Jack & Charlie's

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$31 to $50
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American
Jack and Charlie's is a restaurant in the sunny city of Visalia. This classy restaurant is decorated with art deco lights, stylish pillars, a large sleek bar, black and white televisions and a combination of booth and table seating.

Jack and Charlie's offers guests an affordable menu made up of new American cuisine, all of which crafted with fresh and high-quality ingredients. Jack and Charlie's also provides a full bar menu for customers to choose from and enjoy,
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wedge salad wasn’t good the quality of the lettuce was very poor.

MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent - service a bit slow. My brother from NYC was very impressed with the food and character of Jack & Charlie’s.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack and Charlie’s is definitely the BEST restaurant in Visalia! I have been there several times and have never been disappointed in any way. Every dish has been delicious, the atmosphere is relaxing and quiet and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

TB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience3

The place was quite interesting. We were in town and needed a place for dinner. I had no idea what we were getting into. First of all, its not easy to find. Its located in a basement-type level where you have to walk downstairs to get to it. I wish we had known this ahead of time. Secondly, the service was painfully slow. I counted a total of 5 tables, 3 in the bar and 1 in the dining room, then my husband and I. Two servers seemed to be working, though I could hear them chatting around the corner most of the time. Each course came out separately and gave us plenty of time to "savor" the flavor. However, it doesn't take 30 minutes to eat a salad. I suppose if we were with a group, the lingering wouldn't have been so bad, but we were both tired from a day of travel and were ready to eat and go back to our hotel. My husband got the special of the day for $60 (soup, salad, steak w/veggies, dessert) and I had the salad and vegetarian dinner. Both meals tasted great, but I'm not sure it was the time or place we wanted to drop $100+. Its not just the price that would keep me from returning, but the very slow service would make me think hard about how much time i'm willing to spend on dinner. Two hours is a bit much for me to sit in one place!

DM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration dinner. Service was attentive throughout the night. We selected the prix fixe offer which included soup, salad, entree and dessert. No substitutions were allowed. I would have chosen a different dessert had that been a choice. The shrimp was served with heads on which was unexpected and a bit disconcerting. We had a pleasant experience mainly due to the service and calm (if not quiet) atmosphere. We enjoyed the music selections which were 40s and 50s standards, fitting for the ambience.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!!!

MT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun place. It had the ambiance of an old speak easy. The service was great. I would definitely go there again.

DS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The four course dinner was wonderful.

PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Visalia, from Fresno, for business. We have been to the Vintage Press and wanted to try something different.
We are so glad we chose Jack & Charlie's.
We loved the ambiance, the Frank Sinatra music, and the food.
Our server was delightful.
We will be back. In fact, I will be back with some girl friends soon for lunch.

OT
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town for two days and discovered this restaurant on Opentable and loves it so much, that I came back the second night..
Intimate cozy atmosphere and Delicious food! Service was great too especially on the 2nd night..

CH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the annual Julia Child’s Birthday dinner. It’s a must. Food fantastic. But Jack and Charlie’s is perfect for other times too: a causal dinner for two or for taking out of town guests for a fabulous meal.

AQ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding, but the drink were not like I remember them. In fact last time I was there I didn’t care for the alcohol beverage . I think before we dine there we will be having drinks somewhere else. Everything else was so delicious and service was superb!

R
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Reservations were made for our 52nd wedding anniversary and we were happy to go to a restaurant that we had not tried before.
Once we arrived our waitress was prompt in taking our order and bringing us our drinks. When our meal arrived, It was brought to us by someone other than our waitress which we thought was a little odd as the initial waitress said she would be our waitress for our dining experience.
Both my wife and myself ordered the "Prime Filet Mignon" with baked potato, green beans and miniature mushrooms with a side plate of bread and seasoned butter. The meal was excellent but a bit pricy for the area. The only drawback to our whole dining experience was the lack service during our dinner. Our waitress never did return to see if we would like to have had additional drinks or dessert for that matter. If it were not for the hostess who was stationed directly across from our table noticing that we had finished our dinner for some time came to our aid to clear the table and ask us if we would like dessert seeing that our supposed waitress had abandoned us. We also had to ask the hostess for our check as there was no one else stopping at our table.
As much as I hate to admit it, I left a 15% tip as I normally do, but in hindsight I should have given the tip to the hostess who not only did her job but the waitresses as well.
I do not plan on revisiting Jack & Charlie's anytime in the near future.

JRT, Visalia, CA

MM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great evening this Saturday at Jack and Charlie’s. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the drinks were awesome. Definitely recommend to people in Visalia to stop by and enjoy this little gem.

BV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Jack and Charlie’s. The servers were excellent and the food was delicious. The decor is inviting.

H
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but great date night without the kids. Our server was friendly and good at making recommendations and explaining the menu.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow. They were friendly and polite, however.

CN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love meeting up with friends for a great evening!!

JB
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is outstanding!!!! Our waitress had to be reminded a few times. Brought the wrong beer and said they ran out of what he wanted only after we mentioned it wasn’t what he ordered. Forgot a glass of wine and had to be reminded - half way through dinner, the glass came. Forgot the ground pepper on salads and the bartender had to bring it over finally. She had odd mannerisms in serving of the dishes. Considering the price per plate ((50 including salad, each) we expected better service. Chef deserves 10 stars!! ⭐️

LC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jack & Charlie's is our favorite restaurant in Visalia because the menu is always interesting and the chef is excellent.

DK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food fantastic! We ordered filet mignon and it was seasoned and seared to perfection! This was out first time here and being a Friday night the restaurant was quite empty! The staff was good, waitress was ok pulled out wrong bourdeux red wine never checked to make it was correct but ended up being a few dollars less so in the end it wasn’t a big deal!

DS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! It was a quiet comfortable atmosphere, so conversation flowed easily throughout the dinner. The food was delicious. The chef does an amazing stroganoff. We will definitely be back for our nest celebration.

J
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The server forgot our appetizer but apologized and gave us a free desert.

NS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was outstanding. The menu at J&C has a nice feature in that there is a way to have lots of little plates. Tapas, mezze, or whatever you wan to call it. Great creativity and though in each one - there is opportunity for experimentation with little fear of committing to a big plate. Great cocktails mix the classics with thoughtful twists and variations. We had the morels (beautifully presented) and asparagus (cooked perfectly). The mac & cheese was amazing as was the crispy prok belly. Ricotta meatballs rounded it out. The cheese menu made for a perfect dessert. Only let-down was the by-the-glass wine offering. The full wine list was great, but we weren't ready for a full bottle. The wines by-the-glass were overly chilled making me wonder when they were opened (we ate early - yesterday's wine?). Service was fantastic and prompt and very patient. Space was nice if just a little dated. Overall, a great place in an area that needs great places. Keep up the good work! We will be back!

CL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that jack and Charlie’s changes their menu frequently it makes every trip here a treat and never boring.

KT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been awhile since I've eaten there but I will start going back again it was great

S
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We want to go back very soon.

CV
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very quiet and relaxing place! Highly recommended

MJ
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the memories created at Jack and Charlie's will be one to talk about. As always the services was wonderful, and the food satisfied the most complexed of palets. If your able to have Jeremy as your server you are in for a treat; his knowledge of the menu and pairings is easily matched with his high energy and great personality. We love dining at J &C's for all of this and more..

RW
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack and Charlie's never disappoints its a must if you have never experienced.

SL
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family visited and they were impressed with the ambience, service and found the food to be excellent. From the pork, to the beef, everything was tender and had excellent flavor. We always try different restaurants when we get together, and Jack and Charlie had an upscale menu for comfort food. Thank you Dustin for the great service, very attentive making us all feel special.

JG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had great appetizers!
Corkage fee was outrageous!!

AB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love our server we have had her before I think her name is Cory. We feel very special and she has a great sense of humor.

KW
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for two. It was a set meal in which we had a choice of 3 entrees along with no corkage fees by bringing in our own wine. We were nicely surprised by an extra appetizer that was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs but allowed us our private time as well. Overall a great evening and dining experience!!

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the wait staff were wonderful!

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing service, outstanding food. Worth trying this place out, you won't be sorry.

RA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brussel sprouts are the best!! I could eat those alone.

G
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

very noisy when dining areas are full.
ors de oevre meager for price and was billed as For the Table but we received one thin crab cake.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Olivia, was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and catered to our every need. My filet mignon was amazing. It was so full of taste and was so tender, even as medium well. The veggies were cooked to perfection, as were the tasty baked potatoes. I can’t wait to go back.

JK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely recommend this charming lunch/dinner fine dining experience. Every cocktail, every appetizer, every dish is carefully crafted and executed. Enjoy local, seasonal eating at Jack & Charlie's.