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Jake's

21445 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI 53072
262/781-7995
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Ranked #72 of 144 restaurants in Brookfield
Price range: $0 - $25
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had not been to Jake's in years. It was a hang out of our's a while back. While they don't serve their signature Pepper Steak anymore, we did find some new items to order. We had the Pan Fried Panko Crusted Walleye and the Steak Trio....three 3 oz tenderloins: Oscar Style, Blue Cheese Crusted and Peppercorn Crusted. Both entrees... More

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We returned to Jake's where we have dined for nearly 40-years for a dinner. I'll keep the review brief. While the service and the majority of the food was good and up to the standards I have come to expect from Jake's, my wife's entree, braised beef was terrible. It essentially was fat with a few pieces of beef. We... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Jake's is way overrated. The prices are high and the food is mediocre. The atmosphere is dark and uncomfortable. There was air conditioning blowing so cold it felt colder inside than the outside temp of 37 degrees. The menu has rules - either 2 side or a salad. The plates are huge with small pieces of meat and no other... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

As our local restaurant critic does, I try to dine at a place three times before passing judgment. Unfortunately I can now say Jake’s is overrated and over priced. The good: Very attentive, personable servers and bus people who made sure water glasses are promptly re-filled. A reasonably priced wine list with many choices. Their signature haystack onion rings are... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Visited on February 8, 2014 for dinner after a family members funeral. Jake was kind enough to open for us ahead of normal business hours due to the occassion. We were there at 4:15ish. Walking into Jake's, it reminded me of a cozy, up north supper club. The bartenders were great. My problem (even a day later), was the hostess'... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Enjoyed very nice steak dinner with friends on New Years Eve. Bar was closing before midnight and it seems the bar tender was cleaning and couldn't wait until we left, Goodness it was new years eve. Staff was friendly but not very fun.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Waiter pushed the drinks, but never brought water before or during meal. Dinner had choice of salad, or two sides, most of which were potatos. If you want a salad and a potato with your meat, they sock you $3.50-$3.95 ala cart extra to up your bill. Two of us ordered double baked potato,which came way over baked and tasted... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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159 reviews 159 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We hadn't been to Jake's for many years, but held a family celebration there for 8 on a Saturday evening. Without prompting, we were seated in a cozy dining room which we had completely to ourselves for most of our meal. We ordered the special haystack of thin cut onion rings and calamari for appetizers, which were great. Jake's clearly... More

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wauwatosa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I dined at Jakes on Saturday the 28th of September for dinner. First the food was excellent and prepared perfect. Secondly, we had a waiter, Ryan, who was very knowledgable about wines for the meal, and made great recommendations for the meal itself. Lastly the attentive service Ryan provided made the evening experience that much more enjoyable.... More

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Marinette
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have traveled to many places and this is one of my favorite restaurants. Great atmosphere, staff, service, bar and fantastic food. I would rather have dinner here than at some of the places downtown.

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