids thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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