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Review of Jakers

Jakers
Ranked #2 of 225 Restaurants in Idaho Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 27, 2009

I don't understand how Jaker's has remained in business. I really don't.

The prices are ridiculously high for very mediocre food. The complimentary scones are often tough and cold -- a result from sitting under a heat lamp for too long of a time. I ordered a spinach salad, and I asked for blue cheese dressing. The salad arrived already tossed with an extremely strong vinaigrette dressing AND with the blue cheese dressing on top of it! Of course, I didn't realize it was tossed with another dressing until I took a rather pungent bite. When I told my server, she said ALL of the spinch salads are pre-dressed and wondered why I wanted blue cheese dressing on it... Well, thanks for telling me that when I ordered!

The chicken dish with bernaise sauce and asparagus makes any frozen entree in your grocer's freezer seem like a 5 star meal. The chicken was dry and tough, and the sauce was very thick and congealed (the asparagus was cold). Absolutely disgusting!

I have been to the Jaker's in Twin Falls, Missoula, and Idaho Falls. All are over priced for the quality of food which arrives. The Idaho Falls location put the exclamation point on it all. There are MUCH better options -- better values for tastier food.

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Patti J, General Manager at Jakers, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you for having come into Jaker’s and thank you for leaving this review. We are disheartened to hear of your experience with us and would like to apologize for the quality of your spinach salad and chicken.

We take the quality of our food and what we serve our patrons very seriously. The reason we have a higher price than some restaurants is because we strive to serve the finest quality food with the best preparation in mind.
Since this review, we have made some changes to the quality of our food and preparation. We hope you will come into Jaker’s again and experience these changes first hand.


Sincerely,

Jaker’s

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Reviewed April 4, 2009

Fajitas were mystery meat. Poor quality food for high price. Better meal at Denny's.

We eat at Jaker's in Twin all the time. Their halibut is outstanding. It is dry and horrible in Idaho Falls. They either need a new chef or a better fish supplier.

YUK!!!

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Patti J, General Manager at Jakers, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you for having come into Jaker’ Idaho Falls and thank you for having frequented our location in Twin Falls. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to our Idaho Falls location. We pride ourselves on the quality of food we serve and making our patrons’ experiences memorable.

Since this review we have made positive changes in our kitchen and the way our food is served. We feel that we have come a long way in the quality of our food and how food is served. We hope that you will visit us again the next time you are in Idaho Falls.

Sincerely,

Jaker’s

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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Very disappointing after many attempts to give the benefit of the doubt.. If you order anything fried such as Calamari or fish, you will be reminded of salty oil soaked rags. If you are fortunate enough to order an acceptable simple salad or grilled entrée you will most likely enjoy a garden variety dish that is average. The dishes versus costs are disproportionate in value compared to other establishments Nationwide. If you dine at a table, you will be seated in chairs that have mushroom like pods for cushions which are overstuffed and place the patron in an awkward position for dinning. Additionally, one is most likely to be seated amongst a party or business group that will hijack your afternoon dinning experience reminisant of a cheap cafeteria. Despite all this, the serving staff performance was good. This establishment needs to correct its food preparation deficiencies and reconsider it's protocol for patrons.

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Patti J, General Manager at Jakers, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you for having come into Jaker’s and for leaving this review. We are pleased to hear that you found our serving staff to be good.

We are disappointed, however, to hear that your experience with the food and overall experience were anything short of excellent. We attempt to serve the finest quality food to our customers every time they come into Jaker’s. We would like to apologize that your food was not prepared to your liking or standards.

Since this review, we have made some positive changes to out kitchen staff and to the method in which we serve our food. We hope you will come into Jaker’s again to see these changes for yourself.

Sincerely,

Jaker’s

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Reviewed June 30, 2008

Good food, a little pricey.

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Reviewed May 22, 2008

One of the best places in Idaho Falls to eat

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