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Jake's Wayback Burgers

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Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches
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255 Upland Square Drive, Pottstown, PA
+1 484-300-4246
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: The BEST Burger under the bun! 100% Fresh never frozen!Jake's Wayback...
The BEST Burger under the bun! 100% Fresh never frozen!Jake's Wayback Burgers serves the best burgers under the bun, hand pattied from 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef and grilled to order. Jake's Wayback offers amazing shakes that are made from real milk and ice cream, served in a frosty metal shaker. Jake's Wayback has also added several new items to our menu, such as Grilled Chicken Caesar, Buffalo Blue Chicken sandwiches, Very Veggie Burgers, Turkey Club Burgers, and Irish Nachos, as well as the famous Burger and Shake of the Month.
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Good for:
Families with children
Takeout

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  • 9
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh is best

My wife and I stopped here after a year of wanting to do so. She was craving a burger as was I so why not. I am not a big fan I greasy burgers. Five guys is good but so greasy. Jake's was a pleasant surprise. The burger was fresh with classic topping and all were fresh. This burger was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Chris S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I stopped here after a year of wanting to do so. She was craving a burger as was I so why not. I am not a big fan I greasy burgers. Five guys is good but so greasy. Jake's was a pleasant surprise. The burger was fresh with classic topping and all were fresh. This burger was... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The burgers are average and priced kinda high. The atmosphere is bright and clean without charm. I avoid the place and suggeswt you do, too. For a good hot dog, go downtown to the Very Best. Want a juicy-delicious burger? Try the LongHorn on Rte. 100S. Mid-day, it's barely any more expensive, and the sides, atmosphere, and service far surpass.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went because we had a groupon and still had to pay, we ordered a single burger and a double burger and 1 drink and cheese fries, burgers are so thin you can hardly taste anything. The cheese fries were fries with some shredded cheese on it!!! And not even melted, no flavor and worst of all the food was... More 

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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not every burger place has a veggie burger option. This veggie burger is my favorite. You can get a variety of toppings on it and it is delish! I like their fries extra crispy with no salt. These 2 options give this burger place on my list for those who are interested in a little more healthier fare when they... More 

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Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

this restaurant is very clean and the service was great and so was the food. I understand that this restaurant gives back to the community by donating a percent of his proceeds everyday to injured race car drivers.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Great burgers, but grossly overpriced. I also have to say the staff was very inattentive. It took about 5-6 minutes before we were acknowledged and our order was taken.

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ljh45, Owner at Jake's Wayback Burgers, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for the feedback on your experience in March. I will address the issue of their inattentiveness to you at the register at our next staff meeting. More 

Lansdale, PA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were at the Philadelphia Outlet Mall (puzzlingly located in Pottstown and not Philly) and my wife said she could go for a diner burger. She Googled "Best Burger in Pottstown" on her phone and Jake's WayBack Burger was top of the list. We accidentally drove right by it. It was not a restaurant but a fastfood store wedged in... More 

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Philadelphia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a popular chain and for good reason. Their formula is spot on - really good burgers, fries and onion rings wrapped cleverly (newspaper type paper) and fun atmosphere. The portions are large, only fresh ingredients are used and grilled to order. However, you will pay a premium for all of the above. If money isn't a concern, then... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

This was my 4th visit to Jake's Wayback. They do a great job with everything on their menu. I've had their burgers, hot dogs,grilled cheese and shakes. The hot dog I had today prompted my review. It was incredible! Sliced and grilled served with perfectly cooked bacon, grilled onions and "gold" sauce(combination mustard and BBQ sauce). It was delicious. The... More 

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in with my wife and family, to see what all the hype was about. The location is somewhat hidden but if your local you shouldn't have a problem finding it its in an industrial park. The service was good, the atmosphere is clean a bit too open but okay for a brewery. Maybe too much echo. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 Upland Square Drive, Pottstown, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pottstown
  • Phone Number: +1 484-300-4246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 14
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The BEST Burger under the bun! 100% Fresh never frozen!Jake's Wayback Burgers serves the best burgers under the bun, hand pattied from 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef and grilled to order. Jake's Wayback offers amazing shakes that are made from real milk and ice cream, served in a frosty metal shaker. Jake's Wayback has also added several new items to our menu, such as Grilled Chicken Caesar, Buffalo Blue Chicken sandwiches, Very Veggie Burgers, Turkey Club Burgers, and Irish Nachos, as well as the famous Burger and Shake of the Month.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?