Jackson's Eatery

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
At Jackson's Neighborhood Eatery & Bar our mission is to bring farm fresh, seasonally-inspired regional American food to Long Island City. With a conscious effort to revitalize much of America’s fare we have playfully recrafted many beloved childhood dishes with a light twist.

We have done so without compromising our strong beliefs in quality service, food, and value. Our promise to our guests – curate only the best local food and beverages to offer LIC residents, friends and family a wonderful neighborhood dining experience.

Please note that we seat complete parties only and cannot hold a table beyond 15 minutes of the appointed time.
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome local southern type food, great ambiance and relaxed. The actual food was good quality and reasonable prices. Would definitely go back

ST
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was absolutely delicious! Our server Elibeth was very accommodating and super cool to talk to. I have recommended this to multiple people and I know they will check it out when in town. I hope to come back in a few weeks and I will definitely come back to your establishment. Keep up the good work! And make sure you let Elibeth know she was awesome! we had dinner inside and then sat outside and had a glass of wine and people watched afterwards.😀

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been here several times and I'm never disappointed by the dishes offered at brunch. Lively atmosphere makes conversation a bit difficult but worth the trip anyway. Highly suggest reservations for brunch.

JP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackson's Eatery is now my favorite brunch spot in LIC. I was there with friends this past Sunday and we had a fantastic time. A lot of restaurants use "fresh" or "local" ingredients, but Jackson does it much, much better than usual. The menu was full of innovative "comfort-food" type dishes. The ones we tried were delicious (farmer's omelette and Cajun shrimp n' grits). Everything on the menu seemed reasonably priced and actually affordable, even the cocktails! We were blown away by the service which felt warm and sincere : our waitress was friendly, attentive and recommended her favorite dishes and the owner stopped by our table to chat and to thank us for coming.

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love eating at Jackson’s with my husband but this time, we brought the kids with us. My eldest daughter actually said that the pulled pork yam hash changed her life! lol The wait staff is always friendly as well as the owner. The music & overall ambiance is the best!

FG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a really great experience eating here. Our waitress was so attentive. The food was awesome! I recommend the Mac and cheese and the Cajun shrimp skewers. I also highly recommend the midnight mojito. My husband and I loved that drink! I was so stuffed and wish I could have ate dessert but I will come again. The vibes were just so good.

C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food good service

JC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff!

o
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of four, many great apps (don’t miss the deviled eggs) and all loved our food. One person could only have gluten free options, and they had all the info available and were very helpful. Attentive, thoughtful service, terrific food all around—the salmon was OUTSTANDING, as was the chicken pot pie! Highly recommended for a terrific evening out in Long Island City.

OT
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All personnel are obviously well-chosen and -trained: they're all both super-friendly and expertly competent. All the dishes we've tried so far were delicious except that the fried chicken, though very good and perfectly prepared, wasn't a distinctive recipe. The owner and other personnel recognized us on only our second visit and greeted/treated us as regulars, and with appreciation. Excellent drinks list. Generous portions. Fair prices. Comfortable casual/pub atmosphere. This is now a personal fave.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great! We had a bunch of kids with us and they were very accommodating. Food was also very good. Would definitely recommend!

KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought family that was visiting here for brunch and had a great experience! We waited for our food for a while, as they had a glitch in the system and our order was lost, but the waitress and owner both apologetically offered us free drinks as we waited for our food. The food was WORTH waiting for.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for brunch and left very pleased! The service was great. Cocktails were tasty. Menu has a great mix of sweet to savory to deep fried to super greens. Everything we ordered was perfectly made. Our one regret is not ordering the chicken and waffles, which looked amazing! Will give it a try next time!

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it here. Food and service are top notch!

MU
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service, Music, Ambience and Wonderful Manager Andrew and staff

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and portion size. They have a good selection of local draft beers and the staff were very friendly

A
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite local brunch haunt in LIC. The food is always outstanding and service on point. Our go-to dishes are their chicken and waffles with bourbon maple syrup, and their big breakfast. For two of us, we love sitting at the bar cos it gives us a our own space, plus a view of the room. Highly recommend if you're in LIC.

K
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, we will come back again! The pancakes with berry compote was absolutely delicious.

GT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great management and wait staff. Good food and fantastic customer service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable restaurant, The brunch burger is delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Normally a big fan of this place. But last night was very poor. Service has shocking, food was ok but together with the very bad service it’s put me off this place. Waitresses were having shots with other tables and completely ignoring us the whole night, couldn’t even order a drink, and had no ideas about anything on the menu

EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackson's is a local gem. The food and service are both outstanding. Even on a crowded Friday evening!

LS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were delicious. Ellie was very gracious and helpful helping us to decide what to order. Should have some dessert items on menu.

z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 2nd time I ate there I brought friends who haven't eaten there and they totally enjoyed it. I came in from Long Island to eat here again. The staff and everyone are so nice there too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Father’s Day with my husband, sister and dad for a late brunch. Our reservation was for 2:30, but my dad and sister were running late. Understandably, they don’t let you sit until your entire party is there, but I explained the situation to the host (who may have been the owner) and he was extremely nice about it—even keeping a table open for us. When my sister and dad finally arrived, he sat us right away. Our waiter was also extremely attentive and also played along with my dad’s comical nature. We are a family who loves to talk, and took forever to decide on food. Our waiter was very patient with us as well. The food was absolutely DELISH - and the drinks just as yummy. Highly recommend!

GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good as always. This is my go to brunch spot in LIC. I always have either the Jacksons Big Breakfast of the Chicken and Waffles. They are outstanding. The service is very fast. Highly recommended.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and amazing ownership. Hands down the best restaurant in LIC.

AV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch with small outdoor seating. Perfect place for an early meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. As always.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slow but they were very nice. I would return.

PS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner...great food, great cocktails, attentive service in a beautiful space!

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day early Dinner. 3 generations had a very good time

TB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For was excellent. Service was great. Good cocktails. Relaxed environment.

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were very good; the mains, not so much (two pork chops orders were really dry).

OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the pulled pork hash & loved it.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good except the hostess cane to us and essentially told us to get up and leave because another party was waiting- in the nicest way of course. I’ve have lived in NYC in the past and visited countless times since. That was the first time I was told to get up in a restaurant and leave. Definitely colored the whole experience negative

FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The high toptable was perfect for our special occasion. Food, drinks and service were excellent. Will definitely be back.

x
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a relaxing Sunday and the service was great. Got there at 3:45 and they served us quickly and gave us food and drinks quickly ! It was my cousins bday and they gave us delicious shots on the house !

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, local beer, wine and whiskey. What more could you ask for. Best all around restaurant in Long Island City!

AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music choice of motown.funk and other classics.
Fantastic service.

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