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“Good restaurant”

Jaks Bar & Steak House
Ranked #7 of 162 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$35
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: •WIFI Enabled free of charge for all customers.•Open 7 Days a week (Mon-Thurs 11am to midnight, Fri & Sat 11am to 1am, Sun 12 noon to midnight).•Located next to the main shopping street (and Strand Shopping Centre)•Established in 1990 and still under the same owners - Mr Andrew Gibbs & Mr Keith Bernard.•Ample parking available on main promenade.•Access to bus services, horse tram services, and taxi rank, with stops directly outside the front door.•We accept all major credit/debit cards and luncheon vouchers.•Cash machine in the main bar.•Disabled toilet facilities.•Number 1 for football on the island - all live sports shown.•FREE text message service delivering all live football screenings at Jaks, with exclusive member offers.•One of the largest selection of draught beers on the island.•Doubles bar all day.•Music System with best of classic dance/R&B at weekends and classic music during the week Main Bar•Upstairs main bar.•Doubles bar all day.•One of the largest selections of draught beers on the island:-•Carling, Carling Extra Cold, Peroni, Heineken Export, Stella Artois Export, Coors Light, John Smiths Greene King Bitter, Okell's REAL ALE Bitter, Strongbow Cider, Guinness & Guinness Extra Cold, all on draught!•Number 1 for football on the island - all live sports shown!•New For This Season SKY SPORTS HD on every screen!•2 FULL HD Big Screens (one 10ft - Largest on the Island!!)•4x50" Full HD Digital Plasma Screens.•4x42" Full HD Digital Plasma Screens.•1x10ft Full HD Wide Screen (largest on the Island!).•3x20" LCD Screens with live football results.•6x LCD Bar Pump screens (exclusive to the Island!)•FREE text message service (introduced to the Island by Jaks Bar in August 2002) delivering all live football screenings at Jaks, with exclusive promotions and drinks promos to all members!•The most up-to-date satellite system in the Island. We proudly boast that we can show up to 7 different football matches at the same time!•Exclusive 'Split Sound Technology' that enables us to have commentary to 2 different football matches on at the same time!•Friendly, professional, fully-trained bar staff, delivering the quickest service on the Island!•Full Wine Menu•Cocktails Served all Day - Everyday•Shots and Shooter served all dayRestaurant•Newly refurbished (Bookings advisable) •Full Table Service•New Evening Menu•Sunday Lunch Specials•Pre booking advised to aviod disappointment•Fresh Chargrilled Steaks.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We ended up here for a impromptu meal one evening. The restaurant was very busy, but they offered us a table but we would have to vacate within 90 mins as it was booked. The menu is wide, with a fair few options for vegetarians. Drinks orders taken swiftly, and dinner orders taken when drinks were delivered. The food was delivered piping hot, looked good and tasted better. The restaurant does get very busy in the evening, so as a previous reviewer said, booking is highly advisable. There are stairs up to the restaurant as its on the 1st floor, im not sure if they have a lift, so you may need to consider this if your not great with stairs. I would highly recommend this restaurant and would certainly return next time im in the IOM.

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Thank pauljbManchester
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We are now back home after our Geocaching trip to the Isle of Man having stayed at the Claremont Hotel.

We were on a geocaching trip to the island and decided for a spot of late lunch.
Walking into the main bar area we picked up a table menu to check out what was on offer. As Mrs B is a vegetarian a Steak Bar is not always a good choice however there was at least 5 meals for her to choose from.

We headed upstairs to the restaurant area and as I said it was a late lunch we were the only diners. That is not strictly true as a member of staff was having his lunch no doubt after the rush of diners had left. We tied in vain to say please finish you meal but we failed and we had his full attention.

10oz Ribeye Stake ordered for me and baked pasta for Mrs B our food arrived in prompt fashion and very enjoyable it was to. Now fed and watered, well wined actually we spoke to our personal waiter who it turns out is named Martin.

We had general discussions over the excellent food and how we intended to come back during our visit. Now Martin proceeded to say and suggest we book as this resturant gets busy..very busy. Not wishing to make a reservation at that time we left.

On our second day on the island we walked from Douglas to Peel via the Steam Heritage Trail collecting our geocaches on the way. After our 16 mile trip we caught the bus back to Douglas. Our walk had left us hungry so where to eat yes you got it.
Jaks Bar & Steak House.

We walked upstairs to the restaurant and the house was full. As we stood in the doorway Martin caught our eye walking over said have you booked.? No we said.
With a slightly disappointed look in his eye with the I told you so look gave us a buzzer and said 30 minutes. So off we went downstairs to wait our turn.
Buzzer buzzing we went back upstairs to find Martin had made available the same table we sat at previously.

Our second meal here was even better than the first. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful and the prices were reasonable. This place is just a short walk from the Claremont Hotel and is definitely worth a visit.

Don’t make our mistake…Book.

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Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We have just visited the Isle of Man for a long weekend. Jaks looked lovely from the outside, so we went in to book a table {Friday} but we couldn't get in until the Sunday night. It was certainly worth the wait. Fabulous views over Douglas bay and it was extremely clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly (especially when I couldn't finish my meal)!! I had the mixed grill which was extremely good value for money. I would definitely recommend it, but I would advise that you book before you go.

Thank Weddingvisit
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We visited just before 5pm and took advantage of the senior menu with smaller portions for £8.If the food we had was a smaller portion I can't imagine the normal size.Very pleasant service.Good atmosphere,music not intrusive. The stairs up to the restaurant area proved a bit of a challenge to our two 80 years plus companions. Booking is a must to get a window seat with a view.

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Thank sue j
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Had 2 good meals here during our stay. The staff were friendly and efficient, prices reasonable and the food good. Definitely worth a visit but best book at weekends.

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Thank peter g
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