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“Good variety” 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 #1 of 132 Restaurants in Reston
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is part of the Great American Restaurant group. We come frequently with our grandchildren. There is enough variety of food so that everyone is pleased. Try the lobster macaroni and cheese. It is better than other restaurants' versions.

Visited November 2013
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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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Buffalo, New York
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498 reviews 498 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 116 cities Reviews in 116 cities
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
“Average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Average food, good service and nice (but noisy) atmosphere. Frustrated bar tender wouldn't bother make a blue cheese stuffed olive for martini. The delightful little hostess was a plus. Rolls at table are more like doughnuts..,.not what I want with a steak. I go back again but not too on my list. Mon Ami Gabi (across the street) better

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great place to hang out after work in Reston. Parking right around the corner and lively bar. The dining booths for 4 were cosy with a great choice of wine and food. Some local friends of mine said it was the place to be and it was. The starters were not that exciting but the main courses were much better.

Visited December 2013
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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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