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Big Jake's Steakhouse

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1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-5573
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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 4 weeks ago

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
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.

Thank Richard E
Van Buren, Arkansas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Birmingham, Alabama
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Stopped overnight in Van Buren during a lengthy road trip and decided to go to Big Jake's based on a recommendation from the hotel clerk. It was a fun environment with live music by a good band (well, actually two guys with pre-recorded instrumental tracks, but they were good). Played all sorts of country music, of which I'm not a... More 

Thank Ron C
Cedarville, Arkansas
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186 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Big Jakes is a great place to eat. They offer a good selection on the menu and the atmosphere is worth the trip in. The staff is usually pretty good at paying attention to your needs. Grilled chicken salad is my favorite.

Thank Steve W
Dunlap, Tennessee
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

No, seriously EAT HERE!!!!! So many positives to say about this place and there really wasn't anything negative about it. This restaurant is family owned, and it was awesome to see the aged parents of the son (now deceased) who built the place. They have been married for 68 years. What a charming couple who brought my kids some peanuts... More 

Thank ThatPilotTech
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The Food, Service, and Entertainment were awesome! Western Theme was carried through entire establishment. The steak melted in my mouth. YUMMM!

Thank gmonferdini
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Large comfortable restaurant decorated with a western theme. Varied menu at good prices. Steak was very tender and we'll cooked. Chicken Fried steak was very tasty. As usual in US large portions of food far too much to eat. Service was fast efficient and friendly. A great place to visit for good food at value prices.

Thank Colin B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The night I arrived to Van Buren AK, I stopped at Big Jakes Steakhouse for a quick bite. Waiting staff was excellent and very friendly. Burgers were very good as well. Would recommend to anyone in the area staying at the hotels nearby.

Thank kp3218

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 Fayetteville Rd,, Van Buren, AR 72956
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Van Buren
  • Phone Number: (479) 474-5573

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?