Great food went for Christmas day and was not looking forward to another buffet meal but the food here was fresh and very well made delicious staff could not have been better Nicole from Boston did an outstanding job.
First time at Jacks, and we were not disappointed. Service was excellent and the Cioppino was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. I can imagine during the high season it would be difficult to get a table, but during the summer reservations are a lot easier. Wine selection was descent.
the decor was fine. the view of the beach was amazing. we sat right against the window. service was good and attentive. all our dishes were good. the ceasar was very good, the potato soup was as well. red snapper was local and good. unfortunately, the shrimp and grits were bland. overall good experience
Food was amazing, very fresh ingredients. True to Farm to Fork. Service was excellent and recommendations were great. The ambience in the restaurant was lacking however. The views of the ocean are from window seating only and no outdoor seating which is disappointing given the restaurant is on the ocean. We made a reservation and were placed in the back of restaurant because we were party of 5 and only seating for 2 or 4 at windows looking out at the ocean. Also they place a screen to hide half the restaurant since it is also used for breakfast for hotel. It makes the restaurant seem small. Worth it for the food especially if you are into farm to table, just don’t expect great decor or ambience.
In spite of threatening rain, the staff was very accommodating in allowing us to eat outside. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Great experience! My husband and I went on a double date with my sister and her husband. It was a Wednesday night and not very busy at all. We wanted to sit inside by the window but those seats were already taken. Not a big deal, we got one close to the window and still have a great view. If a window seat is important to you then I would suggest mentioning that when you make a reservation. I don’t eat (or cook) seafood so I have really picked this restaurant for everyone else to enjoy. However, I was pleasantly surprised at their non-seafood options. Everything came out hot and plated very elegantly. Coming from Kansas City I am usually pretty skeptical of the quality of pork and beef in Florida but I was ecstatic at the thick cut pork chop I ordered. Not only was it one of the thickest pork chops I have ever had but it was cooked to perfection. The only thing I think could be improved on (at least in my opinion) was the attentiveness of the waitress. Waters being refilled or asking if another cocktail or glass of wine was wanted. But that is pretty minor on the scale of how wonderful our evening was. At the end the waitress was kind enough to take a group picture of us and even was very helpful in making sure we got the perfect lighting so we could capture the moment. Thank you Jack’s Farm to Fork, after coming to Fort Myers for the better part of 25 years this was our first visit to this restaurant but we will definitely be back!
Excellent food and great ocean view. It was a bit of a drive for us, but we liked the sound of Farm to Fork- we were glad we did. Everything we had was prepared perfectly and creatively.
I am not sure why there are a few comments suggesting that the portion size at this restaurant are average to small. From what I have experienced, the portion sizes are almost too large. And the food is fantastic!
Great service. The place can use some updating. However, the staff was amazingly attentive. Had a great relaxing time without being rushed. Great job team!
Great food and drink is. Nice view of the ocean. We plan on going back
Although we were not staying at the Pink Shell, we ate at Jack's for Mothers' Day dinner. We were seated promptly, and service was perfect. Although none of us ordered the specials, we were pleasantly surprised to find that they cost no more than the regular menu items. We shared calamari and pork belly for appetizers; both were very good. The scallops with risotto were exceptional, perfectly cooked and delicious. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked, medium rare as requested. The seafood medley was almost a boulliabaisse; shrimp, clams, and two fish. The sauce was so good my father got extra bread to eat it. The other member of the party had the cobia, and thoroughly enjoyed it and the sides. We all shared key lime tartlets, flourless chocolate cake, and an apple dessert. They were all fantastic. We thought the prices were very good for the quality of food and the service. One of our party of four thought the ambiance was a bit lacking, but the other three thought it was fine.
Excellent, as before, no need to say anything else...just GO!!!
Beautiful view. Good food. Nice atmosphere.
Our mixed drinks were so so. They both were very light on liquor.
Both my wife and I had the steak "special" the evening we were there. Steak was very tasty but was also somewhat chewy for supposedly, a Niman Ranch meat product. Susan did an excellent job service-wise even though she had multiple tables. The one thing that really turned us off about this restaurant was the fact that another couple that was dinning that evening brought a small dog with them to the restaurant and it remained under the table close to where we sat. The dog had nothing identifying it as a service dog and when we asked Susan about it, she said the policy of the restaurant prohibited them from even asking. This despite the fact that she almost tripped over the dog when providing beverage service to that particular table. A total turn-off and would not return.
Great fork (farm) to table place. Server was friendly and charming. Maitre’d accommodated our request for a different place to be seated. Kitchen prepared a great birthday surprise for my wife.
Restaurant is situated inside the Pink Shell hotel and the dining area looks to serve as the breakfast room by day - so not ideal - dining on patio is the best view! Skip the inside. We started at the bar - Scott (TX) was a fabulous bar master - he poured great martinis and manhattans. We had the Calamari app and it was fabulous. At our table for dinner on the patio we started with the bread - a homemade quality that was delicious. My husband had the pea soup and I had the wedge salad. Very nice. Then we got our entrees - Tile fish and Cobia. Fish portion was generous. Only complaint is the sides - mine came with broccolini and scalloped potatoes. The Broc was over seasoned with garlic (not described on menu) and the potatoes underdone. Suggest to restaurant to allow mix and match fish and sides. I would have chosen different sides and had a better experience.
Was very nice. Entrees were delicious. CHILD'S pasta was not very good. Other than the child's dish we loved it. Service was excellent.
Great service and amazing staff!! Food was light and delicious!
View was great, but food was very disappointing, but expensive. Not sure why the name as there was nothing to indicate farm fresh or local products.
Tried Jack's for the first time. The marketing is a bit misleading. We thought we were booked at a restaurant on the beach. Turns out it is on the second floor of a kind of tired hotel. The restaurant itself is dark and musty. The only outdoor seating is a few tables on a balcony with an overview of the gulf. It does have a sunset view, but just not what we were expecting. Food was good, but ambiance was disappointing.
We love it at Jacks! We have spent the last 2 thanksgiving and last 2 Christmases and this was our first Easter buffet.
We think the view is wonderful.
The staff is wonderful.
The food is wonderful.
And the whole experience is just delicious fun!!!!
It is clean.
And right from the start of valet parking to immediate seating due to reservations.
We always feel "special"
We love the farm to fork for so many reasons.
We love to support the local farmer.
And we never have that "sick feeling" after eating at jacks that you get from other restaurants.
The food again is delicious.
We also feel $55.00 is not a bad price for the whole experience.
Loved jacks! Ate outside at sunset. Beautiful view, great service, great view. Hidden gem! Inside has odd decor, but highly recommend outside. One of few places on the island with decent wine.
Our dinner at Jacks Farm to Table was absolutely delicious .
Cocktails were very good as well .
There were 3 gluten free diners and 1 regular - menu was very easily marked and the choices were abundant . We ate appetizers, main courses and dessert - all were amazing .
The ambiance was extremely disappointing - seemed to be some kind of over flow area that was a multipurpose room - certainly NOT at all impressive or indicative of the upscale food .
I would highly recommend but hope that the hotel chooses to make Jacks more of a focal point rather then the after thought It appears to be .
Girls night out
The view from the outside tables is outstanding, no crowded, can see the beach water and if timing is good you can view the sunset. The food and service was great, so relaxing and enjoyable.
Great meal, server was attentive, beautiful sunset. Due to heavy traffic we were late and host was very accommodating. Shrimp scampi was tasty, steak special perfectly prepared. We’ll go back.
Service and food were really good. I had the red snapper and my wife had the sea food bowl. Everything was really fresh and well prepared.
I never leave a bad review. So, this is not that. Take it as honest feedback. 1st of all, the ambiance is just not there. The room is too big (which they can't really fix so...), but the furniture is fairly "cheap" and there are limited decorations anywhere. What is there seems like it's from the 80s. THE VIEW IS SPECTACULAR THOUGH. SUNSET FROM ANYWHERE IN THE DINING ROOM IS GREAT.
Now the service. We had an unfriendly waitress. She came to our take about 3 times. Once to take our order, once to deliver it, and once to give us the bill. She really didn't smile or offer anything in the way of hospitality. She seemed a little upset when I politely asked for my drink to be on the stronger side. (I know I sound like I have a problem, I don't. I just like my drink not to be all soda water and cranberry juice. I always ask nicely and buy top shelf and tip very well) for the record, I only have 1 so....
Anyway, I don't even think she told the bartender, because it was barely more than cranberry juice. I went to the bar and ordered another. She didn't like that I guess. But now I've paid twice and tipped twice for basically one drink.
I had the Red Snapper with the gnocchi which was phenominal. My husband had the mixed green salad with chicken which he said was dry. The kid's meals were good (pasta with butter). Bottom line, no ambiance or personality. But
Hostess sat us requested near window to watch he gorgeous sunset. Thanks Maureen for the fabulous service! Everything recommended was perfect.
Nice atmosphere,excellent service. Food was very good.
A little pricey for what you get. Overall a nice experience
This restaurant was amazing, Went there for our anniversary and were blown away with the food, service, the view and overall how nice all the staff was. Absolutely returning and recommend it.
Unfortunately this place is not what it used to be anymore, they charge more and give less and quality has diminished great deal ! There are too many good restaurants out there to waste your time and your money on the ones you’re not appreciated as a client.
The chocolate cake is incredible!!!
Jack’s was wonderful! We enjoyed our meal and watching the sunset! Great service and fresh seafood.
We were all set for an OUTDOOR beachfront dining experience, but the rain squashed that! But not before we got to see a beautiful sunset and enjoy a cocktail. We had a nice table inside as well with the filet and the salmon and a nice bottle of wine. Service was great. Some friends came into the bar to dodge the rain at 8:45p and even those this place closes at 9p, the bar/waitstaff were very congenial about making sure our group of 8 got cocktails! (We were walking back to the marina across the street.) what a GEM of a restaurant for the hotel AND the Pink Shell marina!
We were staying next door and went over for dinner. Please note: They are CLOSED on Monday. (Since we were not staying on the property, we didn't know this.) Making reservations is probably a good idea. We had them and did not have to wait for an outside table. My husband's red grouper was quite "fishy" tasting. I had the braised short ribs . They were awesome. Pate plate was a bit over priced. Maureen our server was very friendly.
The food was excellent, but the wait time to get your order was about an hour. Our party was relaxed and chatting, and our waiter did check with us, but there were tables of families with young hungry children and that was far too long too wait. Nothing was done to ease the situation for these people and their waitress was not in the least affected by their situation. In fact she was extremely rude, even though the adults in the party were very polite. It would have not been very difficult to bring out something for the children to snack until the their meal arrived. If there was an unusual situation in the kitchen, the manager should have relayed that to his customers. Nobody seemed to be on top of the situation.
I will give Jack's a second visit, hoping Monday night was not typical.
Food was wonderful. It took at long time to get food and we waited 25 minutes for a dessert we ordered, that was not even hot. We almost left before getting it. I mentioned how long it took for the dessert to the waitress, they didn't even apologize. That turned me off.
Awesome! Service was great from the moment we arrived (early for our reservation which was no problem) to the great and attentive wait staff to the Manager (filling in for the regular manager who was getting married)! Food was really good too. Nice portions. Beautiful presentation as well.