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Big Jake's Steakhouse - CLOSED

1702 Fayetteville Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956-2233
+1 479-474-5573
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“beans” (13 reviews)
“sirloin” (8 reviews)
“kabob” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Steakhouse, American
$$ - $$$
1702 Fayetteville Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956-2233
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This was the restaurant we had intended have dinner at... once we got there it was burned to the ground🚒🚒, but Colton's is almost identical to it, so it wasn't a total loss..

Thank Macombsboo
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic! It's fun and delicious and I've not been disappointed with family experiences here. Good food choices for sure!

Thank SkyDragonfly
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We are Pretty picky but after 5 hours on the road decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. Glad we chose well. The Christmas atmosphere was really nice and everyone was friendly.Our waitress was very attentive. I had the filet kabob and (unlike one...More

1  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was tired after a long day of driving, and I really wanted a decent sit-down dinner. Jake's Steakhouse was a pleasant surprise - great service, and a decent steak. Really liked the atmosphere! It was within a mile of my Sleep Inn hotel -...More

Thank noworries2000
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Fodd was ok..Hospitality was great. Decor was very inviting and interesting. Music was entertaining.

Thank mlamtolar
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We are pretty picky people so when we went to Jakes Steakhouse which was suggested by the Sleep Inn staff, we were quite suprised!!! The prices were reasonable and the food was superb! Was shocked to not only find my fettuccine Alfredo made from scratch...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

After a long drive, we wanted a nice meal. Big Jake's looked interesting with its rustic look so we went in to find the same rustic look with live music, a great meal and great service! Can't remember our waitresses name, but very friendly and...More

Thank Polly V
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice, the first visit deserved 5 stars but the second less then 0. We waited for 15 min and nobody attended to us, not even a hello or a water... really really bad. Our first visit on the other side was...More

Thank Tine A
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We passed all the chain options for what we thought would be a real treat in carnivorous satisfaction. Terrible let down. The blooming onion appetizer and mema's beans started the meal out right but when the main course arrived it was down hill. He ordered...More

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We loved this restaurant. We carried our grand-children there and they loved the live music and the train that goes around in the ceiling. The food was very good and not over-priced. Excellent service. They brought us chips and salsa and beans before the meal...More

1  Thank Cecilia F
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 Fayetteville Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Van Buren
  • Phone Number: +1 479-474-5573
Big Jake's is the one and only premier steakhouse in Van Buren that is family owned and operated. Our creator James Garner planned and executed his dream for a 2 story restaurant, which opened in 1996. We take pride in hand cutting our steaks daily. We have a varied menu ranging from steaks, pastas, salads, and hamburgers all made in-house. Upstairs we have a large room that will accommodate up to 125 people. The John Wayne memorabilia throughout the restaurant is truly one of a kind. For the kids we have a train that runs the perimeter between the downstairs and the upstairs. For the music lovers, we have live entertainment on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6-9pm.
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