Tampa >Food & Dining > Savvy Jack's Southern Gourmet
The best breakfast you will ever eat !!!!!. This place is great! It's like walking into a restaurant in rural France. It's run by a 70 something classically trained French chef Roget and his wife Nicole (Jack was the old owner) who are there because they just love to cook and don't want to retire. This is four star fare at very reasonable prices. Everything is made fresh to order. If service seems a little slow that is beause everything is prepared from scratch. It's quality over quickness. Try the eggs benedict - you won't be disappointed!
Friendly Service and Great Omlette. Very friendly, quick service this morning and the specialized omelette I ordered couldn't have been tastier. Chef Jack in his chef attire with tall hat even came out to show me the omelette before I took it to go. It was like a work of art.
Great little family owned restaurant.
I go to Savvy Jack's all the time because it's within short walking distance from my home. From what I can gather it's a small husband-wife run establishment with maybe one or two other employees (likely related; all French) at most.
Everybody is super cordial and polite, the homey environment is warm and a great mellow place for either a date or a hangover (or both), the food is great at a low price, and on a casual morning you'll have plenty of chance to converse with the staff, something I value about any restaurant I go to.
I've never gotten sick eating there, but I do recommend staying away from some of their odder (maybe Frenchier) specials they have posted at the entrance. If an omelette with cream cheese sounds weird to you, that's because it is, and it tastes exactly like you'd imagine.
Great service, wonderful food. Everything is prepared fresh and the burgers with homefries are the best in Tampa. Highly recommend it!
Food poisioning from the food..
I went their for breakfast. Something they served was bad and I got food poisioning from it. When I called them to let them know something was spoiled, they were very rude to me and called me a liar.
Of course, I won't go back.
Poor Service, and a Bratwurst isnt my idea of a breakfast sausage..
We went last Sunday (17th Aug - 11.30am) for Breakfast/Lunch and ordered a basic eggs/ homefries & sausage - with coffee. We got the coffee quite quickly but had to wait 30 minutes for the breakfast to arrive. During this 30 minutes we did get coffee refills, but had to specifically ask - I think a more attentive waitress should have kept a more watchfull eye on what was going on.
Then when the breakfast arrived - instead of me getting what I term a sausage (say Jimmy Deans Links for example) - I was served a fried Bratwurst. I suppose its partially my own fault for not asking what they actually meant by a 'sausage' (I'm English now living in America and still admittedly get the lingo wrong at times).
I must admit I didn't complain at the time as I didn't want to wait another 30 minutes before eating.
The rest of the food was fine - but as stated above, the service levels leave a lot to be desired.
Great food, great services, just like being at home!. Recommended by one of our girlfriends, we decided to gather for lunch for a group of us six. What a great place to catch up and have a great lunch! The service was fenomenal and the food was delicious. It almost felt as if we were getting together in one of our houses! Very friendly atmosphere and wonderful cooking. Prices are very reasonable too. Highly recommend it, though I agree with previous reviews....we should keep it a secret!! Great onion soup and yummy spinach quiche! Two thumbs up!
best breakfast and lunch in temple terrace.
We enjoy this cozy friendly place for brunch on our way to Busch Gardens.Family owned restaurant. Very good food, you won't be desapointed. We can eat outside and it s great for the kids. Roger, the chef makes them special Mickey pancake that they just love !
We enjoy great conversation with the owners.Best kept secret in town !
The chef is french and took care of the catering for our special dinner for a very reasonnable price ! If you want a secret > ask him for his homemade pate, pastries, quiches....and his chocolate mouss is incredible ! But, keep the secret ! This is a very cozy place that offers you the time to enjoy food and conversation, not a busy fancy where they expect you to free the table right away...
Did I mention that we love this place ???
Some kinda good Southern food. This family-owned restaurant serves delicious Southern food at reasonable prices. Creative use of pecans, gourmet style. You just gotta try it!
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