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Island Jacks Patio Bar and Grill

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub
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4449 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409-3125
+1 561-687-2122
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Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 02:00
Wed 11:00 - 03:00
Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is typical casual fair....fish and chips being the best value. Fun spot to sit outside at lunch or in the evenings when they have live music

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Thank samsons4568
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently took our family here for our son's birthday and sadly we didn't enjoy it not because of the food, but the very poor service that the servers gave us. Our server spend most of her time walking around the restaurant doing completly nothing, we order a simple apetizer that took like half an hour and withuot mentioning that... More 

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Thank Yvette A
West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Excellent food and great friendly staff. Very good prices. They make you feel like old friends. Recommend highly.

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Thank Billgailj
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a few drinks there today. Easy to forget you are Next to a busy road with the warm weather and the decor. Imported beers are a bit pricey but domestic ok. Service with a smile always gets a good tip, our server was speedy and welcoming and the. Beer was ice cold. Would return

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Thank Crooksey_13
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches--my husband was attracted by the outside seating--and were pleasantly surprised. Sevice was very good and the fish and chips was fresh and delicious (the chips were nice and crispy!) The wings, however, were just okay and the beer was not really cold. I'd go back, though, just... More 

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Thank Paula H
El Paso, Texas
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Service was good and the food was so tasty and fresh. The entrees were so big I could not eat all of it. It was not that busy for lunch on a Sunday afternoon.

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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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301 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Island Jack's could be transplanted in Everglades City or Key Largo without changing a thing - decor, menu, staff - it is that kind of place, but let's hope it never comes to that. The oyster shells along the walkway from the parking area into Jack's allows you to imagine that you are no longer in West Palm - and... More 

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Thank Marshall B
Gatineau, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I went there with friends on a Friday night mainly because I was there last year and it was the best fish and chips I had ever had: not this year. First of all, the parking lot was so full it took almost 20 minutes of turning around to find a place. Then, the tables on the patio: someone at... More 

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Thank chantal V
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The mahi was very fresh, perfectly cooked and accompanied by fresh al dente green beans and a very tasty rice pilaf. I was concerned that I would have to settle for typical sports bar type seafood, however.. I was extremely pleased with my meal; it certainly made for a healthy but very tasty change. The stella was served at the... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and will definitely be back. Hands down the best French Dip I've ever had. Great outside bar, pool tables and games inside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4449 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409-3125
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  West Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 561-687-2122
Description
Reviewed by Wayne Filowitz & Victoria Mason

I don’t know about you but some days I just feel like going out for a casual meal rather than an extravagant one. With that said I decided that we would tell you about our latest experience at Island Jacks. Island Jacks has casual bar and grill atmosphere that compliments its menu which consists of ribs, fish, chicken, burgers and wings etc. as well as a fully stocked bar.

Elaina owns Island Jacks, and it was she that welcomed us at the door and then took us to our table although quite frankly the aromas wafting from the kitchen that assailed us as soon as we stepped in were an inviting welcome all on their own. Even after discussing the varied menu options with Elaina, I still had no idea what I was in for during this dining experience. We each selected something off the menu that we wanted to try but left the rest of the choices up to Elaina, our cheery and knowledgeable server Bristol, and Mico the chef at Island Jacks. This can sometimes be a dangerous practice, but it is my experience that there has not been a dissatisfying dish come out of this kitchen.

We started off with New England Clam Chowder which was just full of clams and potatoes in every spoonful. This is an intensely satisfying cream based soup. Also brought to the table was Bahamian Conch Chowder; as with the Clam Chowder, every spoonful was also full of soupy ingredients such as conch, celery, potatoes and carrots. This unusual chowder has a slight spicy kick to it and is a delicious meal in itself.

After the soup, an order if Shrimp & Crab Fritters appeared and I must say these were the largest fritters I have ever seen. Alone these slightly spicy nuggets are a tasty treat but add the accompanying sweet/tangy sauce and I dare you to stop at just one. I was careful enough to only eat two even though my taste buds yearned for more.

Are you a rib fan? If so this is the place to come for the meatiest, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs we have yet encountered. Faultlessly seasoned and cooked to perfection, these are a rib connoisseurs dream and if you go on a Monday night, you can get a full rack for under $10.00!!! Now we’re eating high off the hog…or whichever part the ribs come from.

Another entrée I recommend is the Hemmingway Steak. The Hemmingway Steak is the Thursday night special and is a tender marinated steak topped with sautéed onions and parsley. This dish will touch every taste bud with its succulent flavors and have you wanting more. The steak is definitely the star here, surrounded by a supporting, complementary cast of goodies. I recommend this one cooked medium; it is succulent, tender and delicious. On a side note, a little birdie told me that Thursday night is also Salsa Night (that’s dancing, not a tasty topping for nacho chips) which brings out a bevy of beauties, so if you’re looking for a bit of eye candy to enhance your dining pleasure you might just want to swagger on over to Island Jacks some Thursday evening. That same little birdie (a stool pigeon perhaps?) also mentioned that ladies at the bar get to eat some of this awesome food for free Thursday evenings as well.

If you’ve stayed with me this far, I must tell you about the Island Jacks Fish and Chips. A light, delicate batter enrobes a lovely flakey piece of fish, this is a nice surprise, no heavy batter, no overcooked fish…truly a delight in every bite.

Our last entrée dish was Shrimp Ala Pasta. Large shrimp, nicely seasoned atop of a bed of pasta. Excellent flavors and a dish I would rate as one of my favorites.

Surely you must understand we were pretty full by this time but somehow Bristol was able to tempt us with a couple of the tempting desserts I-Js offers. Wayne of course went the chocolate option in the form of the 5-Nut Kahlua Brownie which turned out to be a deep, dark, moist round brownie, crisp sides all around topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry…a chocolate lovers paradise on a plate. Vickie went for the Warm Apple Crisp in which tart apples contrast beautifully with the crumb topping. This warm concoction is then topped with scrumptious cinnamon sprinkled vanilla ice cream…yum. There are some other taste surprises in here but you’ll just have to stop in to Island Jacks on the corner of Okeechobee Blvd and Military Rd in West Palm Beach, Florida to taste it for yourself.

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