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Jake's Wayback Burgers

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2306 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-2029
+1 516-520-0298
10:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Burgers are made right in front of you. Quick service, clean restrooms, and a clean enviroment. Parking is available out front in a strp mall.

Thank Michael L
Plainview, New York
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone talks about Shake shak and I don't get it. I think this place has far better quality food in every category! Burgers are fresh and made to order with better quality toppings, fries and home made chips are great and the milk shakes destroy shake shak not even close. Also, the service at this location is top notch and... More 

Thank Richard B
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend told me about this place so I tried it out for lunch. They have several choices of how you can get your burger. You can get single patty, double patty, and even triple patty if you want. I ordered a wayback classic which is double patty. I chose my cheese as well as all the fixings I wanted.... More 

Thank luv2travl08
East Meadow, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Large burgers, extremely juicy and tender. Best part is pick what you want to embellish. Great fries; but I like the homemade potato chips. If order a number of burgers, your receipt and the burgers are numbered so you know what's what in the bag for take-out. Great idea.

Thank Maura C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

When I go with Freind's all I get is fries which is really good and my Freind's claim their food was really good too so that it lol.

Thank Crazed S
Merrick, New York
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288 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

You pick all the toppings to customize your burger. Thought the burger was taasty although rather thin. The fries were perfect and seem homemade and a side order is enough to share. Wish I tried the onion rings they looked fresh and homemade as well. Wish the burger roll was a little smaller but overall a nice place.

Thank Tinyte13
East Meadow, New York
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

I enjoy Jakes Wayback. They have coupons out there so we always buy a Jakes Wayback and get one free if you purchase a drink a fries. There are lots of toppings to customize your burger and they also have good shakes!

Thank Audralindley
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142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Unless you're entering their contest, I do not think I would be spending the money on a single hamburger at this restaurant. It seemed that the burger was nice. But the decor like the service all seemed very standard. I have heard good things about the milk shakes. However, I was slightly turned off by the namesake.

Thank Eric M
East Meadow, New York
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Burger is tasty and service is good. It's a fast food burger ( a little on the greasy side) but good. Guess if you don't feel like making the trek to All American it's a toss up between Jake's Wayback or Checkers.

Thank Richard G
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Good selection of burgers and toppings. Properly cooked and delicious. Fries are great. Tables for dining in or you can take away. Located on a main road making for easy access and plenty of parking. Pleasant staff and timely service.

Thank MrsCfor42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2306 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554-2029
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  East Meadow
  • Phone Number: +1 516-520-0298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?