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Kickback Jack's offers great food, great fun

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Christina Ruotolo

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Whether you want to take the family for dinner, meet some friends for drinks, meet the guys for beers and a game or host an office party, Kickback Jack’s, 420 Red Banks Road, fits the bill. There is a combination of high-top tables, roomy booths, 50 HD TVs as well as several 90-inch TVs, so you won’t miss your favorite sports game.

Manager Dale Tadlock has been running the place for more than two years and is a proud ECU grad with more than 24 years of experience in restaurants. His parents owned a restaurant when he was younger, so the food business is in his blood.

“We fit a lot of niches here from a family friendly atmosphere and fast lunch stop to a fun sports environment, all complemented by great customer service,” Tadlock says.

The wide, welcoming bar has plenty of seats and offers a huge draft beer lineup with 32 beers on tap including ciders, ales, IPAs, porters, stouts, wheats, lagers, pilsners and seasonal beers. Some local favorites include Mother Earth, Highland Oatmeal Porter from Asheville, Foothills Hoppyum IPA from Winston-Salem or the award-winning Dapple Dog from Pitt Street Brewing.

The menu has dozens of items to choose from including appetizers, salads, pasta, chicken dishes, stone hearth pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, steak, ribs and combos. Enjoy customer favorites like the mozzarella sticks, Buffalo chicken dip or a chicken quesadilla salad. Prices range from $4-$24. 

To kick back and relax with drinks over friends, start with a plateful of Tavern Nachos.This mouthwatering appetizer features tri-colored corn tortilla chips topped with spicy chili, jalapeno cheese sauce, sliced jalapenos, pico de gallo, lettuce and sour cream. This plate had enough food for a party for several friends and is a perfect choice for a game-night appetizer. Enjoy the savory, delicious flavors of chili, cheese and spicy jalapenos for $8.89.

Kickback Jack’s also has great burgers, the most popular being the Classic Burger. Enjoy a half-pound beef burger topped with melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo served in a brioche bun.The burger was thick and juicy, and the bun was buttery and soft. It is served with hand-cut fries, and is $7.49 ($8.09 with cheese and $8.79 with cheese and bacon). I like to pair this burger and fries with a side of crispy and tangy fried pickles for $6.99.

Let’s move onto to another customer favorite, the Sirloin and Ribs Combo. It’s a 7-ounce center-cut sirloin teamed up with a full rack of baby back ribs served with a fresh baked potato topped with butter, cheese and bacon. The sirloin was tender, cooked to medium well and lightly seasoned, so the full flavor of the meat comes through. The loaded potato was filled to the brim with flavor, too. The ribs are basted in a sweet, smoky sauce and had plenty of meat on them. You get complex flavors of smoke and wood, and the meat pulls away from the bone as soon as you take a bite. Get messy and use your hands and enjoy this dish for $18.29.

Kickback Jack’s offers weekly specials. On Tuesdays, the classic burger with cheese and fries is $5. Wednesday is fish ’n’ chips night. Enjoy a half pound of deep-fried flounder, coleslaw and fries for $7.99. Thursday is kids’ night. Kids can enjoy a meal for 99 cents (up to two kids’ meals at that price per one paying adult).

On Fridays, check out the drink specials and wind down after a busy week with a Cruzan Rum Bucket. It’s Cruzan light, dark and coconut rum blended with Calico Jack spiced rum, orange and pineapple juice, then topped with ginger ale and Dekuyper Razzmatazz. There also is an interesting KBJ Shooter called the Pickle Back which is 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey with a pickle back chaser. Then there’s the Effen Bomb with Effen apple vodka, chilled and topped with Orange Red Bull. That one will put a bomb back in your step for sure.

Kickback Jack’s is involved in the community and partners with schools, businesses, nonprofits and sports teams to help them raise money throughout the year. The restaurant supports the Pitt County Girls Softball League and Greenville Little Leagues. It also partners with Vidant Children's Hospital for a kids “Fun Lunch.” Several times a year, the restaurant donates food to children who are patients at the hospital. 

Hours are from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays. Catering is available. For more information, visit www.kbjacks.com or call 329-0400.

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