Jon's Place, Boca Raton
Address: 22191 Powerline Road (Palms Plaza Shopping Center)
Type of food: Italian and Middle Eastern kosher
Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. In observance of the Jewish Sabbath, open 45 minutes after sundown until midnight Saturdays.
Dining facility: Order at the counter; no table service.
Service/atmosphere: The staff is friendly, just like the restaurant's modest, welcoming interior. The counter girl not only took our order, but repeated it back to be sure it was correct.
The DishThere's no chicken or beef on the menu, but there's plenty of fish and vegetables.
Our tuna sub ($7.95), wrapped tightly in foil, is stuffed with white albacore that has just the right amount of mayo to make it creamy. We certainly got our money's worth, as the sandwich on a soft hoagie roll includes crispy lettuce, onions and ripe tomato slices.
Equally good are the fries ($3.25 small; $5.95 large). The foam container is overflowing with crispy shoestring strips of potatoes liberally sprinkled with Cajun spices that give our taste buds a tingle.
Both the fries and a half dozen garlic rolls ($4.50) are quickly devoured.
The Greek salad ($8.95) comes in a clear box. The bed of lettuce is topped with thick slices of tomatoes and chunks of feta. There's also red onions, black olives and cucumbers. It also comes with optional anchovies.
The only disappointment is the dressing, a thick concoction described as a vinaigrette but which forms clumps on the lettuce leaves instead of coating them nicely.
There's also fish 'n' chips with soup or salad ($10.95 for lunch; $13.95 for dinner). A grilled salmon entree ($14.95) also is available.
— Beth Feinstein-Bartl
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