Jack & Honey's Brings an Upscale Diner Experience to Thornton Park

By Yasmene Warren

The same mastermind behind Orlando’s beloved bar and dining joint The Hammered Lamb has recently brought about a new eatery to the streets of Thornton Park. Nestled in the shell of the former Hawaiian-inspired bar, The 808, comes Jack & Honey’s, an upscale diner that recently had its grand opening last month. Let’s check it out!

All About Jack & Honey’s

Jack & Honey’s is a new upscale diner on East Washington Street in Thornton Park, just outside of downtown Orlando.

front of restaurant with sign and outside seating

What used to be The 808 has now turned into Jack & Honey’s thanks to The Hammered Lamb’s Jason Lambert. He named the restaurant after his grandparents, Jack Quigly and Dorothy Marie “Honey” Braham.

portraits of two people with typed of biographies below each

Jack & Honey’s is the product of Lambert’s dream to pay homage to his grandparents and produce a restaurant that embodies “an earthy sophistication that balances the blue collar grit of a diner-inspired restaurant.”

greenery wall with lit green jack and honeys sign

This restaurant serves modern American cuisine, so you’re sure to find a healthy blend of all your favorite foods mixed with contemporary flavors.

Jack & Honey’s can be enjoyed on the daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Foods to Feast On

You’re probably no stranger to ordinary American food. Jack & Honey’s, however, is anything but ordinary.

Jack & Honey’s is serving up a wide variety of small plates, appetizers, and salads. From loaded truffle fries, fried PB&Js, and pork belly tacos to loaded potato skins, the G.O.A.T. flatbread, wagyu sliders and more, there’s tastes for everyone.

flatbread with crumbled cheese and a redish pink sauce with arugula

G.O.A.T. Flatbread

If you want something a bit bigger on your plate, enjoy handhelds like chicken bruschetta, pork belly B.L.T., and the hangover burger. There are also plates like hot honey mac and cheese, airline chicken, and spaghetti bolognese.

two sliders with french fries on a rectangle plate

Wagyu Sliders

You can also get breakfast foods like the breakfast platter, steak and eggs, shrimp and grits, and Honey’s chicken and waffles. Whether you’re dining in the morning or the evening, there’s a dish that’s sure to tickle your fancy.

Top it all off with mouthwatering desserts like boozy berry parfait or molten chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream.

The Dining Experience

Dining at Jack & Honey’s couples modern, upscale American dining with snazzy décor and a little slice of family history.

Seat yourself at an intimate booth, a high top view looking out to the street, or an open space at the bar and be immersed in a cozy world of eatery excellence.

greenery wall with tables and chairs
black booths with black wall and honey mural


Yellow hexagonal honeycombs, vibrant greenery, neon signage, and photos straight out of the Lambert history book line the walls of Jack & Honey’s and make for a sublime dining environment.

black wall with yellow hexagon mural
white wall with old framed pictures


The best part about dining in Orlando is the unwavering ability to find fresh takes on classic concepts. American food has been a tried and true outlet for restauranteurs to erect new dining establishments across Central Florida, and it’s nice to see them take the time to introduce new concepts to hungry minds. If you love American food but still want to try something new, trust that Jack & Honey’s will not disappoint.

Thornton Park

Thornton Park is a neighborhood in downtown Orlando located on the east side of Lake Eola. In it, you’ll find a bustling variety of bars and restaurants, each ranging from casual to upscale, as well as a few local or indie shops.

This neighborhood is home to the Art & Wine Walk, which takes place every second Thursday of the month. There is also ample greenery to take advantage of, which is perfect for those nature lovers out there. If you want a healthy mix of city living and vibrant natural scenes, let our team help you find the perfect home in downtown Orlando.


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