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“Good local cafe”
Review of Smackwater Jack's Cafe - CLOSED

Smackwater Jack's Cafe
Price range: US$6 - US$14
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Description: Smackwater Jack's specializes in light fare cuisine ranging from hand made gourmet pizza and artisan sandwiches to a selection of garden fresh salad creations, just to name a few. In addition to outstanding cuisine, we also feature an elaborate espresso and smoothie bar.
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Went to this little cafe in Rochester last week for lunch. Portions are large and can easily be shared. Lots of Michigan products from Up North. Sandwich was excellent. Could be a little faster on service but if you want a nice leisurely lunch I would recommend this as a quaint cafe in the city.

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Thank Melanie K
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Went there today, and had a delicious Roma sandwich for $7.95 (great option for vegetarians): sliced Roma tomatoes, organic basil, minced garlic, balsamic vinaigrette, parmesan, provolone, and lettuce on grilled bread. It tasted great! There are many sandwiches, pizzas, and salads to choose from. Just go up to the counter to order. It's a nice little place to eat, but not if you're in a rush. That was the only issue, they told us it would take 20 minutes for our 2 sandwiches and 1 salad (it was not very busy when we ordered either), but it ended up taking at least 30 minutes or more. You could see they only had one cook in the back, they should really have 2 working. Other than that, it was really tasty.

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Thank Amanda7800
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Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

They have excellent pizzas here and very good food over all. Yes the prices are little higher but you are paying for quality.

Atmosphere is a little confusing you need to go to the counter to order, not clear when you walk in.

Love their signature pizza!

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Thank sportz2
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

This is a cozy, fun, neighborhood cafe. The food is a bit pricey, but the flavors of everything we have had so far are special. Very fresh ingredients. Lots of light pouring in large windows, and the staff are terrific - won't even let you tip! Our favorites so far are the Sonoma sandwich (with phenomenal artisan pumpernickle bread lightly grilled), fresh fruit smoothies mixed with yoghurt, The Greek pizza, and the very large Greek salad. The pizzas have this unusual dough with twisted strips around the outside and also terrific special flavors. Haven't been there in warmer weather yet when you can sit outside. Now advertising they are expanding to Birmingham, Ann Arbor, and Traverse City. They also have take-out.

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Thank Qualitylovers
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

My husband and I decided to eat lunch thee after being recommended by a friend. We spilt a pizza and a casar salad. The salad was good, but overpriced. The croutons were really tastey. We ordered a balsamic pizza that was overdressed with balsamic dressing. It was almost to the point of in edible. The atmosphere was ok...but it was a bit chilly and the music was obnoxiously loud. I'd rather got to Main Street deli or Chomp before I go back here.

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Thank regggit
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