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Big Jake's Steakhouse
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1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
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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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Food not that great, not terrible, atmosphere was lousy
2 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
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1031dg
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Joliet, Illinois

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... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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Joliet, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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