Best pancake I’ve ever had in my life. Y’all, I cook delicious pancakes and I choose Jack Tar’s over mine EVERY TIME!
Every dish we had was delicious. My daughter loved her burger and she is as picky an eater as they come.
The poutine was scrumptious.
The staff was wonderful, accommodating and nice.
Jun 15, 2019
Neither disappointed or impressed, I anticipated getting a higher end burger n wings! Very good over all! Only con I experienced was my date didn't get all the topings she asked for. Simple mistake, no big deal. Atmosphere and service was good too
Apr 10, 2019
Update: on two recent weekday visits the restaurant only had one server on opening. It slowed down service a lot. On the second visit another person helped by delivering dishes, but even so the service was slow.
Just had breakfast here. Nice option near the hotels. The pancakes are delicious but heavy! 😋 The syrup was really good! The bacon is nice and thick. Good hash browns too. The coffee is just OK. There was more toast than I could eat. We were there on a Saturday morning and the place was quickly bustling.
Apr 4, 2019
I've only been here twice, but both times it was fantastic. The best comparison I can think of is a typical American diner... But fancier.
The food is priced a little high but very very good. I've gotten breakfast both times I've visited and been very impressed. Food comes out quick and sevice is also on the ball, so it's great even for a quick lunch.
May 14, 2019
Adult yumm. Pancakes, bone marrow, fresh donuts. Maybe start next door at the taproom. It's a great atmosphere and the outdoor tables are great if the weather is on your side.
If you need anything special it can't hurt to ask; everyone is super cool and want you to have a great experience.
Jun 28, 2019
It was a warm morning so we decided to sit outside. A nice seating area can be found right in front of the restaurant.
The first thing that struck us was the prices. For a basic 2-egg breakfast with hash browns, it's $11.00. That is VERY expensive for a BASIC breakfast. Food was okay, not bad. Service was good.
We came here only because we were staying next door and it was convenient. Overpriced. Probably would not return here when I am back in town.
Jul 17, 2019
One of the best places in Durham to get lunch/brunch! My bf got one of the best looking stacks of pancakes I've ever seen, and I got a tomato pie, which felt like a combination of a tomato mayo sandwich and savory pie (two of my favorite things!) It's a little pricier than other breakfast places like Elmo's Dinner, but totally worth it in my opinion.
Jul 18, 2019
Loud. Weird aesthetic, not sure what they're going for. Limited menu--I wasn't feeling well and couldn't find anything that wasn't fancified. That said, my husband loved his meal (catfish). The collards were amazing. The mac & cheese had good flavor but was oddly watery. We both loved the peach pie paired with peach ice cream.
Oct 4, 2019
This place is described as a diner bit other than the counter, not much about that word describes the place. The food on this menu is superb. Even the pancakes are head and shoulders above anything that has ever been described that way. The decor is equally fine and the wait staff were total pros. I would recommend this place for any meal of the day.
Sep 15, 2019
I really liked this restaurant. I went around lunch time on a Saturday and was able to get a seat at the back bar immediately which is impressive. The ambience felt like an airy, breezes, brunch spot. I ordered the pancakes and the eggs your way because I was so overwhelmed with the menu I could not decide what to get. I kind of wanted to try the turducken sausage but went with eggs instead. The pancakes are huge, fluffy, and delicious. I think some of the best pancakes I’ve had if you like fluffy regular pancakes. You can add berries or chocolate chips but I got them plain. I also had some delicious eggs. I’m normally worried about the eggs at restaurants but these were great. I would definitely come back here for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Oct 12, 2019
It's my first time here. I ordered NC fried catfish and beverage is Bull Durham light Ale.
Food is great but just a little tired in the end. I definitely will ordered the other dishes next time. Server is excellent and friendly.
Sep 23, 2019
On the last night out with our good friend visiting from across the continent, this was a fabulous choice! All our entrees were designed and cooked to perfection! A casual evening of above average cuisine! ❤️
Nov 9, 2019
Love this place. We choose our hotels in Durham to be as close as possible to Jack Tar for breakfast. It may seem like a strange comment, but the best toast I’ve had. Excellent fried potatoes as well.
Nov 22, 2019
I had the most exquisite ravioli here. The Piedmontese Ravioli Plin were (was?) beyond anything I expected: Small, delicate, extremely tasty… I had wanted a small meal, and this filled the bill perfectly.
I ate in the bar —it was a little bit quieter than the restaurant side of the business. The barkeep was affable, and checked on my satisfaction regularly. He also liked my choice of a local craft beer.