Jackson's Restaurant

Restaurant review of Jackson's Restaurant in Richmond KY, Central Kentucky restaurant review of Jackson's Restaurant,

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - Lunch

Jackson’s Restaurant

203 S 3rd St.
Richmond, KY  40475
(859) 623-2090
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The occasion was a mid-afternoon weekend lunch with my husband.  I had seen an article on Jackson’s in the Madison County Advertiser – that local news flyer that comes in your mailbox each week.  It sounded very good in the article, and I had read several favorable comments on Urban Spoon.  Jackson’s is definitely all about the home cooking and friendly atmosphere.  It is an unpretentious little spot located between EKU campus and “downtown” Richmond.  The main event is a “Meat and 3s” type menu which is served cafeteria style.  Different from an all you can eat buffet, the staff is dishing up the food and it is not an unlimited amount.  However, the portions are quite large and generous, so no one will go away hungry!  Customers can choose from one of four or five daily entrée meats and a large number of vegetables/sides.  There is a different price for Meat and One Side ($3.79), Two Sides ($5.49), Three Sides ($5.99).  On the day we visited, the entrée choices were: Meatloaf, Country Fried Steak, Pork Chops, and Baked Ham.  On other days, there are several menu constants available in addition to rotating entrees of: Barbecue Ribs, Pulled Pork, Salmon, Catfish, Baked Chicken, Turkey and Gravy, or Chicken and Dumplings.  My husband chose the meatloaf with three sides: mashed potatoes/white gravy, corn, green beans.  I chose baked ham with two sides: mashed potatoes/cream gravy and green beans.  The entrees include either baked or skillet cornbread.  I had the skillet corn cake which was very light and fluffy and did not have a greasy or fried taste at all.  My husband chose the baked cornbread and said it was fine, but it looked a little dry.  Both our meals tasted very good.  My ham was slightly sweet, as is most baked (city) ham.  It was served in large chunks, much like a pot roast.  The potatoes and gravy were very creamy and the green beans were served country style.  In addition, there are homemade desserts available which change daily.  On our visit, banana pudding and coconut cream pie were the selections.  We were much too full to eat dessert!  There is also the option to order from an extensive menu, for those less interested in a country style meal.  There are a variety of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and an enormous array of full breakfast options (served all day) to choose from.  A full breakfast plate with 3 eggs, choice of meat, one pancake, choice of potatoes, biscuits, gravy, and cinnamon apples will run you a mere $6.95!  It is unheard of to get such good home cooked food at such a great price!  There is also a Kids Menu or, one could, conceivably feed a younger child from the quite large adult portions.  Service was pleasant and efficient.  Patrons all seemed to know each other, and the staff knew many of them by name.  Jackson's earns its "4 Forks" rating largely on the homemade quality of their food and the unbelievable value for the money!  This is the kind of small town eatery we need more of!

Gluten Free Options – none advertised.

Vegetarian Options – none advertised, however, there is a Sides Only price (1, 2, 3, or 4) and I counted at least 15 sides which did not appear to contain meat.

For Jackson’s complete menu and hours of operation, visit their Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/jacksonshomecooking

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