Uncle Jack's is owned by Food Network star, Willie Degel, who owns numerous restaurants in New York City. He has left no detail behind in this newest restaurant opening!
6590 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
Uncle Jack's is located in a small strip center adjacent to the Infinity Arena in Duluth, GA. It's in the corner spot and is easy to miss. But...upon entering the restaurant the interior feel is nothing like you'd expect. It's beautifully appointed - cool lighting over the bar, wood plank tables inside with a very cool vibe (unlike most suburban chain restaurants). It was a lovely night in Atlanta so we opted for the outside seating.
Here's a view of the exterior:
Outside, it was absolutely beautiful. We watched the sun set while sipping on Moscow Mules (made with fabulous Ginger Beer I might add).
The concept is this - quality food all local all farm to table. And it shows - excellent food. And - the people he has hired to work there are top notch. From the hostess to the bus boys to our server (Bailey) - all outstanding. Clearly, they have put trained people in place. It felt like the place had been around for years rather than weeks.
There were so many items to chose from that sounded great - and on their website they have (very smartly) included beautiful pictures of each dish: http://www.unclejacksmeathouse.com/gallery
Here was my steak sandwich. Served with their fabulous fries and a jar of pickled veggies and au jus. Very very very good.
So all in all the dinner was fabulous. We totally enjoyed ourselves and I kept saying how happy I was that this restaurant is in my back yard (as we have very few really good places nearby).The place is impeccably appointed and clearly is managed well.
But I would be remiss if I didn't also add one big piece of information - - - it is on the expensive side. You need to be prepared to pay a bit more. Realizing we were eating only the finest organic ingredients that were masterfully prepared, our bill still was pricey for Duluth, Georgia. BUT, I really hope that this place finds a following. The location is nice in that it is right next to a popular venue, and there are loads of local businesses that have employees and customers that are starving (pun intended again) for good food. I've already found myself talking it up to friends and neighbors since my visit.
We will be back for sure - many more items to sample...
***All photos are mine unless otherwise noted.