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Big Jake's Steakhouse

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1702 Fayetteville Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956-2233
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The steak and the ambiance was perfect. Excellent flavor and cooked to perfection. However, my wife ordered a glass of wine with her meal and we had to inquire twice before receiving it with her desert. The manager was nice enough to comp the desert (which was also very tasty) but still charged us for the glass of wine. Not... More 

Thank Jason S
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, competent service, different than a lot of steak houses around here. Tried the 8 oz. sirloin after the Gallopin' Gastro named it the best steak around for under $15, and it was. Bread and beans, table top pepper grinders and a nice, unusual variety on the menu made this a different kind of steak house dining experience. Extra... More 

1 Thank Arthur W
Castle Rock, Colorado
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140 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Karaoke in a restaurant on a Friday night! That should tell you how bad this place is. Actually. The filet was cooked and seasoned perfectly. I could cut it with a fork. It was wrapped in a perfectly cooked bacon strip. The steak was not burnt and cooked medium rare. The seasoning was simple and not over the top. The... More 

Thank Andrew C
Van Buren, Arkansas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating at Big Jakes for years and I've recently felt that their serving sizes have been decreased and their prices increased. Food is good, just over-priced. They do have meeting rooms available.

Thank Peggy C
Van Buren, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The salad I ordered as a meal was too small and my husband's burger was just average. In the past, the food was much better.

Thank Tgardner1414
Churchville, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling across country we stayed in Van Buren and had dinner at Jake's. I enjoy the local establishments when traveling and avoid the chains. I was not disappointed. Excellent service, and a really good steak and burger. The decor was vintage western and we really enjoyed our meal. Highly recommended.

1 Thank BeckyC816
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

As i stated in my review of the hotel, the food was excellent, the wait staff were attentive and pleasant. We were there on a saturday evening and there was live music and being a dry county you were still able to get an adult beverage.

1 Thank Sharon A
Farmington, Missouri
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I ate here a couple of times during my stay in Van Buren. The stuffed burger was above average. The price on some of the other entrees was a little much, in my opinion, so I didn't stray far from the sandwich menu. It was a fallback option because of its proximity to our hotel, but not one that I'd... More 

Thank Unclejent
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The food was excellent, and the owner visited with us. After her visit, we felt like a friend of the family. This is a real small-town experience.

1 Thank Richard E
Van Buren, Arkansas
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It's a fine place to go if you want steak. However other items on the menu aren't the best. There are definitely better places to get a burger and prices are just a bit high. They serve beans and cornbread before the meal, so if you like southern cooking you might want to try it.

Thank destiney l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Steakhouse, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 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 - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 Fayetteville Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Van Buren
  • Phone Number: 14794745573
Big Jake's is the one and only premier steakhouse in Van Buren that is family owned and operated. Our creator James Garner planned and executed his dream for a 2 story restaurant, which opened in 1996. We take pride in hand cutting our steaks daily. We have a varied menu ranging from steaks, pastas, salads, and hamburgers all made in-house. Upstairs we have a large room that will accommodate up to 125 people. The John Wayne memorabilia throughout the restaurant is truly one of a kind. For the kids we have a train that runs the perimeter between the downstairs and the upstairs. For the music lovers, we have live entertainment on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6-9pm.

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