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This vibrant bar and restaurant located on Dogtown's southern cusp touts its atmosphere, and for good reason. Nestled between nondescript buildings on a particularly bland stretch of Manchester's industrial section, JackSon's bright exterior alone warrants a second glance, with its ornately crafted neon sun light and welcoming patio. Upon stepping inside, appropriately dim lighting accentuates a long bar with lacquered wood trim, wall-spanning murals and a wooden statue of what appears to be a pirate -- or maybe a castaway. As for the food: Andy and Dave Dalton opened JackSons' in honor of their late father, Jack, a south-city tavernkeeper, and chef Vince Anderson does a fine job keeping things basic. Dad would be especially proud of the two-inch-thick New York strip, which weighs in at nearly a full pound. Beef fillet in pan jus is another winner. Appetizers and pizza are available in the bar area until late-night -- perfect for fueling up during JackSon's weekly college night or during a performance by one of the many local bands that takes the stage here.
Colombo's Cafe & Tavern (6487 Manchester Avenue; 314-647-2661) and JackSons' (6655 Manchester Avenue; 314-645-4904) are two similar-looking bars in the same third-of-a-mile stretch of Manchester o... More »
There is no Jackson at JackSons'. Owners Andy and Dave Dalton say they named the restaurant in honor of their late father, Jack, for many years a co-owner of Thurmer's bar and grill in South City. Dave gave up his job as a tech recruiter and Andy... More »
Jackson's has great cajun style food! I especially like their crab cakes! They have a great local bands - and during Mardi Gras festivities, you can usually see Gumbohead - an awesome local band who plays cajun style music!
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