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Jake's Wayback Burgers

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1100 Ogletown Rd, route 273, Newark, DE 19711-5416
+1 302-737-1118
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Vlijmen, The Netherlands
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150 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Came here for a quick lunch with a friend. I enjoyed a nice and tasty burger with all the works, and the strawberry milkshake was good as well. Taking into account that this started as a a single simple burger shack, that has now developed into a franchise, the owners have done pretty well for themselves. Very popular place....

Thank vsop-50
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Not a bad burger and much better than fast food. I do miss the old Jakes and it appears to me that the Wayback franchise has changed the quality of the food. The rolls and fries seem different to me. All in all still a pretty good option for a fast burger fix. The shakes are also still very good.

Thank 680hankt
Newark, Delaware
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

After all the hype decided to try Jakes. Found the burger to be nothing special. Facility could use a good cleaning. And the charge for a small shake seemed exceptionally expensive for a relatively small cup.

Thank nrktraveler
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1,102 reviews
642 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,745 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I've been going to this location for decades now! I did notice some changes to the food items when it became a Jake's Wayback Burgers instead of just a Jake's a while back. The buns are different and so are the fries, but the overall burger is still good. I like the new fries, but actually preferred the old version... More 

Thank daisyferret1
Elkton, Maryland
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

When I think about a quick place to get a burger, I usually think about one of the major chain fast-food places. At the other end of the spectrum I think about diners and speciality places that can be really pricey when it comes to a simple hamburger. Right smack in the middle of that is Jake's. They specialize in... More 

Thank mysterytraveler56
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2014

I just left a Wayback burger place at 4104 Surles Court Durham NC....The guy at the counter that took my order ask me to repeat it about 4 times, then asked me if I wanted a soda. I said, no thank you...After saying no he ask me 2 more time if I wanted a soda. The burger and fries were... More 

Thank jaySr2015
Newark, Delaware
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Burgers are made fresh, and not frozen. They have interesting flavors for their shakes, especially their shake of the month.

Thank J G
Essington, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This may not have been one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had in a restaurant (as the question above asks) but it is certainly the best hamburger I've ever had. 100% hamburger meat done to perfection on the most delicious bun. My presumption is that the burger would come on a regular (and boring) hamburger bun. But it... More 

Thank Katherine C
New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I guess I'm the dope. I thought just maybe I could accompany my wife to try this place for the first time. But I'm on WeightWatchers ... but they had a veggie burger on the menu. I thought I could stay on my diet and eat their veggie burger, but to my complete astonishment, the veggie burger was deep fried.... More 

Thank firemandave60
Middletown, Delaware
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

The burgers at Jakes melt in your mouth !! (Middletown , Elkton , New Castle & Bear....been to all :) Try an awesome handipped shake too....great flavors :)

Thank lotsabeans1962

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Ogletown Rd, route 273, Newark, DE 19711-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-737-1118

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?