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“A real surprise!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jaks Bar & Steak House

Jaks Bar & Steak House
J.A.K Ltd, 43 Loch Promenade,, Douglas IM1 2LZ
01624663786
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Ranked #17 of 109 Restaurants in Douglas
Price range: $11 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: •WIFI Enabled free of charge for all customers.•Open 7 Days a week (Mon-Thurs 11am to midnight, Fri & Sat 11am to 1am, Sun 12 noon to midnight).•Located next to the main shopping street (and Strand Shopping Centre)•Established in 1990 and still under the same owners - Mr Andrew Gibbs & Mr Keith Bernard.•Ample parking available on main promenade.•Access to bus services, horse tram services, and taxi rank, with stops directly outside the front door.•We accept all major credit/debit cards and luncheon vouchers.•Cash machine in the main bar.•Disabled toilet facilities.•Number 1 for football on the island - all live sports shown.•FREE text message service delivering all live football screenings at Jaks, with exclusive member offers.•One of the largest selection of draught beers on the island.•Doubles bar all day.•Music System with best of classic dance/R&B at weekends and classic music during the week Main Bar•Upstairs main bar.•Doubles bar all day.•One of the largest selections of draught beers on the island:-•Carling, Carling Extra Cold, Peroni, Heineken Export, Stella Artois Export, Coors Light, John Smiths Greene King Bitter, Okell's REAL ALE Bitter, Strongbow Cider, Guinness & Guinness Extra Cold, all on draught!•Number 1 for football on the island - all live sports shown!•New For This Season SKY SPORTS HD on every screen!•2 FULL HD Big Screens (one 10ft - Largest on the Island!!)•4x50" Full HD Digital Plasma Screens.•4x42" Full HD Digital Plasma Screens.•1x10ft Full HD Wide Screen (largest on the Island!).•3x20" LCD Screens with live football results.•6x LCD Bar Pump screens (exclusive to the Island!)•FREE text message service (introduced to the Island by Jaks Bar in August 2002) delivering all live football screenings at Jaks, with exclusive promotions and drinks promos to all members!•The most up-to-date satellite system in the Island. We proudly boast that we can show up to 7 different football matches at the same time!•Exclusive 'Split Sound Technology' that enables us to have commentary to 2 different football matches on at the same time!•Friendly, professional, fully-trained bar staff, delivering the quickest service on the Island!•Full Wine Menu•Cocktails Served all Day - Everyday•Shots and Shooter served all dayRestaurant•Newly refurbished (Bookings advisable) •Full Table Service•New Evening Menu•Sunday Lunch Specials•Pre booking advised to aviod disappointment•Fresh Chargrilled Steaks.
Douglas, United Kingdom
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“A real surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having avoided Jaks for years (used to be pretty rough) I was horrified when some friends suggested going for a meal there. Rebranded as a steak house it would have been rude not to go for a steak. Went for the Rib eye and can honestly say it was one of the best I've had - perfectly cooked with a lovely fresh pepper sauce, chips were really good too. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Each time I've been back the steaks have been consistently good. One big disapointment though was the burger. Jaks pride themselves on having their own butcher therefore the choicest cuts etc but their burger is the typical overseasoned compressed standard butchers burger served in a factory made bap that we see in all the Okells pubs on the island. Given the huge success of burgers in blighty at the mo no one seems to have grasped the bull by the horns to make amazing burgers, given Jaks pedigree for serving great steaks lets hope they step up there game in the burger dept too!!
Jaks itself is a fairly bland modern affair inside, lacking atmosphere but for a good steak you can't go wrong.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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East Yorkshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A superb place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went to Jacks for a meal twice we were in The Isle of Man for 4 nights. The service was excellent on both occasions. We also used the bar for a pre drink.

Visited May 2014
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manchester england
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Eat here every night of very visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

we go to the isle of man for 3-4 nights 3 times every year and always eat here.
the steak & ale pie is fantastic & the staff very friendly.
give it a go and I'm sure you will enjoy it

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What can I say but the 9oz sirloin steak I had with the mushroom and Stilton sauce was outstanding. The steak was cooked to perfection. The staff were really friendly and attentive, nothing was too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend this place, best steak I had in years.

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“Great steaks & sea views in modern surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Visited the isle in business for 3 nights & ended up here twice.

By far the best place we ate, the steaks are excellent, the drinks were good & not too pricey. Nicely done out modern restaurant with sea views to the front but book to guarantee those tables.

Service was polite & friendly but not intrusive, mixed clientele & was suitable for younger diners too.

Downstairs the bar has loads of TVs & projector screens so ideal for sports fans. Wide range of drinks including cocktails, I would definitely recommend.

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