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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It was okay

This place is just a bit overpriced. $14 for an 8 oz. sirloin with two sides, but the steak was not cooked well at all. I ordered it medium and it was very very chewy. I am glad they will give out beans with bread though, otherwise I would have not enjoyed eating here at all. The fried okra was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
JessicaLuvsFlorida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place is just a bit overpriced. $14 for an 8 oz. sirloin with two sides, but the steak was not cooked well at all. I ordered it medium and it was very very chewy. I am glad they will give out beans with bread though, otherwise I would have not enjoyed eating here at all. The fried okra was... More 

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Van Buren, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food is average. The waitstaff is average. The steaks are okay. The catfish is good. Portions are large.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We found this restaurant by accident and were glad we tried it. A family-run establisment offering gearty comfort food in a fun cowboy memorabilia setting.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is a bit deceiving. Authentic looking western decor, and pleasant wait staff.. BUT, the service is well below average, the food quality is not even restaurant standard. Seriously, tough, grisly steak, bland chewy chicken and lame fries. I would suggest Western Sizzlin over this place. The food quality may be better and the selection will be much better,... More 

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Big Jake's was close to our hotel and came highly recommended. As finicky eaters, both my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. The catfish, while a wee bit fishy tasting as expected, was well-prepared and the chicken-fried steak was tender and well seasoned. Our waitress willingly put up with my dry sense of whit and actually fired back rather quickly.... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stopped in here on the way to Branson on a whim. The décor is down home county the wait staff is dressed in cowboy boots and very attentive. The food is stick to your ribs down home country good and the bar is well appointed. This would be 5 stars but they could use a few more options on the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have eaten here before and have always enjoyed it. This time was no exception. This was the first time visiting on a Friday night. They had a live musical performer or two which made it enjoyable. The steaks were great as always.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We could not believe the amount of food we got for the price and it was all good. Close to our hotel so it was convenient. Staff was attentive to our needs.

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Ordered Cowboy's Ribeye, Medium Rare (It was the driest steak I have ever ate, grey in the middle, I told server she asked me if I want steak sauce, Ha!). Salad (which was good) was supposed to come with meal, they charged me. Then ordered two slices of "Worlds Best Carrot Cake", it has three layers to it, both of... More 

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Pawhuska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant has the best roasted peanuts and salads among other great foods. Great atmosphere for the entire family

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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