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Jake's Soulfood Cafe

3075 John Hawkins Pkwy, Suite E, Hoover, AL 35244-1085
+1 205-438-6340
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jerk chicken” (11 reviews)
“ox tail” (7 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3075 John Hawkins Pkwy, Suite E, Hoover, AL 35244-1085
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

All the dishes I have tried have been good. Not an everyday spot but, good for a break from the usual. Restaurant is a bit loud and crowded but service is pretty quick.

Thank Jeffery S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We visited during the first few weeks they opened and enjoyed it! The atmosphere was very friendly and the food was something welcomed for our side of town since it is different!

Thank Adam S
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We eat here frequently because it’s one of the few places my whole family loves. The food is always so good. The jerk chicken, fried okra, collard greens, macaroni and cheese are all the best I’ve had. Really. Just wish they were more generous with...More

Thank heatherlmiller
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times even going back to the original restaurant in Pelham and have never been overly impressed. The food is average and for $10 or more even during lunch I want to be a little wowed by the food. The...More

Thank jayep1908
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for soul food in Hoover, try Jakes. They have early bird specials on food and drinks so expect a crowd early. Lots of food, two could split an entree and appetizer and not leave hungry. Friendly staff. Good service.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We've been traveling all week trying new places with hopeful expectations. This is the first place that truly delivered. Excellent hot, well seasoned food that truly tastes home made. The service wasn't as exceptional, but still good. The place was full of happy people and...More

Thank toddaten
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

I had the Jamaican jerk chicken, Caribbean rice, and fried okra. It was out of this world everything was so flavorful and delicious and the staff was very friendly. Just passing through doing a little bit of work in town, I wish we had a...More

Thank jerrybear1973
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Staff very friendly. Went on Tuesday nite. We started off with Fried Green tomatoes! Very good. I had salmon croquettes (2) and comes with a choice of several sides, we chose Caribbean rice and beans (could not identify seasoning) and cornbread + another side, chose...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Heard so much about this place. Visited on January 27 2018 around noon. Everyone we encountered was very friendly. Ordered Chicken and Waffles to go, and their 3 large wings platter to go. The chicken was burnt and very greasy. Might have used grease from...More

Thank pennstateno1
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Nothing really special. We wanted curry goat which was on menu, but they didn't have it. Monkey bread was nothing special. Nice facility

Thank Claudia R
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Joel B
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Texantraveler00 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but I am sure you can call and ask for details of the menu. The are very customer oriented, and will be happy to help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3075 John Hawkins Pkwy, Suite E, Hoover, AL 35244-1085
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-438-6340
  • E-mail
Great Food! Great Service! A Touch of Soul in every bite!
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