Monday, April 11, 2011

Jack and Janelle's of Cortez, Colorado

Jack and Janelle's Country Kitchen
801 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321

(970) 565-2572

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When we first began traveling to Cortez, CO for our shopping needs, we found a large selection of places to have a meal. Seeing Jack and Janelle’s sign, it seemed welcoming, so decided to try the place out. It is a medium sized restaurant, clean and the d├ęcor is just as the sign indicates – country. For all the times we have been there, we have been usually greeted by Jack; a very friendly and pleasant man who makes you feel very welcomed. The waitresses are also friendly, and make sure that coffee cup is always full.

Breakfast is a wide selection from the basic “American” (eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, toast or biscuit), French Toast, Corned Beef Hash (crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, and my absolute favorite), Chicken Fried Steak (measuring about 12” long, crispy and delicious), Omelets and Casseroles. The homemade biscuits come with thick, rich gravy. On Sunday, a breakfast buffet is available which consists of scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, gravy, cereals and pastries for only $8.95.

Lunch and Dinner have a good variety too, and if you add a cup of soup, or the salad bar, it’s only 50 cents more. The salad bar has a nice selection of items and dressings, and is a lot better than most places that offer a salad for $3.99; so don’t be cheap, go for the salad bar. The burgers and sandwiches are thick and come with plenty of fixings. There are “all-you-can-eat” specials, surprise specials, and you have to try the Navajo Tacos (offered on Tuesdays), and the Green Chili.

There is a small selection of Appetizers and the Chicken Quesadillas are highly recommended, as are the Onion Rings.

We have yet to walk away hungry from Jack and Janelle’s, always feel comfortable being there, and you never get the feeling of being rushed to get out.

Mary Cokenour

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