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JJ's

In a word: Nothing to see here.

The specs: #0278
Address, hours & details via Isthmus; official Inn on the Park web site.

JM ate the southern-fried chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the BLT with broccoli and a Coke.
The bill was $16, or $8/person (the beverages were free), plus tip.
JM gave JJ's a B; Nichole gave JJ's a C (see our grading rubric).

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BLTWe chose a good time to visit JJ's in Inn on the Park on the square. Not only was our waitress in a magnanimous mood, it being her last night on the job, but Genna's patio was hopping. We were glad for the distraction across the street, because the food at JJ's, while decent, is not what one would make a special trip for.

The menu is middle-of-the-road, mid-American fare - sandwiches, steaks, salads, pasta, you get the picture.  It wasn't bad, by any means. The BLT Nichole ordered was well-constructed, solid, with lots of B. The T was not quite ripe (in August! for shame) and the L was wilty. But the side of broccoli was generous, thoroughly buttered like you never let yourself do at home, and steamed just beyond crunchy.

Southern fried chickenAs for JM's dinner, the potatoes were the stars of the show. They, too, were a buttery and flavorful skin-on garlic mash. The chicken itself was on the greasy side, so the ample gravy played more to the taters' strengths than those of the chicken.

Our run of hotel restaurants has run from the Good (Dayton Street Cafe, Admiralty Room, Capitol Chophouse) to the Bad (Badgerland Bar and Grill) to the Ugly (Francie's Casual Cafe, George's Chophouse).  JJ's is none of those and all of those rolled into one but without any real style of its own.

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