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“Very disapointing food”

Jaks Bar & Steak House
Ranked #6 of 162 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$35
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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 August 2014

During a recent visit to the Isle of Man, I met up with a few friends at Jaks Bar and Steak house who had heard the food was good.

Whilst the menu was straight forward and basic I decided to have a burger (not something that I order very often when out) but as I was informed the owner also owned the local butchers so I at least I felt that it would be a good quality burger.
Alas it can only be described as a rubber version associated with poor quality cheap cater packs from the 1970`s! the type also associated with late night burger vans outside the nightclubs or outside football stadiums on a Saturday afternoon where the smell alone is enough to put you off.

There are some fantastic street food operations happening in and around the UK offering some good quality produce, alas this restaurant needs to research what is happening on the fast food scene and realise we have moved on and that customers require and expect a higher standard of food quality in such establishments!.

The bun was dry and old (and no effort to even brown/toast the bread on the cut side to help improve its eating quality). Just a thin distorted rubber meat Patti stuck between two slices of old bread!
On a positive note the chips were good.
The plate containing two compartments were also impractical to eat from.

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5  Thank AlanCoxon
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

My husband and I have often been to Jak's Steak house in the past and were happy with both the service and food. Last time we went, however( three weeks ago) We were dismayed by the poor service and were forgotten for long periods of time.
The waitresses do not seem to have there own tables to serve and so haphazardly dash between all of them and if you are sat in towards a corner you are forgotten like we were. The the meal was painfully slow, and It took us an hour to get the bill, even though we asked for it from three waitresses.
If you do decide to give it a try be wary of going on a Sunday and sitting in a corner.

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Thank Jo M
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Excellent food and very helpful and friendly staff. Very nice setting and a great pint of Okells bitter, better than the pubs we tried because it was probably better kept

Thank DansworksDale
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The food was tasty and very big portions. The staff were helpful. Don't be put off by the downstairs pub, which looks a bit rough. The downside for our group, which admittedly are pensioners, was that it was difficult to hear what people were saying.

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Thank ScottishEnglish
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

jaks is a unique set up. An excellent steak Restaurant of some quality on the first floor with its own entrance so you don't have to go through the very busy bars. the real fun comes when you finish your meal and join the throngs with multiple large sport screens, even the beer pumps gave screens on them. There is always offers on with beer and cocktail prices yo-yo ing to reflect popularity. Good live music weekends. Private parties have their own private area with own beer wall containing 6 beer and lager pumps exclusively for the party. well worth a visit. Don't forget to look at the loo games, never seen it anywhere else. mike

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Thank Michael M
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