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£7 - £26
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m afraid this place is a hit and miss. 50/50. Had a problem with my food but did not charge me for it which was very kind. Been a couple times before this and it was okay.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of food,.Good service and nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful and despite being after 7pm, children still felt welcome

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

9 of us went to Jaks Bar and Steakhouse for dinner. Fantastic food. Awesome value and great atmosphere. I've been here a few times and it is great every time

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

There were 4 of us here on New Years day. I had Chicken Skewers with chips, it was so tasty, there were too many chips for me though, for afters I had Sticky Toffee Pudding with custard, the sponge was so light. Along with a...soft drink and a latte it came to £29. I will definitely go there again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Just been wirh family for new years eve meal. 10 people in total . Excellent steak very tender and cooked to perfection. Service faultless as staff were very friendly and service was quick. I have been to jaks several times and never had a poor...meal . Considering it was packed they got it down to a fine art.. Well done to all.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

A fantastic sports bar, which also serves amazing food. We were here twice over the weekend, the menu has an amazing range of options, all of which were delicious - my friends and I covered quite a few on the Saturday, then all had the...carvery on the Sunday, which you could eat in the smokehouse upstairs or in the bar whilst watching sport. A few of us had the King carvery, which was stacked with all 4 meats, all of which were tasty and perfectly cooked. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was fab!! We’re already planning a return to Douglas with a larger group of friends, and will definitely be spending a lot of time in Jak’s again on that visit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Fantastic meal. Service was great; we had pre-booked as a big party, food came out efficiently and well organised. Very tasty food. Thank you for a great service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

My partner comes over to the Isle of Man frequently for work and raves about Jaks so I jumped at the chance of a quick visit and I was not disappointed! We hadn’t pre booked and visited on a very busy Sunday afternoon. Jaks is...a sports bar and there was football and rugby so we weren’t really surprised to see how busy it was. The atmosphere was fantastic and the staff were great. We weren’t able to eat downstairs but Miles one of the bar men rang upstairs to see if there were any free tables and luckily there was. There’s lots of choice on the menu and on a Sunday there’s also a carvery. I went for brisket with burnt ends and 2 sides one house cooked chips and one creamed corn. My partner had mixed grill with creamed corn and Mac & cheese. This smokehouse is the best smokehouse I have eaten in! The food was just perfect although the portions were huge. The meat just melted in your mouth and was so full of flavour. The creamed corn was delicious if they could ship it over to me I would have a freezer full, it was so good. My partner’s mixed grill was huge it had sausage, burnt ends, brisket, chicken wings, ribs and much more. Again he couldn’t finish it all but he said it was perfect. His mac & cheese had a nice spicy kick to it and was super cheesy. The meat just fell off the ribs and the combination of the sauces were delicious. I can’t recommend Jaks highly enough I would definitely make another trip to to eat here!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Visited with family. Great selection on the menu and staff are very friendly and attentive. Portions were of a good size and quickly served. Would definitely visit again!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

Having been here on previous visits to the Island we booked this for our first night on our recent visit. We shared the Pork & Beef Platter which comes with 2 sauces & 3 sides & is quite some size,it was a struggle but we...managed to finish it,the food was superb & the service excellent,the staff are so friendly & helpful. We enjoyed it so much that we returned the following night,we stayed downstairs in the main bar,my Wife had the Chicken Wings & I had the Sloppy Jaks Burger,again the food & service were both superb. Sports Bars are not really our type of place but Jaks takes some beating when it comes to the size & quality of the meals & the excellent service!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

I can confidently recommend this bar / grill with a 100% rating. The staff are amazing! Friendly, helpful, and they all offer a first class service. The food is excellent and is cooked to perfection. It was a lifting experience to witness staff members who...are obviously happy carrying out their duties whilst putting the needs of the customer first. The cocktails are delicious and well presented by skilled staff.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

The restaurant / pub is located in the centre of the promenade, the steak house is at the first floor. We were welcomed by a very kind waitress. Luckly wasn't busy, and we were served very quick. We order three different steaks: Sirloin, Rump and...Fillet, with sweet potato fries and house salad. The fillet it was the best one, but also the other two were good. The meat is of a good standard. The prices are slightly above average but justified by the quality of the ingredients. During the TT is highly recommended to book a table in advance.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Have you ever seen a human being explode ? Well, neither have I but if you are going to then this is the place. One the first night we had the Pork and Beef platter. It said serves 2 - 3 people ... yes .....and six other hungry carnivores. It was delicious but Jaks clearly have no comprehension of the capacity of a normal persons stomach. Joking aside, if you are really really hungry or there are perhaps four of you we can thoroughly recommend it. On the second night we had the Wing Bucket and the Mixed Grill. These were a little more reasonable and both were excellent. I had the wings with the 'pants on fire' dip which was hot but I think the title oversells it a bit. Generally the place was busy but not as much as we have seen it in the past. I can't really think of anything bad to say except perhaps the portion size. I am a big eater and we couldn't finish the Pork and Beef platter and it breaks my heart to throw a way food. Definitely should be on your places to visitMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

First arrived in the IOM looking for something light to eat. The chicken and brisket wraps were great with a few sides. Decided to book a table for a few days later because I am in to BBQ. Ordered mixed grill you may think a...bit of everything. Good place to start. NO! Burnt ends. Cube of flat with a bit of sauce poured over. Brisket point. The smallest bit I have ever seen and if it was not dripping in sauce, it would have been as dry as your heal. About 5mm thick. Meat slicer. OK it’s a smoke house without the smoke ring. First night asked about the smoker was told it was done from upstairs (in street level bar). The second night asked again and was told it was in the basement. OK I asked for a look and was told no. I was then informed it was an electric smoker. Nothing wrong with that, then a person arrived whom I was told was the smoker about 19 years old. Grilling from a set of instructions. The ribs I was expecting something like St Louise style not Chinese style with all the cartilage and the like. Wings not trimmed so you still have the end bit on. The sides were great but the mains did not live up to expectation........More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

4 of us had a meal last night. Really great atmosphere, very friendly stall quality food .We thought we had booked on line,but we hadn't and turned up .They fitted us in which we where very grateful. Many many thanks. We will definitely be back....More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Food served until late Sunday, 10.00pm, maybe later in summer.
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Response from gazmc1964@manx.... C | Reviewed this property |
i think they serve food every evening.
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Jaks Bar & Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4