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“It was worth stopping.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jack's Cafe

Jack's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Le Roy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Plainfield, Indiana
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“It was worth stopping.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We arrived shortly behind the church crowd's arrival for lunch. There were a few open tables but we had to wait a few brief minutes to be seated for some reason. Upon seating, our waitress promptly took our drink order and quickly returned for our order. I ordered the 1/4 baked chicken dinner special. The chicken was tender and fell off the bone. It sat on top of so, so stuffing smothered in a salty, yellowish commercial chicken gravy. Green beans, choice of potato and side salad came with the meal. I thought the food was above average, way too much to eat and very reasonably priced. The menu consisted of salads, sandwiches, manhattens, spaghetti, fish chicken and steak. From the looks of the parking lot and attention we received, this is the place the locals prefer!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We expected truck stop cuisine as this was a truck stop exit along the interstate. What a surprise when we entered and found a refreshingly bright, clean small town restaurant. The waitress greeted us with genuine "good morning, how are you today". Six women, obviously locals discussing civic matters, were seated at the only other occupied table. The owner walked in the room and joined in their conversation. It was obvious he took part in town pride. We were there for a mid morning breakfast on our way home, just passing through. The breakfast menu was in effect. I selected a dish called "Garbage potatoes" with 2 side eggs. The potatoes were a mixture of grated potatoes with ham cubes, green peppers, onions and cheese smothered with white gravy and sausage. It was delicious. The portion was large enough to be shared with 2-4. The eggs were done to perfection. My wife had a biscuit with gravy. It too was delicious. The coffee, unlike most restaurants today, was served in a large cup. Refills were offered regularly. All prices were very reasonable. Even though we were strangers the owner stopped at our table to see if the food met our expectations. He took pride in his food and business. We plan on making this a stop when ever pasing by.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, Missouri
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200 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Food, Extra-Fast Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Traveling through the area on business and stopped at this place because it was near my hotel. Food was great, tastes home-cooked, and inexpensive. Atmosphere was nice, servers were friendly, and service was fast. We're talking almost fast-food fast, and the restaurant was busy.

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Antioch, Illinois
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232 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great breakfast stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

We are in the area a couple of times a year to see family and always make it a point to eat breakfast here as often as possible. Stick with any of the egg dish combos and you can't go wrong. We always have good service and the restaurant is always clean. As in any small town there is not many choices but Jack's hits the spot and really does seem to work at getting it right.

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“Absolutely Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

This place is great. The food is superb and the wait staff is wonderful. My husband and I very rarely stop at the same restaurant twice when we are out of town but Jack’s Café is an exception. The portions are good sized, everything tastes homemade, and the prices are very reasonable. They really know what they are doing here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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