Jake's Restaurant

4.3
1989 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Opened in 1960 by Jake Replogle in a historic 100 year old barn, Jake's Restaurant has become known as a standby timeless American Steakhouse restaurant. Jake's Restaurant's Award Winning Wine List, Seasonal Classic American Steakhouse Cuisine, and Jake's Genuine service, while dining by our natural burning fireplace, will turn anyone into a Jake's Regular.
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Specials

Happy Hour

Monday thru Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm.
Cocktails, Craft Beer, Wine, and Appetizer Specials

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 31, 2019

Ends: April 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:30PM-6:30PM

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My guests had steak and there were excellent. The Duck was dry not a acceptable based on Jake's standards. Food was a little slow coming out of kitchen. Overall acceptable

T
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, a place for celebration! Friendly, attentive service / great steaks.

KP
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in a comfortable environment. Been going to Jake’s for years and it never disappoints.

BW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner with family, food was perfect, service was wonderful. A big shout out to our server Tina who did a great job over and beyond with service!

KB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Jake's! Great place to go for a nice dinner with the family. Special occasion or not! Love the Monday special - how could you not love it! Was the perfect night to eat outside! But love the inside ambiance also. Yes I'm a big fan.

MM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time!!!!Food was phenomenal!!! Our waitress sorry forgot her name but she was outstanding!!Bartenders were great!!! Will be back!!!

AC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, great drinks. Will be going again.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. Delicious food and great service. The only thing that kept it from being romantic on our Anniversary was a large table on the other side of the dining room that talked extremely loud. I hope that they had a nice evening as well.
We both had steak. Both prepared perfectly and mine may have been one of the best that I’ve ever had.

ME
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner. Drinks and appetizers were amazing. I had seared Viking scallops which were superb. My spouse had short ribs which looked amazing. I was going to try them but they were gone before I had a chance. We ordered dessert and the last creek brûlée was accidentally served to another table. They then comped us another dessert of our choosing. Staff was very friendly and attentive on a busy night. We will definitely be going again

A
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The bacon wrapped water chestnuts and short ribs were amazing. However the French onion soup was literally burnt and the bone in filet was extremely fatty and unappealing. Our server was very nice and brought my husband a sundae for his birthday. We will return but it's unfortunate that a restaurant known for their steaks fell very short. Palmer's and Kurt's are much better steak options in the Lake Country area.

C
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the Monday specials . It’s a great evening with family eating delicious food. We look forward to our next visit.

I made the reservation for 5 persons but mistakenly put it for 7/29 instead of 7/22. The hosts were extremely accommodating and made our evening so enjoyable.

J
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

wrong night to go..crazy busy.. noise over so welhming had difficult time talking to and listening to my table mates!!!! Will not go on Monday night.

KO
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Jake’s is great. The concern is that the prices are quite high.

I
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Cannot pass up the opportunity to dine at Jake’s when in town.

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New bartenders are awesome! Food was good, enjoyed our meal.

FF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary - wonderful food and service, really a special evening

IL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Very creative menu. Wonderful!

7
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our evening at Jake's. Although there was a problem with our reservation the manager quickly corrected it and every thing ran smoothly. The waitstaff was exceptional esp. our bartender Eric.
The food; steaks and onion rings were what made Jake's famous and why we keep coming back!

CF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and drinks! Perfect for a date night. My husband said the old fashioned was one of the best he's had. Will definitely be returning for another dinner!

C
Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We haven’t been here in years and I mean over 15 years. The onion rings were exactly as we remembered. The food was very good. The only complaint I would have is drinks were very expensive in relation to everything else. Service was good but a bit slow. Definitely didn’t feel rushed.

CW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best steak tartare and tuna tartare we have ever had, in addition to their always-excellent filet mignon.

SC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steak was excellent...everything else ok. Drinks overpriced!

NW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. We ate the Pork Chop and had a Filet and of course, Haystack onion rings.

B
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere, I highly recommend Jake's! The steak was outstanding!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single thing we ordered was amazing! Grilled octopus appetizer, dry aged steaks, mac n cheese, mushrooms, deserts, even the drinks (new fashioned) were excellent. I highly recommend.

CS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I did not realize that I booked a table in the bar area. The person that seated us was a little snotty when I told him that I did not realize that I did this and was wondering if he had anything in the dining room area. Not a nice person. I think that he could have handled it a little more politely!

Waitress was excellent and that food was outstanding!

j
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Everything we ordered was good. The furniture was visibly worn and old. The dining room is one big room. Not romantic at all. Needs work inside and out. The bar area is still nice.

AA
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

had fish fries cod was great, others had perch ok. salads were great, had the brussel sprout salad super. service was good, nice atmosphere

CD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Jakes has been one of my favorite restaurants for over 50 years. (In the 60’s, you could get a small tenderloin, the best onion rings, dessert, and a cocktail for $5.00!) Today’s prices are a lot higher, but I’ve always considered the restaurant a five star. Things were just “off” a bit last night. It took 35 minutes to get a cocktail; service in general was slow; we had to ask for condiments; the bill was incorrect. The food was still every good, but the overall enjoyment was tainted by the service. I’ll want to return again soon and hope that this was just one not-as-good experience. They DO make a mighty fine steak and the best onion strings in town!

JE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Their Monday night turn back the clock special is outstanding.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went back to Jakes after about a five year visit. The staff was excellent. The food cooked properly and was tremendous. All the wait staff were awesome and very friendly. The host/manager was friendly as he walked the room checking to be sure everything was just right. One of the BEST steak restaurants. A great experience.

TS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed that the gift card (paid with cash) did not allow us to add the gratuity to the bill. If it were a promotion or a coupon I could understand but it basically devalued the gift card purchase. The server was very good but it certainly was disappointing to know that I had to run a credit card to pay the gratuity. We are now stuck with a 25 dollar credit which isn't worth the drive for us! Not cool at all Jake!

MD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was very high quality and cooked to perfection. Season soup of the day was delicious and served table side. They were busy, yet we waited less than a minute for our reserved table. Definitely worth the stop if you are in the Milwaukee area.

JN
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try to go to Jake’s on Monday evenings for their tender line special. The price cannot be beat!

Last Monday’s steak was one of the best steaks that I’ve ever had. Done to perfection and very tender & tasty! I topped it off with a baked potato and their perfect Manhattan for a wonderful meal.

K
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very very slow reservation was at 5:45 and at 8 we still did not have our food

SN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just great as always! Monday throwback special is such a bargain and still meets excellent quality standards that Jake's has had forever!!

K
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Busy Saturday night before Father’s day waited 30 for our 7 pm reservation food service was slow many large parties we were told food was good able to handle special requests

MJ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The acoustics was too load, as my parents could not hear the waitress. But everything else was great!!

J
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

When living in area this was a routine Resturant to patronize. Have not been there for 22 years but now all Drinks were short fills for the price. As an example $10 for house wine. Double baked potato tasted like from freezer bag, nothing special on taste of all meat served, except the hamburger, for the price charged, only side raved about was the fried Brussel Sprouts. The traditional opinion rings could not be included on the entree etc issues. First time and last time after 22 years of anticipation.

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service that was personal and professional! Food was perfection and all the recommendations from our server were spot on. You get a lot of food for the price and it's all quality!

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