100 Dishes In Alabama: Tacky Jack’s Farmer’s Omelet

Y’all the Alabama Gulf Coast is one of my favorite spots in the entire world! Not only do we get to visit with my parents when we come down, we also usually get to see friends who are vacationing. The sugary sand beaches are the most beautiful in the world. The native live oaks are gorgeous. The way of life is relaxed and casual. We always find good deals at the outlets in Foley. And the food is the best. Hands down. I would be in big trouble if I lived here all the time. My scale and I would have a constant battle. I find it very hard to resist the fresh seafood, and the come-as-you-are-even-if-it’s-in-a-swimsuit atmosphere of restaurants at the beach is relaxing. Speaking of dining in a swimsuit, I don’t know that I’ve ever been to Tacky Jack’s in anything BUT a swimsuit. It’s my kind of place.

Even if you aren’t from Alabama,you might remember Tacky Jack’s as the place where President Obama ate dinner when he was at the Alabama Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill. I can understand why Tacky Jack’s was chosen for him – it represents the best aspects of life at the beach. Fresh seafood, a stunning water view, and a laid-back atmosphere. Did I mention that Tack Jack’s is my kind of place?

Making the list of “100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die” is Tacky Jack’s Farmer’s Omelet. Now, an omelet isn’t something I would normally order from a restaurant. However, this little project has given me many opportunities to broaden my culinary horizons, if you will. As omelets go, Tacky Jack’s farmer’s omelet is a good one. As the name implies, it is full of produce like onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and the most fabulous hash brown potatoes. (The potatoes are the best part; I could eat those by themselves and be quite happy!) It also has sausage, ham, and American and cheddar cheeses. It’s kind of an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink type omelet.

The hash browns are hand cut and fried with the onions, peppers, mushrooms, sausage and ham. The cheeses are melted into the potatoes. The eggs are on top of the potato mixture, and more cheese is melted on top. Although we ordered the small size, it was more food than I could eat. I can’t imagine how big the large is!!

Of course, Tacky Jack’s has a full breakfast menu, and breakfast at Tacky Jack’s is a tradition on the Gulf Coast. My littles don’t enjoy eggs so much, so they opted for the french toast instead. MA said she just wanted a bite, and before we knew it, she and her sister had downed every bite.

I love how restaurants on the Gulf Coast are following after the pattern set by Lulu’s and installing play spaces for children to enjoy while the family waits on a table. We didn’t actually have to wait on seating this day, but my girls begged to play after breakfast was over.

The new Tacky Jack’s even provided a quiet spot for the parents to sit and watch the playground. Yes, definitely my kind of place!

The new Tack Jack’s location sits right across the water from another of our favorite places.

But her Lower Alabama Caviar and Cheeseburger in Paradise are a post for another day…


  1. You know, we have never eaten at Tacky Jacks. I’m thinking this has to take place the next time we are at the beach!!!

    • thehillhangout says

      You will love it! They are known for their breakfasts, and it was good, but we like to eat there for lunch and dinner, too. Fabulous poboys and shrimp/oyster/fish baskets.

  2. Wow – the food looks amazing! If we’re ever out that way, we’ll have to give it a try!

    Visiting and following from the Crew…


  3. And I was doing SO good on my diet today too! 😉

    Popping in and following from the Crew!


  4. YUM!!
    Visiting and following from the crew! Have a wonderful day!

  5. That looks amazing! Wish I had some reason to visit…
    Stopping by from the crew 🙂

  6. I was wondering what they were building across from Lulu’s! Oh my goodness! We have never eaten at Tacky Jack’s but if it’s better than Lulu’s then I want to go! We adore Alabama and have always stayed in Fort Morgan at Martinique. So lovely I wish I were there right now!:) Stopping by from the Crew! Lori

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