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Jack's Backyard - CLOSED

Map & Directions 2303 Pittman St.
Dallas, TX 75208-2077
  • American
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Free, Lot Available, Valet


Dallas Observer's Description

With such an informal, inviting name, the interior of this community favorite is modern, sleek and even chic. Amber-light-emitting sconces line the walls of owners Susie Buck, who is also the chef, and Kathy Jack's hangout. However, the backyard is your run-of-the-mill outdoor bar space -- albeit one writ large with telephone wire wooden spools. The menu is heavy on the hand-held bar grub with a short list of entrées that include perennial all stars chicken-fried steak and brisket. Buck's signature dish, Jack's Bites-eight pieces of chicken, water chestnut and pickled jalapeño neatly enveloped in bacon-is a novel twist on a common Texas hors d'ouvre. But what's probably most surprising about Jack's, which opened in October 2008, is that it's hidden in plain sight (across from a trailer park), making it an oasis for those in-the-know.

Member Reviews

  • emytaylor wrote a review for Jack's Backyard
    on 03/06/11

    Jack's is a hotspot in Big D that offers some of the best live tunes in town. Check out Wednesday nights from 7 to 10pm. Seriously great local and regional music served up from local songwriter Emy Taylor -- takes a songwriter to book an excellent night of music. If $2 bottles and a listening crowd is your game, check this out!

  • amy.jones2 wrote a review for Jack's Backyard
    on 05/24/10

    one of my favorite bars in Dallas....it's a little piece of austin

  • Mallory19 wrote a review for Jack's Backyard
    on 05/13/10

    Go on Friday night!!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Charles P. on 04/15/11

    Play Jenga. Shown here, "Game Over!"

  • Christine M. on 06/06/10

    I LOVE this place! Great weekend hang out! Don't forget to check out Rockin for Rescue June 13th noon to 10pm! $10 donation to lost paws rescue gets you in for a day long concert!! Raffle too!

  • Krista M. on 05/27/10

    Go here if you're looking for somewhere relaxing and really fun to hang out.

  • Randall W. on 01/23/10

    Don't know which I like more, Jack's barbecue brisket, it's history as a tire shop, or the looks on people's faces when they see it's across the street from a mobile home park. Man up!

  • Christie H. on 04/17/11

    Play jenga on the patio, listen to live music & enjoy the beautiful weather :D

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