Restaurant News & Reviews

Papa Jack's

3218 Guess Road, Durham.

620-6188.

Cuisine: steakhouse.

Rating: **

Prices: entrees $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: dreary in the dining room; dine in the upstairs bar instead.

Service: Southern-friendly.

Recommended: fried banana peppers, sweet potato fries, king's cut filet, thick custom-cut steaks.

Open: Lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard; full bar; cigar friendly; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:

**** Among the Triangle's very best.

*** Rewarding experience.

** Generally acceptable.

* Hit-or-miss.

See Greg Cox's weekly

e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.

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