click to enlarge Tomato and peach salad

Jonathan Boncek

Tomato and peach salad

Owners Tim Mink and Brooks Reitz created a unique concept when they came up with Little Jack's. Like the favorite checked tablecloth joint of the Rat Pack's, Little Jack’s feels like it's of another time. The restaurant serves chef-driven cuisine featuring everything from cheese puffs to a shrimp burger. The starters are uniformly creative and the best of them are their delicious salads. Their heirloom tomato and peach salad is a mini-revelation served with blue cheese and celery ribbons and the grilled vegetable salad is a celebration of the Lowcountry’s seasonal vegetables. Chef John Amato has a vast understanding of veggies and this is showcased very prominently in these two superlative dishes. The sandwiches help bridge the gap between lunch and dinner and feature an odd but somehow delicious shrimp burger that is an odd spin off of a typical fish sandwich. The familiar taste of Old Bay keeps the sandwich from being unapproachable. Dinner entrees, while good, remain inconsistent. The brick chicken has the most potential if only someone would tone down the lemon. We recommend going with the steak; prepared medium-rare and with a good crack of salt, it’s one of the best meat dishes you can get in the neighborhood. While you’re there, try a vintage cocktail, listen to Frank Sinatra crooning from the speakers, and you’ll be transported back to the 40’s.—Suzanne Cohen (Dish, Winter 2018)

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Hours: Lunch and Dinner everyday


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