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And The Winners Are… (Love Your Server 2013!)

LYS-logoHere at Eat Jackson, one of our primary areas of focus when reviewing a restaurant is its service. Service is a key component to any dining experience, and we’re proud to say that here in the Jackson metro area – we have restaurant service worth celebrating! From fine dining to dives, and from table service to counter service, excellent restaurant service is valued in our culinary city.

That’s why each February, Eat Jackson applauds outstanding service and salutes the best of the best through our Love Your Server Month Best Service Awards. This year, we received a multitude of nominations from every corner of metro Jackson and across every restaurant type. We compiled the top nominations mid-February and opened up the platform for a People’s Choice voting process where votes POURED in by the hundreds. Ultimately, there are simply no losers because when you are nominated by one of your customers in a best service category, well – we believe that is simply the highest honor the Front of the House (the service-side of the restaurant) can receive. So congratulations to all of our nominees, finalists and especially our winners in this year’s Eat Jackson Love Your Server Month Best Service Awards.

And the OVERALL BEST SERVICE IN JACKSON AWARD goes to…

CHAR Restaurant & Bar in Highland Village!

Congratulations to the entire team at Char – collectively, your consistently excellent service has earned you the appreciation of diners throughout the metro area.

There were many other winners, and all deserve congratulations:

Restaurant with BEST OVERALL SERVICE in Jackson Metro

Runner-up: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant with BEST TABLE SERVICE in Jackson Metro

Winner: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar
Runner-up: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: Table 100

Restaurant with BEST COUNTER SERVICE in Jackson Metro

Winner: Broad Street Baking Company
Runner-up: Beagle Bagel
Honorable Mention: Primos Cafe

Restaurant with BEST BAR SERVICE in Jackson Metro

Winner: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar
Runner-up: Table 100
Honorable Mention: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar

Overall BEST WAITER in Jackson Metro

Winner: Rick, Table 100
Runner-up: Ben Bjornerud, Julep Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: Odiri Dafe, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

Overall BEST WAITRESS in Jackson Metro

Winner: Ebony Jones, Table 100
Runner-up: Jennifer Strickland, Ely’s Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: Dana Guest, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

Overall BEST COUNTER SERVER in Jackson Metro

Winner: Rachelle Butler, Cups Fondren
Runner-up: Leslee Foukal, Brent’s Drugs
Honorable Mention: Courtney, Brent’s Drugs

Overall BEST BARTENDER in Jackson Metro

Winner: Dustin Quarles, Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Runner-up: Billy, Table 100
Honorable Mention: Alyssa Montag, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant with the BEST BATHROOMS in Jackson Metro

Winner: Table 100
Runner-up: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: Mint the Restaurant

CLEANEST RESTAURANT in Jackson Metro

Winner: Table 100
Runner-up: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant with FRIENDLIEST HOST/HOSTESS in Jackson Metro

Winner: Table 100
Runner-up: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: Anjou Restaurant

BEST SERVICE AT A DINER, DRIVE-IN OR DIVE in Jackson Metro

Winner: Primos Cafe
Runner-up: Brent’s Drugs
Honorable Mention: Cherokee Drive Inn

BEST SERVICE AT BREAKFAST in Jackson Metro

Winner: Primos Cafe
Runner-up: Broad Street Baking Company
Honorable Mention: Beagle Bagel, Madison

BEST SERVICE AT LUNCH in Jackson Metro

Winner: Table 100
Runner-up: Keifer’s Restaurant
Honorable Mention: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

BEST SERVICE AT DINNER in Jackson Metro

Winner: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar
Runner-up: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar
Honorable Mention: Table 100

BEST SERVICE FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION in Jackson Metro

Winner: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar
Runner-up: Table 100
Honorable Mention: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

BEST SERVICE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY in Jackson Metro

Winner: Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint
Runner-up: Sombra Mexican Kitchen
Honorable Mention: Table 100

BEST SERVICE FOR A LARGE GROUP in Jackson Metro

Winner: Table 100
Runner-up: Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint
Honorable Mention: Ely’s Restaurant & Bar

Susan Gore, server and daytime bartender at Anjou!All winners, runners up, and honorable mention recipients will receive a certificate for display in their business. When you see that certificate in a restaurant, please remember to congratulate your server for the award. And also remember this: Reward good service with great tips whenever you can. Your compensation for a server’s contribution to a great dining experience – regardless of whether it’s counter service or table service – helps encourage great service, and helps us keep the best servers here in Jackson, thereby helping to grow our culinary economy on a national scale.

Comment below to help us give a hearty congratulations to all of our winners, runners-up and honorable mention recipients in this year’s Eat Jackson Love Your Server Month Best Service Awards!!

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30 Responses to And The Winners Are… (Love Your Server 2013!)

  1. Hollie Torrence March 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    So glad that Dustin Quarles from Amerigo won for Best Bartender!! Way to go DQ!!!

  2. LT March 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Congratulations to the winners!

  3. weiss March 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Contests to all, proper service makes a restaurant great

  4. Tony March 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Congrats to Char – Best Service and best steak in town!

  5. Christina March 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Congrats!!!! to all the winners. We (Jackson and the surrounding areas) have so many good eating places for every occasion.

  6. Em March 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    What a cool thing to be honored as providing great service- congrats!!

  7. Joey K March 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Congrats on all the winners. But especially to Char on the big win. Char is hands down my wife’s and I favorite place to eat in Jackson with Table 100 a close second.

  8. Julie Spencer March 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Congrats, Leslee!
    Now I’m in the mood for a filet and crab cakes from Char!

  9. Lauren R. March 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    So glad to see two of my favorite restaurants, Char and Table 100, on this list so many times.

  10. Betsy March 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    No surprise that Char took home the top prize – a wonderful restaurant with wonderful service. So grateful that Jackson has so many wonderful restaurant options with great service and great food!!!

  11. Katy March 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I’d agree that the overall service and experiance at Char is amazing. Sadly I can rarely afford to eat there, but when I do, its well worth it.

    maybe I will make a trip soon!!

  12. Mindi March 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    No surprise that Char won best overall service! Congrats to all!

  13. Ronnie March 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Congrats to all the winners and runner ups. We are so lucky to have so many
    wonderful restaurants with top notch service in out area.

  14. Leslie March 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Thrilled to see my two favorite restaurants in the Jackson area, Bravo! & Table 100, win so many awards! Now I need to try out Ely’s! Congrats to all!

  15. emily jenkins March 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Love, love char!! Never heard if Elys

  16. Shivalika S March 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Yay for char! My favorite restuarant!!

  17. Tiffany March 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Lots of love being shown for Table 100! I will have to give it a try!

  18. Morgan March 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Congrats Char! Well deserved!

  19. Shalon March 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Congrats to the winners! Char & Table 100 are exceptional. I must visit Ely’s & experience their service.

  20. Pamela March 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Looks like a trip back to Table 100 is in order! Haven’t been in quite a while.

  21. Melanie March 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Congratulations to Ely’s!!! Well deserved recognition. Way to go, Jennifer!

  22. Lynne Molder March 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Congratulations winners!! What you do is hard work, and you are appreciated!!

  23. Jan March 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    Congrats to the winners!

  24. Anna March 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Congratulations to the winners! All well deserved!

  25. Jackie March 9, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Congratulations!

  26. Amelia March 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Love seeing Table 100 on this list! Congrats to the winners!

  27. Shelia March 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Congrats to all the winners & all the great servers! They all do such a great job!

  28. James March 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Looks like we need to eat at Table 100!

  29. Mikell March 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Congrats to all of the winners. Really glad to see some many of my Bravo! people on these lists.

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