If ever there was a beloved eating place in Haifa, Jacko's is it. Give the name to your taxi driver, he'll nod approvingly, gun the motor, and drop you at a nondescript building with a Hebrew sign. Since 1976, this family-run restaurant founded by a Turkish fisherman has been serving delicious seafood in a rowdy, informal setting with shared tables. The specialties here are fish and seafood sautéed in butter, white wine, and garlic. There are piles of soft-shell crab,
mussels, and calamari served with a variety of sauces, large shrimp grilled in their shells, and Mediterranean lobster (in summer). Ask for the catch of the day. For dessert try the Turkish cookies.
12 Kehilat Saloniki St., Haifa, 33034, Israel