JJ Stacks Lands A Hole In One For Food And Fun
Those looking to have a good time and bellies full of delicious food need to look no further than JJ Stacks.
The restaurant opened at 537 Federal Road in Brookfield during the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020.
Owner Joe Attonito was drawn to the location for its huge outdoor eating area and mini-golf course. The lawn space proved to be perfect for guests to enjoy spaced out activities in the open air.
“We have a 21-hole mini-golf course. We use it for regular play, kids’ parties, and even corporate events. We also do a Mini-Golf Week through Brookfield Parks & Rec,” Attonito said. “We charge $5 a game and it is open to anybody, you don’t have to dine here to play mini golf.”
Attonito has been in the restaurant industry for close to three decades, having started when he was 13 years old.
At JJ Stacks, he focuses on supporting local businesses. He gets his ice-cream from Rich Farm in Brookfield, coffee from Candlewood Coffee in Brookfield, meat from Omaha Beef in Danbury, and syrup from Maple Craft Foods in Newtown. The restaurant also has more than a dozen handcrafted beers from greater Danbury breweries.
The style of food served at JJ Stacks is nostalgic in that it reminds many of their youth, but it is modern with its originality.
“A lot of people compare us to an old-school burger stand. The difference between us and most of those places is that all our food is fresh and homemade,” Attonito said. “We serve burgers, hot dogs, ice cream shakes, fries, and have a great wing section.”
JJ Stacks is emerging as a go-to wing spot in the greater Danbury area with more than 20 flavors available that are all made in-house.
Customers can choose to dine indoors where there are tables for about 20 people or eat at the outdoor picnic tables that comfortably seat about 90 people. Those who eat outdoors will receive table service.
On Fridays and Saturdays, JJ Stacks has live music outside. It hosts multiple car shows, including one with the local VFW on the first Wednesday of each month.
The restaurant offers takeout and delivery through its website, jjstacks.com.
Catering is available both in-house and on-premise, where their cooks can prepare the food on-site. There is a pre-set Birthday Party Pack for catering, as well as custom built options to best suit people’s needs.
A Sample of the Menu
Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at JJ Stacks daily from 7 to 11 am. In addition to egg sandwiches, the menu has recently expanded to also include omelets, French toast, waffles, and pancakes.
Burgers: The restaurant’s flagship burger is The Big Stack. It has American cheese, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato, white onion, dill pickle, and JJ’s special sauce. People can also build their own burger.
Sandwiches: A customer favorite is the Pollo Stack with grilled or crispy chicken, American cheese sauce, fried jalapenos, bacon, lettuce, pickles, and bacon chipotle ranch.
Hotdogs: Paying homage to Newtown is the Nighthawk Dog. It consists of a foot-long, half-pound hotdog with homemade American cheese sauce, chopped bacon, and white onion.
Salads: The salads have mixed greens, tomato, onion, bacon, and blue cheese with balsamic vinaigrette. People can add crispy or grilled chicken, beef, turkey, a veggie patty, or a vegan patty.
Snacks and Sides: Select from half a dozen options of snacks and sides, including tots, hand-cut fries, sweet potato wedges, chicken fingers & fries, chili & cheese, and a stacked salad.
Wings: There is a wide variety of wings to satisfy everyone’s preferences from spicy to sweet. All are served with homemade blue cheese and veggies. Wings can be ordered in batches of six, 12, 24, 50, and 100.
Ice Cream and Milkshakes: Regular ice cream flavors are vanilla, chocolate, and Bobcat Bash, which is blue vanilla, golden Oreos, and yellow M&Ms. Be sure to ask what specialty flavors are available.
Little Stacks: The kids’ menu at JJ Stacks has meals served with fries and veggies. There are two items named after the owner’s children: Kacey’s Chicken Finger Basket and The Harley Stack.
JJ Stacks, located at 537 Federal Road in Brookfield, is open seven days a week. Current hours are Sunday through Thursday from 7 am to 8 pm and Friday through Saturday from 7 am to 9 pm. Call 203-885-0074 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, visit jjstacks.com. Follow JJ Stacks on Facebook at facebook.com/jjstacks203 and Instagram at instagram.com/jjstacks203.