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Smokin' Jakes

117 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7780
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible31%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (2 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
“roast beef” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
117 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7780
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There’s not a lot of options open late in the evening during off season. We found Jake’s. There wasn’t many people there; however, the service was great and the food was outstanding. The waitress/bar tender was great w my kids as well. We will definitely...More

Thank Shawna J
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We have had better ribs at this place. We came at Lunch time and received warmed up ribs from the night before in the microwave. They were not tender or well cooked, we had to gnaw them from the bone. We left more of the...More

Thank arthuro272
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Ribs were very meaty, bbq sauce is beyond great and the service was A#1. If only Smokin' Jake's had a location in our city

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We boat on west lake okoboji a few times each year. We went to the lake over the Labor Day weekend. We had lunch at Smokin Jake's. My husband and I decided to share a bucket of ribs. They were delicious. Tender, great barbeque sauce,...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Apparently.You need to be drunk to enjoy this place. Waitress was nice, but but has a loose tongue. Then some woman who was clearly inebriated poses as a manager, never introduced herself then invited herself to sit with me as my food was served then...More

Thank fran B
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Went in to eat with friend from out of town. They messed up on his order we gave waitress hard time but waited for right order. Lady presented herself has manager comes out drunk and was a completely unprofessional. She was very rude and made...More

Thank Lovina B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to see across from the Central Emporium area but parking can be challenging. Gave smokin jakes a second time but did carry out instead of dining in on a Sunday night. 5 beers on tap but a decent selection of bottled beer including local...More

Thank X8827SVmiket
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
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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