When the well-loved eatery Jack's closed last summer, loyal patrons feared they'd never again get a chance to feast on the most famous chicken wings in St. Thomas. But much to their relief, the restaurant resurfaced just a couple of months later, in a great new location.
The resort pool, which is at the entrance to Jack's — Photo courtesy of Karen ElowittFor many years Jack's was at Tillett Gardens, the arts-and-theater-complex in Tutu, the heart of St.Thomas. But now it's located inside the beautiful Point Pleasant resort in Smith Bay. It replaced another beloved (but sadly defunct) restaurant, Funghi's. Now known as Jack's Bight, the joint still serves up the same great food and live entertainment, but in a more picturesque locale.
Jack's Bight — Photo courtesy of Karen ElowittFood offerings at Jack's include appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, and of course, Jack's famous buffalo wings, which you can order with any of nine different sauces. On Sundays its all about brunch: Jack mixes it up a bit with offerings such as huevos rancheros, french toast on brioche, bagels and lox, breakfast burritos, and eggs Florentine. Sides include home fries, fresh fruit and more. And don't forget that Jack's also has a full-service bar where you can order a wide array of beer and cocktails.
Jack's is pretty quiet by day, but livens up at night. There's live music on Thursday and Sunday nights, plus occasional special events nights.
The view over Water Bay from Jack's — Photo courtesy of Karen ElowittDon't be surprised if you see some customers arrive by dinghy, since Jack's is literally at the edge of Water Bay. By day you can gaze out at the shimmering, calm azure sea, and by night you can watch the moonlight reflect off the water. And if the spicy wings make you overheat a little, you can take a quick dip in the resort's pool, which is located directly adjacent to the bar.
Moon over Water Bay — Photo courtesy of Karen Elowitt