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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    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
Yummy!!

My husband and I ate here on a Friday night. It is kids day on Fridays with magician and everything. We don't have kids but it was ok, it wasn't crazy and kind of funny. I got the pulled BBQ chicken platter with a side salad, onion rings and garlic toast. The BBQ chicken was great, it had sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2013
kecompel
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klelmore
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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klelmore
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a Friday night. It is kids day on Fridays with magician and everything. We don't have kids but it was ok, it wasn't crazy and kind of funny. I got the pulled BBQ chicken platter with a side salad, onion rings and garlic toast. The BBQ chicken was great, it had sauce but... More 

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Newport, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a fantastic place to eat! We never travel to Virginia Beach without stopping at Jake's at least once. The food is fantastic and there is plenty of it. We have never been able to eat dessert because the meal fills you up. The staff is wonderful and we never come home without a few bottles of bbq sauce to... More 

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West Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I wasn't sure if I'd like this place, but oh my goodness was it ever good. You get a ton of food and the staff was very friendly. I had a pulled BBQ chicken sandwich and it was delicious!!!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Based on experiences dining in this establishment, very disappointed in the waitresses and service overall. They are very slow moving, hard at hearing your order correctly and leave the food at the counter until it has cooled off considerably. It's just not a place you'd want to rush back to or visit a second time. The food is half decent,... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stopped at Jake's on our way back from Sandbridge. Good prices, good service, good selection. My husbands pork bbq was definitely better than my brisket which was a little to fatty for my taste.

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Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We eat at Jake's every time we visit Virginia Beach. We have never been disappointed! The food is great, as is the service! Our server, Adrienne, is the best. She takes the time to talk with you and makes you feel like they genuinely appreciate your coming in. Prices are very reasonable too!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This place has gone down hill in the ten or so years since my last visit. I ordered pork and my wife ordered brisket. The okra wasn't cooked thoroughly, the meat was horrible and had no taste whatsoever--bbq has a bad name there; I've tasted better beef jerky before. Didn't even have a hot dog bun (maybe they're going out... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were in Virginia Beach for an annual family visit during the Neptune Festival. We wanted barbecue and decided on Jake's. It was without a question the best barbecue place that we've visited. I thought the service was slow but we did have a large party. My husband had a hamburger which he classified as one of the best he'd... More 

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Fairport, N.Y.
Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We very much enjoyed the dining experience here. You smell the smoked meat as you pull into the parking lot, and it only intensifies as you enter the building. My wife enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich, I a whole rack of ribs, both of which were delicious. Our waitress was clearly new to the game, but was very pleasant, willing... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My husband and I couldnt wait to get to Jakes we talked about it for months. When we went there on Saturday night October 13, 2012 we were very dissapointed. the price was good and the bbq was ok. The staff was not warm and fuzzy to us it felt like the niceness was forced. Every waitress and waiter appears... 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: Families with children, Large groups, 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?