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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and service , great drinks will go back for certain. Best home made burgers my family has ever had.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 21, 2021

My wife and I have been coming here (and/ or to the sister eatery, the Craig Street pub) for the 15 years we have lived on the Island. The service has always been excellent and we have never had a bad meal. Whatever they have...on the menu they know how to do well(which many restaurants cannot say). Try either location and you won't be disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 23, 2020

Five of us ate at Just Jake's today, October 23, 2020 based on favourable reviews. Those online reviews misled us into believing we were to have an excellent meal. While the service of the food was satisfactory, staff did not seat us in the location...we were assured would be set aside (we arrived on time). The food was overly salty, greasy and mostly without much flavour. We can not, in the circumstances, recommend Just Jake's and will not return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed June 14, 2020 via mobile

Great atmosphere, fabulous good and wonderful staff- we will be back! Stopped on our way down Island for a beverage and light lunch and was not disappointed. The Prawn Scampi was wonderful as well as the BLT, the IPA was great to. Thanks to Lauren...for the great service! Even with COCID going on we felt very comfortable and safe.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Revisited after a year, hopeful for improvements, but no change. Our fave lunch place for a few years, but prices increased while quality and portion size decreased, especially side salads, sized to feed a mouse! The quality of food does not match the prices charged....We were both very disappointed. The coffee was plentiful and hot, but watery and lacking in flavour. The only positive was service, no complaints there. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

The menu is varied and the food was good. The service was excellent. It is a great choice for a casual meal in the quaint downtown area of Duncan.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 20, 2020

Husband had soup with his meal he swore came out of a Campbell's soup can. Blech! I had a $14 calamari appy that should have been double the amount for that price. Place used to be good (we went once a week) but the food...quality has steadily declined this past year. We won't be back after this last visit & will take our hard earned money elsewhere.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019

An affordable delicious meal served by a friendly staff. Located in downtown Duncan,, parking can be a porblem.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019

This is a great place for in-house brewed beer and a delicious pub style food. The selections are many, the servings are plentiful and the service is delightful.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

The food quality is not what it used to be. Had a bad meal a month ago but chalked it up as a one off. We went back after this and both had terrible meals. Tough meat, overly spiced fish, cold food and a slow...waitress.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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August 17, 2019|
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Response from Kent C | Reviewed this property |
It is the same company but the restaurant is located downtown Duncan. I have never used Jakes on the road . I prefer to eat in a restaurant . There is also a Jakes Restaurant in Lake Cowichan . I can recommend it as well.
November 22, 2018|
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Response from william D | Reviewed this property |
Not a lot of parking in front but generally some on the side streets or at the lions parking lot on kenneth street,then come through the walkway onto station st.and turn left.
Karen B
January 3, 2018|
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Response from Cory L | Reviewed this property |
I agree that you should contact the restaurant directly. However, my husband and I enjoyed lunch there with a girlfriend (celiac) and her husband. She suggested we eat there so I'm sure she had checked it out and I know they... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Just Jake's

Yes, Just Jake's offers takeaway services.

Yes, Just Jake's offers delivery services.

Just Jake's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5