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Jakes Smokehouse BBQ

1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5601
+1 757-721-7850
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (52 reviews)
“ribs” (86 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (15 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5601
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There's no love put into this bbq. The brisket is dry, the chicken is dry and the pork is bland. All these of these things are baffling to me when slow-cooking meat. As for the sauce, go home, melt some sugar into water, add pepper...More

Thank Brandon B
gettier, Owner at Jakes Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hello Brandon. Sorry to hear about your experience at Jake's. We smoke our meats every day to be as fresh as possibly. Did you tell your server about the food?

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the trip.. about 10 minute drive from beach...husband said best ribs he's had in a long long time.. very casual, wait staff wonderful.. good portions Thank you

Thank babybeant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with daughter and son-in-law for late lunch. The starters of Brunswick stew and fried pickles were very good. The chopped pork platter was plentiful food but meat a little dry - ask for more vinegar based sauce. The sliced beef brisket was unremarkable...More

Thank Atrick6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thick cut to order need smokey brisket was what I craved and Makes did not disappoint...super sauces, tasty corn nuggets...

Thank 63vett
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit if your hungry for BBQ. While on vacation we had the pleasure of eating @ Jakes twice. The pulled pork was out of this world! My husband had Ribs and they were good as well. Friendly staff ,fast service. I...More

Thank doodlebug402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early, so we were seated immediately.The restaurant appeared clean and orderly. Our waitress was prompt and friendly. I ordered the two meat combo. I had pulled pork and pulled chicken. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and fried okra. Despite the claim...More

Thank McParioandGumbie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband ordered fried shrimp ( I said who orders shrimp at a barbque rest) and he loved it! The shrimp were just right, jumbo and firm. I had the pulled pork which was too dry (unless smothered in sauce ) The potato salad was...More

Thank gypsy1995
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

During a recent trip to Virginia Beach we decided to try Jake's and loved it! Miss Piggy sweet ribs were delicious! Brisket, pulled pork, wings, pulled chicken, and flounder were all winners according to our friends and family. Our waitress was very friendly and provided...More

Thank NMay151
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We ate at Jake's on Easter Sunday for lunch. We had the ribs. So juicy and tender. The service was good. The atmosphere was pleasant and clean. Our waitress was nice, friendly. We enjoyed the food so much we got sandwiches to go, for our...More

Thank lesleycla
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was super friendly and helpful our whole dining experience! As an appetizer we ordered the nachos with BBQ chicken which came out immediately and were delicious. Entrees were good, perfect portions and hardy! The brisket was tender and well prepared, definitely recommend. The...More

Thank imrachk_
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-721-7850
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