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“Great Local Secret that everyone know”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of JaK's Grill

JaK's Grill
Ranked #2 of 163 Restaurants in Issaquah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bellevue, Washington, USA
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5 reviews
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“Great Local Secret that everyone know”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

JaK's Grill is right across from the Issaquah Public Library, feels like a hidden restaraunt, but all the steaks are so good, juicy and tender. All types of cuts, porterhouse, NY, etc. they have it.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Tony S
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Issaquah, Washington
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“great food - long wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Their mac n cheese is awesome :) Tip - get it to go because they often have a long wait. They also have great garlic mashed potatoes.

  • Visited January 2014
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Issaquah, Washington
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31 reviews
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“JaK's on Front Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The "hot spot" in old Issaquah for steaks. Excellent quality food and a good value. Fine wine list, and full bar.

Would rate JaK's a solid 5 except for two issues:

1. They do not take reservations. Even on week nights you might wait 30+ minutes for a table. On weekends, expect a 1:00+ wait. But since they are obviously packed, what do they care.
2. The decor is nice, but all hard surfaces, including the hardwood bench seats in the booths. Loud and noisy is an understatement, so if someone is hard of hearing this is not the place for quiet conversation during a very tasty and costly meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank mjarens
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
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“Amazing Steaks and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The most delicious steaks you will ever have - and their potato pancakes are to die for!! The service is always "top knotch". We have never had anything but great times at JaK's!! Just go early, or go Mon-Thur, you won't have to wait long. Wish they took reservations, but what can ya do?!?!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Leigh B
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Davidson, North Carolina
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239 reviews
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“The Best Restaurant in Issaquah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Jak's has a very diverse and creative menu. They serve the best pork chops and potato pancakes I have had, other than home cooked. The servings are very generous and my husband and I often split an order. When we don't it is because we want to bring left overs home. Sometimes there is a wait as they do not take reservations, but we enjoy people watching from the bar area. The desserts are also sharable as they too are generous. The menu is interesting and it is hard to choose what to order. When family comes home to visit this is always the number one choice they have.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Carol S
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