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August 18, 2007
From journal Philadelphia Weekend Away
August 28, 2005
Pros: Extremely fresh, mostly local ingredients that are well and creatively prepared; the extensive use of buffalo and game, well prepared; and an ambitious menu.
Cons: Dishes are sometimes precious and fussy. There is uneven service, with the wait staff often standing accused of that most egregious of crimes: boredom.
Jack's is located in the art museum area of the city, across from desiccated Eastern State Prison. Here’s a plug for Eastern State's Halloween Tour: Led by Penn graduate students, you have to wear a hard hat to take the tour of the decrepit building. It's extremely creepy and well worth the minimal price.
From journal Dining in the Philadelphia Area
Deptford, New Jersey
August 5, 2003
The food here is quite good and can be very interesting if you're the daring type. Menu items can include buffalo or bear meat (cooked in a coke-a-cola sauce). For those interested in less exotic fare, Jack's offers a range of burgers and salads. Food is well prepared and tasty.
Across the street from the restaurant is Eastern State Penitentary. During certain seasons the prison is open for tours providing an interesting tourist destination. Add Jack's before or after for a meal and you have an interesting and unusual afternoon trip.
From journal Jack's Firehouse Restaurant