Barbecue plate at Jackson's in Commack

Barbecue plate at Jackson's in Commack Credit: Newsday, 2010 / Joan Reminick

It was sheer chance that brought me to Jackson’s in Commack on what turned out to be "barbecue night." That, I learned, is every Monday and Tuesday, when $15.95 buys you a mixed green salad and a plate heaped with two meats (the chef's choice, which varies according to the night in question) plus hand-cut fries and coleslaw.

Lucky me. Not only was the salad vibrant and fresh, but the meat – turkey meat loaf basted with barbecue sauce and pulled pork – was plentiful and delicious (note that this isn't slow-smoked barbecue in the strict sense of the term). Loved those fries, which tasted toasty and sweet.

Jackson’s is at 6005 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-0822,

A recent barbecue plate at Jackson's


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