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Big Jake's Steakhouse

1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-5573
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Ranked #6 of 53 Restaurants in Van Buren
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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Yukon, Oklahoma
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nothing special about the steakhouse but a good place to grab a bite when you are in the area. I have nothing bad to say about the food or service, just average.

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Evansville, IN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

onion blossom - ok; sirloin - ok; baked potato -- mushy -- how does THAT happen? -- grilled veggie skewer - good; everything felt sticky and could use a good cleaning. If you sit on the north side, you may have a view of the distant mountains.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Service has always been slow. Recent trip there will be last. If I could negative rating, most definitely would. Restaurant has gone downhill fast & not worth going. Burnt & overcooked food & steak. Tip automatically included at 20%!!!!! Nasty food.

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Amarillo, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had dinner within a half an hour of closing, and the food and service were still excellent. The prices were very reasonable, service was fast and pleasant, and we were not rushed by the staff. This was our second meal there and we plan to go again if we are in the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Despite the lack of top ranking on this site - decided it was time to try this place. I did look at the menu on this site before going, and found that the current menu is about 15% higher - the ribeye is up to $21 so I did the chicken fried steak for $11 something. The meal came with... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were traveling cross country to a family reunion and checked trip advisor for a good place to eat in Van Buren Arkansas as it is a convenient place for us to spend the night. As we got close to Van Buren we checked Trip Advisor and Big Jakes had good reviews. My husband and I arrived about 7PM and... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
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141 reviews 141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stopped in after a recommendation from our hotel. My steak was the best part of 5 dishes. Sent one meal back to be redone, and it still wasn't great. Service was horrible. They were too concerned with who was up next to sing karaoke upstairs. Sorry...but the servers should be doing their jobs not singing with friends. Would never go... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Driving West to East my husband & I stayed in Van Buren and craving steak we went to Big Jakes. I like mine well done which is difficult to get without being crispy but they did it. His was medium and said it was delicious. Quaint atmosphere nice wait staff. Give it a try.

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cordova, tn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food was great, service was tops, and "liquor-by-the-drink" in a "DRY" county ... what's not to like!?!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I ate here last year and it was good. Had to wait for a seat. Ordered a med rare steak tonight and got well done. Food quality has taken a turn south. Now I know why I didnt have to wait for a seat tonight.

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