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Jakes Smokehouse BBQ

1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
757-721-7850
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Ranked #107 of 1,238 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My husband wanted to get away from the Boardwalk and have a night out. We came across Jakes and thought we would give it a try. Wow, I am glad we did. Loved the design and felt right at home. I had the pulled pork with a salad and a baked potato. The pulled pork is amazing and I loved... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My family and I had fun Virginia Beach over the 4th of July until we went to Jakes Smokehouse BBQ. Service was terrible. We went to Jakes on Sunday evening around 7:30. The place was not that busy. A party of 12-15 were ahead of us. The servers were setting their table. We were at the front counter for 20... More

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Canton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a place we make sure we visit every time we are in Virginia Beach. Great food, servers & worth the price. A place away from all the hustle and bustle off the boardwalk. We visited twice this time around.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was my husbands pick for dinner on Thursday. Service was great even though the waitress explained they were understaffed it didn't seem like it. She was definitely running it well. My husband ordered the ribs and chicken quarter. He said it was very good. Both my kids ordered the chicken fingers with fries. Usually they will hardly touch their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We picked this place on a whim. Turned out to be a great choice. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. I ate a brisket melt that was delicious. My husband thought the pulled pork was also delicious. Both of my children loved the mac-n-cheese. We will definitely go back when in the area again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I ordered the beef brisket platter to go...it's still sitting in front of me actually. The mac n cheese tastes like Kraft...the beans are ok...and the brisket is oily, mushy, tasteless, and nothing but slices of fat. I got maybe 2 bites of actual meat. Not to mention small portions. I just spent $13 and I'm still hungry. Terrible.

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were here last year for the 4th of July and a local told us to try this place. We were staying on the boardwalk and this was off the beaten path about 20 minutes away. We were so pleased to find that it was worth the drive. The ribs were good and the homemade sauce was great. Glad we... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great food, ok service, ok prices. Taste trumps everything...worth the drive. We spent $60 for a family of four (included 2 kids meals and an appetizer). Best bbq I've had! Less than six miles from oceanfront.

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Best BBQ IN VAB- hands down the best in VALUE and FOOD. The service was amazing and the staff just as wonderful. GREAT FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT FOR A GREAT PRICE. MUST GO!

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Jake's was very good -- I am not a BBQ person - don't like the mess, but my husband loves BBQ so do go at least once a month. His ribs were done just right, and you smell the smokyness as soon as you hit the parking lot. I had the grilled chicken breast -- juicy, tender and two of... More

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