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“Good Food, Good Time” 4 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 #2 of 134 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 Castle, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Great place to hang out with friends after a day of shopping at Towne Center. Food was great. No wait for dinner on the holiday weekend (how great is that?). Wait staff was attentive and prompt. Drinks were great. Outside eating is great for people watching and having a good time. The noise level is high, but the action is outside. A younger crowd outside. More subdued crowd inside. It’s nice to see the restaurant can handle different crowd types. The food was excellent. I ordered the smoked salmon...it was the "smoke" that added a special flavor to the fish. Also try to broccolini (sprinkled with parmesan)...we do need our veggies! Wish I had room for dessert. Based on dinner, I'm sure I would not be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Macomb, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Why is this even popular??”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We arrived near opening time for a Sunday breakfast and had to wait to be served until the staff were all done chatting - about 20 minutes. Then the food was very so so and I don't like the diner atmosphere much at all. Why is this place even popular???

Visited May 2013
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Couldn't get what we wanted, but they were very nice about it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We went with family on a Sunday night. When we ordered, they were out of our first choices (prime rib, lobster roll) so we had to select something else on the menu. They were super nice about it, though, offering us a free appetizer and dessert, so in my mind, they definitely made it right in the customer service department. It was just a bummer since we really wanted those items as our entrees. The wait staff was very attentive and the food we did receive was very tasty.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Crowded like a party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Very crowded and noisy at the bar, hard to get the attention of the bartender at times, food was good, very clean environment. Not the place to have a quiet dinner at. More like a party place. Location is excellent, very close to public parking place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“We locals eat here every week (no kidding)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

It's so good, it's a staple of our diet. Everything on the menu is delectable, but our favorites are the steak waldorf salad, the chicken, the jumbo shrimp, and the vegetable platter. The lemon meringue pie and chocolate waffles for dessert are out of this world. Try the Nantucket Scramble at their Saturday or Sunday brunch! Call ahead to get seating 15min before you arrive to cut down on your wait time.

The only downside is that the happy hour bar crowd can be loud and obnoxious (unless you like that), :D but you can mostly avoid that crowd once you're in the dining area.

  • 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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