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Smokin' Jakes

117 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7780
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible28%
4 Jun 2016
“My expectations were not met.”
3 weeks ago
“Great Jalapeno Ketchup!”
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
117 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7780
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great lunch at this place - my mom got the potato/bacon soup, which was thick and delicious, with lots of real bacon. My chicken melt came on really tasty swirly rye bread, and - along with my fries - the server brought bottles...More

Thank TeddiTanen
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Monday evening with a friend and the service was great. Our waitress was very friendly and served us quickly. The special was the roast beef brisket for $7 and it was very good. It was so much food I couldn't finish it...More

Thank hupd
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Went here to grab lunch to go. The waitress was very friendly but when I got home to eat my food I was fairly disappointed. I paid $13 for the rib sampler, which include one side. I had 4 small rib bones and a not...More

Thank shawn k
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped on a Sunday around noon. The place was empty except for two people and a waitress visiting with them. The waitress glanced at us when we entered and continued visiting. We waited to see if she wanted to seat us for several minutes,...More

Thank AnnofIowa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We eat here almost every time we go up to the Lakes. The BBQ is delicious and the ribs are so tender and tasty. It has fun décor. Waitresses are helpful with good service. I recommend.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Great happy hour beers - liter steins for $2.50 from 5-6 pm. Their special on Thursday is a 1/2 pound burger with two toppings and one side for $7. We ordered the burger medium, medium rare and it was done to perfection. We were told...More

Thank Dawn E
Reviewed 4 June 2016

A barbecue restaurant with no pulled pork? That's wrong! They slice their meat instead. I ordered the Philly beef sandwich which was very good. My wife ordered the beef patty melt. That was over cooked and dry. The soups, the bake beans, and fries were...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This is a fun little hole in the wall place on the "strip" in Arnolds Park. The food is excellent- well seasoned and juicy meat. I had the beef brisket - tender and flavorful. Great selection of beer and really great staff. Fun place to...More

Thank sarahadwoa
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Husband & I stopped in 3pm on a Wednesday to grab a bite. Obviously off hours - waitress was only person to be seen. Had turkey sandwich, "homemade soup, it's really good", burger & fries, coffee, draft beer. Burger & fries were nothing special. Soup...More

Thank VirginiaS203
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Hungry for BBQ so I stopped by Smokin' Jackes in Arnold's Park. No wait for seating, waitress was very prompt, decor was typical for a BBQ restaurant. Decided to order the smoked pork chop special which was excellent. Meal consisted of two smoked chops, large...More

Thank Dutch1
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7780
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
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