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Love Your Server: Your Guide to the Best Service in Jackson

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Lauren Williams, Hayden Hammit, Laura Collins at BRAVO!

Lauren Williams, Hayden Hammit, Laura Collins at BRAVO!

There are lots of reasons we enjoy eating out. Atmosphere, social interaction, trying new dishes, not having to cook and a big one – having someone else attend to your needs. Our local Jackson servers take such good care of us, so we wanted to show our appreciation.

Recently, we asked you, our loyal readers, to nominate then vote for your favorite servers during Eat Jackson’s Love Your Server Month. The competition was a close one!

Mimi Grigsby at Broad Street

Mimi Grigsby at Broad Street

Now that the votes have been tallied, we’re excited to reveal who you selected as the cream of the crop in the service industry.

Restaurant with BEST OVERALL SERVICE in Jackson Metro
Winner: BRAVO!
Runner-Up: Babalu

Restaurant with BEST TABLE SERVICE in Jackson Metro
Winner: BRAVO!
Runner-Up: CHAR

Restaurant with BEST COUNTER SERVICE in Jackson Metro
Winner: Broad Street
Runner-Up: The Pig & Pint

Restaurant with BEST BAR SERVICE in Jackson Metro
Winner: BRAVO!
Runner-Up: Babalu

Overall BEST WAITER / WAITRESS in Jackson Metro
Winner: Lauren Williams at BRAVO!
Runner-Up: Cat D’aluisio at Babalu

Overall BEST COUNTER SERVER in Jackson Metro
Winner: Mimi Grigsby at Broad Street
Runner-Up: Clifton Papizon at The Pig & Pint

Overall BEST BARISTA in Jackson Metro
Winner: Cody Cox at Cups Fondren
Runner-Up: Mary Kozielski at Cups Flowood

Overall BEST BARTENDER in Jackson Metro
Winner: Hali Sappington at Local 463
Runner-Up: Laura Collins at BRAVO!

Overall BEST HOST / HOSTESS in Jackson Metro
Winner: Hayden Hammit at BRAVO!
Runner-Up: Edna Chukwuemeka at Babalu

Restaurant with the CLEANEST BATHROOMS in Jackson Metro
Winner: BRAVO!
Runner-Up: Local 463

CLEANEST RESTAURANT in Jackson Metro
Winner: Table 100
Runner-Up: The Manship

Restaurant with FRIENDLIEST HOST/HOSTESS in Jackson Metro
Winner: Babalu
Runner-Up: CHAR

BEST SERVICE AT A DINER, DRIVE-IN OR DIVE in Jackson Metro
Winner: Primos
Runner-Up: Rooster’s

BEST SERVICE AT BREAKFAST in Jackson Metro
Winner: Broad Street
Runner-Up: Primos

BEST SERVICE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY in Jackson Metro
Winner: Sal & Mookie’s
Runner-Up: Soulshine

BEST SERVICE FOR A LARGE GROUP in Jackson Metro
Winner: Sal & Mookie’s
Runner-Up: Iron Horse Grill

BEST SERVICE BY A CATERING TEAM in Jackson Metro
Winner: Mangia Bene
Runner-Up: The Manship

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