] Around Columbia: August 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jack's Gourmet Restaurant Turns 40

As part of a family celebration we revived an old family tradition of going to Jack's Gourmet Restaurant which has been part of the local landscape now for forty years.  The service and the food were excellent, and in my opinion among the top three here in Columbia. Our meal was three hours long as we enjoyed each others company, the food, and the ambiance.  The way it should be.  One of the dishes we were served was salmon, and I do not think that it could have been prepared any better.  Our waiter has been working there for 20 years, and his expertise was very apparent.  Jack's is not just about fancy dining, but also a lounge with a generous happy hour with good food, and drink, specials.

We arrived around six p.m.


Around Columbia, I think Jack's is one of those places you do not want to miss for great food and atmosphere.

There is an extensive menu with lots of price options.  Take your time going over it, and ask questions.  You can get a three course meal which has an average price of about twenty dollars.  It comes with soup and salad.  I suggest the french onion.

Our Baked Alaska - complimentary if there is a birthday person in the party.

Jack's signature mint (I always take a few extra)!

It was a bit after 9 p.m. when we left.

Located on the north east side of town.  Here is a map:

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