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Jakes Smokehouse BBQ

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1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
757-721-7850
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Pleasant Surprise

We visited Jake's in early August and enjoyed a very good barbeque dinner. The restaurant is family friendly and offers a good variety of food. Don't miss a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Karen A
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Woodbridge, Virginia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Virginia Beach
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was a little sceptical about walking a far distance from my hotel to go eat, ( 3-4 blocks); But it was well worth it! Food was very good, and place was very clean.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is our Must Go To place while in Virginia Beach!! The nachos are AMAZING!! Lunch is a great value for the money!!

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Franklin, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I enjoy a good BBQ and ribs are what my wife anted, heard good things and decided to try to satisfy her urge for messy ribs. Ribs were too fatty, chicken was dry and sides were standard box or bag fare, mac and cheese was runny and beans looked old and sat under heat lamp for a while

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited Jake's in early August and enjoyed a very good barbeque dinner. The restaurant is family friendly and offers a good variety of food. Don't miss a visit.

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poconos
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Good food..I've honestly had better BBQ ribs..the own fall is limited tables for big family's..12 people had to sit in 3 separate booths..could not communicate..

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Best BBQ ever! Broad menu plenty choices for all in the family. Polite, courteous, friendly cheerful staff!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband had smokehouse burger and asked for it to be done medium... He had to scrape off the charred edges from the overcooking when he got it. When we left the hostess asked how it was and we told her -- she very nicely said we should have told our server and we could've gotten another one. Unfortunately we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate here as a family of 13. Smelled fantastic upon arrival. Seated fast. Staff was good & friendly. The ribs, pulled pork, hush puppies, salads, etc, all tasted very good. Problem was 5 out of our 13 family members got very ill that evening. Cannot be sure, but eat at your own risk here.

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Jake S, Owner at Jakes Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

I am sorry that you fell ill after eating at my restaurant. We bring in the freshest ingredients possibly and prepare everything daily. Can you tell me the entire order so I can narrow down the problem. This is the only case I've heard of. Thank you Kevin More 

Austintown, Ohio
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On a 4 day vacation we atr BBQ 5 times...this wasnt the best but it was a damn close second and thats debatable...If your a BBQ lover then this should be a Virginia beach Must

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I'm not Southern. I'm from Pittsburgh. My BBQ experience involves Applebee's and a chain called Smokey Bones. During our trip to Virginia Beach, I figured we need to take a break from seafood and get some good ole Southern BBQ. My wife, my son, and I decided on Jake's based largely on tripadvisor reviews. My son's opinion doesn't really count.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-721-7850

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?