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Jakes Smokehouse BBQ

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1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

For something different and delicious, try the BBQ nachos. Incredibly good. For the main course, the naked ribs are moist and flavorful without any sauce.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered chicken wings, salad, and a pulled chicken sandwich for our Super Bowl dinner, and it was truly super! The food was fresh, seasoned perfectly without drippy sauces, and quite plentiful. I highly recommend Jake's - a relatively new place on our restaurant excursions, but one we definitely put with the few at the top of our list!

Thank KCHorizons
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For something different and delicious, try the BBQ nachos. Incredibly good. For the main course, the naked ribs are moist and flavorful without any sauce.

Thank Irvin2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been eating at Jakes Since they opened in 1999. The food is good, servers are friendly and it's nice to be able to sit and relax while enjoying a meal.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Jake's Smokehouse BBQ twice, while were in Virginia Beach on vacation. We were very pleased both times. The BBQ chicken had the best smoke flavor we've ever had in chicken. The ribs and pulled pork were amazing. I usually prefer the brisket, but the chicken and ribs were superior. I would definitely recommend Jake's and will definitely be... More 

Thank rmwaltermyer
Epsom, NH
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my 3-4 time visiting and as usual the food is great. Slow cooked meat, you add as much or little BBQ sauce as you want, the sides are homemade, but the service has always been mediocre. Until this time. I accidentally spilled my water and the cup crashed to the floor loudly. Fortunately the cup was plastic so... More 

Thank Meredith S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean place to have bbq or bbq chicken. Baked beans not that great. Think they come out of a can. Bbq sauces are tasty.

Thank SamiSushi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Jakes three times in January! The smoked wings are most excellent! Had the Jakes Burger the last time. It was one of the top 3 burgers I have eaten EVER! Juicy - big - and tasty! The wait staff are pleasant and friendly. Good service! Well worth the drive from Portsmouth!

Thank Doug S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I enjoyed the baby back ribs tonight and they were excellent. The server was excellent, said she has worked there 10 years. They have signs on the wall that say Craft Beer $2, couldn't believe it so verified it with the waitress. Beer is cheaper than ice tea. If I had and negative comment it would be... More 

Thank w8rjl
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

As a customer I come almost every Sunday with my Dad for Jakes amazing wings and potato skins. Jakes is not lacking in the food department but in the service their wait staff is very bland and slow and the place it's self needs a remodel to bring in a larger amount of people from different age groups. They have... More 

Thank SarahTheTester
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Belly buster sandwich was the best with pulled pork and sliced brisket piled high. They weren't kidding when they named this sandwich. Perfect name for a great sandwich.

Thank Melissa N

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?