Making food from scratch typically requires advance preparation, adherence to a recipe, and your third and final genie wish. Save the third wish for more wishes with today's Groupon to Jackie's Place in Holland. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $14 worth of breakfast fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch or dinner fare.
Jackie's Place parades a menu of homemade meals around dining tables in a relaxed diner environment. Sunrise sustenance takes shape as cooks drizzle buttermilk pancake batter onto griddles, flipping them to a golden crisp onto platters with a choice of bacon, sausage, or ham ($6.39 for three pancakes). Available all day, breakfast fare such as the corn-beef hash and swiss-cheese omelet ($5.89), or slices of french toast ($1.79+) packs an energizing punch more effectively than a knuckle sandwich. During lunch, kaiser rolls embrace burgers and sandwiches, including the southwest burger layered with bacon, onion rings, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce ($4.49). Pasta parvenus can get an introduction to Italian fare with the penne, covered in house marinara sauce and homemade italian meatballs ($7.29), and patrons who prefer their meat masquerading as bread can gaze upon the meatloaf ($7.29) made from scratch. Guests can add finishing touches to meals with homemade cake or bread pudding ($2.39).
On Valentines Day 2009, Jackie's Place—which had been a Holland staple for more than 24 years—burned down in a fire. MLive.com reported that co-owners Ken Kragt and son Ken Jr. were devastated, but that as an "institution of the community," there was no doubt the building would be rebuilt. But on November 23, the Holland Sentinel had a more uplifting story to report: Kathy Kragt would spend that evening passing out free cider, coffee, and doughnuts to the attendees at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Jackie’s Place. With the new building construction completed, the local favorite was ready to return to serving the community its three popular homemade meals a day. Newly painted rose-red walls, framed photos of sunsets, and robot servers have modernized the restaurant's dining room. Though the decor is new, the homemade quality of the food hasn't changed. Veggie-packed breakfast omelets and strawberry pancakes segue into lunch offerings of deli-style sandwiches and juicy burgers. Dinner plates struggle to contain 8-ounce steaks and fresh fish filets beside made-from-scratch comfort sides of coleslaw and potato salad. Customers are also often seen walking out of Jackie’s with their loaves of fresh-baked bread, a complement to any picnic on the nearby Lake Macatawa boardwalk.