Here’s where gents should treat themselves in Johns Creek
Hey, gentlemen! Have you been looking for a dining destination that would treat your palate, fullfil your appetite, and provide a great atmosphere for you and—if you choose—friends and family? Look no further. From Uncle Jack’s “Fred Flintstone Longbone Rib Chop” to Sugo’s Grilled Spanish Octopus, and the Original Shrimp Dogs from S&W Seafood, we’ve got you covered. Our lifestyle writer Dennis Malcolm Byron aka beer authority Ale Sharpton scouted the scene to find some locations to recommend for you to indulge in, enjoy and treat yourself.
Uncle Jack’s Meat House
Where can you find a steakhouse inspired by New York in the 1920s featuring hanging slabs of smoked bacon on handmade iron racks; colossal racks of beef aging for weeks next to a bar stocked with a plethora of top-shelf spirits; bread baked in house; roasted corn pudding served like creme brûlée; smoked bourbon cocktails; and a former Food Network star— Willie Degel—as the owner? At Uncle Jack’s. Simply put, it’s awesome.
Not all seafood restaurants have to be a fine dining experience. S&W has been a family-owned operation since 1934 and maintains the tradition of down-home fare ordered in the vibe of eating dockside. Everything from their two-handed “Loaded Tacos” to a variety of seafood boils; lobster rolls; po’ boys; and a massive “Catfish and Friends” Platter featuring a whole catfish, gator tail bites, frog legs, and gulf shrimp for sharing is on the menu. Reel ‘em in!
Eating Italian has always been a popular ethnic cuisine, but Sugo decided to add a delectable twist—integrating Mediterranean influences along with craft cocktails, decadent desserts and a spacious patio to kick back. Note: Try the Meatball al Sugo which has been awarded the country’s best meatballs. There are numerous vegan and vegetarian options as well. This restaurant undoubtedly maintains the stellar Castellucci Hospitality Group’s reputation.