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Jake's on the Water

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
RATINGS
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Jake's on the Water

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Sunday Brunch
1. Sunday Brunch
"Jake's never disappoints and their Sunday Brunch is no exception."
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2. The View
2. The View
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3. Fresh Local Ingredients
3. Fresh Local Ingredients
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About
Jake's offers a varied menu- featuring polished flavors and local ingredients whenever possible. Menu choices range from locally raised beef burgers to elegant composed seasonal dishes-something for everyone! The atmosphere is comfortable, casual and inviting. You can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the water front from the inside or out. This is not your white table cloth kind of place. We want you to laugh out loud, relax and just be as you are. Our guests come in flip flops and shorts, in suits and ties, and everything in between. Come join us-good things happen at Jake's!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Pub, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's such a pleasure to dine here. The restaurant is on the banks of the Raquette River with a wonderful deck for outside dining. The food is magnifique! Specials are offered according to seasons as ingredients are from local farmers; organic fruits and veggies. Just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FRAN M
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for sharing your experience Fran!

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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Jakes is a beautiful restaurant on the water. It has both inside and outside seating. The menu is eclectic and the choices are great. They do great steaks, seafood, burgers and others. The bar options for drinks and beers are very good. Service is excellent!...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank thephilfactor
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks Philip!

Reviewed January 8, 2019

Jake's is my favorite restaurant in St. Lawrence County and beyond! Chef Josh Taillon is amazing with his creative dishes. We also have done the winter Chef's tables which are amazing. Each dinner is themed and unknown before arrival which makes it more fun! I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kerrie C
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thanks Kerrie! We certainly appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Business/Christmas Dinner. The food was great, the service was adequate, the bar was sufficiently stocked. We had the new york strip and padta primavera. Both were delightful and spot on. Definitely worth checking out.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Willeatndrink
Reviewed December 13, 2018

If you are in Potsdam New York and don't mind a short drive, I would recommend this restaurant. We have eaten there twice in the last few weeks and have enjoyed the food each time. They offer local products and everything I have had has...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pmclaw
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Jake's is such a wonderful place to meet friends and enjoy delicious local food prepared with creativity and care. The setting is the most beautiful in the North Country, right on Hannawa Pond with a lovely patio for summer and autumn lunches. There is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kimbouchaka
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks so much for these kinds words. We all work hard to deliver exactly what you took away from our efforts, these comments are very rewarding, we will share this with our entire staff.

Reviewed November 1, 2018

The meals I've gotten over the years have all been great. I definitely recommend the calamari. Most places that serve calamari just dump it in a fryer, put marinara sauce on the side and call it a day. Their calamari includes different peppers and has...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Flyer52510814670
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer feedback, calamari is definitely a favorite. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

With a recommendation from a reliable source we set out for dinner at Jake’s on the Water. We took a chance with no reservations and was pleasantly surprised when we were seated right off. It’s a pleasure dining in a large open room and holding...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank P7836MAnancys
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience - and kind words. We look forward to hosting you again when you return to Potsdam Nancy.

Reviewed October 13, 2018

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. The atmosphere at Jakes is warm and inviting. Our server was Eve. She went above and beyond to ensure that we felt welcomed. Food is delicious. Service was spot on. I cant say enough good things about this wonderful place, Looking...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patricia S
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank you, Patricia. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience at Jake’s. We agree; Eve is a gem... We look forward to your return!

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great food. Paul Smith’s training shows through! Great food. Wonderful views of the Hannawa Pond! Recommend that you visit!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gary S
HannawaJakes, Owner at Jake's on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience Gary, we hope to see you again.

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