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Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

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179 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 179 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
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4.1
ambience
3.7
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Longer wait than expected, even with a reservation. Seemed a bit understaffed, but the food was excellent.

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IrishGinger
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service started out fantastic but towards the end as everything slowed down so did the staff. The food was great but the cocktail was just so so. Price was what I expected. I think COVID hinders the place a little.

Overall 4.75 stars

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Vonnie
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

First time there and probably the last. The wait was very long. They were short in staff. Forgot to give us refills. Very unorganized

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Brent
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been to Jake's American Bar multiple times now. This is my favorite restaurant when I visit Universal Orlando. The food is consistently excellent, and the ambience has a great vibe. I highly recommend Jake's!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The ambiance was acceptable for dinner hours. The sandwich I ordered was excellent. However, the cheese pizza literally tasted like air or water, it was devoid of any flavor. Instead introducing a feeling of hopelessness and sadness with every bite.

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vipheidi
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Great service and great drinks, too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I would say average at best. The menu selection was small given the size of the resort. Drink prices were high for mixed drinks. The atmosphere was nice. The food was also just OK

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CrystalG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The food was honestly not good, especially for how much they charge. I had a simple chicken Cesar salad and it was very bland. My husband had fish and it was soggy and just meh. I wouldn't recommend.

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BellaA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good and the burger was great! Also some of the best wings we have ever had

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MeghanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Friendly staff. My son asked if we can go back tonight!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was my 35th birthday. I am visiting Universal Studios Orlando from 1/18/2020 through 1/22/2020 and staying at the Loews Royal Pacific resort.

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vipshaSha
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good! Ordered the soup, pretzel rods, Reuben split. The servers didn't rush us out, glad since we had to wait for our room

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RebeccaW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food is overpriced, and not well seasoned. The hamburger I got had an underwhelming bun and overall flavor. It was ok at best.

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Tammy
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, hidden gem. Drinks and appetizer...yummy charcuterie board...attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our server definitely was trying but service was ridiculously slow. Food was average. Desserts were awful. Drinks were good. You’re better off choosing any chain restaurant and taking your chances there.

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ACWC
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good but mashed potatoes had huge bits of unmashed potatoes in them.

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Brent
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jake's American Bar is a fantastic restaurant for the food, ambience, and service. While I am certain any of the items on the menu would be a fine choice, the burgers are among the best on property and worth making a special trip. The decor has a very 1930's and 1940's South Pacific, Golden Age of Travel vibe. The 48-star American Flag, Jake's leather A-2 flight jacket, crusher cap and hula shirt are all nice finishing touches, as is the Grumman Albatross flying boat outside in the lagoon. Jake's American Bar gets my highest recommendation all around!

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Lemonia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were tired when we arrived for our reservation and a mix up in our check in, created a delay in us being escorted to our table. This did not put us in a good mood for our meal, but I must say that the team members did their best to make up for the mistake and were extremely attentive. Main dish was served before we had finished eating our appetizers, which was not appreciated.The food was good and we enjoyed it. The live music was very good. Overall ambiance was positive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our granddaughters Birthdays

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ElizabethC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Better than average hotel food. Great theme, decor and ambiance. Delicious food. Excellent service. Comfortable and you will enjoy, but you will also pay. Better choice over Islands, which is right across the hall. Much, much better food at Jakes.

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vipChrisO
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Stopped in here when we arrived on our trip as we were starving and didn't want to spend the time going to CityWalk. Place is nice and has good service but its typical overpriced resort food so don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

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FellowFoodie26
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family & I are in love with the pretzel rods there since we tried it years ago. It was the best pretzels we ever had and we’ve tasted many including in Germany. So happy our Peacekeeper waiter managed to get chef to make some for us as they said it was out that evening. That made our night! Turkey burger was good & sweet potato fries delicious. Please bring back sea bass on menu & keep making your amazing pretzels!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually almost cancelled our reservation cause we had a late lunch and weren’t hungry. But we ended up going anyway and split the short ribs. There was nothing left on our plate when we were done. Everything was delicious and we will definitely be returning again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our party of 5 had a reservation and was seated quickly, but in an unfortunate spot next to the jukebox and against the partition such that 2 of us had to watch our heads when taking seats and getting up again.
We enjoyed the pretzels but the dips were ordinary. Flatbread and tomato soup were quite good. Sweet potato fries were tasty.
Portions are very large for the price especially by Universal standards but it’s difficult to take a few random leftovers into a hotel room/on vacation.
Server was nice.
Gin and tonic was good but the Caribbean cocktail was not. Too much rum and fruity flavors. We joked that it was flammable.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Really good food however service was not great and some beers were not available.
Could have been better,

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TyeshaW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Abundance of food with your order. Food just ok. Service was really great. Nice atmosphere inside the Royal Pacific hotel.

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BrandeU
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just wanted to appreciate the hospitality we received at Jake's American Bar. Very accommodating (and during a storm!), staff was lovely, and food was delicious. Love the presentation, especially drinks in a volcano container and on fire when served! Thank you for making our honeymoon special!

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vipJohns
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Food was below par. Pizza was doughy. I had the tomato mozzarella sandwich which was on such a thick bread you couldn’t even taste the inside. A pressed sandwich would be a much better idea. Salad was average. My husbands short ribs were ok, but potatoes were lumpy. With all the dining choices around here.... won’t be returning

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JarrodR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food alone makes it worthwhile to come here but the service will definitely keep you coming back. We had the pleasure of having our drinks mixed by Neptune/Stephanie one day and then Cida (I think her name was) another day--both extremely kind, patient and great at mixing a drink. We dined in with our server Irwin and he was extremely attentive, understanding and you can tell he is excellent at his job due to his ability to think ahead and be very accomodating. Thank you all for a very pleasant experience especially on the days where other elements were a bit trying.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service and nice ambience. Just very expensive which you kind of expect and the food was nothing special. The ribeye steak was quite fatty and the desserts looked defrosted. Ok if you want to stay in the hotel and don't mind paying over the odds.

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DCerningOne
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good burger and simple menu that will appeal to families. Nothing fancy in a good way-- casual. Homemade pretzels were very good appetizer. Better restaurant than our Universal guide book gave credit for. Above average service too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best place for wings, burgers and drinks! The live music fro ERIC Von was awesome

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CherylD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went twice for lunch in recent trip to Universal. Nice atmosphere and quiet escape from parks. The food was great except for the calamari that was over sslt

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RositaG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great 1st night on vacation place for dinner. The wait staff was very good and the guitarist /singer was fantastic. We were celebrating my adult son's birthday and it was lots of fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

On vacation. Food was very good . Cute place servers very
Friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Several nice meals here. Food is great, especially tomato soup with cheese bread. Service was always great and guitarist they had on 5/18 was amazing

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vipEdnDonna
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to hang out for a great meal!

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Lynn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food Ok but room smelled very musty which was a distraction. Waitstaff Service was great though. Very attentive and upbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our server was ok. Didn’t check on us very often could have been spread thin. A manager began reprimanding a new employee directly behind us. We were so embarrassed for the employee that my husband asked them to move the conversation to a private area. The manager did come to apologize to us later. The food was delicious though.

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vipPaul
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Slow service. Had to send 2 cocktails back to bartender to re-make. Very good food preparation.

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Jake's American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort is rated 4.1 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.