Dining out gives you a break from cooking and keeps your crippling fear of fire a secret for one more night. Get a hot meal with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Southern-style food for dinner, served 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday
- $10 for $20 worth of Southern-style food for lunch, served 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday and 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
At dinner, the kitchen dishes out hearty Southern-style entrees, such as crawfish-sauce-smothered flounder over country-ham grit cakes ($16), crawfish and North Carolina shrimp étouffée ($10), and grilled salmon painted with a honey-mustard-and-molasses glaze with asparagus and mushroom risotto ($18). Sandwiches, such as oyster po’ boys ($7) and pit-smoked barbecue topped with carolina slaw ($6), round off lunch options. See the full menu.
Jake's Good Eats is closed Sunday and Monday.
Jake’s Good Eats
It’s hard not to feel nostalgic at Jake’s Good Eats. For starters, the cozy eatery is housed in a converted 1930s gas station, and—with vintage Coca-Cola and motor-oil signs scattered across its whitewashed walls—it's decorated to match. But the nostalgia doesn’t hit full force until the first bite of Jake and Gordon Stegall's homestyle Southern food. Bone-in, maple-glazed pork chops dotted with candied apples, free-range barbecue chicken, and blackened grouper smothered in the house's original crawfish sauce are just a few menu highlights that have made Jake's worthy of a feature on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and a place on Guy Fieri's speed dial. And that’s just the Stegall brothers’ take on what they call “more refined country cooking.” They also assemble oyster po’ boys, pit-smoked barbecue sandwiches, and even hot dogs—in homage to their days as car-show vendors—topped with chili and slaw.
Best of all, from the brown sugar to the blackening rubs, the brothers make practically everything from scratch. And what they can't handle, their Mama Jean can; according to Creative Loafing Charlotte, she bakes all the biscuits and desserts, including banana pudding and chocolate-peanut-butter pies that “are everything to make your mouth happy.”