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“Good food, friendly service, fantastic setting! ”
Review of Jake's Place

Jake's Place
Ranked #18 of 50 Restaurants in Moneta
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went to Jake's for dinner twice during a week long stay at SML. Perfect deck weather on night one -- we enjoyed wings, ribs, chicken, crab/avacado panini, & great beer choices, too. Started on the deck on night two until the downpour came. Inside service & food was just as good!

Thank Sandy D
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn near Jake's so we stopped by for lunch. Overpriced comes to mind first! We ordered the brisket nachos - which were good where there was actually brisket on them - but it was mostly a plate of chips and lettuce. That and two sodas...$24.45. Smh.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

one time too many, i have eaten here twice and have been warned by the locals not to eat anything unless its from the fryer.so we did and we were disgusted even with the fried food. they have bad management practices and bad food management practices. i think the deck and the drinks lure people to this out of the way spot by boat. its not worth the drive from anywhere by boat or car

Thank Travelinglizarded
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Mike g, General Manager at Jake's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Can you be a little more specific? Its hard to get better with such vague feedback. If your willing please email direct at gm@jakesplacesml.com
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Good food great vista, outdoor seating available. Consistent food, good service. Will eat there again.

Thank Randy E
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a Thursday (in season). Had an orange crush, it was string. .so that was good!

The crab and avocado panini was "suggested" as one of their best- sellers...it was awful.. the crabcake was mostly crab meat, not a lot of filler, but the avocado was bad ... and the manager said "that's unusual, it is our best seller"

Also tried the chicken and avocado wrap, it was ok. Not worth the hype or the price though..

The special was ribs ($5 off) but came with a bunch of stipulations...luke you cannot share it and you have to buy a drink (said I couldn't drink water with it)

Service (Erica) was friendly enough, but I would find somewhere else to eat if I ever return to Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake.

The best part was the seating on the deck...temps were perfect. Just wish the atmosphere and food lived up to the view.

Thank Ammy M
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Mike g, General Manager at Jake's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Our crab cakes are all lump crab meat as stated on the menu, and i believe this is the first complaint about them not having "filler" i have ever heard. I apologize if it was mis-read. As for our Thursday night rib special, that is correct for $13 you get a half rack of ribs with slaw and fries when you purchase any beverage. The normal menu price is $18.99. I hope you decide to give SML another try. Thank you for your opinion about us. We strive to get better everyday.

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