Jack’s Urban Eats – Fast & Satisfying

A fairly new restaurant to Folsom is Jack’s Urban Eats. I have actually visited two of their other stores, in Loehmann’s Plaza and Midtown, for a few years now, so I knew what to expect about the food. What I was delighted about when I first walked into the Folsom store in Broadstone Marketplace was the size and space of both the dining room and the patio. Jack’s is a stand-in-line, place your order then find a table, type restaurant. This keeps the prices down and the employees hustling.

The menu is made up of seven different salads and a “create your own salad” with 20 plus toppings. Jack’s also has nine sandwiches as well as carved meats available on the side or on your salad. Another part of the comfort food part of Jack’s is the side plates, which include mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, great seasonal vegetables, baked cheese bread, and garlic fries. My favorite side is the Urban Fries, which are shoestring potatoes topped with blue cheese dressing and spicy chili oil. All the fries come full or half order (half order is enough for two).

My favorite meal to order at Jack’s is either the “Create Your Own Salad” or the Pork Carnitas Sandwich. The Carnitas sandwich is made up of slow cooked pork in Mexicali spices, topped with Ortega chilies, cheddar cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato and Chipotle aioli. There is no shortage of flavor at Jack’s Urban Eats. Everyone in your group will be satisfied.

Jack’s serves bottled beer and wine by the glass. In addition, there are numerous coke products with free refills, Thomas Kemper Sodas and bottled and tap water. When you first come into the restaurant, if there is a line, don’t let it bother you, it moves fast. Remember to leave room for dessert, which I often forget, because Jack’s always has great homemade cookies and Rice Krispy treats to satisfy the sweet tooth. Jack’s is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

Style of Food: Comfort Food
2-person dinner + sodas: $22.00
Overall rating (out of 5): 4

Review by Randy Aspinall