You guys, Happy Friday afternoon! This week’s 52 in 52 feature / review is Jack’s Restaurant in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

If you don’t know, 52 in 52 is a weekly series that I publish on Friday afternoons where the hubs and I visit / try out a new restaurant in the area that either one or, preferably, both of us have never been to. Then we review the restaurant! The goal: 52 different restaurants in 52 weeks of marriage. :)

Hubs and I went to Jack’s restaurant last weekend for breakfast and below is what I wore (please excuse my sorry excuse for hair. It was early. I didn’t feel like doing anything with it):

Dress: Old Navy (old), Necklace: F21, Boots: c/o Boot Barn, Sunnies: Target, Bag: Longchamp, Watch: Target, Bangles: F21

Okay, y’all. Onto the review. This, ladies and gents, is Jack’s Restaurant. Hubs and I had been wanting to try Jack’s for a while – but it’s another one of those super small places that is only open for breakfast and lunch. So, Saturday breakfast is really our only dining option.

It’s located in the Boone Square shopping center (with the Food Lion and whatnot in Hillsborough). They have no website, or Facebook… or Twitter, so here’s their Yelp page that is rather lacking, if you ask me.

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]

This is what you see when you walk into Jack’s. Simple. To the point. My kind of place.

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]

We got there pretty early, so there was only one other table of people in the restaurant… two little old ladies who were cute as can be. The place started to fill up as we were leaving.

We ordered from the sweet, like, REALLY nice owner who is this teeny older Asian woman and she told us to have a seat and she’d be right out with our food. Seriously, nicest lady ever.

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]

Jack’s has my favorite Diet Coke machine! The “tap” form… this is the kind of soda fountain they have at Lockhart‘s too. BEST EVAR.

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]

Husband snapped this photo of me mid-Diet Coke sip.

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]

My breakfast. I ordered a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich with hashbrowns. Now, I know this doesn’t look like much, but oh. my. golly. It was one of the best breakfast sandwiches EVER. The sausage is a local sausage they use which has the perfect amount of kick to it and the toast is the perfect buttery breakfast toast that makes your mouth water. And I’m a sucker for hashbrowns, so yeah.

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]

This is hub’s breakfast. He got the ham and cheese omelet, grits, and toast and he said, “This is one of the best omelet’s I’ve ever had.” I had a bite. He wasn’t lying.

Now, I got my meal on a paper plate and he got his on a real plate. I think the owner liked my husband or something. :) hehe jk!

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]

Then, we’re about halfway through our meal and the sweet owner comes over with some freshly cut watermelon and offers us some. Seriously? FREE fresh watermelon? I THINK SO. And oh boy was it good.

Seriously, how many restaurants do you go to where they’re just like, “Oh, here’s some fresh watermelon.”

Jack's Restaurant - 52 in 52 Hillsborough, NC: still being [molly]Needless to say, hubs and I were HUGE fans of Jack’s. It’s small, its quaint, it’s cheap, and the food is so so so so so so good. We’re going back tomorrow. We might even make it a Saturday morning routine kinda place.

If you’re ever in Hillsborough on Saturday morning… Jack’s is the place to go!

Overall Stillman Rating:4.5 out of 5 Stillman stars

What places should we try next? Comment below with your suggestions!


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