Jack's Restaurant/Bar

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$30 and under
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American

Jack's Restaurant and Bar is an American restaurant located in Dana Point, California. The restaurant features a casual, family friendly dining atmosphere and a full bar.





Jack's Restaurant and Bar servesdinner seven days a week starting at 5pm Jack's Restaurant and Bar offers a variety of starters, salads, Grass Fed Meats, Wild Caught Fish, Free Range Chicken, thin crust pizza, Full Vegan and Gluten free menu, kid friendly fare and desserts.

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EL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready at reservation time. Server was gracious and helpful. Menu included a selection of vegan dishes in addition to a fine selection to suit anyone. A request to substitute a plated dish item was honored. When we requested a quiet table, the host tried to comply. Food was served hot, fresh and very good.
Ambiance was very good and noise level satisfactory for those of us who were hearing challenged.

A
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you're looking for a casual, warm and inviting local restaurant with good food and friendly staff, Jack's is your place. The food is consistently good, and the service always warm and friendly. Jack makes diners feel very welcome, as does the waitstaff. Entrees are good, especially the lobster ravioli and seafood dishes. Sides are also very good, in particular the braised carrots. There are better restaurants in south Orange County; certainly more expensive establishments; but it's pretty hard to beat Jack's for a pleasant overall dining experience.

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excelente aviente para tener una cena tranquila y relajada!! La comida muy rica!! Bonito lugar.

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J
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was great, service was great drinks were not that great at all. Moscow mule had really no ginger beer and my specialty cocktails was pretty bad too!

JJ
London
45 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants. Always excellent...plus, the bartender makes the BEST dirty vodka martini around.

A
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Jack's has become one of our favorite local restaurants, and we dine there quite often. The setting is casual, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and Jack makes everyone feel welcome. The food is consistently good, and the menu is varied, and includes many vegan and gluten free options. Portions are generous and the specials are always good. If you're looking for a casual neighborhood restaurant with good food and great service, Jack's is your place.

SS
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What's not to like here? Well, perhaps the decor is not modern & flashy, but the food makes up for this. The pour for a drink is full. The meat is grass-fed, & the restaurant uses lots of organic. The entree comes with a salad also. The service is friendly & attentive. This is a neighborhood gem with a parking lot also.

JG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's Dana Point is very consistent and never disappoints. The staff is friendly, cordial, and most have been there for years, adding to the "going home" vibe. The food is delicious, and Jack is one of the nicest people in the restaurant business. Jack's is my favorite restaurant, by far.

t
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really like the food and dining experience. Just a simple nice place with great food!

A
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mario is wonderfully!!

DS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant with with comfortable casual feel.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food. The eggplant parmesan is to die for.

C
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service.

A
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The folks at Jack's always make diners feel very welcome, including Jack himself. Service is always first rate, and the food is excellent.

KC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Arrived early for our 5:45 dinner reservation and were seated right away. The food and service were excellent. Our only complaint was that we arrived during happy hour but could not get the happy hour drink price even though our booth was adjacent to the bar area. In addition the same maître d’ who showed us to our table and told us that, showed another couple to a booth in our area carrying their drinks. Poor business acumen.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great meal. Service slow.

CJ
Seattle
138 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As faithful customers for more than twenty years, we are admittedly biased. However, there is simply no better option in South County for quality food at a reasonable price. The fish specials are always outstanding. And if you are in the mood for a pasta dish (Saliccia) or salad (Greek or Spinach), Jack's offers many choices. Jacks is a family owned business, and never fails to exceed our dining expectations.

PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmosphere and great people who work there.
Jack is an amazing restaurant owner
The food was also amazing.
Pam Magnan

A
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We always have a good time at Jack's. The food is consistently good, and Jack always makes us feel very welcome. Jack's has become one of our favorite local restaurants. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting and the staff friendly and welcoming. Entrees are good, the specials are usually great, and the side dishes and pastas are always excellent.

p
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Jack's. Always consistent amazing food and friendly service

TS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and excellent service. I would highly recommend Jack's for any occasion.

AA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious, the wait staff very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere welcoming and the noise level low!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sometimes forget about this cozy local spot. Everything about it is great. Maybe a few more veggie options or some more creative specials. But overall love it.

e
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local restaurant in Dana Point. Great choices of entrees as well as daily specials. Have been going there for years, and have never been disappointed.

m
Baja California
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I loved the neighborhood feel of Jack's. I could tell I was surrounded by "regulars". The food was very good. We started with sharing 2 small pizzas, one vegan and the other with shrimp and other goodies and an eggplant appetizer. Both pizzas were excellent, very thin crust and perfectly complimentary toppings. The eggplant was delicious as well, all 5 of us agreed on this review thus far. Everyone was very pleased with their entrees as well. I would definitely go back. The only negative was the service...slow.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacks is Always awesome!!! Exceptional food, great affordable prices & super friendly staff. This place is a hidden gem!!

A
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's is my absolutely favorite Dana Point restaurant: great food, cordial and attentive service, and the perfect ambience for dinner and conversation without having to shout. I wish it would go on forever.

NM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the few spots near Dana Point harbor with veggie options. My mom is vegetarian, so I was happy we weren't limited to seafood. I, however, had the warm salmon salad, and the salmon was AMAZING--cooked and seasoned so well.

OC
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service is excellent as well. It is our favorite local spot.

A
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've dined at Jack's many times and have always enjoyed the experience. Jack makes everyone feel welcome and the food is consistently good. The ambiance is cozy and inviting, the service is always good, and the food will not disappoint. Jack's has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

MR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent, they were very attentive to our table. We had 4 guests with us that had not eaten at Jack’s before and they were all very happy with their meals.
One guest, with dietary constraints, had special requests of what she wanted as part of the meal she ordered and they were happy to accommodate her without hesitation.
Jack’s is an excellent restaurant.

CO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacks is one of the best restaurants
Service , ambiance , and most importantly the food is phenomenal

c
Orange County
301 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Jack's is always a good neighbourhood choice when I am in town. The food quality is good, pricing is reasonable, and I have recommended it and brought family and friends here. They had a limited menu for Mother's Day, so it was difficult for me to accommodate my diet restrictions, but it was good. The rest of my party enjoyed their selections as well. We will be back.

DF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's is the best, pizza, pasta and you gotta try the eggplant parmesan, Grandma's recipe, the best in the west. Cheers!

AK
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I like most about Jacks is the intimacy. It’s a neighborhood bar, delightful dining experience and never overwhelming. The people are very welcoming and the food is delicious. . One of my favorite meals is Chicken Picatta. Served with fresh vegetables and pasta and a salad. A wonderful meal. I dine at Jacks quite often because it’s a comfortable place to be. The food is always fresh and excellent.

J
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack’s is always good and a hometown favorite! Food and service are reliably excellent.

DA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a the duck salad that was on special for the evening/week and it was bar none one of the best salads I have ever had. Had a small pizza for my entree which was utter perfection. The crust was crisp throughout on the bottom yet had a delicate chew about it. Toppings were well chopped and placed throughout the pizza so every bite was total bliss!!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Local Italian restaurant; happy hour at the bar only, limited menu, felt like I was at my Italian aunts house in Connecticut.

Old decor, excellent server, overall would not go back with all the other choices in So Orange County.

PD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local restaurant - great service and great food at reasonable prices - a rare find these days - it's our go to place for birthdays and anniversaries - and the bar food is ideal for an informal drink with good appetizers -

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