Jakers Bar and Grill - Meridian

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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
Boise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to Jaker's to celebrate a birthday. The steak, prime rib(very tender and delicious) and halibut were all cooked to perfection. Special requests for food preparation were graciously honored. Happy hour at Jaker's has some great deals and generous wine pours. Our server Justin was awesome!

BH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Jaker's for years. The crab stuffed avocado and deep fried zucchini are my favorites. Always excellent food and service as well as wonderful atmosphere.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always top notch! Servers are friendly and always paying attention. Soup and salad bar are a great deal for lunch or dinner. You won’t leave hungry. We always leave happy 😃

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Some Dude’s Burger on a lettuce bun, open face. Delicious as always! My husband had the grilled turkey sandwich for the first time and he said it was outstanding! We’ve never had a meal there we didn’t thoroughly enjoy! Only downside to Jakers is its a bit of a drive for us, but so well worth it!!
Our favorites at Jakers:
Prime rib
Some Dude’s Burger
Garlic Fries
Strawberry Salad
Wedge Salad
And everything else!!
We usually don’t have room for dessert but they look awesome as well.

DB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is really a great restaurant. Varied menu so there's something for everyone. Our party of 4 was all very satisfied. Service was friendly and responsive.

CJ
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Late Lunch time arrival we were placed in the far exterior of the building. Our waitress promptly forgot us for 15 minutes returning with several drink orders wrong. Food was prepared well and was worth the wait. Only one other table of the 12 was occupied.

TL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I am sorry to say that our experience at Jaker's for my mother's Birthday was very disappointing. I have eaten at Jaker's in Eastern Idaho and had wonderful experiences. This restaurant however, is not nearly as nice. It is small and very stuffy. We were roasting throughout our entire meal. The food could be compared to what you would order at an Applebees, which is obviously not what we were anticipating. The most disappointing part of our visit was the service. Our waitress was slow, clearly had too many tables and for lack of a better word lazy. She was constantly off to the side chit chatting with other employees and not paying attention to her customers. She had assistant servers, and I assume she felt it was their duty to clear plates from the tables. She left our salad plates, bread plates etc on the table when we were done with them. When our dinner came she was moving them to the center of the table so she could set our plates down. I had to ask her to remove them when she left. We will not be returning to this location in the future.

SA
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and great food. It was an anniversary dinner for my girlfriend’s parents. It was nice and quiet so we could communicate easily.

BK
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant and good food and service. They offer an over 60 menu (you need to request one) with smaller portions and somewhat smaller prices.

SR
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make a reservation for a birthday. When we arrived, the waiting time was 50+ minutes for non reserved guests, the hostess got us in at our reserved time, we only waited a few minutes because we were early. The waiters was cheerful and competent, the food was very good, I could have had a few more bowls of the clam chowder and called it dinner. It was excellent ! the steaks and short ribs we ordered were marvelous.. This was our first time at Jakers, we'll definitely go again.

HB
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met at Jaker's a little over 7 years ago. We've been back numerous times since. This last time we met with another couple and had a great time. The food and drinks were good, ambiance was good. Overall a nice time.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service

JR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jakers was great. Great food and service. Was a tad on the pricier side but well worth it. Will be going back and would recommend to a friend.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We arrived early and sat at the bar until our table was ready at 7 :30. The hostess said we would have to wait till our scheduled time. Which was fine to us because we were early. I watched the hostess turn away 3 families because they didn't have a reservation and didn't want to wait for a long time. First they couldn't find our reservation and when they did ( I helped ) we were seated on the back patio. It was loud back there ( no carpet ) and there were numerous tables in the restaurant that were open. I took pictures when we Were there and when we left and it looks very empty. Our waitress was a delight but by that time my husband was out of sorts and I'm sure he will never use open table or go to Jakers again. We have had a date night every Friday for the last 10 year's.

JK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jakers is a nice sit down lunch/dinner establishment with a full bar. Tough to spot from the main highway so keep an eye out for Pine Avenue. Dining area is similar to an Applebee's but their menu options are a notch above. Service was prompt and courteous. Nice selection of appetizers. Expect to pay in the $20's for a dinner plate with some choices a little higher. Overall a good experience and will definitely return.

SE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

One member of our party who ordered the salad bar was sick during the night and missed work the next day. Too noisy. Miso sauce on salmon was was too salty. Service was good.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The Prime Rib and Trout were both delicious. We couldn't believe how large the trout portion was. Our server was average at best, but the food including the creme brulee made up for him!

DR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Next time we come in we will know to bring our own fly swatters.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Meal was good as always. We did not get our appetizer that we ordered 🙁

HM
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a nice experience wether we are seated at a table, a booth, or the bar.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and service. What more can you say? LOVED the salmon on cedar plank. I'll be back!

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

LT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was my first time visiting a Jakers. I had their fish & chips and the portion was large, delicious, and I thought the price was reasonable given how much we got. The waitress was not great, but also not terrible.... so "average". When she came around she was very friendly, she just forgot a couple of things. All in all a great experience.

AR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere of Jakers but the noise level was pretty high to where it was hard to hear what people were saying since it was a Sorority meeting for us..... However the food was great!

DJ
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jakers. Started off with a well made Manhattan at the bar. Filet for dinner. Ordered medium but will do med rare next time. Paired with the Hahn Cabernet. Our waitress Emily was wonderful! Can't wait to go back

BB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was professional and courteous. The food and beer were excellent. I would recommend upgrading one’s soup so you can try the lobster bisque because it is absolutely the best soup ever made.

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, we had a good experience at Jakers Bar and Grill. We had the salad/soup bar, along with an entree (Premium Sirloin), which we split. The food was pretty good and the steak very good.

KW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Jakers is our favorite, very seldom do we have a unfavorable visit.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jakers in Meridian! It is our “go to” for spending a special evening together and the food is always amazing!

BE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole experience was basically all because of Talon. Give that man a raise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JC
Boise
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we took our nephew for dinner. The prime rib was tough and the crab salad had only ground up crab which we felt was overpriced . When we arrived 5 minutes early , we were not seated ( even though the restaurant was not full) and given a beeper to wait until our “scheduled time”. Never had that happen before.
Jim and Cindy Davidson
Star

SM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

To my friends over 60 I would recommend the "Special Plate" menu. It has smaller portions and better prices but you have to ask for it.
As for price I wouldn't go out for dinner on a regular basis if you have a limited income.
When I made the reservation I made a special point of saying it was my wife's 70th birthday. If I hadn't said something twice it would have been overlooked.
I believe three out of the four meals were just as ordered. Main course came way to fast. Only got three bites of my dinner salad.

RU
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our anniversary. Server was outstanding. I has the filet oscar. I ate every bite. Will be returning.

B
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Dinner with friends. My husband ordered the French Dip. I ordered the slices ahi. Service was very good; our waiter from NY was great.

My ahi was ok. Not great, not awful. Overcooked instead of seared edges. My husband’s roast beef in is French Dip was bloody and spongy.

We’ve been to Jakers since they were located in Park Center and in Twin Falls. And been to the a Meridian location for years. The food was always exceptional. Not this time. And it was a little disappointing

AS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time for our Anniversary. Thank you. Our Waitress Lindsey was fabulous!

DY
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were 15 minutes early and reception seemed put out by that. There were plenty of open tables.
The salad bar was fresh, but I would have liked to have been offered to go back for some fruit for desert. Salad selections were fewer than most salad bars.
We left a good tip, but meh.

JE
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a slow afternoon and the staff let my party and I talk uninterrupted for a couple of hours. Pleasant experience. Always fun nice people.

JP
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Our server was ok. The restaurant was not that busy however it seemed like it took longer than it should for him to return to the table. Also the salad bar lobster bisque had obviously been in the warmer a long time because it was thick and lumpy. The side of lobster bisque tha was ordered with two of the meals was definitely much better. The special salmon was overcooked and the Brussels sprouts was undercooked. Both steak dinners that were different cuts of meat was well done. One had been ordered medium, the other medium well. Both came completely cooked through. The baked potatoes came dry with just a very small amount of sour cream and just a hint of butter. Our server said that they were short staffed in the kitchen because of people not showing up to work. We have eaten several times before and always had great food. However this time it was very poor. To have a nice dinner with a $200.00 price tag is expected. However when it isn't it the thought of going again is unlikely.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak!!!

RS
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always been Jakers customers since they were down at Park Center location, we have ebbed and flowed based on the service and quality, I would say they have rebounded from a year ago, and we are back enjoying their food regularly, at least 2-3x per month. My wife is excited, they brought back the crab cake appetizer and it was very good, where for years it had a lot of filler, and then it was gone off the menu. She thought it equaled her favorite Seattle or Portland crab cakes restaurants. They have wonderful; scones, great garlic shrimp steak, and I always get the Baked Potato Soup.