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Happy Jacks review

Discussion in 'Dining - Nightlife - Entertainment' started by Duma Dining/bar critic, Feb 10, 2016.

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  1. alex

    alex DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

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    Jack why do you laugh at me playing billiards , i tell you now i had a misspent youth, and yes pool tables were invented when i was a boy. i have that game by the balls
     
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  2. Jack Peterson

    Jack Peterson DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Air Force

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    Yeah but that table will be Motionless unlike on your Vessel :popcorn: :1cheers:
     
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    Pocket billiards?
     
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    You still haven't indicated that you have visited this business. I'm not interested in your anonymous 2 cents being posted here that is intended to do nothing but bring this business, that you haven't even visited, down. I've given you a permanent reply ban to this thread and any related to this restobar. If you wish to have this reply ban removed you will need to actually visit this restobar, get pictures of you there ordering food and then eating it and then send me a PM with the post you would like to make on this thread.

    Just a guess here, but I think you should look over this forum rule:
    as I highly suspect there is a conflict of interest going here.
     
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  5. Canadianized

    Canadianized DI Member Showcase Reviewer

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    I have to put in my two cents here. First, I agree that waitress staff can be challenging in the Philippines in terms of our standards. And, what happened the person doing the complaining here is valid. The owner of Happy Jacks puts all kinds of work into finding new customers. I am sure he doesn't want his staff chasing them away. And I am sure he had a few choice words to say to these girls.

    However, some of you guys are throwing the baby out with the bath water here. Everyone deserves a second chance. He is also teaming up with Taco Tayo for some special events. I commend him on that. I would say if you have a bad time there approach the owner in person. I am sure he will offer you some kind of offer that will help compensate for your trouble. I know him to be fair just the same as the owner at Taco Tayo.

    There not many places for foreigner in Dumaguete where the owners are decent. In terms of running out of beer, I often lay my empty bottle on the bar or table. They get the idea real quick. You don't need to know their names. You can call them Sweetie or Beautiful here and it is ok. A smile goes a long way here.

    Sometimes I tip and sometimes not. I always get the same service. :1cheers::1cheers::1cheers:
     
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    clout DI Junior Member

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    Happy jacks is a great place, the food is good and the waitress in my opinion is very very attentive, have not had a bad experience there, and if i do my complaint well go directly to owner.
     
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  7. gerry_bc

    gerry_bc DI Forum Adept

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    Went there last night around 5pm with a couple buddies and the girls for some food, pool and a couple beers. I had the lasagna (very good), he rest choose between the Union Burger and Mince pie special. All was great, beer cold and everyone happy except for 1 thing. As usual I got my @ss handed to me in pool lol. I am going to start playing monopoly again......
     
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    Glad you liked it. :woot: We've got Cottage Pie as a special and glad you enjoyed it. Its made with minced beef, exactly the same as Shepherds pie but that is made with minced lamb... Just had to add the difference. Also people reading mince pie might think i still have some sweet cakes left over from Christmas lol... :smile:
     

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    ChMacQueen DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

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    Exactly. Its not easy finding the right staff and keeping them as well as monitoring them non stop to make sure they are paying attention to customers. We do what we can as we can but often the boss only see's one side when he/she is around to watch which is when they work hard not seeing all the time they hide behind the bar on their cell phones *cough* *Mia's* *cough* but actually Mia's has gotten a lot better in the last year I noticed while before I actually had to yell to get the staff to look up out of their cell phones to take my order.

    I also have known some excellent friendly girls working as servers at places frequented by foreigners and it seems like us foreigners actually swipe up those girls for ourselves quite quickly. My ex gf was the only friendly outgoing girl working at a deli bar who always came out when a customer entered to entertain them and help with the menu. When she quit to spend more time with me and her fulltime studies the place lost its only good worker and within a couple months went belly up. Its not easy finding those good workers here, keeping them, and weeding through dozens of junk workers that do their jobs base minimum and we feel bad firing them.
     
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    Canadianized DI Member Showcase Reviewer

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    I had the fish and chips with real Malt vinegar at Happy Jacks. The best I have had in a long long time.
     
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