Stomachs only growl when they’re hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon to Jackie’s Place in Holland. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of comfort fare and drinks for dinner or lunch.
- For $7, you get $14 worth of breakfast fare, which is served all day.<p>
For more than 30 years, the comfort-fare fanatics at Jackie’s Place have delighted diners with country-inspired morsels and all-day breakfasts. The three-piece southern-fried chicken dinner ($8.09) delivers more postprandial comfort than napping on a pillow stuffed with mac ‘n’ cheese, and the veal parmesan sets taste buds abuzz with house marinara, mozzarella, and penne noodles ($7.49). Signature buttermilk pancakes ($4.39 for three) fly from the kitchen thin and golden brown, and the protein-laden Hungry Man’s Breakfast shushes stomach growls with three eggs, two strips of bacon, two sausage links, and one photograph of a stern librarian ($7.29). Between bites, guests can feed their minds with news and entertainment gleaned off of Jackie’s Place’s flat-screen televisions and complimentary WiFi.
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.