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Big Jake's Steakhouse

1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-5573
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Ranked #5 of 52 restaurants in Van Buren
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Jun 24, 2014
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English first
Amarillo, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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12 reviews 12 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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 reviews 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Van Buren, Arkansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice atmosphere and good food. Moderate price, does have lunch specials. Locally owned and run, has upstairs dinning with semi private rooms.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We ate at Big Jake's Steakhouse twice during our recent stay in Van Buren. The food is excellent, and the price is right. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the kids enjoyed watching a miniature train travel around the tracks near the ceiling. The decor is western, and peanuts are available to snack on while you wait for your food. We... More

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Menu has changed. Prices are too expensive for the limited choices that are offered. Wait staff is attentive and friendly.

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