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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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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why we come here

We live in Southwest Virginia, in Roanoke, but have a time-share in Virginia Beach. We were introduced to Jake's Smokehouse by friends in the area. We loved the smokehouse taste of the meats, and the friendly, knowledgeable service. Even though we can't eat here often, I joined the Royalty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
David B
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Roanoke, VA, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Austintown, Ohio
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great value for the amount of food you're getting. Visited a few times and they haven't let us down! Good food at a great family oriented setting

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We ordered the family dinner with a sampling of everything. Every meat included was delicious. All sides were good and there was ample food for 5 adults and 1 child. We did order extra pulled pork as it was a favorite of all. The only negative for us was a large group seated just behind us was so loud we... More 

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Roanoke, VA, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We live in Southwest Virginia, in Roanoke, but have a time-share in Virginia Beach. We were introduced to Jake's Smokehouse by friends in the area. We loved the smokehouse taste of the meats, and the friendly, knowledgeable service. Even though we can't eat here often, I joined the Royalty Rewards program because I know we will visit every time we... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband is a BBQ snob and when he said it is as close to his SC BBQ, meaning enough vinegar to burn your throat and enough red pepper flakes to make your nose run, that is saying something. Several BBQ sauces to choose from if that is your preference. I also got the BBQ chicken as part of the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Always have a great meal at Jake's. Everything we have had which is just about all on the menu is always consistently good. Service is great and the prices are so reasonable. We have been going here for years. They have something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife had the pulled pork and loved it. My grandson had the Hog heaven baby back ribs and said that they were the best baby back ribs he has had. I had the Memphis Ribs and they were great. The fried okra was very good. We definitely will be back. Excellent service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It has a kind of family country feeling, Mac & cheese, BBQ food, nice employees & good food... Might not look great but food tastes good... Great if you like Southern looking restaurants! (2013 trip)

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Additional Information about Jakes Smokehouse BBQ

Address: 1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
Phone Number: 757-721-7850
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?