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Big Jake's Steakhouse

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1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-5573
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ok

Nice staff At least the young girls The older one was not pleasant Just off i40 Food was only ok Not great Could be a lot better The menu is unappetising Eat here if you are hungry and rushing thru this Bible Belt state The big lite up crusefixs on the side of the highway are freaky!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
samboDublin
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Tralee, Ireland
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Tralee, Ireland
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424 reviews 424 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice staff At least the young girls The older one was not pleasant Just off i40 Food was only ok Not great Could be a lot better The menu is unappetising Eat here if you are hungry and rushing thru this Bible Belt state The big lite up crusefixs on the side of the highway are freaky!

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times over the years. Sometimes the food is better than other times. On my last visit, the food was bland and steaks were tough. No one in our group enjoyed their meal. The service was good and the waitress pleasant.

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Cary, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Because we were traveling with our dog, we decided to have take out from Big Jake's. The order was completely correct, ready in the amount of time told when placing, and was delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the pinto beans and cornbread were delicious. The meal was great and better choice for us than the chain restaurants surrounding... More 

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Rockdale, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The hotel recommended this restaurant and another for dinner. We wish we had tried the other restaurant instead of Big Jake's. The wait staff is young and very inexperience. There seems to be no older experienced supervision. Our waitress had trouble with the basic drink order of scotch and water. Food was average.

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Temple, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The service was very lacking and the food even more so! Our concerns were not addressed and we left very dissatisfied with entire experience.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Unique place to eat. Steaks were cooked to our specification and meals come with a bowl of awesome pinto beans. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. What more could you ask for. Can't wait to eat there again.

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Joliet, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We chose Jake's when visiting the area because it was conveniently located close to our hotel. The menu choices seemed a little pricey - not tragic, but by no means economical. Service was slow and sporadic. The food was good, when it did arrive, but not really worth the price or the wait. If you think you might want more... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was a fun steakhouse with a train running around above us. The kids in the restaurant where delighted. There is a big bucket of help yourself peanuts. With dinner we were also brought beans and a little loaf of wheat bread and margarine. Would have preferred butter. We did order steak and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I... More 

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Cordova, Tn.
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The service wasn't that good. After our was taken, our serve was switched to the upstairs secton - leaving us without a server. I had to ask several times for items. Food was a little late get to us.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I've been here 4 times over the last 8 years and all 4 times I've ordered a steak (when eating at a steak house, safe bet should be a steak) and all 4 times I've ordered the steak cooked medium (should be in the range of a warm pink center) and all 4 times I got a piece of burnt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Van Buren
  • Phone Number: (479) 474-5573

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?