Jakers Bar and Grill - Meridian

4.2
160 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
***Please contact the restaurant if you are unable to make a reservation online at (208) 288-0898.***

At Jakers every occasion is a celebration. We welcome you to a comfortable family dinner, an intimate dinner for two, or to meet a group of friends for Happy Hour in our bar. We also accept reservations for groups up to 40 people. Please contact the restaurant for large party reservations.

At Jakers you will find the atmosphere and food choices are both casual and fun. We have an extensive menu specializing in the highest quality Hand Cut Steaks, Seafood, Charbroiled Sirloin Burgers, Sandwiches and Fun Food. Our Drink Menu features Margaritas, 3oz Martinis, 9oz. wine pours, as well as Fun Signature Cocktails. We have 21 Wines by the Glass and a nice selection of Draft and Bottled Beer. There is a Smart Plate Menu with smaller portions and lower prices. Jakers has Kids Menus packed with fun activities as well as both Vegetarian and Gluten Free menus.
What 160 people are saying
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4.3
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RobertC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, excellent food and great service! We always enjoy eating at Jakers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I asked for no sauce on my pasta, it was drenched and based off the spaced out waitress... I was not about to complain.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The wife and I decided to go somewhere nice. We saw the menu online and the prices. Based on the prices we thought this would be a very nice for a date night. Here's the outline of the date:

We walked in to the restaurant and were greet by a very friendly staff. Looking around it looks like it could have been a Dennys or something at some point. The carpet was awful and had minimal decorations that would make you think a meal there would be no more than $12. We were immediately sat as we had a reservation which was great. Our server (Christine) came right out and gave us some great recommendations. We had an appetizer and a drink. We then ordered our meals. Drinks and food came out in great timing. This is what we had;

Lobster Bisque: My favorite dish of the night. Wouldn't change a thing.
Clam Chowder: Tasted as though it had no seasoning especially salt.
Ribeye: Very Chewy and had to add salt and pepper. Had minimal Crust.
Seafood Pasta: Luke warm and again had little seasoning or salt.
Calamari: A little greasy but had great seasoning and overall was very good.
White Chocolate Brownie: Loved every part of it. The Icing was great and the texture was even better.
Rolls (Scones): I mean what's there to say about them other than Fantastic!

I never complained once. However, our server was so great she asked me how my steak was and I said "It's pretty chewy." She said she knew it didn't look like it was supposed and that's why she asked. The manager then came over and gave us 9% off. Again, I never complained and didn't ask for anything. But to only take a few bucks off the most expensive dish that was par with Outback Steak house is not right. We spent $160 to get food that would have been better at Texas Roadhouse for 1/4 the price. The food was simply just ok and the atmosphere was cheap, those are the two things we go to restaurants for.

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vipMelissaT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Amazing rolls-almost like dessert. Service was terrific!

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viptbert
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting in their covered patio, we enjoyed some Napa wine and a hamburger with gluten free bun! Love having gluten free options. A lovely time

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DeniseL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food in general and customer service superior!

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RichardL
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bad warmup potato, it had to have been baked the day before, Monday is not a good day Idaho famous potato.

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AmyY
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Wonderful service. Took great care of us.

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NormaB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackers is the place to go of you want quality and relaxed meals. Exelente customer service.

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vipkerbear
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience4

Again, they had no reservation for us. This is the THIRD time this has happened with this restaurant. I will no longer use Open Table to make reservations here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was on point very friendly

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We were seated ten steps from a bathroom door. Yuck. They accommodated when we asked to be moved, but seemed a bit annoyed. Once moved to the patio, the ambiance was great. We enjoyed our meals. The brisket was tender and flavorful but on the cool side. Meatloaf was fantastic. Mud pie was fantastic. Should there even be a table that close to the bathroom?

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vipkerbear
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except they had no reservation for me. This is the second time this has happened with open table.

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MarioneM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We go to Jakers from time to time and have always had good service. We went on Fat Tuesday to enjoy an early dinner. We were seated promptly but then had to wait at least 10 minutes to be acknowledged and brought water. We ordered drinks but clearly this server's heart was NOT in it that night. Never asked if we were part of the Jaker's E club
( we are)....took away my salad plate even though I had clearly not used it yet. I pointed this out to her and she gave a little laugh and said it’s like autopilot for her to clear dishes if she sees them. She never came back to ask if we wanted anything else so we decided to go elsewhere for dessert. This is not the service we have had or expect from this restaurant....sad.

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Voxer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Great! Food was Fantastic! Definitely the place to go on your birthday!

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vipMTWCLW2
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall food was good - our server was a little lacking.

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DJ83704
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Typically have always had great food & service from Jakers however this time was an exception. Cocktails, salads, scones were great as usual the only exception was my Lemon Garlic Shrimp was missing the zucchini and mushrooms. It did have plenty of shrimp and penne pasta though. My first sub par experience there so definitely will give them another chance.

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Hummel
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We took our friends to celebrate a very special birthday. Reservation was made at least 2 weeks in advance. We arrive and are handed a buzzer to wait. We are then seated and do not see our server for at least 10 min. It was incredibly busy in the bar area, I imagine due to Happy Hour specials. Took forever to place a drink order, even longer to receive the drinks. Appetizer was a no show, then when it was discovered to be lost the shrimp were like rubber. Asked for additional scones/bread, never came. $200 tab and couldnt be more disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’ve always had a very good experience at Jakers. This particular time was, unfortunately, just ok. We felt overcharged for our meal, our very expensive steak was ordered medium, and when it was delivered, it was raw. Sent it back, and then when we finally got it delivered again, it was on the verge of being well done. We were so hungry and we had already been there for over an hour, we just ate it. Usually, we are in and out in an hour, but an hour and a half later, we were finally asking if we could pay our bill. The food was unusually sub-par that night, and we felt a little ripped off. There were some other things that night that made our dining experience less than pleasant. Like I said, usually, we love dining at Jakers. But this particular visit made us second guess going back again.

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DuaneJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second visit to Jakers and again everything about my experience was spectacular. The steak cooked to perfection. My wife, brother and I had a wonderful evening. This has to be the best steak houses in the Boise area, if not all of Idaho.

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StephanieM
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals at Jakers are always exceptional, and the service is top notch. Prime rib Sunday is a favorite, with the gluten free vegetable soup the best we've ever had, and don't forget the honey scones! Jakers is one of the areas very best restaurants.

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Jason
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good server with good knowledge of the menu. Very attentive. The food was pretty good as well.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service but a few things need attention. First, when the customer is done eating it's just as important to clear the table as it is to bring great food to the table. One thing most wait people neglect is not finishing the job and it's the difference between good and excellent service. Secondly, when I went to use the restroom there were no paper towels to dry my hands with and had to go back to the table to dry my hands with my napkin. Wondering what the employees do? Wipe their hands on their dirty cloths or what. Both of these sound critical but if fixed would make a difference and I will be back as the food is delicious.

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Dips
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a very nice meal. Steaks were cooked perfectly and lobster bisque was amazing. The restaurant is fairly loud which generally isn’t a problem unless someone in your party has hearing issues. All entrees were really tasty! Highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And the portions were big enough.

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KellieD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We had a reservation for 6 people at 615pm. We arrived about 610 and i gave them my confirmation code and they said they didn't have a reservation at all. They said we could be seated in 45 min. We complained and they offered to seat us right away then they offered my aunt one of the 6 people a free drink. She declined and said its her sisters bday how about a drink for her? No drink was ever offered or given. My moms medium steak was very very rare and my medium burger was burnt with black burnt char covering the entire patty. They made my mom a new one to go. My boyfriend ordered seafood fetichini alfredo and they were out of fetichini pasta. It took about 40 min to get our drinks and about an hour and 15 min to get our food. We had multiple waiters come over who thought they were waiting on us. It was just a very disappointing disorganized and the food was just ok.

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ClarkW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Jakers once a week. They have become our favorite dining experience. They never disappoint.

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vipBecky
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great, gave us plenty time to visit and available when we needed it

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Seated at reservation time. Cocktails were at half price.
Pretty nice.

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Made reservations although I obviously didn't need to due to day and time it wasn't busy. Made reservations for seven and they literally added a chair to the end of a very small table. There were open larger tables that wouldn't have had our group juggling our plates around.

Out of seven people one person actually enjoyed their food. Most of the steaks tasted like they straight cooked them on charcoal. not one person's steak was cooked to the requested temperature.

The server was the only good part of the meal, she was very attentive and understanding of our slowness to order.

Appetizers were also pretty good. Recommend the cream cheese and shrimp wontons.

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vipMrsM
Boise
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and inconsistent. 10 minutes for drinks to appear. No offers for refills. Dinner showed up while we still had our salad plates and soup bowls in front of us so we had to shuffle things around to make it fit. The petite fillet looked like a round steak it was so thin; I actually think they served the wrong item. The salmon was overcooked. The dinner took over 2 hours - and it shouldn't have based on our orders.

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PattyN
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I made reservations, evidence from Jakers acknowledging my res. By email. My parents anniversary and we're told there isn't a reservation. The hostess got us at a table, plenty at 4 on Sunday. But no waiters. Got seated started off well. But then we hardly see the waiter. For refills. We had to ask someone else to help us. Then we waited and waited for the bill, then waited to pay. The food was average. Soggy tempra shrimp. The. Prime rib was o min at. It didn't look like anything we saw on line. Salad bar ok hard ti get around others with the dressing in the middle. Great soup bar. We got and side order of onion rings, looked great online, normal-average at best. The price and charging so much for the extra. Very disappointed. I dont mind paying for top notch when it is. But pictures online are misleading, for fancy.

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PeWaDa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a casual birthday celebration and my husband wanted a good steak. Jakers in Meridian was recommended by a couple people as a good alternative to going into downtown Boise. Location is good; easy to find and plenty of parking. Decor is casual and comfortable and the noise level is medium so you can have a conversation without having to strain or yell.

The menu is good, with lots of choices. Portions were decent but not overboard. My husband went with the signature Jakers steak; he says it tasted good. My son had a rib-eye and said it was excellent. My daughter-in-law had a mega salad which she said was great. I ordered fish and chips which, unfortunately had a hair fried into the batter on one of the pieces (it tasted good until I hit the hair).

The waiter apologized and comp'd the fish and chips; other than that, we had a very comfortable meal. We'll go there again and would recommend you give it a try. I probably won't order the fish and chips again ... silly me ordering seafood in landlocked Boise!

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CharlesA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience5

Bad evening due to order error...Love Jakers...writing off this evening to holiday season and parties taking place...

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BonnieW
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaker's has become our favorite spot for meals -- their prime rib is excellent and the service is always friendly!

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JimH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner
Every bite so delicious
Our waiter so on the ball
Wished my husband Happy Birthday and both of us Happy Anniversary. We had a wonderful evening

JD
JohnD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was rushed or non existent. Drink order in excess of ten minutes. Water or drink refill was nonexistent. Food order took a very long time and when asking for help to wipe up a mess my father made was like pulling teeth . I will not return and pay for a meal there again .

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Goldilocks
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate at Jakers 3 times last week. Two dinners 1 lunch. The staff is amazing and they make the experience really fun. The menu is varied and everything is good. The salad bar is the best in Boise/Meridian. If it was a little quieter it would be perfect.

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Michele
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We were put in the back of the restaurant next to the bathrooms and it was awful. I help a table with open table so we could have a nice seat. Nothing says ambiance like seeing the inside of the Womens restroom.

We each ordered a fillet they were over cooked and for the price of our meal we could have gone to chandlers. The bill was over 100.00 with a decent tip. All the meal had was a tiny potato, side salad and a fillet. I was very disappointed with them this time. I do not know that I will be back.

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Biggest reason for not saying service was 5 star is was never asked if they could refill my ice tea. Outstanding otherwise

FAQs

Jakers Bar and Grill - Meridian does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Jakers Bar and Grill - Meridian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 288-0898.

Jakers Bar and Grill - Meridian is rated 4.2 stars by 160 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.