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“If You Like Local...”

Jack and Janelle's Country Kitchen
Ranked #16 of 67 Restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Monument, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“If You Like Local...”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is a locally owned and operated establishment, with all the you would expect of the same. Jack and Janelle are typically on scene, often serving tables while overseeing the kitchen. If you are expecting the polished stereotypical training and service that you find in the chains, this will not be the place for you. This is more of a country atmosphere, un-rushed and local hangout.

The prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. I generally eat here for dinner on my way through Cortez and have never been disappointed when ordering whatever the special is for that evening. The salad bar is basic but satisfying enough.

In a few of the reviews some mentioned that the staff was less than friendly, other reviews indicated the opposite. This is most likely because it is run by the owners, family and whoever they can get to work for them at the time. Because it is popular with locals, during their busier times I can imagine there are moments when they get overwhelmed. If you like local fare and service, can be a little patient and unhurried during their busier moments, you will be satisfied with the home cooking and value.

  • Visited December 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Local Restaurant ”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Standard American meals, fresh and well prepared. Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere. Very reasonable prices.

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ohio
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“BEST OMELETTE”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I had several meals at Jack & Janelle's. My omelette was the best I have ever had and my roast beef dinner had at least twice the beef one usually receives.

  • Visited September 2013
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Coquitlam, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stopped in after a long day on the road. We had breakfast for dinner and it was great! My husband had an omelette with everything but the kitchen sink and said it was one of the best he had ever eaten. I had the American Breakfast which was a generous portion and cooked perfectly. It was comfort food needed after a long road trip.
Yes, the place was busy, but the staff and owner worked hard to keep the glasses filled during the wait. I found everyone to be very friendly.

Visited September 2013
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Athens, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food and fair price”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Did not know where to eat but this Country Kitchen sounded nice. The people were so friendly, made you feel like you knew them forever. The food was good and lots of it. The price was more than fair.

Visited September 2013
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