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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.35mi
  2. Distance: 0.38mi
  3. Distance: 0.42mi
  4. Distance: 0.88mi

About Jake's Bar & Grill

Casual fine dining, with great steaks, seafood, and some offerings from other cuisine. We offer patio seating (weather permitting, this is Montana), great bar atmosphere and an intimate dining area.

2425 Gabel Rd
Billings, MT 59102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Bar: 11:00am - 2:00am.

Cross Street:
Overland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(406) 252-9375

Website:
http://www.jakesbillings.com/JakesWestend.html

Private Party Contact:
Bryan Taylor: (406) 252-9375

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Jake's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Casual (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere, and easy to get to. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This was a vacation stop and came recommended by tour guide and walkable from hotel. Food was good but it was on the noisy side. But all in all a good experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Friendly staff. We were surprised to fine it not very busy on a Saturday noon. We did have a fairly quiet spot, as requested, as we are all older, and some are hard-of-hearing. Good service. There was one "miscommunication" according to the waiter, but my meal was brought out within about 5 minutes of those of the others, and since I was still eating my salad, it was not a big deal.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We always have a good meal at Jake's, but this time the food was exceptional. It was a week night so it was quiet. Our server was attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Montana)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good, but fairly safe. If you are looking for a good steak, this is the place for you. The service was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Probably the fifth time I've been to this restaurant. Only once(and it wasn't this time) was the service of the caliber one would expect. Usually service is slow and lackadaisical, it was only a little slow this time but the impatient attitude more than made up for it. My parents are older, it was their anniversary and making them feel bad about not being able to hear well in such a noisy restaurant didn't go over well with me. At least this time the steak was good. However, the deserts we took home weren't. The chocolate cake tasted stale/freezer burned.
If there were someplace else in Billings that was supposed to be good we would definitely go there instead, but according to Trip Advisor this is supposed to be the best restaurant; the rest have sketchy reviews. I keep hoping that next time I visit my parents there will be someplace else to go.

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 (Montana)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Good meals. Had Korean noodle salad which was interesting. Others had the Ruben half of which was lunch the next day. Service was attentive. Will be back

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food is good, but due to the price it is fair for the price.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I requested that something be done by the staff for a retirement dinner. At first I had requested a cake but was told by the receptionist Jakes did not prepare special cakes. I was ok with this and the receptionist explained they could surprise the person being honored with a small piece of flourless chocolate cake with a candle. This never happened and it was obvious this special surprise was never communicated to the rest of the staff. I was very disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Montana)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My wife and I went there for our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. Had a wonderfully pleasant evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Took over 25 minutes for manager to open wine cabinet
We had a good server,but everything was slow

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This place was recommended to us by a local and it has the BEST food and appetizers! The flavors are unique, which gives Jake's a huge edge over any steak place we've ever eaten at. It's hard to decide what to eat, because everything is truly phenomenal!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We were extremely disappointed based on a high recommendation. We found the food less than par, either over spiced or lacking taste. Our waitress not pleasant when someone was unhappy with the food. We really expected a steak house to be far better.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Montana)·Dined on May 20, 2017

i ordered prime rib and it wasn't as tender as i expected. i would not order that again but would order a steak. Had to wait a bit too long to seat for my reservation

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The service was fantastic. Pork shank was tender and just melted in your mouth. Cream brûlée...yum!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We went while we had a quick overnight in Billings. Food is always good, and generous portions. Bit noisy this time due to Rodeo being in town, but it was very tolerable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Montana)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Baseball sirloin was one of the best steaks I've ever had. Great service and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Montana)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Great food and time at Jakes on the West End! Business meal and one of our clients made the comment it was the best prime rib he'd ever had.

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Montana)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Got in early on reservation. Had a waitress and trainee. Had a great time with them. Food was great. Will be going back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The center cut sirloin appears to be a staple in Billings. Jake's did not disappoint. The clam chowder I had was fresh and homemade as opposed to out of a can. The state completely stood by itself without the need for any toppings however the pilaf as a side melded very well with the taste of the steak which was a perfect medium rare. My personal choice for dessert would be to add a moose to keep it on the light side however the desserts were better than adequate. The wine list while not exactly eclectic was quite acceptable for this level. It would probably be the only thing that could elevate this neighborhood gen higher which probably would not be a desired goal. I would highly recommend this to the traveler staying in this section of billings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montana)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was waiting for us at the table, introduced herself, and presented the daily specials. She answered all questions regarding choices and followed up after serving. We had a great time and would go back again.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on February 25, 2017

My sister and I were in town because our mother had been hospitalized. Not knowing our way around, we booked the earliest opening and easily found our way. It was NOT the Jakes in the downtown area near the hospital. My mistake. Anyway, we were a little stressed as you can imagine and felt a little frazzled. We were greeted very nicely upon arrival and made to feel quite welcome. Our server was very efficient and sweet. The food was excellent and just what we were looking for. We were served quickly but did not feel rushed. Other patrons were enjoying themselves and the parking lot was very full. And now I know why because it was a lovely meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Loved the online reservation, making for no wait for a nice relaxing dinner. Good was great, service was great. Very pleasant evening.

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 (Montana)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I love eating here usually, but was a bit disappointed with the stale tortilla chips that came with the very tasty bean dip. Also my halibut (special) was a bit over cooked and tough. Otherwise had a great meal and will definitely be back!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Very good food, good service. Recommend you make a reservation as it is busy. They got us to our table after a short wait. We were all very pleased with our meals. Soup, salad, and bread was great. Steak, Chicken, giant crab legs were all delicious and we left stuffed. Will recommend to friends and family and we will eat here again. It is expensive so will save it for special occasions but it is worth the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Good atmosphere, great food, I will go back

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We were 7 family members gathered from across the country, helping one to move into Billings. Nobody from here previously. Recommended by a friend. We had a great time. Able to converse. Everybody's food was delicious. We were seated promptly and not rushed. It's a little pricy, but the excellent ambience, food, and service make it worth every penny.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We had an amazing experience! Would recommend to anyone. Even though it was busy and a Friday night, we didn't wait any longer than I would have expected for our food to arrive!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Very nice atmosphere. I love this restaurant. My wife and I usually choose Jake's for our rare date night, (and we live 1.5 hrs away)! Very friendly, attentive and quick service. A little too expensive for regular outings, but the food is absolutely worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Loved being able to make the reservation on line! The meal was good (as always), love the atmosphere. Great place for a special occasion

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We ordered the prime rib medium rare and the waitress told us that they only had some medium well left, we said that would be fine. I remember why we order medium rare, the cut was definitely drier and not near as flavorful as prime ribs we have had there before. It is still a great place to eat.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Food was great but very pricey. Dining room was very loud and couldn't hear each other well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Montana)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Very nice ambiance, friendly staff with great service, excellent food.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Very good food. Service was fast and servers were friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montana)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We had reservations but the restaurant made us wait 15 minutes. This was upsetting because they seated 2 parties before us - and they did NOT have reservations. Then our waitress was sweet and nice BUT she had at least 2 other tables she was waiting on. One had 10 guests, the other 8 guests. There was no way for her to handle our table adequately. I love the food and usually things are good. But that evening was miserable and we had out of town family with us. It ruined the entire meal

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2016

The food was excellent as was the service & the. The noise level was tolerable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on July 6, 2016

The waitress was outstanding if not for her the night would have been a major disappointment. We had a 6:45 pm reservation. We got there 10 minutes earlier the hostess said it would be closer to the reservation time, which was fine. A family of 6 came in and two tables two arrived after us. The family of six and one table of two got seated before we did this was at 6:45. We didn't get seated till after 7:00 pm only because my wife gave the hostess a dirty look. The shrimp wonton was excellent. Mine and my wife's steak had no flavor and the top of it was burned and the middle was very pink. We both ordered medium well. Overall I would not go to this establishment again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2016

We are happy to have found a restaurant on the west side of town, which is where we stay when we travel through town. We sat at the bar and enjoyed appetizers and splitting an entre. Our server was attentive and helpful. He was also very well trained in wine service, an unusual occurrence today.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait approximately 30 minutes past the reservation time to be seated. Due to our waitress having too many tables (customers) to serve, we did not get our order taken for about 25 minutes after we were seated. They were out of several things we tried to order. When my steak came that was ordered as "Medium," I could barely put my fork in it and had to "saw" to cut it. I sent it back when I got the waitress' attention, I did not get my steak until everyone else at the table (7 others) were through with their meals. We were on vacation and were not impressed with Jake's at all.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2016

We drive through Billings several times a year on our way from Denver to Whitefish. Lately, we have been staying on the west side of town and are happy to have found good food close by. Amber, our server, took excellent care of us. We enjoyed sharing the subtly spicy mussels and the pork shank. In fact, the shank was so generous that we shredded the rest for road food the next day. Thank you for your attention to details. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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