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“Noisy but great food & service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jackson s Mighty Fine Food

Jackson s Mighty Fine Food
11927 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703-437-0800
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Ranked #2 of 130 restaurants in Reston
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Shenandoah Valley, VA
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36 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Noisy but great food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Had dinner here for the first time on a Friday night and got lucky with immediate seating. Place was incredibly noisy at the door and bar but a little better down at the tables. Menu was interesting and mac & cheese and grilled Brussels sprouts were delicious. Lobster roll was better than most in NoVa with decent chunks of meat and correct bun. Service was excellent and pricing acceptable--$58 for two complete dinners, beverages, taxes, and 20% tip. Was so good we tried to go again a week later but wait quoted was too long and there were people everywhere coupled with all that noise. As a first, the hostess folks were super nice and apologetic. Will definitely try again when in the area. Am giving a poor rating for romance and special occasions because I can't imagine trying to celebrate anything in all that noise. Since the bar is on a higher level, it could easily be closed off somewhat to help with the noise.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Va, Usa
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great place for a happy hour. I met a friend nearby for dinner and afterwards walked by here and decided to stop in. Definitely a local's place, but still a fun atmosphere and a great place to meet new people.

Visited November 2013
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious, comfortable, and reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Jackson's is our favorite restaurant in Reston. Like it's sister restaurants in Northern Virginia; the menu is full of variety; the food is excellent; and the atmosphere, while sometimes noisy, is always fun. We especially like the fish dishes, the salads, and the soups. On our most recent visit, I had grilled mahi mahi over creamy grits and my husband had steak frites. Both were great!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new jersey
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Drinks :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

So we were a party of 8, They only have booths so we had to split the family up 4 kids at 1 table 4 adults at the other. When we sat we were behind each other but we switched so we could be side by side. It worked out to be good the kids were well tended to. Drinks were awesome and the food was good...I was picking up the bill because my cousins were hanging with us and in my head I was just seeing $$$$ but that wasn't the case at all I was pleasantly surprised when I got the bill. It was really good food drinks service and atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Busy, noisy, fun.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We went there after work on recommendation from a friend. The place was busy and it seemed to attract eclectic crowd. Suffice it to say, we kept coming back for more.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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