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Jake's Roadhouse

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622 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
+1 626-599-9453
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone particular about their bar b questions needs to try Jakes in downtown Monrovia! Throw your peanut shells on the floor! Enjoy an ice cold beverage! Ask for more of their decilious sauce....their service is as wonderful as their food. Dine in or take out, you will be very happy choosing Jakes.

Thank Michael G
Monrovia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food here is amazing, the service even better. All prepared fresh and tasty, the breakfasts are to die for. The BBQ is the best in town

Thank tomadams2016
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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176 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Giant garden salad started this dinner. Peanuts on the table and also the floor for fun. But the chicken was incredible and the corn on cob garden fresh. With low prices this place is great.

Thank Rocky P
Columbus, Ohio
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193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a breakfast hot spot in downtown Monrovia. I've only been here once before. Very delicious, fast service, and the lemon raspberry pancakes are awesome.

Thank pixiedreamer
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place since they opened up ages ago. When this place opened up the whole family helped run this place brother, sister, cousins and kids. It's still nice to know that some have grown up and moved on to other things, no matter what the food has been great since it all started.

Thank Rain M
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Although I'm not a fan of their BBQ, Jake's, in my opinion, serves the best breakfast in town. It's surprising that a BBQ joint would serve up raspberry pancakes dusted with powder sugar and garnished with fresh raspberries, raspberry compound butter, and warm raspberry syrup. The dish is served with perfectly cooked thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, eggs cooked to... More 

Thank Devon L
Monrovia, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nestled in quaint Old Town Monrovia, Jake's is worth the visit. From the bucket of peanuts on the tables, to the spent shells on the floor, to the vintage signage on the walls, Jake's makes everyone feel welcome and at home. The BBQ for lunch or dinner is good but stop in and try their breakfast. You will be glad... More 

Thank lhalet
Monrovia, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome barbecue with amazing flavor.there cornbread is scratch, or try tip amazing and the ribs fall off the bone good

Thank jsemett
Owensboro, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I grew up on southern barbecue. Jake's barbecue, while a little different than the sweet tasting barbecue I'm accustomed to, is amazing. I will venture to say it's probably as good as any Memphis barbecue I've ever eaten. If you're in the Monrovia area and craving barbecue, go to Jake's.

Thank circusringmaster
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This place reminds me of a 60s Roadhouse, every table have a bucked of peanuts and you throw throw the shells on the floor. They have patio seating as well and a few tables in front on the restaurant, they play 50s music.

Thank Danny D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-599-9453

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