Jake's Grill & Oyster House
Jake's Grill & Oyster House

Jake's Grill & Oyster House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jakesgrill.ca/
  • Phone: 9056394084
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM;


    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Saturday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ken Bradt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walkers Line & QEW
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Jake"s is conveniently located next to The Quality Hotel on the South West corner of Walkers Line & The QEW. There is plenty of parking in our shared parking lot.
A word from Jake's Grill & Oyster House
Proprietor and Burlington resident Jamie Myers (The Big Oyster!) built & opened this popular restaurant in 1985 and remodeled in 1998 to become Jake’s Grill & Oyster House. As you explore our web site you’ll soon feel the comfortable & nautical ambience our guests have come to enjoy over the last 20 years. The restaurant features market fresh oysters from our two biggest suppliers
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Jake's Grill & Oyster House reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (24)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (15)fit for foodies (14)hot spot (12)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (7)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Best seafood chowder
    bobfromflorida
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Wonderful service , good solid food including the best chowder I have ever had! Very busy on Wednesday special nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • senatorVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ordered fish & chips. Presentation poor. A large single piece of fish on top of overdone fries and sent back. Reorder came back with new fries but fish had been kept warm in the process and was now somewhat overdone. Tarter sauce and slaw portions small and not noteworthy. Need to work on plate presentation
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Mart
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We were there for the rib special and the ribs were a great flavour , but they were not your fall off the bone ribs. Bit tough
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was filled with flavour
    WatfordFC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We tried the calamari grilled and fried. Grilled was beautiful, tender and flavorful. Seafood chowder was rich and creamy and filled with seafood goodness. Kids ordered the fish and chips and the fish was cooked to perfection soft and tender with a crispy batter. Loved the oysters...the choice of toppings to enhance the flavour of the oysters were great. Crab cakes were delicious. Overall a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot!
    HardToPleaseGuy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were a group of 6, and had a wide range of appetizers and mains: fresh oysters, salads, pasta, ribs, grilled calamari (hard to find!), mussels, and tuna. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. Service was friendly, professional, and prompt but not rushed. Our reserved table was waiting for us, right on time. Prices were reasonable. Decor and atmosphere were pleasant. Our only complaint, and a minor one, is that it was a bit noisier than we'd like. This is a really good restaurant, and we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service was bad. Food was bad. Special occasion not even acknowledged. Restaurant was both tired and dirty. Steak was chewy. Overall, a ripoff
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Enjoyable.
    2guests
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food, more than friendly service....outstanding place to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a nice neighbourhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Family friendly atmosphere with lots of specials and happy hour treats to chose from. Oysters seemed to very popular and seafood selection was quite good. Service was average speed but quite friendly
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not-so-great
    sanitaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our second time at Jake's. We enjoyed it to so much the first time, but this time around.. not so much. The server was abrupt and cold. The food was only okay. This time we skipped the oysters (mistake) and ordered the calamari duo- which was very good. Unfortunately the loster and steak combo wasn't. The steak wasn't evenly cooked and very bland. The lobster was good, but similar to what you would get at Red Lobster. We should have stuck with the oysters. We may go try again and hope it's similar to our first experience, which was awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Happyguest
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very friendly and efficient waitress, food was very good except for filet overlooked but taken off the bill. Lobster and crab were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have been here before and enjoyed the appetizers but not this time. We were at a table in the bar area and ordered a variety of appetizers but it seemed to take a very long time before anything was brought out- then it all arrived at the same time - which would have been okay but some of the items ie grilled calamari seared tuna and brushetta were barely warm. Likely it was not served until everything was ready. Overall Disappointed - not sure who's fault as the food is delivered by others but just not up to pay.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AVERAGE FOOD AND EXTREMELY NOISY!
    FoodieQueen
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Tried this place for Taste of Burlington but ordered from the regular menu b/c only 1 of 4 entree choices on the ToB menu were seafood. Odd, since they're known to be more of a seafood restaurant and interior is nautical decor. It was impossible to talk to someone across the table without shouting. I'll get this out of the way - I have no complaints about the service - she was good. But the food... it was average at best. Seared tuna nicoise salad - the plating was lovely. But $17 for 3 very small pieces of tuna - and they presented this as an entree size salad. Grilled calamari was fine. Fried calamari was meh. Fried perch was flavorless as was the tartar sauce. Fries were overcooked. One of the rare times I regret a meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • John
    BurlRes1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Service personnel were friendly and atmosphere was lively but not loud. Main course was good however 1.5 hour wait from sit down to serving of main course was too long. One of our party had to leave 2 hours into the experience. Chowder was luke warm, oysters and other appetizers were very good but....again delays in getting the food to table. Have eaten here 6 times over the last year, last 2 times with relatively similar experience. Would recommend Jakes because of the overall food quality, friendly staff and location....but at $70 a person, food should be served on time and all dishes should be served hot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner
    Tina
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was all about the seafood for my group...mussels, crab wontons, Lake Erie pickerel and lobster tails...absolutely everything was perfect...a real treat, and wonderful service to boot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    Keith
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Stake was nothing special, wine was good, price was ok, staff was reasonably good. I just didn't find anything special about it
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We thought that the vegetables where a little salty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    was a little disappointing..$200 dinner for 3 people and the food was over cooked. we ordered oysters, ahi tuna for appetizers and that was great. the main courses included lobster (great) & steak (asked for.med eare, got well done), Pickeral and Halibut dinners were tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic place to eat.
    Foodluv
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We really enjoyed Jake's for Father's Day. We were a group of 7 and all the food was delicious. We will be back again soon. Man can this place cook fish and seafood perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    BurlingtonFoodie81
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I love this place. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is cozy. The happy hour specials are worth coming early for. Great for a Friday night dinner out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable go-to place
    AlCathVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Jake's isn't a place for candlelight and hand-holding; it's where you go for well-prepared food, good portions, nice wine and plenty of hustle and bustle swirling around you. Service is always friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scotty88
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    went for my daughters 40th birthday....calamari,lobster all superb
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Jakes!
    Yummers
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great food! Good portion sizes! Everything is amazing :) Will go back again and again. Lots more to try off the menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most recent visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a very disappointing experience this past Sat. evening. We were behind several large groups. This led to an extremely long wait for both our appetizers, and entrees. no offer of anything complimentary while we were waiting. No visit from the manager. If you cannot handle large crowds without huge backups in the kitchen, perhaps you should tell your guests that you are full and not take so many reservations. We did appreciate the fact that when it came time to pay our bill, the glass of wine was removed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mmmm Lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Again, we had a great meal at Jake's. They have a special Lobster dinner right now. It was fantastic! Our kids really enjoyed it too. The kids menu has a great selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    jojo
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food is outstanding, tasty, presentation is great, lots of variety and portions are generous. Overall no compliants ...everything from food to ambiance and comfort is fantastic.I do think a suggestion can be made with seating, some of the 2 seater are very awkwardly placed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice food, a bit noisy
    ljgk
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Met the wife and daughter for a nice dinner. Picked the restaurant based on reviews and was not disappointed. Food was great. Good selection for both seafood and non-seafood lovers. The service was good considering the place was packed. I don't get to Burlington often but would visit again if I was in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My boyfriend had the halibut and it was delicious. I had the seafood linguine, awesome, although I have had better mussels. We split the scallop appetizer, the flavors were good but the scallops were way, way, way overcooked. For a place that prides itself on being a seafood house I don't think that's acceptable. Good wine list and great service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Megatd
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Chose this place based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. A laid back atmosphere, great food, and great service. Two days later and we are still talking about how much we enjoyed that meal! See you again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    Susaben
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We are never disappointed with the food or the service at Jake's. My husband had the ribs, which are the best in town in our opinion and I had the mussels and fries, which were the special that night. I also started with a delicious beet salad. It was just the right size for a first course. Service was prompt without making us feel rushed. The staff worked together to ensure that we didn't have to wait for our food, even though there was a large group in our area and the restaurant was fairly full. It was a relaxing, enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Daniil
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great place to visit. It was my first time since I had been recommended this place years back. The food was excellent, and the service was quite good. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 114 reviews are from the Jake's Grill & Oyster House reviews archive.
  • Enjoyed
    Elle
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Jake's is in an unlikely spot attached to a Quality Inn. Would likely not have gone in if not for hearing great reviews. But this is a spot not to be missed. Really good oysters. Nice wine selection (lots of California but not much Ontario wine - a shame). We had good food and good service and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Oysters were great. The food was good but small portions for such a heafty price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belated Mother's Day
    BYSBYD
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My wife and I, her Mom and our 2 adult children enjoyed a great belated Mother's Day dinner. Our server was outstanding and caught wind it it was also our son's birthday and addressed with a surprise dessert complete with a sparkler! Food quality was very good (as always) and the overall ambiance was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and quaility pricing
    loveatingout99
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had the best dinner there, in the last 3 years of dinning out. Excellent rib eye, great apps, good service, will definatly be coming back there soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinefriends
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was fantastic. Seafood chowder was the best I've ever tasted! All 4 of us were extremely happy with our meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food; but noisey.
    Junior
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was terrific. There a lot of children and the noise level was high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fish
    Peter
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had the halibut and the haddock with fries. Both were very good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fish and Chips - YUM
    Latka
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Wanted to try Tuesday Fish Fry and it did not disappoint. Shared a seafood chowder to start which was as good as the last time. Fish was really good and fresh and the fries were great. Glad we went. Staff was great.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We booked our table online for a 4:30 sitting. We arrived on time only to be told our reserved table was not ready and had to wait. We were surprised at this as that is why we made reservations. We were led to our table and as we were being seated we were told that we had to be done by 6 as they had another reservation for that table!!! So, seated late then told we had to leave by a certain time, we felt very rushed to order and eat our meals to be out in time for the next round. Not too thrilled and not sure if we will go back!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Restaurateurs
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Fish Fry specials were great and very reasonably priced for families celebrating Good Friday!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.