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Jake's Good Eats

#188 of 1,937 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12721 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227-7994
+1 704-545-4741
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty small place, but we were seated right away at lunch. The food was better than I expected and you could tell that it was made from fresh ingredients. The hostess wasn't overly friendly, but I don't think that will stop me from returning.

Thank Kelli S
Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

The outside is really unassuming. Inside, it is cozy/nostalgic, and not large. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. The FOOD, awesome. My wife got a Maple-Glazed pork chop the likes I haven't seen. Looked about 2 inches thick! My crab cakes were large, and perfectly crusty outside, ALL CRAB inside. Definitely worth another visit!

Thank SPTravlr
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Scallops, fried green tomatoes appetizers and service are excellent. The entrees are hit or miss. They were doing taco Tuesdays for quite a while; the carnitas and steak tacos were worth going for every Tuesday but unfortunately they stopped. Hope they bring them back!

Thank StewartDC515
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We had been wanting to try this place...it was on DDD. The best part of dinner was the croutons. BBQ chicken was dry. Pork chops (which was what ddd had) was dry. Mashed potatoes tasted instant. Very disappointed and won't be going back. Definitely overpriced considering the quality.

Thank crowrn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We have been trying to get here for at least 2 years. As we passed it was either open or closed OR usually the parking lot was full. Now we know why ! GREAT GREAT GREAT PLACE !!!

Thank Robert L
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291 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Based on a recommendation by spouse's friend, decided to give the place a try. Located several miles from our home, we never knew that this restaurant even existed. Used Phone GPS navigation to locate. As mentioned, this is located in a refurbished gas station, that was probably in business in the 50s or 60s era. Not fancy, but very plain... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We have eaten at Jake's on numerous occasions as a couple and with friends. We have never been disappointed. Their trout is the best I have ever tasted! Scallops are wonderful. Burgers are outstanding. Dressings are made in house and wonderful. This place is a hidden treasure!

Thank conniebumgarner
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Have been wanting to try Jake's since I saw re-run on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Wasn't disappointed. Has old gas station decor and a laid back country atmosphere. Was a bit slow getting waited on at the beginning but was very attentive throughout the meal. They have some great unusual ítems on their menu so I don't suggest selecting a... More 

Thank TravelingDiva2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

First time in this restaurant on advice of chef friend. Very good service, excellent food, and very nice ambience, and good parking.

Thank Donald B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Had this for lunch and was pleasingly surprise how good the Shrimp/Oyster Po Boy sandwich was. The 45 min wait before getting our foods is the reason I'm giving them a 3 stars this time around. I've been here before and wanted to bring some friends to try it out. I just don't recall it taking this long so it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12721 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227-7994
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-545-4741

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