Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-2pm
Food Specialty: Chicken and Waffles Benedict and the Zoë
Drink Speciality: Carafe of Mimosas
Price Range: $8-15
Bonus: Fast Service
Word to the wise, I highly recommend getting here right at 11am (or even a few minutes before). My boyfriend and I stopped by Billy Jack’s on a Sunday morning around 10:45 a.m. surprised by the already forming line at the door. Once the doors unlocked, the crowd spilled into the Main St. joint.
We took a seat at the high-top tables, we ordered a carafe of mimosas ($7.50) to split. The crack of champagne corks reverberated around the room as others ordered in suit.
Wayne and I settled on the chicken and waffles benedict ($6.99) and the zoë ($7.99), the ever popular choices, to split. It seems the kitchen knows how demanding the brunch hour can be as our food came out less than 5 minutes after ordering. I don’t think I’ve ever had as fast service at a sit down brunch before!
The zoë, described on the menu as “country fried chicken in a biscuit with a farm egg, melted cheddar and smothered with our house sausage gravy”, was the perfect portion. Not too meager but not overflowing where you felt uncomfortably stuffed. The chicken and waffles benedict came with hot sauce on the side for an added kick! I ate a bite of the waffles sans sauce because I’m a sissy when it comes to spices, but Wayne tucked in.
Splitting a carafe of mimosas between two people is a great idea. We each averaged about 4 small glasses of the jumped-up OJ, making the carafe a more economical choice over the single serve ($1.50 a piece). We saved $4.5 by getting the carafe instead of the individual glasses.
All in all, I highly recommend Billy Jack’s if you’re in the downtown area a little before 11am. However, the place gets packed by 11:15am. Wayne and I were in and out in under 45 min (we lollygagged with our mimosas), but as we were leaving there wasn’t an empty seat in the place and a line was forming around the corner.