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Big Jake's Steakhouse

1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-5573
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Rockdale, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I am a Van Buren resident and have chosen Big Jakes many times over the years (since it opened) and am sad to say it's just not what it used to be. Both quality and consistency have fallen off over the years.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

local or chain I don't know but the food was good servers friendly laides derssed in cowgirl fashion many photos of local things & a model train running the top around dinning area kool oh forgot large stuffed stear so go meat!!!

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Additional Information about Big Jake's Steakhouse

Address: 1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone Number: (479) 474-5573
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Van Buren
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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