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|Dining - Lake Charles enjoys best plate lunch in town at Jackson's Deli
As soon as our plates got on the table,
I realized how much of a crime it was that I had never been to
Jackson's Deli. Located at 3607 Legion Street, Jackson's is connected
to Fast Stop Deli, a hub for hungry Chennault, Aeroframe, Grumman,
Sowela and Mallard Cove patrons.
When I took the first bite of Smothered
Chicken I could tell everything was made from scratch. I wanted to
know more about this place and why this food was not being served in
a restaurant building with servers and hostesses.
“We are an anomolie for sure. How we
have made it blows my mind."
"We have not spend a single advertising
dollar. Everything we get goes back into the business. We are an
oasis in a growing part of Lake Charles,” owner Chad Jackson
Jackson's Deli is a plate lunch
restaurant where the menu is never set in stone except for Taco
Tuesdays. But it is so much more than that. Everything is hand-made from scratch and Jackson places the
stamp of good product on every meal he prepares.
Although the deli's setup is meager,
Jackson's ideas and dreams are big.
“I would like to be able to deliver
meal replacements. I feel like the days where we eat dinner together
and converse as a family are gone. I want that back. I want people
to be able to go on a website and pick from a few different meals and
have it cooked and delivered to their house.”
“I also want to deliver sandwiches,
soups, and salads to offices. That has been successful in other
cities, especially if you can give them the same freshness in the
sandwiches. Offer three different types of each and use handmade
mayo. People would really love it.”
Jackson has enjoyed success in
California having his own business there. He has brought a little of
the Cali flavor over here and has great stories of catering for the
likes of Steve Young. Jackson is a perfectionist and makes sure his
product speaks for itself. His philosophy covers all the small things
“We did an article with Archie Hebert
and during the interview I told him we treat everyone who comes into
the door with respect. That's been kind of our motto around here.
Food is about soul; it's about passion.”
While most Lake Charles residents are
still in bed dreaming of their lunch destinations, Jackson is at the
restaurant preparing the kitchen for a days work of breakfast and
Lake Charles residents are encouraged to
reserve one day a week and make that Jackson's Deli day. For more info
on hours and meals, call 513-9987.