Hours: Breakfast & Lunch, weekdays
There are few places in downtown Charleston as reliable as Jack’s Cafe. On weekdays, you can hit this greasy spoon for a good breakfast or lunch, all cooked up by Jack himself at the grill. In the mood for waffles and hashbrowns? A bacon-and-swiss burger? All of the above? The menu combinations here are limitless, but you’ll leave full no matter what, and your wallet won’t take too much of a hit in the process. King Street may offer the glitz and glamour of the latest food trends, but we sometimes like to spend our lunch hour in a booth at Jack’s, surrounded by college kids and indulging in grilled cheese and french fries. Jack has announced that he’ll be retiring soon, so be sure to get your favorites before this institution is gone. —Susan Cohen Dish (Winter 2014)
A greasy spoon that's operated on the edge of the college campus forever, serving up burgers, breakfast, and more.