|1321 West Covell Boulevard , #119
|Between Petco and Leslie's Pool Supplies in The Marketplace
|Mon 11:30AM - 8 PM
|Tue-Sat 11:30AM - 9 PM
|Sun 11:30AM - 8 PM
|Note: they do not take phone orders
|Bobby Coyote and ??
|Menus (click to enlarge)
Jack's Urban Eats is a new restaurant in The Marketplace. They primarily serve sandwiches, salads, carved meats, chicken strips, and fries. It is part of a small, local chain that includes locations in Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, etc. The food is quite similar to Pluto's.
As can be seen in the picture, Jack's has outdoor seating.
This location, now Suite #119, takes up the former Suite #120 (where Angel Eye Care & Family Optometry was before it moved) and part of the former Suite #119 (Leslie's Pool Supplies takes up the rest of the former #119 and is now numbered #119A).
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2013-05-12 12:48:28 Tried this place twice now. The sandwiches are pretty good but the price kills it for me. A sandwich w/ a drink and regular sized garlic/urban fries will run you $15 and change. I'll stick to Pluto's where there's a very similar menu & noticeably better prices.
But if you don't mind spending a few extra bucks and the location is convenient then give Jack's a try. —RyanMeyerhoff
2013-05-12 14:36:47 Most of their sandwiches are on rolls. What's with the rolls? It's a bit too much bread, IMO. Perhaps you can get them with regular bread instead; not sure yet. But the food quality was good and reasonably tasty. Soup du jour was excellent, but mac and cheese a bit bland. —CovertProfessor
2013-05-12 20:04:23 Try the Urban Fries. They are hit or miss. My friend swears by them. I didn't think they were amazing. Your mileage may vary though. —CarlosOverstreet
2013-05-17 16:26:47 This place needs better workers who are not so obviously racist! I waited a long time to order my food before this rude white girl finally comes over. She ignores me and the other Asians in line and tries to take an order from the white family behind us. After I told her we were here first, her happy smile suddenly became a glare, and she took my order as it was the last thing she ever wanted to do. Once she was done, I waited a long time for someone to help me with sides, and the girl was sent to help me. She comes over and languidly gives me the cheese bread I wanted. Don't come here if you wanted to be treated like crap. —AmyLi
2013-05-20 07:48:46 My wife and I tried this place for lunch on Saturday. The food was good, but overpriced. I had an excellent reuben sandwich, and the fries were pretty good. My wife had the buffalo chicken sandwich, which was also very good, and a side of sweet potato fries. Two sandwiches with fries and one small drink came out to somewhere around $24. I'd expect to pay that in San Francisco, but it's just too steep for Davis, which has a lot of other good food options for not much more than half the price. The food was very good, though, and the service was perfectly decent. —TomGarberson
2013-05-20 18:08:25 I came back today for dinner. I ordered the crispy buffalo chicken sandwich. It was mediocre at best. Soggy lukewarm chicken with only a splash of buffalo sauce. Definitely not worth the price I paid for it and the side of fries. I also tasted the Santa Fe salad. The dressing was plain, the chicken looked like it came from those foster farms ready to eat packs, and the tortilla chips tasted store-bought. Maybe they were just having an off day. —CarlosOverstreet
2013-05-20 19:15:23 Urban fries: pretty good, but Uncle Vito's has more/better creative fry options. Mac and cheese: terrible. The sauce is so thin that it doesn't adhere to the noodles, and the sauce at the bottom of the bowl tastes like butter, not cheese. —MeggoWaffle
2013-05-23 13:27:33 Food is okay.....music is entirely too loud...I like to visit with my friends when I go out to eat and you can't hear yourself talk inside. PLEASE JUST STOP PLAYING MUSIC! —gracevaughn
2013-05-30 19:07:00 Tri tip was like leather. Food is over priced for what you get and the service was rude. Will not return!!! —scottpaulson
2013-06-14 17:07:21 The food seems really plain, I agree with most of the comments here. Meat is especially rubbery. —ElissaPerez
2013-06-27 10:41:54 I have been here twice and had the steak salad one time and the Sonoma steak sandwhich the other time. Both meals the steak was cooked perfect. Not rubbery at all. Maybe it depends on who is cooking it. I actually enjoyed both meals and didn't find it anymore expensive then other places such as Pluto's. —LokiAbbi
2013-10-15 21:24:54 I had to join the DavisWiki to comment on Jack's. I am not sure what all of the negative reviews are about, but I have had nothing but excellent food and service here. My wife and I have been there about five times now and consider it one of the best restaurants in Davis and a welcome alternative to Plutos. I personally think Plutos is way subpar in food quality and service to Jack's.
Anyway, I usually order either the bbq chicken sandwich or the sonoma steak sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries...delicious!! For two sandwiches and a (relatively large) order of sweet potato fries, it comes out to about $20 which I think is reasonable for the amount of calories you get out of this meal. If you were to compare how full you actually get buying a meal like this anywhere else, you will come out to about the same price. It is also very conveniently located for the growing population of us that live in west (and north) Davis. Even if Pluto's tasted better, I still hate that drive down Russell and into Downtown.
Just give this place a chance. I hope it doesn't go the way of everywhere else in The Marketplace and shutdown in a year.
Oh and in response to some of the critiques from the other comments, I personally love the music choice there and don't think it is loud at all. I am usually pretty critical about the food up here having come from socal, but I genuinely think this place is spot on. —BrandonSaller
2014-01-22 10:11:48 Went there aftdr a few months off with my wife. We both left feeling "meh". Food looked fine and the shift manager with the sleeve tattoos was really hustling, but the food just tasted bland. Nothing special and certainly with a sammie, salad, fries and one soda not really how I desire to send 24 bucks. Might give it one more try but it just doesn't feel like a good value. On a plus side, the fries were cooked perfectly! —loneshark
2014-03-14 11:26:43 Personally I think the prices are fine for the product. Went there again yesterday, and I have to say it is now my favorite salad spot! The half salad is huge, and, in my opinion, totally affordable for the quality ingredients. I'm also a big fan of the Urban Fries! I really dig this place; so much so that it has become the new "go to" food spot when my boyfriend and I get too lazy to cook. —RandiF
2015-07-21 09:38:22 I have been here many times now and find the quality consistently good. The owner has been exceptional with regards to customer service. It is by far my favorite restaurant in the marketplace. —doggie_days