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Skyway Jack's Restaurant Review: There's quite a history to this very unusual-looking fast-food restaurant. When Skyway Jack, an old Navy cook, opened the restaurant 20-plus years ago, he dreamed of serving up good food at an affordable price. Today, that dream is a reality, and though Jack is no longer around, people keep coming back for the rib-stickin’ entrées and heaping portions. Most show up for a hearty breakfast. Biscuits and sausage gravy, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, country ham and scrapple, brains and eggs, and baked beans and smoked sausage are favorites. Lunch includes a six-ounce Jack burger and daily specials ranging from chicken and dumplings to pork, mashed potatoes, black-eyes peas and greens. All menu items are made from scratch, mostly from family recipes, and some have originated from customers who bring their favorites for the cook to try as a daily special. Packed with fabric, porcelain and paper pigs in all shapes and sizes, and with views ranging from 34th Street to the retention pond out back, if you wear anything more than sneakers and shorts, you’re bound to feel overdressed.