We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jakes Place

511 Thompson St, Ashland, VA 23005-1400
+1 804-798-3287
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (31 reviews)
“hush puppies” (17 reviews)
“collard greens” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
511 Thompson St, Ashland, VA 23005-1400
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (154)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is amazingly good. The owners are hands-on and very hospitable. If you have questions about allergens, the manager/owner is the one to speak with. The sauces on their label are gluten-free and delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Relax828664
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Jake's Place has great food and a wonderful staff. They are always friendly when we come in to eat. They are a great restaurant to support!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Leighleigh86
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Hamburger was ordered (well done) and my husband tried to eat it and noticed the bottom was burnt up and ordered a second one which he tried to eat and was also burnt up. French fries were also brought to the table cool and he...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brendah698
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Great friendly staff, in a great old building that once was a old service station...though the place was small, it was definitely roomy, and well decorated...our expectations of the food was quite good, my burger did have a good taste and could tell it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank moltisantikid
Reviewed October 18, 2018

barbeque was in a bottle not on our meat;one of my hush puppies was hard and the condiment bottles were dirty on the outside

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kbcarlisle
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

In the mood for BBQ? This place does the Southern Comfort Food P R O U D! Only disappointing factor, a thoughtless earlier customer had taken more than his fair share of ribs by ordering TEN racks and there weren't any left for me. Between...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HCrowder
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had to wait to be seated because they were short of wait staff, but well worth the wait. My husband had the cowboy dinner- ribs, sausage, smashed potato, and slaw.. I had BBQ chicken, baked sweet potato, and slaw. My daughter hanburger with fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank maryjanelk
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

My nephew suggested the restaurant and it was good. The inside reminds me of an old country store and the smells were very tasty. I got the pulled pork and I liked it a Lot. My roommate got the rib sampler and she had about...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank linda21548
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner in this small, casual restaurant. Barbecue is the specialty; however, the menu has more variety than a lot of small bbq places. The food was good, the decor was interesting. There were several people helping, but it looked like only one waitress....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mary1675
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This place had some of the best pulled pork I've ever had. We walked from downtown through a neighborhood. Was a little over a mile and a nice walk

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank linda n
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Ashland
Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland
623 reviews
2.28 km away
Palm Leaf Motel
7 reviews
2.31 km away
Sleep Inn & Suites
310 reviews
2.38 km away
Motel 6 Ashland, VA
82 reviews
2.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Trackside Grill
237 reviews
1.32 km away
Iron Horse Restaurant
350 reviews
1.28 km away
Homemades by Suzanne
123 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Center Of The Universe Brewing Company
49 reviews
7.42 km away
James River Cellars Winery
107 reviews
7.57 km away
Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center
37 reviews
1.26 km away
Hickory Creek Antiques
10 reviews
1.84 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
July 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Rhodie352 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Thompson St, Ashland, VA 23005-1400
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 804-798-3287
Southern Comfortable! Smokers are rolling every day with pork, chicken, ribs and more.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing