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Jake's Wayback Burgers

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568 W Main St, Middletown, DE 19709-1057
+1 302-464-1030
10:30 - 09:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 07:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 09:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
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149 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Middletown is a frequent thru-point for trips to eastern PA and NY... now we've found a new favorite burger joint whose offerings were delish. We tried the Philly burger--cheese, onions and mushrooms--even the bun was tasty. We couldn't pass up the Parmesan fries... or the gingerbread-eggnog milkshake (which we split). Cashier David was a hoot: terrific interaction with his customers.... More 

Thank Ichi-ban_Food_Kritik
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This feels like home made burgers to me! The cheesy is amazing! I always order the same thing This is my go-to place when I need a cheat meal when taking a break from the gym! SO. GOOD.

1 Thank Vivian V
Middletown, DE
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220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I had been told that they had the best veggie burgers around. My wife and I stopped in for fries and the burger. Neither of us were impressed with the food but the guys behind the counter were friendly and efficient.

Thank bjdav
Middletown, Delaware
Level Contributor
79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Not the greatest burger, but we'll above the typical fast food variety. Best black and white shake around.

1 Thank Robert H
Middletown, Delaware
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Don't eat a lot of fast food, but as that genre goes, this is a pretty good place. Sandwiches and sides cooked to order, and real milk shakes, not that frozen whipped stuff the other places serve. We've eaten here a couple of times in the past year. Found the food and service to be very good. I'm partial to... More 

1 Thank John B
Middletown, Delaware
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We go to Jakes on a regular basis and when my grandson comes to visit, it is a must go to eat there. He has declared Jakes burgers to be the best anywhere, even better than Grandpas. Hurts that mine don't take the top honors but he knows best. I can't say enough good things about Jakes in Middletown because... More 

1 Thank Arnie J
Townsend, Delaware, United States
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

They are o.k. Not my favorite place, but if you are craving an old school burger that is close by this is it.

1 Thank Jodi W
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Had a burger for lunch. My order was messed up, but I'm only worried about that because I'm wheat intolerant. The patties are mashed thin to cook quick, but it seemed to take forever compared to fast food joints. The fries were loaded with salt which is not to my taste. The burgers were honest, but really, I felt like... More 

Thank Ste_NJ
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

This store Is usually staffed with high school / 20 somethings who could care less about the food or cleanliness. Love the food at other locations, just not this one.

Thank G Drew P
Crownsville, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We stopped in while we waited for my new phone to be set up in the Verizon store. We ordered soft drinks and a shake. Shake was good. Thick and chocolaty. What stood out on this visit was the very friendly and smiley staff and a nice "welcome to Jake's" when you walk in. We definitely have to try the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 07:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 568 W Main St, Middletown, DE 19709-1057
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 302-464-1030
Since 1991, Jake’s
Hamburgers has promised
fresh, tasty, hand-made
burgers and thick, creamy
milkshakes in a casual and
friendly environment.
That’s as true today as
it was back then.
Jake’s Hamburgers,
the best burgers
under the bun.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?