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Jake's American Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5018 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023 (Nebraska Avenue NW)
+1 202-966-5253
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Washington, DC
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Five weeks ago, I wrote this review on another Internet site (United Airlines Mileage Plus Dining): "We live two blocks away and go when we want an easy burger despite the fact that the food is mediocre and the consistently poor service is a running family joke. We go because of the location but can't otherwise recommend Jake's." A manager... More 

Thank hanauerl
Pelham, Alabama
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had the best time at this cute little grill, just outside of Washington DC. It wasn't too crowded, the meal was delicious, and we received excellent, attentive service. Will definitely go back whenever I'm in the area.

2 Thank src0220
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We stopped here around 10pm on a Saturday night to have a drink or two and a quick bite to eat after a long drive to DC. We had to be seated downstairs because the dining room was closed upstairs. The atmosphere was okay but it definitely felt like a basement. Our waiter wasn't the most attentive but it seemed... More 

Thank Meaghan H
Brandon, Vermont
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I was spending a few days, actually a long weekend with an old college friend who lives in The People's Republic of Takoma Park. We had been in Politics and Prose, the independent bookstore on Connecticut Avenue and saw that the next day, Sunday, Thomas Frank would be speaking about his new book - "Listen Liberal: Or Whatever Happened to... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I was wondering why there was always a lot of foot traffic into this place. Now I know -- fantastic food. Some are classics while others have a spin to them. Classic fries or truffle fries? Fried mushrooms or crabmeat stuffed ones? I started out with a "cream of crab" soup that was remarkable -- lump meat crab pieces swimming... More 

Thank mrskiwi72012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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239 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We went for Sunday brunch at the request of a family member--my most recent previous visit, I received the wrong order so I wasn't that keen. The brunch food (eggs benedict, omelettes) were fine and the service was quick and fairly attentive. But the arugula in my salad seemed leftover from Friday night and there wasn't any iced tea for... More 

Thank cmdevlin64
Dundalk, Maryland
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I came for the live music and didn't know what to expect. And I was pleasantly surprised. Great small venue with live local bands the night I was there. The server was also the bartender. I don't know how she did it! She was up front with me. I approached her as a single diner and asked for a small... More 

Thank Betty C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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504 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Jake's is convenient but operates more like a sports bar than a restaurant. We waited an eternity for our food. It took so long they offered to pay for our meal on another visit. The food was decent but not great. Portions seemed small for the price. Given we only live a few blocks away and enjoy walking places for... More 

Thank waterandmore
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Just stopped for some wings and burgers. Burgers were handmade, medium was perfect and moist, and the buns must have been made too but were yummy. All the oldies music played set the mood for a perfect moment! They have tvs as well if you are trying to keep up on a game. They have outside seating as well but... More 

Thank Ashers629
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Went for brunch. Food was good... everyone at our table enjoyed their meals. The staff was pretty attentive and the service was great. We will def visit this establishment again. Thanks for making our birthday brunch enjoyable!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5018 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
    (Nebraska Avenue NW)
  • Public Transportation: Tenleytown and Van Ness metro stop are within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-966-5253
An American style grille that focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients, craft cocktails and friendly service.

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