Jackson Diner

Jackson Diner

Recently I went to the Jackson Diner. I came across the Jackson Diner when looking for new and closer diners to review. I stumbled upon their “specials menu” and noticed they had German Night on Mondays. I knew, when I did go, it needed to be on a Monday for German Night. They also have nights dedicated to Italian, Mexican, and Greek. It’s one of the most unique menus I’ve seen in a diner.

Atmosphere: A
The Jackson Diner is located in a shopping mall. Based on an online photo, I wasn’t expecting that. The outside appears to be just a casual restaurant, but the inside is a flashback from the past. It looks like a funky, fun, diner. Everything is metallic and shiny, and there are plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.

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Coffee: A
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh, and the waitress refilled it multiple times. That particular day was bitter cold, so I welcomed a hot drink. The whipped cream overflowed out which made it fun.

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Food: A
As I mentioned, I strategically planned to come on a Monday Night for German Night. Even with the German night, there are plenty of other “regular options,” and the Jackson Diner has every diner option you can imagine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including pork chops, seafood, and another page of specials that isn’t “German Night.”

I decided to order the Brautwurst which came with potatoes as well as red cabbage.  Since I was hungry, I also ordered a cup of the lobster bisque.

The lobster bisque was good and hot and had a kick to it which I really liked. I like all spicy foods, so it was a pleasant surprise.

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The German Special did not disappoint. There was a lot of Bratwurst! I had expected maybe a link or two, but there were 3.  The sauce was good, and the potatoes were juicy.  To be honest, I had never had red cabbage before so didn’t know what to expect. It was pickled and delicious. It looked almost like shredded beets.

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In all, I really liked my meal.

Service: A
Everyone from the waitress to the manager and the host were all friendly and funny. It was one of the best teams of employees I’ve seen.

Cost: $
For my soup, meal, and coffee the cost was $18.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I really liked the Jackson Diner, and I will be back. Everything from the atmosphere to the food and service was great.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Service: A
Cost: $10-$15

Overall: A

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Questions for you:

Have you ever had German Food before?

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German Food and Car Shows

Sometimes I have an exciting weekend that merits a blog post.  Since I usually work on weekends and live a fairly boring life, those exciting weekends are rare.

For those who don’t know, my husband likes cars.  That’s an understatement and along with all the random stuff he does outside of his job, he fixes cars.  In the time since we’ve been together, he’s never once taken his beloved 1989 BMW into the shop.  He fixes everything from the engine, brakes and whatever other car things need get fixed.

His other wife is a 1987 Porche he has been fixing.  When we lived in Texas, I drove it once and decided never again.  I can drive a stick shift fine, but I’m not about that life.   Now he has taken the entire thing apart and is rebuilding the engine.  It hasn’t seen the road for over a year, but I think he is almost done.

We had it towed during our move...since without an engine cars don't go too far...

We had it towed during our move…since without an engine cars don’t go too far…

I read blogs for fun, and he rebuilds engines.

So, in summary, yes, I might be sister wives with two cars…

His hobby led us to the Prestigious Philadelphia auto show.  For $14, you got access to all of the latest and greatest cars.  Almost every brand is represented, and they have classic and modified cars as well.

My only photo of a car

My only photo of a car

They asked me to model but I couldn't stand still that long...so sorry to let them down...

They asked me to model, but I couldn’t stand still that long…so sorry to let them down…

My dream car is the BMW I8.  Considering I just paid off my car, that won’t happen…I need to make blogging a full-time income on top of my day job.  I would have to win the lottery as well.  Then I suppose I could afford one of these cars. 

Maybe I'll start a gofund me for this car.

Maybe I’ll start a go fund me for this car.

Despite only living a few miles from Philadelphia we don’t get down there as much as we would like.  We decided to make a date night out of it and went to a German restaurant called the Brauhaus Schmitz.  I’ve never been to a traditional German restaurant and beer hall, but it was fun.

We ordered the liverwurst app, and the entree called “Schweinshaxe”.  It was essentially fried bread around the fattiest meat I’ve ever had.  The layer composition was meat, fat wrapped with fried bread.  It was unhealthy, but it was one of the best entrees I’ve ever had.

German food

If you are in Philadelphia, I recommend it.  Plus they have over 200 beers on tap!

On Sunday, we headed up to North Jersey and Morristown for the Pregame 4 miler.  As I said yesterday, I had a good race, but my husband finally had a breakthrough race.  He was able to run a 5:50 pace on a challenging course.  He has been working hard, so it was nice to see that pay off.

t and I

Afterwards, we went to the Jefferson Diner, where I got the most delicious red velvet cake.  In the 89 diners, I’ve been too, I think this might have won best dessert.  There will be a review in a couple of weeks.

jefferson diner red velvet cake

I guess that’s all my excitement of the weekend.  I’ll post another interesting weekend post for about three months when it happens again…

Questions for you:

What is your dream car?

Have you had German food before? 

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