Jackson Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Jackson

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Jackson in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Seating. Discover best restaurants in Jackson with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Dairy Queen

1021 Highway 71 N, Jackson, MN 56143-1086 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food +1 507-847-4662
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By mmtripsOhio - ohio

Typical Dairy Queen. Nothing special, but nothing to make you want to avoid it. Service was reasonably fast and the food was on par with any other DQ. Ice cream was great as always.

2. Kats Hog Heaven

608 2nd St, Jackson, MN 56143-1646 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American Lunch, Dinner +1 507-847-2572
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Kats Hog Heaven

Reviewed By BeachyJo - Fairmont, Minnesota

I spent a week working in Jackson and had the opportunity to eat here for lunch. I was greeted immediately with a smile even tho I could tell they were very busy. I enjoyed the menu because a photo was next to each item giving you a visual of what to order. My order was taken after a table of 12 business men which they so politely informed me it may possibly take a little longer.

I ordered the breaded pork tenderloin with their homemade fries. It was in no time and I had my food. The server whispered he had put my order in ahead of the group since I was alone and unable to visit like they were. I very much appreciated the extra consideration. The tenderloin was excellent but I wasn't crazy about the fries even tho there was a very generous portion. They were a little too greasy for me.

I am anxious to try other items on their menu and would recommend you do also.

3. Ellefson Coffee Co

404 2nd St, Jackson, MN 56143-1642 American +1 507-847-4065
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Ellefson Coffee Co

Reviewed By Randy P - Earth

The "Ellefson" in Ellefson Coffee Co. is Dave Ellefson, most known as heavy metal band Megadeth's bassist.

I stopped in for an acoustic show featuring Next to None and Doll Skin, both of whom Dave manages. I had hoped, quite honestly to meet Mr. Ellefson and get him to sign my copy of his book, but he was not there that night. I imagine that he does not visit the location personally very often.

The bands were not the norm, as usually this is a coffee house and not necessarily a music venue.

First, it was smaller than I thought it would be. To have bands there, it was pretty cramped, but there is probably plenty of room for a regular coffee house day. The walls are covered with interesting pieces of Ellefson, Megadeth, and other rock, metal, and movie memorabilia, and there is a very small selection of Dean and Jackson guitars and basses. Also for sale is merch like Ellefson Coffee Co. shirts, coffee mugs, and a signature line of Ellefson Coffee Co. Coffee.

But most importantly for a coffee house, the coffee was great, they offered cookies and brownies (and other things) that looked very good, and the service was very fast and friendly.

4. Pillars Pub and Eatery

507 2nd St, Jackson, MN 56143-1643 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 507-847-9901
Excellent
25%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Pillars Pub and Eatery

Reviewed By VirginiaS203 - Lakefield, Minnesota

Update from my last review 2 years ago. This restaurant changed hands in May 2017. At least one new cook. Stopped in to pick up a bacon chicken wrap to go. Watched the owner type in the correct order. My mistake was not checking the to-go box before leaving. Turned out I had a buffalo chicken wrap. Not what I wanted or paid for. Gooky breaded chicken, way too spicy. Hopefully in this small town of limited dining options these new owners will get their act together. Meanwhile, I will not rush back.

5. Santee Crossing Embers

1061 Highway 71 N, Jackson, MN 56143-1086 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 507-847-3841
Excellent
19%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 41 reviews

Reviewed By Hockeymom - Hayward, Wisconsin

We stopped at 8:35pm since they close at 9 I thought maybe they wouldn't be very happy we chose there to stop that wasn't the case at all. They were very accommodating and friendly. The food came out quickly, the portions were large , everything was the proper temperature and tasted wonderful. Great value it was 20 dollars for dinner and beverages for 2.

6. Pizza Ranch

206 3rd St, Jackson, MN 56143-1605 Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 507-847-5555
Excellent
35%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Pizza Ranch

Reviewed By YetiSwarm - Jackson, Minnesota

It's a pizza buffet where you can request that certain pizzas be included when you walk in so you can get whatever you want and still have all the rest of the buffet options including salad bar, soup, fried chicken, biscuits, potato wedges, and more. Plus, they have desert pizzas (mostly fruit flavored like apple, peach, blueberry, etc.) that are super tasty. And you get all that for less than $10 at lunch time or slightly over $10 at dinner. I go a couple times a month and that's a conservative estimate.

7. New China

300 W Ashley St, Jackson, MN 56143-1568 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
16%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By Stephen F - Richardson

You would not expect to find a decent oriental restaurant in small farming community in southern Minnesota, but this place was pretty good.

The restaurant was plain, but clean and well maintained. It was not busy when we visited, and was very quiet.

Food was a bit bland (but remember - you are in MN), I thought it was a bit sweet, but overall quite tasty and the portions were very generous.

8. Caseys Carry Out Pizza

603 3rd St, Jackson, MN 56143-1612 +1 507-847-4192
Excellent
30%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Julie D - Mankato, Minnesota

Called in an order for 2 pizza's.. The person on the phone spoke very little english. Said would be about 20 minutes. 40 minutes later both pizza's were finally done. They did one of ours, someone elses then the other one of ours. Will be going back to God Fathers where they are reliable and the food is hot.

9. Subway

812 3rd St, Jackson, MN 56143-1746 +1 507-847-5004
Excellent
30%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
14%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By VirginiaS203 - Lakefield, Minnesota

I like Subways but will not eat at this one. Have given them 3 tries and all were unpleasant experiences. Skimpy with ingredients but service is the deal-breaker here. Attitude of employees was incredibly bad - obviously did not want to be working there, did not care if I was a satisfied customer or not. On one visit I ordered the posted special Sub-of-the-month but when paying was charged regular price. When I questioned the price & pointed out the posted special I was told that was from 2 months prior and it was currently full price, too bad, pay up.

10. American Legion

411 1st St, Jackson, MN 56143-1630 +1 507-847-2004
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
33%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Yellow1980

Fun place always interesting people has pull tabs pool and darts it is a normal dank and dark bar but nice people make it better

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