Looking for a quintessential hangout in Long Island City? Jackson’s checks that box. There’s a friendly welcome, weathered wood floors, a lively bar scene and big-hearted portions of eclectic fare ranging from meaty burgers and fried chicken to satisfying vegetarian dishes (think grains and greens with spiced chickpeas and fettuccine with root vegetables and walnut pesto). The South gets its due with shrimp and grits and sweet corn hush puppies.
Soul Food / Southern