July 6, 2022

Nibbles – Jack’s at Harbor One Marina

Lee White is a resident of Old Lyme in a section of town where she and her house are the oldest members.  She has been writing about restaurants and cooking since 1976 and has been extensively published in the Worcester (Mass.) Magazine, The Day, Norwich Bulletin, and Hartford Courant.  She currently writes Nibbles and a cooking column called A La Carte for the Times and Shore Publishing newspapers, and Elan, a quarterly magazine, all of which are now owned by The Day. 

Jack’s at Harbor One Marina
26 Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

I wasn’t sure that Jack Flaw would reopen Jack’s at Harbor One Marina, since his two Jack Rabbit’s, one on Main Street in Old Saybrook, and the other in Storrs, to say nothing of the ones he plans on opening, first in Burlington, Vermont. But I saw his pickup at the Old Saybrook Marina and decided to stop.

I always with Jack, he said of course the hot dog emporium would be open. It is open each day during the summer. It serves lots of egg sandwiches (one made with Spam—we may think Spam is silly, but Hawaii loves Spam and uses more than any other place in the world). And his dogs are amazingly delicious and most seem new and different. I pine for the Symba dog—chipotle ketchup and grilled mac and cheese—which I will try soon. I was also happy that his Doug Dog is still on the menu—my husband loved the sweet potato mustard, chili and hot slaw. I think I will have to get that one, too.