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Jake's Wayback Burgers

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21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W, Salmon Run Mall, Watertown, NY 13601-2244
+1 315-681-4328
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had their milkshakes. OMG they were so delicious, I had the chocolate and I would recommend to anyone.

Thank jo0an360
Lowville, New York
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

The food here is good- definitely above your run of the mill fast food....but it took a long time to order as it was crowded- and I was surprised that it cost over $30 for two of us- which was pricey for sitting in the food court. Next time we ate at Skewed Brewing- was which didn't seem as pricey... More 

Thank gypsydreamer46
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a buffalo chicken burger and a double bacon burger, both with fries, all was good. The drink machine has a million options, even vanilla lime coke.

Thank Michael S
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

When in the mall and looking for a meal you can't beat Way back burger, they are a greasy hot mess but I love it. I went with the grilled cheese burger, yes that's a burger between two grill cheese sandwiches, while my wife tried the chili burger. Instead of fries they offer up potato chips (made in house) and... More 

Thank Rob E
Clayton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Having grown up with Whataburger in Texas, we found that the area was a wasteland for decent burger. Jakes is the one place that you can go and get a good burger every time you order. The fires are good as well. Fast service, good food. You don't need much more than that.

Thank Kirk H
Morristown, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Grabbed a burger and fries here the other day (food court at the mall) It was very good food, but a little pricey. I will say I couldn't finish my burger, so I guess I got my money's worth. Good place if your in the mood for a burger.

Thank MaryPhc2
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

If you go here, its in the Salmon Run mall food court, go hungry as you get a lot of food when you get a burger and fries.

Thank D B
Carthage, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Jakes has kids meals for $1.99 on Tuesday and Wednesday corresponding with the movie theaters $1 movies. We really appreciate Jakes doing this. Makes a nice inexpensive outing which is hard to find in these times. Hats off to you! (And the food is delicious)

Thank cljny
Little Rhody, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

Fresh everything. Reasonable prices. This is probably the best food court meal I've had. Don't expect a gourmet meal, but get ready for a terrific burger and fries.

Thank Andrew C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

On a recent trip to Watertown / Ft Drum NY my son took me to the best burger joint I have been to in many years. Cool decor, laid back, fun and helpful staff. They made our burgers to order and we watched our tasty meal come to life. Fast, fresh and totally worth the stop. Let me clarify why... More 

Thank Julie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    1 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W, Salmon Run Mall, Watertown, NY 13601-2244
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 315-681-4328

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?