About Jake's Grill & Oyster House

950 Walker's Line
Burlington, ON L7N 2G2
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Proprietor and Burlington resident Jamie Myers (The Big Oyster!) built & opened this popular restaurant in 1985 and remodeled in 1998 to become Jake’s Grill & Oyster House. As you explore our web site you’ll soon feel the comfortable & nautical ambience our guests have come to enjoy over the last 30 years. The restaurant features market fresh oysters from our two biggest suppliers

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday to Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Dinner :
Monday to Thursday 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday & Saturday 4:00PM - 12:00PM
Sunday 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Walkers Line & QEW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 639-4084

Website:
http://www.jakesgrill.ca/

Parking Details:
Jake"s is conveniently located next to The Quality Hotel on the South West corner of Walkers Line & The QEW. There is plenty of parking in our shared parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Brandon Gateman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Jake's Grill & Oyster House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies
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Neighborhood Gem
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Most Booked
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food5
ambience5
service5

My favourite place to be

Dined on April 23, 2016

My favourite place to be

food5
ambience5
service5

A full menu with some great seafood. Bes ...

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

A full menu with some great seafood. Best value in Burlington!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Family favourite

Dined on April 16, 2016

Our family has been eating at Jake's for over twenty years and we have always enjoyed the food, the staff, the atmosphere. S0me of us love the oysters - fresh, tasty, terrific - some of us like the dry cracked ribs, the chowder, the fish dishes - no matter what, the meals are always good. And it's close to home for us.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Very pricey for lunch but good.

Dined on April 15, 2016

With the generous tip for very good food and service, it was pricey for lunch. Had a great time. Its noisy just because of all the people that were there. Not much can be done about that. Its a very popular place and we would definitely go back again.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I have visited Jakes a number of times, ...

Dined on April 14, 2016

I have visited Jakes a number of times, so much so that I tell my friends that it is my favourite dining place in Burlington

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience2
service4
value2

Nice but noisy.

Dined on April 9, 2016

The food was very good and the service was excellent, but it was just too noisy for conversation.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Happy Hour Specials!

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

We went in for dinner and found the specials on the Happy Hour menu were amazing, got to try several great appetizers. We then ordered Fish and Chips but our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. Food was very good, would go back and recommend to anyone. Happy Hour Menu was good from 4 - 6 PM

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for birthdays or any occasion!

Dined on April 1, 2016

We love Jake's! This was in celebration of my wife's birthday and we had excellent time per usual.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We enjoyed the fish fry on good friday

Dined on March 25, 2016

our first time, looking forward to our next visit. Fish and chips was great, we will visit on another Friday soon!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Awesome Restaurant!!! 10+++

Dined on March 25, 2016

Excellent restaurant and great food. The king crab was a little expensive for the portion size compared to other restaurants but otherwise everything was perfect. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner

Dined on March 20, 2016

Great food and service as always. Our go to place for a date night

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

food was fabulous!!

Dined on March 19, 2016

whale size pieces of halibut were outstanding...all of our plates were emptied in spite of generous portions

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great food!

Dined on March 18, 2016

We had fish and it was excellent . The server was accommodating and attentive. We wanted a different side and no problem. The toffee pudding was perfect. We were seated in front of the fireplace and it was a really nice time celebrating my husband's birthday!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Jake's

Dined on March 15, 2016

We love the seafood at Jake's....fresh and great choice. Good value for the money too. The staff are very friendly

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Seafood extravaganza

vip
Dined on March 14, 2016

This seafood eatery is well appointed and we enjoy the high energy ambiance. Our server suggested the oyster special . We also dined on the steak, salmon and the crab. We sipped a Bordeaux and a stout .

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing food and our server was friendly ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

Amazing food and our server was friendly and knowledgeable, will be going back soon!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Tast of Burlington

Dined on March 5, 2016

We enjoyed the Taste of Burlington menu @ $40/person. It was great value and very delicious! Will definitely be back in the future.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved it

Dined on February 28, 2016

Food was great. Loved the selection. Great atmoshere. I was very impressed. A good fun time.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

They know how to prepare seafood here

Dined on February 25, 2016

I brought a good friend here for lunch and requested the table in front of the fire. So, on a cold day, the ambience was great. We did not wait long for the waitress to arrive. He ordered the fish tacos with Boston clam chowder. He loved every bite of both dishes. I had the Bronzed Tuna Super Food Salad. The tuna was done perfectly, seared lightly on all sides but raw on the inside. The salad was very good and enough to satisfy. This was not my usual kind of lunch choice but I would definitely order it again. It is now one of my favourite places for lunch or dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent... All round.

Dined on February 21, 2016

Excellent... All round.

food4
ambience4
service4

Arrived early and waited at the bar. Lov ...

Dined on February 17, 2016

Arrived early and waited at the bar. Lovely cold IPA beer with a half dozen Malpeque oysters. Amazing array of sauces for the shellfish plus fresh grated horseradish. Went into dinner with comfortable seats next to fireplace. Well-appointed menu but we both settled on the filet mignon medallions with crusted blue cheese. We split our accompanying mashed potatoes and Caesar salad. The filets were served a perfect medium rare, hot, and render enough to cut with a fork. For desert we split a toffee sauce cake with vanilla ice cream. Just the right amount of food in a pleasant setting. Much better than chain steakhouses. I'll be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Foog good

Dined on February 15, 2016

The food was good, value seemed right, service was excellent, I liked it

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect night out!

Dined on February 14, 2016

I absolutely love Jakes! Oysters were amazing and I loved the selection of sauces. That chutney and fresh horseradish was sooo yummy!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Restaurant!

Dined on February 13, 2016

We went for dinner Saturday night. Drove in from St. Catharines. First time for me, second time for husband. Food was excellent. Restaurant was busy of course (Valentine's dinner) but food came quickly, service great. Calamari was amazing. Shrimp coctail extremely fresh. Caesar salad excellent and I ordered shrimp and scallops and husband ordered crab legs. Everything was wonderful. We are planning to go back for a birthday celebration in March. Well worth the drive and will tell our friends! Thank you!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4

Always a warm welcome from the staff st ...

Dined on February 3, 2016

Always a warm welcome from the staff st Jakes. Love the oysters.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Our last visit.

Dined on January 29, 2016

We love the "Happy Hour" menu. Great selection of appetizers and good beers on tap.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Girls get together

Dined on January 28, 2016

Great place to visit with friends, great mussels and atmosphere. Wait staff was so nice and the great guy that met us at the door even took our coats when we entered and brought them to us when he saw we were leaving! We felt special Thank you

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best meal in town!

vip
Dined on January 26, 2016

Great food, great staff and reasonable prices and the owners works there. You're not hustled at Jakes like the corporate boxes.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent Dinner - Great food and servic ...

Dined on January 21, 2016

Excellent Dinner - Great food and service. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Thanks.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Consistently Good

Dined on January 17, 2016

We have been here 3 or 4 times in the past couple of years, and have always been more than pleased with the quality of food, service, value and overall dining experience. This last visit was no exception. Oysters were fresh and delicious, as were our main courses - beef tenderloin and seafood linguine. Wine was reasonably priced. Our server was excellent and we walked away feeling we will definitely return and will be happy to recommend Jake's grill to others.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

Not too pleased.

Dined on January 16, 2016

Shocked by the small quantity of food for the dollar value. While quality was good. We were not served what we ordered. Would not go here again. The birthday dinner didn't cut it.

Tags: good for groups
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Seafood Night!

Dined on January 14, 2016

Quieter than usual when we arrived so were seated quickly and served promptly. My wife chose a shrimp & scallop dinner which she thoroughly enjoyed and devoured quickly. I had a taste of one of her scallops and it was cooked beautifully and the sauce was very tasty too. I ordered the pan seared Pickerel and was somewhat surprised when it came to see 5 small filet pieces. I grew up on a river fishing for pickerel (Walleye) and am used to having one large pan-fried filet whether at home or in restaurants and it will have a nice slightly crispy outside and beautifully flakey and tasty interior. These little filets were cooked, but because of their size, I found them soft and much less tasty than I am used to. A disappointment since we have eaten at Jakes for many years and it is or "go to place" for seafood. We will be back as this is a rare occasion when a meal was not everything we expected.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service4

Food looked good but despite the ingredi ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

Food looked good but despite the ingredients find food rather tasteless.Not a memorable meal. Oysters were small but guess maybe the season.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

mixed review

Dined on December 31, 2015

oysters and main course were great, however the rice was too salty.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great location. Friendly atmosphere. G ...

Dined on December 28, 2015

Great location. Friendly atmosphere. Great food. I love the spare ribs and baked potato. Have dined here many times and have always had a great meal and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

Anniversary dinner

Dined on December 23, 2015

My wife and I went to Jake's to celebrate our anniversary. It's the only place around to get good oysters. We weren't disappointed. The food was great. We'll be going back. Hopefully before our next anniversary.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Anniversary Dinner

Dined on December 17, 2015

My girlfriend and I went to Jake's for dinner for our anniversary, I used opentable to book our reservation online. In a box at the end of the reservation page was a place for notes, I stated that it was our anniversary and if they could do anything to make it a bit more romantic it would be much appreciated. Upon arriving we were greeted with smiles and followed the hostess to our seats, which were right in front of the fire place with no tables too close to us. I had the mussels, and she had the chicken penne, both were absolutely delicious. After our meal and a couple drinks we were waiting for the bill to arrive, but a desert came instead(free of charge). I attribute the great table and desert to the opentable comments I made about our anniversary. Jake's did an outstanding job. We will be back very soon. Thanks to everyone who made our night!

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Enjoying Jakes for 20 years.

Dined on December 17, 2015

Great food, service, ambiance, host. I've never been let down.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Fun Atmosphere & Great Food

Dined on December 13, 2015

Our server was energetic, helpful, and fun. She was able to help the non-seafood eaters at our table select a meal while gently poking fun at their tastes. The decor is rustic and unique. I liked that the restaurant/bar was small and warm. We were in a group of 7. The noise level was too loud to speak with the whole table, but not too loud to speak with your neighbours. Great seafood and oysters. My friends loved their steaks. I will return to sit on the bar side next time. Awesome service, but not overly fast, which suited us well as we were not in a rush and were trying to catch up.

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

YOUR DEPENDABLE RESTAURANT

Dined on December 7, 2015

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT YOU CAN COUNT ON GOOD FOOD, GOOD AND FRIENDLY SERVERS, REASONABLE PRICES AND MOST OF ALL NOT FROZEN FOOD FROM TORONTO ...HEATED UP. IT'S OUR GO-TO PLACE.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem

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