Jake's Grill & Oyster House

Jake's Grill & Oyster House

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Hours
Sun
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Mon
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tue
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wed
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thu
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fri
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$21.00 – $28.00
CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Is this a seafood restaurant?
PRICE RANGE
$21.00 – $28.00
CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles683 reviews
Excellent
368
Very good
224
Average
57
Poor
25
Terrible
9
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Aruna
Burlington18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening celebrating a friend’s Birthday at Jake’s. Service was prompt, friendly and courteous. Our cocktails arrived within minutes and the waiter returned immediately to take an order for starters. We were able to relax, converse and enjoy our cocktails with some delicious oysters and calamares accompanied by a tray full of various degrees of hot sauces! As for the main course, each of us ordered something different and each of us enjoyed the meal varying from pasta, fish, ribs ‘n steak followed by a variety of deserts & Spanish Coffee. A bottle of red or white wine starts @ $38, very reasonable for a restaurant of this calibre. If you prefer a relaxed & casual atmosphere, head to Jake’s !
Written October 15, 2020
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Mrs S
Burlington121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
It has been a long time since we had the opportunity to visit Jakes again. We are so happy they are up and going! The staff are excellent - obviously challenging times but they have initiated all public health measures that were required and focused the menu. Single serve sauces for our oysters and dinning pods that are flexible to the group attending. Hubby had the mahi-mahi, delicious. I had the lobster linguine it was also perfect. The chocolate cake was divine! Thanks to Jakes for making our first night out for dinner an excellent altered experience.
Written August 1, 2020
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NLFoodie65
Burlington217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
This visit to Jake’s we had to try the unique sushi nachos and the highly recommended lobster rolls and both didn’t disappoint. The sushi nachos were a great mix of tuna, crispy wontons, hot peppers and sauces. Easily enough for two as an appetizer and very creative. The lobster rolls were also excellent - succulent dressed lobster inside a bun supplied by another local business (Saving Thyme) and what a great combination. Great job also with the extended patio which is now two decks and obviously ready for the cooler weather. Jake’s will do well going into the late Fall.
Written September 27, 2020
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Wasfou
Waterdown115 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
My daughter and I LOVE seafood and seafood towers. We go everywhere and try to find the best seafood towers. Everyone everywhere has told us to come here and have their seafood tower. So we did. And I'm not sure we will again. It was disappointing to see the mussels overcooked and overseasoned; the oysters were stock and not well cleaned, the shrimp were the only decent element on the tower and I can't remember the fourth element. There are some great options around for good oysters, and mussels. I wish this could have been one of them. That said, the service and the vibe was nice. They have a great setup and they really do aim to please. Our server was new (as are many in these somewhat post-covid times, where everyone is trying to find enough staff to get by), so she didn't know much of the menu, but was always happy to find things out for us. Maybe I'll follow some friends there in a future trip, see if it was a fluke, a bad day for the kitchen. Right now I can't imagine taking the lead on selecting this as a chosen venue.
Written July 23, 2021
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birdwatcher24
Toronto24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
I honestly don’t know what all the “rage” is about when it comes to Jake’s; unless it’s struggling post-pandemic like other restaurants are and we came with too high of expectations. The food was so bland and overpriced. We had the lobster roll (a pale comparison to Boston) with a $3 upgrade for a Caesar side, about a 1/4 cups worth of salad! The swordfish was good, with what tasted like frozen veggies on the side: just okay. The service was prompt, the server polite and we felt the pace for dining moved along reasonably well for a Covid dining experience. The tables outside were nicely distanced and the lighting/ambience quite nice. Based upon the food we ordered, we won’t be in any hurry to return.
Written August 9, 2021
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Hikeorbike
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Booked table for rib fest, the ribs, beans and corn were all cold, the fries were great. The server did not ask how our meal was, I would had like to give her feedback on how terrible the meal was. We were just pushed to order appetizers and then pushed again to ask for dessert. Do not book here is you have any mobility issues, they do not cater for you.
Written September 5, 2020
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Michael Samuelle
Mississauga1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We ordered the Rib eye special, the lobster tail and a couple rounds of oysters. We also had a couple beers and Ceasers which matched great with the oysters. everything was well seasoned and tasted great. The service was impeccable and everything came out on time and was hot. The waitress also made some great recommendations and even surprised us with a birthday dessert as we were celebrating a birthday in our group. Great atmosphere, food, drinks and service. The Candied Jalapenos are a great condiment for the oysters as well as the dishes.
Written October 16, 2020
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joe d
Hamilton556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
There were 10 of us first my birthday party, I always come here for my special day with my family members and we are never disappointed with the excellent food and service. We were seated in the patio, weather was sunny, service was prompt and the food was cooked perfectly. My only complaint was done there was a time limit and towards the end we were rushed out by one server, could have been a manager, there is always a polite way of doing it and some of my guests were very upset in the way he went about it, but even with this issue we all had an excellent dinner on my birthday. I will continue to come here for my special times. Please see photos.
Written August 2, 2020
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Steve B
Upper Sackville7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
We recommended to friends in Hamilton to go to one of our favourite restaurants, and on this night Jakes missed it from a service perspective. The food quality was great, but a different server brought a plate of oysters to our table without an explanation of which ones were which until our server later returned to the table to explain. Then our mains order wasn’t taken until 10-15 min after we were done our appetizers and the wrong meal was brought to one of our friends and she had to wait another 5-10 min for the proper one to arrive. Our server did offer a complimentary desert as an apology and it wasn’t necessary. We won’t hesitate to go back, and simply accepted this as one of the challenges for restaurants as they reboot from shutdowns and can’t even imagine what they have had to go through to get to this point.
Written August 3, 2021
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Fred H
Burlington27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
The Oysters were as always fresh cold and tasty. We both had fish and chips the fish was excellent crispy batter well cooked fish and a good portion. Why is it restaurants serve burnt chips, you are serving freshly cooked fish why do you insist on serving refried hard brown chips. instead of golden crispy outside soft inside morsels to compliment the excellent fish. It is such a simple fix but a total let down every time. is it just pure laziness or something else.
Written July 24, 2021
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Cathy R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
Jake's has always been quality from the telephone call for reservation. To the arrival at the door. A pleasant greeting asking you how is your evening so far. No wait time for nice classy patio. Expanded during the sign of the times. From seating to being asked if we would like a drink was 10 minutes. A lovely lady arrived with our drinks and introduced herself. I ordered the Lobsterfest dinner and was able to substitute the potatoe for salad. No questions asked. We started with a wonderful jumbo shrip cocktail and their hot bread. My husband had the sirloin steak that was cooked perfectly with potatoe and green beans. He said it was fantastic. The lobster was so sweet. Fresh from Novia Scotia that morning a lb and 1/4. We were stuffed. We finished with a caramel dessert with ice cream and some fruit. The manager visited our table to check how everything was. The waitress covered all the touch points I use for a great experience. We have been going here for over 20 years. They never disappoint. Member of Star Metroland Media. Cathy and Phil We highly recommend.
Written August 7, 2021
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GillianC
Dundas9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
How I did not know about this restaurant is a mystery to me. When Toronto Life rated it the best lobster roll in the GTA I knew I had to visit. I took a friend there for her birthday and we had a great time. We shared a dissenting oysters and 5 oyster Rockerfeller for our appetizer and then the lobster rolls. The freshness of all ingredients was excellent and most importantly the lobster in the roll was both generous and not over cooked. For dessert we both had creme brûlée and thought that very good, too. It was very busy and our server was quite slow in bringing the bill when we asked for it - a very small niggle.
Written October 16, 2021
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Lori K
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
We had gone to Jake's many times as my 89 year old mother loves the lobster rolls there as we all do! My daughter and her husband bought their grandmother a gift certificate for Christmas. It was Sunday, January 8th for dinner and we all headed there and were SO disappointed when they told us they had no lobster left. We had a reservation and got an email the day before to confirm so they had our phone number and defintely could have given us the heads up that there was no lobster left (at a seafood restaurant). Sending this review late because I was told there was no email when I called the restaurant to contact the manager so I mailed a letter through the regular mail. I never received any reply. I was going to forget the whole thing but was told by friends the best way to be heard was through a review like this.
Written July 31, 2023
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Ron M
St. Catharines184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
Dropped in without a reservation and managed to get seats in the "Tent" an outdoor area confiscated from the parking lot but made suitable for dining, They also have a "legitimate " patio area as well as a large bar and regular dining areas. Wait staff was friendly and accomodating.. They have a good (not great) selection of beers on tap and red wines (short on Ontario offerings which is disappointing). Bar selections are a bit overpriced. We had the Tuna Tataki (seared just right and fresh). Also had a half dozen Marasheen Bay oysters (from Newfoundland) that were fresh and tasty and came with 4 different sauces. Very happy with the quality and prices appetizers. For the main we had a tasty fish taco (2 Mahdi mahi) and paddock and chips. Both mains were tasty, very large in quantity and reasonably priced. Overall we were very pleased with Jakes and would take friends there.
Written September 5, 2021
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Steve B
Sun City Center450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
We haven't had a lobster roll for years....last time was in Maine so we went for lobster week. Our reservation was handled professionally. We wanted to sit outside - a great setup, a tent and they lift the sides in nice weather. Umbrellas rarely work, they are seldom in the right place to block out the sun. Lobster rolls were perfect, on a beautiful bun. Great choice of sides, liked the sweet potato one though my wife thought it was spicy for her......but they offered to replace it - very nice. Our server Laura was pleasant and efficient. We finished sharing a Chocolate Mount Vesuvius cake (hot liquid chocolate center) with ice cream and whipped cream......that was incredibly good. It is a busy place and deservedly so, menu is creative and some nice choices available
Written September 26, 2020
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