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Review of Jack's Pancake-N-Steak House - CLOSED

Jack's Pancake-N-Steak House
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Our habit is to always try new places when visiting new towns; sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This time we lost at Jacks. )-: The place was very dated, dark, and worn-looking; the tabletops were very scuffed, and you felt as though you needed to apply hand sanitizer to everything before being seated. It was NOTHING like the previous reviews made it out to be. The buffet was about what you would expect to find in a hotel lobby, if that good; very little of the food was really tasty, although the grits were delicious. There were no pancakes on the buffet, and we didn't bother to ORDER any. The very friendly guy making the made-to-order omelets was pretty seedy-looking and kept scratching his head as he drank his beverage; the omelet was good, but the accompanying view was not what a person wants to see while dining. The coffee was HORRIBLE, so I finally ordered orange juice. Sorry for the poor review, but Jacks, in my humble opinion was just not a place I will EVER return to, nor will I recommend it to others. While we do try to frequent the local eateries while visiting new cities, we were very disappointed with this stop. I'm sure it was more a matter of our taste, rather than their establishment; different strokes for different folks.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is the place to bring your entire family. I love to come here and eat .Jack always stops and talks with his customers he treats each and every person as if they are family, and the servers are all very friendly and ready to help with anything you need.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We have eaten here many times over the past years for breakfast and lunch. You can't go wrong eating the breakfast buffet or ordering off menu. Huge variety of breakfast items on the buffet. They keep the buffet fresh and clean. Have also eaten lunch here many times. Everything is good, but the chicken fried steak is the best. Due to a fire, Jacks was closed for awhile for remodeling and we really missed it. Glad they are back!

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We took a chance on this restaurant because of the good reviews on this site, and we were not disappointed! The food was terrific. My husband had steak; I had the pumpkin pancakes (to die for), we got fried string beans for fun . . . wow! The waitresses were great, but the best part was the bill--so reasonable! Super food at a price that doesn't break your wallet--you can't get that very many places these days! Kudos to Jack's! (The restaurant has a dark exterior, but don't let that fool you--completely family friendly!)

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Thank V H
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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We ate breakfast at Jack's Saturday morning around 10:00. We didn't have to wait to be seated, although they tried to seat us right next to the buffet where it was very congested and we asked for another table and had to wait for the waitress to begrudgingly clean one for us. Buffet looked pretty good but we all wanted pancakes so we ordered from the menu. First disappointment was they were out of buckwheat pancakes! I had blueberry pancakes and patty sausage. Pancakes were big and loaded with blueberries. Very good. Everyone agreed sausage was good. Friend had pumpkin pancakes, which were also very good. Other food was average. Asked for extra bacon and never got it. Menu was BIG and you could get any menu item including lunch and dinner items. Overall a good experience with average decor and service.

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