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Jake's Wayback Burgers

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1100 Ogletown Rd, route 273, 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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 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
Good shakes & food and the First Day of Summer

I've been going to this location for decades now! I did notice some changes to the food items when it became a Jake's Wayback Burgers instead of just a Jake's a while back. The buns are different and so are the fries, but the overall burger is still good. I like the new fries, but actually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
daisyferret1
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Delaware
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Newark, Delaware
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After all the hype decided to try Jakes. Found the burger to be nothing special. Facility could use a good cleaning. And the charge for a small shake seemed exceptionally expensive for a relatively small cup.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've been going to this location for decades now! I did notice some changes to the food items when it became a Jake's Wayback Burgers instead of just a Jake's a while back. The buns are different and so are the fries, but the overall burger is still good. I like the new fries, but actually preferred the old version... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

When I think about a quick place to get a burger, I usually think about one of the major chain fast-food places. At the other end of the spectrum I think about diners and speciality places that can be really pricey when it comes to a simple hamburger. Right smack in the middle of that is Jake's. They specialize in... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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5 reviews
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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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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 807 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Jake's Wayback Burgers

Address: 1100 Ogletown Rd, route 273, Newark, DE 19711
Phone Number: 302-737-1118
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Ogletown Rd, route 273, 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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