WAY OVERPRICED: 2 dogs, chips/fries, soda costs $10. Menu is cluttered with illogical combinations, their chili is tepid gray wallpaper paste, they use nacho cheese instead of shredded cheese, no fresh tomatos or pickles.
Their "creative" flagship dogs are ever worse: beware "Sweet Potato Mustard", it is 1/4 yellow mustard and 3/4 Aunt Jemima's Syrup. Blue Cheese Slaw is probably good on its own but it doesn't work on the dog. The wieners they use are just average, not 1/4 pound and not as tasty as they should be.
Because it looks cool from the outside, puts style over substance, gets a lot of buzz, and is overpriced I am justified in calling it what it is: a TOURIST TRAP.
JACKS ! Love my new neighbor on Andrews BLVD as a fine addition to a giant buffet & Food Lion, 2 gas station candy bar stores & our Post Office.... THE SPEED LIMIT IS TOO HIGH and too many people lead foot and accelerate zooming past this fine weiner roaster. Hope to see more good people again today as we visit our veterinarian across the street.
I like the Jack's on HWY 17 N and on Folly Rd...I'd give them four stars. The blue cheese slaw is awesome, and I like the retro diner atmosphere. I've been to the new location three or four times, and my experiences haven't been as good as at the other locations. Perhaps they are still ironing out the kinks after opening. The hot dogs have been cool (in temperature) and the buns have been soggy. I know that things like slaw and kraut are wet and seep into the bun, but draining some of the liquid off would be helpful. The fries have been inconsistent in quality and quantity. I'm hopeful that the restaurant will get better with age.
Love this place cant get enough of the decor. as well as the food. I want to share jacks with all my friends.
Go to any restaurant at 15 minutes 'til closing time and try to order food...I can guarantee that even if you do get served you will be resented. I found that out the hard way, apologized sincerely for my ignorance, and no longer make that mistake.
Ok maybe I should elaborate....... If you dont close till 8pm and people show up at 1/4till I dont think it's unreasonable to expect to get a hot dog not just be told all we have left is ice cream. Furthernore in a place where a large percentage doesnt pull the typical 9 - 5 I would think that closing at 8pm is kinda stupid (yes its there right) but its stupid..... who does that? How many places in Charleston that are open for dinner close at 8? Either way your losing a good percentage of customers. On a side note though the Cosmic dog is kick ass! and so are the hand cut fries!
That place is so good. I dont like cole slaw and I cant get enough of their blue chz slaw. Get the rover pork roll and add blue chz slaw and sweet potato mustard. It's out of control delicious. Plus it's nice to be somewhere that appreciates the funkier things in life. Great decor and good food.
They have some fine dogs and other goodies. It may be for the best that they're usually closed when I drive by. If they were open a little longer, I might be a lot fatter.
I really enjoy Jack's; my kids and I both treat it as an experience. It's a kitschy, unpretentious time-warp to roadside independents of yore. And you know what? It is actually inexpensive, like a ramshackle hot dog joint should be! Not too common around here, however.
To give a place one star when you didn't even try their food? WTF? 8pm isn't that early.
Jack's is great. They let us have a birthday party without having to pay anything, and gave us a discount because we bought a lot of hot dogs (which they didn't have to do). Not to mention the hot dogs were actually good and creative. As for closing at 8, it's for the better. If you are eating hot dogs after 8, you are just contributing to the obesity problem in this world.
Owning your own business means you get to set your own hours. I don't see how that qualifies as a sham. Open your own joint, set your own hours.
Too bad it closes at 8pm What A Sham! Who does that Must think pretty highly of yourself........ No thanks!
welcome to my neighborhood eastbound curb lane veers South along Magnolia from Ashley River Road which also ends here becoming Andrews Boulevard, no "saints" anywhere in my world... plenty of parking, follow your nose to many great food joints, music, dance & great neighbors many shops & only a few religious fanatics
This place is off the chain. I have not tasted a hot dog this good since I left "The House of Franks" in New Jersey that closed some years ago.
Love this place, Crave it almost.
Cheese Fries = Awesome
Cheese Fries + Bacon = More Awesome!
Dogs are great too, they aren't the huge beefy ones, but that's okay, the toppings are what really shine at Jacks. The Jamaican Relish is quite addictive.
ok - so they have good dogs. and good fries. but they are ridiculously priced. my family of 4 is closer to $30 than $20...love the atmosphere, but this is not a regular haunt for us - mainly because of the prices. plus, i would love love love for restaurants to get some healthy alternatives to fries... mandarin oranges,anyone? apple slices? seriously, if Mcdonalds ands BK can figure that much out, shouldn't local eateries be able to?
From a born and raised Chicagoan, Skoogie's is authentic. Outside of Chicago, it's hard to find a place that can replicate such culinary genius as a Chicago Style hot dog, but Skoookie's nailed it. I'm happy to have a piece of home in Mount Pleasant.
Honestly, I have to agree...I simply do not see the big deal about Jack's. Overcooked, very small hot dog....too large a bun....too big a price. There is nothing about Jack's that makes it worth the trip nor the cost.
Dogs; average at best. Since when is a stale bun and an undersized dog cool?? Fries; small, skinny bits, overcooked, not much flavor. Service; indifferent and inconsistent.
Nice concept, but no one is paying attention to the details.
I went to Jack's last year with my mom for the first time and we both liked it a lot. I have seen it advertised and talked about a lot over the years and then decided to visit. My mom loved the old antiques. It's definitely a new twist on hot dogs. But I don't like sweet potatoes so I didn't eat that. When you go, bring the kids and a camera!
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