Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Royal-Pacific-Resort/dining/lounges
  • Phone: 4075033463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open daily for lunch at 11:00am, with food service until 11:00pm and a late night menu until 1:30am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nando Belmonte
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate your next occasion tropical-style at Jakes American Bar. A blend of delicious New American cuisine and comfort foods along with the casual ambiance of the islands will make your event a memorable one. Jake"s American Bar features a private room that accommodates up to 65 guests. Special menus are available upon request for groups of 15 or more. If anyone in your group has special dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian or specific food allergies, our chefs will be happy to accommodate them. Fixed menu prices do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. Non-alcoholic drinks, full bar service and a wine list are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Andy Kuritz 4075033445
  • Entertainment: Jake's American Bar features karaoke every Thursday from 9:30pm – 1:30am and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings with a soloist or DJ from 8pm-12midnight. (subject to change)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Orlando
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking is available for local guests of Jake's American Bar. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
A word from Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Through a collaborative effort of his friends and co-workers, Jake's American Bar celebrates the life of Royal Pacific Airways most beloved pilot, Captain Jake McNally. Jake's is the perfect place to meet for drinks, food and lively entertainment after your day's adventures. Featuring a variety of appetizers, salads and sandwiches, plus entrees such as the Pacific Style Skirt Steak Skewer, Hickory Smoked Salmon and Jake's Seafood Pasta, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. If you're searching for the perfect cocktail – look no further than Captain Jake's favorites including Pacific Paradise, Blue Hawaiian, Island Fantasy and many more, plus frozen specialties and after-dinner drinks. Jake's American Bar is open daily from afternoon until late night with entertainment on select nights. Join in the celebration of this larger than life character and help bring Captain Jake back!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (6)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Good time.
    Matthew
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We ate here for the Minion Brunch and had an excellent time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Resort Restaurant
    RobertsTravels
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service was great, the food was delicious, even the kids loved it. We had a great experience here and will return when back at Universal Studios Orlando area!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just okay
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food was just Ok. Service was disorganized. Ordered the cheese fries which are supposed to come with hamburger meat. Didn't come meat, told the waiter and then they just brought an bowl of hamburger meat to mix it in. Ordered the sampler beers, tried them and then he couldn't tell me which one it was. Like I said not horrible, but they're plenty of restaurants within walking distance that are a lot better for the same amount of money.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a great time with the characters, especially the Minions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Very expensive for what you get. Would have liked more characters. Need better coffee. Would be better if it were 25 less for group of 4
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good bar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Had the fish and chips and liked it a lot, although I wish they had offered malt vinegar with it along with the tartar sauce. Checking in was slow, but I think it was due to a large group with all kinds of requests ahead of us that slowed it down. Overall a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Character Dining
    Shawn
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Character Dining was great. The characters really took their time at each table and were very friendly. We never felt rushed and the prices were reasonable. The food was very fresh and very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Experince
    cjack83
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The experience was awesome. The waiters were extremely nice and patient. The food was great and the pictures with the characters were cool. Everything was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort reviews archive.
  • Amazing experience with Disney Jr
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had breakfast and we got to meet Jake, princess Sofia and other Disney jr characters. They also make a show every 30 min where kids get to dance and interact with them and then they get back to work and meet everybody at their tables. Food is ok but not great. This is a very good idea for breakfast or lunch if you want to skip lines inside the park for meeting them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid the Character Breakfast!
    MarcB
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were seated fairly quickly upon our arrival at Jake's American Grille and the server was excellent. It was buffet style food that probably would have been okay if it wasn't cold. The first characters from the movie Hop were very attentive even though my girls had no idea who they were. We had all finished breakfast but no Minions in sight for our kids to meet. After 30 minutes of waiting, a manager asked us if they could help us and we told them we were waiting on the Despicable Me characters. She rushed them over at that point for about 90 seconds of picture taking in an attempt to get our 5 top table cleared. Nice...to add insult to injury, an hour and a half breakfast ended up costing $130 including $23 for parking?! NEVER AGAIN!
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  • sarahlu20
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had breakfast here on Mother's Day 2014. Buffet was very good and characters were great too! We met Gru, a minion, EB and the pink beret bunnies. It was quiet and atmosphere was nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Easy returned from the park abd went right to dinner casual relaxing fun
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Character Dining Experience
    ThuSense
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had breakfast here during our Universal Orlando Resorts vacation. Food was good, desserts even better. Our family of 5, including 4 kids, was visited by Hop and Despicable Me characters (we scheduled during a Character Dining time). It was a vastly better experience than the Character Breakfast we had inside the Universal Studios park, where we had to wait a long time even though we had reservations and the food was awful. I would recommend Islands Dining Room to other families looking for a relaxed family dining experience and good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Service was slow. Charged a 18% service charge for 4 adults a child and an infant so had to complain and had it reimbursed. Had booked for the Minion character breakfast having seen an advert. However, only one Minion present which was another disappointing aspect of the visit.
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  • Far too loud and expensive
    KatePerry2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This character breakfast was booked as a surprise treat for our family however it paled in comparison to a similar Disney experience. The music was ridiculously loud for Sunday morning breakfast despite asking for it to be turned down. The food was fair but not worth the cost and there wasn't the range of characters advertised, nor did they interact as hoped. Being charged $20 for parking added insult to injury. A friend is waiting to hear my experiences before booking but I shall advise her to save her time and money. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splended - Brunch
    Hop2cute
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had a wonderful time the characters spent quality time with my daughter and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining and drinking
    HeliPete
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Enjoyed a great night at Jakes restaurant with some amazing food and great drinks. As a big Craft beer fan, I really enjoyed their excellent selection of Craft beers and found some new favourites. Was also impressed by the knowledge and helpfulness of our waiter, Phil, with regards to details of the Craft beers Highly Recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I would like you to know from first walking in no one and the hostess stand for a good 5-10 minutes. Then she check for the table came back after 5 minutes And she had a table but needed silverware.Which it took another 10 minutes which the line was getting so long.finally came back to seat us which she sat us and took off quickly so we didn't know what to do to stay seated and wait for a waiter or get food.10 minutes went by and no waiter or anybody to say hi to us or tell us what to do and believe a lot of workers walking around and the place really not busy. We ended up getting up and getting our food.. We'll after our meal almost done still waiting for someone to come and give us drinks and never did. Food bad everything gone of almost.
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  • Agradável e delicioso café da manhã
    Eliane
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Local bonito, agradável, de bom gosto, confortável e comida muito saborosa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Disney2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    They say it's character dinning and that's why we went and they only had 2 of the same! Totally not worth the 130.00 I paid for it !! Lucky the food and service was good but not what they promoted!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Character Breakfast
    notafoodie
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Don't waste your money on the Despicable Me Character breakfast. The food is ok - just what you would expect from a hotel buffet/breakfast, but the service and characters were dreadful. It took 30 min to see our first character and it was a rabbit that neither of my kids knew and when we asked our waiter who it was he did not know either. By the time Gru came out we wanted to leave to try and get to the parks when they opened. We did not even stick around to see a minion b/c it was so slow. They should take a page from Disney's book and figure out how to make a character breakfast work.
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  • Not worth it at all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    It says on the website that you can choose a la carte as well but that is NOT true. The buffet is the saddest I have ever seen, runny eggs, cold and hard French toast not worth it AT ALL. the service was rushed and not attentive although the place was almost empty. we had 2 characters come to our table.
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  • very disappointed with characters
    mamadawgz
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food and service were very good. However, we dined here for a Character Breakfast and were VERY disappointed. The characters were initially 2 rabbits from "Hop". Next, was Gru from "Despicable Me". There were no Minions, as was advertised. I've been to several other character breakfasts/dinners, not at Universal Resort, and were able to see all the characters that was advertised. They normally have all the characters rotate throughout the dining room so every seating is able to visit with a character. I'm not sure if Jake's only has 2 people to play all the characters, but they really need to work on that. We were very disappointed, especially since we spent well over $100 on breakfast. It definitely wasn't worth the money.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for the characters. That
    GabH
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Went for the characters. That was the only good part. Terrble service, shouldn't call it a buffet, not impressed with the food. nothing like Disney character breakfasts we've experienced. I was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice character breakfast
    Denize2014
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    My grandson FRANCO, who was celebrating his 7th birthday, loved to meet with GRU and one MINION. The wole family enjoyed the happy atmosphere of the restaurant. It was a very nice character breakfast! After that, we stayed at the Portofino hotel where I had reserved two minion suites for my 4 grandsons. Thank you! Denize Araujo and family, from Brazil
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 minutes to get a drink
    Dominick
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Food was good. Meeting the characters was fun for all but it was about 10 minutes before someone came to table and greeted us and only after I visited host stand.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Character Dining Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Took the kids for the character breakfast and was very happy with the whole experience. The breakfast was great; the hawaiian pancakes are the best pancakes i've ever had! Our server was very-friendly and attentive. My kids were thrilled to see Gru and his minion, and the characters spent a good amount of time at each table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Reservation was ready when we arrived. Food great, and special birthday treat for our 16 year old was perfect. Thanks to our waiter and staff for a nice family dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jake's Beer Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I attended the recent beer dinner on Jan 17th. The food was great and so was the service. And we were given a gift of craft beer and glasses at the end. I would recommend this event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Beer Dinner
    ScottH
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Was great! The food, beer and the service were all outstanding. Hoping to go to more of these in the future. We live in Michigan however, we may consider cashing in some miles and attending this down the road. We were told there was an event in May that would be good to attend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Character Dining
    TBytes
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Kids really enjoyed Sunday Brunch with fun characters from Despicable Me and Hop. Characters were funny, friendly and engaging. Food was very tasty and plentiful!.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Character Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We were expecting an overall awesome spread you would expect for an expensive Sunday brunch. Jake's was a sad disappointment. Not only was the food terrible, service extremely slow and our food cold, but they only had two characters walking around taking photos and mainly scaring the kids. We were the only table there at first then two other tables were seated 15 minutes later, but they somehow were served their food way before us. We could have had better breakfast at cheap motel. I will never go back here again. We should have just had breakfast at the Portofino where we were staying without the characters, but we thought it would be fun for the kids.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Universal should be embarrassed to feature this as a character breakfast. I wouldn't even let the Minions eat here. The food is terrible. The restaurant is dark, dated and dismal. We spent close to $200 there and wish I could get a refund. I was very disappointed by the terrible food quality and dingy atmosphere.
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  • Meh...
    Onceinalifetime
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    I was really excited about eating here. From what I had seen and read it seemed like a night time hot spot and lively bar with American eats and draft beers. When we got there the restaurant was nearly empty (at 6:15pm) and the people who were there were mostly over 50 or 60. The only beer they had on tap was ale and lager. The only burger they had was a regular cheese burger with 1 onion ring for 14 bucks. Not worth the money or the time really. I got the chicken parm sandwich....dry, no sauce, and really almost inedible. The fries were good. The service wasn't terrible but really he wasn't ever really around. I would never go back and wouldn't recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • adequate
    socaldine
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    nothing special, was pricey for the quality of food. Service was lacking. THey seemed to be short on servers. We had to ask a different server on multiple occasions to bring my son ketchup, to bring silverware to the table, to bring our check, etc
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  • Not worth it
    ninakVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    went there for character breakfast but everything about it was pathetic and food was over priced and bad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast with "Mr. Gru": Deception
    rtoscano
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    I went to this restaurant with my kids to see the character Gru, from "Despicable Me" movie, as the site promised. But when we got there, the waitress said me that he got cold. I paid for a breakfast with him and didn't got it. After 30 minutes, we went to Universal Park and who we meet? Him, Mr. Gru. I have to mention that the food was terrible for the price that I have paid. All the waitress was very rude, my and my wife order came wrong as the bill delivered to me. They got wrong at all that can do. Only the characters "Minion" and "HOPE" save the breakfast
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  • Poor service, 2 characters
    marub
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    This was not what we expected. We've been at Crystal Palace and Chef's Mickey and expected rhis experience to be similar but NOT. The service was terrible (not even try ask for a caffe latte or grapefruit juice) and found only 2 Rabbits around (did not know them, neither my 3 year old boy (called Bit and Patch as we were told. Waste of money, not even try.
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  • The character breakfast was
    Sabo
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    The character breakfast was disappointing. There were only two characters that came out briefly. The food was mediocre and there were limited choices. The breakfast was definitely overpriced for what it was.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING!
    kiki
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    My family and I celebrated my nephews 6th birthday at Jakes Character restaurant on Sunday and it was AMAZING! Service was great,character greeters were friendly,food was perfect! Thank you Andy (manager) and his staff for making my family and I have a great time and my nephews birthday wish come true with the minion dining!! :) We are definitely going to share this with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.