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1100 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE 19711
302-737-1118
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very good but perhaps over-priced hamburgers

When I step into this VERY unassuming burger joint, I wonder whether I am seeing fast-food history being made. This is, afterall, where the Jack's burger "empire" began -- a concept they are now trying to franchise across the country under the "Wayback" concept. It remains to be seen how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I just left a Wayback burger place at 4104 Surles Court Durham NC....The guy at the counter that took my order ask me to repeat it about 4 times, then asked me if I wanted a soda. I said, no thank you...After saying no he ask me 2 more time if I wanted a soda. The burger and fries were... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Burgers are made fresh, and not frozen. They have interesting flavors for their shakes, especially their shake of the month.

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Essington, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This may not have been one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had in a restaurant (as the question above asks) but it is certainly the best hamburger I've ever had. 100% hamburger meat done to perfection on the most delicious bun. My presumption is that the burger would come on a regular (and boring) hamburger bun. But it... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I guess I'm the dope. I thought just maybe I could accompany my wife to try this place for the first time. But I'm on WeightWatchers ... but they had a veggie burger on the menu. I thought I could stay on my diet and eat their veggie burger, but to my complete astonishment, the veggie burger was deep fried.... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The burgers at Jakes melt in your mouth !! (Middletown , Elkton , New Castle & Bear....been to all :) Try an awesome handipped shake too....great flavors :)

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

When I step into this VERY unassuming burger joint, I wonder whether I am seeing fast-food history being made. This is, afterall, where the Jack's burger "empire" began -- a concept they are now trying to franchise across the country under the "Wayback" concept. It remains to be seen how successful that effort will be; for the moment, they're kind... More 

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New Castle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Grease is the word.....Not the best burger I have ever had....Not worth the money either we actually ended up ill from all the grease

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Newark, Delaware
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32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I used 2 love Jake's when they 1st started in their humble beginnings of 1, 2...3 locations. We visited Jake's on the 1st day of Summer this year. Apparently they had some special going on with that 4 getting a free baby milkshake. We ordered that and some food 4 dinner. Several problems arose. The staff ranged from mildly 2... More 

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Bear, Delaware, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I love the burgers and the french fries! The shakes also taste delicious. If you have never tried it...you should at least once. Then, once you try it...you will go back for more! :)

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Everything is great at that location. From their food to their service. One of the greatest burger places I have ever attended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE 19711
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-737-1118
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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