We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Disappointed with Lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Shakey Jakes

Shakey Jakes
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Stanhope
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Landing, New Jersey
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointed with Lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stopped in at Shakey Jakes on the way to somewhere and had a bit over an hour. It was lunch time in the winter and not particularly busy. The atmosphere is a rustic country pub, with simple seating and nice enough decor. The sign asking the motorcycle gangs to leave their colors outside was a bit concerning, but it really was not busy when we visited.
We order fairly simply off the appetizer menu, expecting it to all be delivered together in a reasonable period of time. The first course of appetizers was delivered after about 40 minutes and was not special in any way. We asked about the pace and were told that they prepared everything after it was ordered. When we said we did not have time to wait for the next round, we were told they would have to charge us anyway because of how they prepare things.
They did not end up charging us for the appetizers we did not receive, but overall, we were sufficiently disappointed that we will not choose to return.
It appears the delay was because of some pickup orders they processed first. Perhaps if we were regulars we would have been paid more attention to and possibly given quicker service. If so, Shakey Jakes would probably have risen up only as far as Average.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Gyrfalc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed Shakey Jakes also viewed

Netcong, Morris County

Been to Shakey Jakes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing