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Jacob Myers Restaurant on the River

$$ - $$$American, ,
185 Chickamauga Dr, Dayton, TN 37321-4222
+1 423-570-0023
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
185 Chickamauga Dr, Dayton, TN 37321-4222
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was really good except the Cowboy Ribeye. My husband used to have me go get him one 1-2 times a week. Over the last couple of months it seems they have changed their meat selection and they haven't been good. Husband says you used...More

Thank L3200FPmatthewl
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a cool place that is right on the river. You can sit inside or outside. A must get is the fried green beans. Best Ever

Thank T5582QIrhondah
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great family restaurant. I love the atmosphere! The servers are always upbeat, happy, and smiling. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone for any event!

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YeahYeahNick, General Manager at Jacob Myers Restaurant on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great food! Great appetizers! Great service! We were so happy that they reopened after the storm done so much damage. Such a great place to meet up witj family and friends.

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We have been wanting to try out Jacob Myers in Dayton TN for a while, and based on the majority of positive reviews, today was a good time for a lunch visit. We were a party of four, arrived around 1PM and we were seated...More

2  Thank marysU2025LE
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Our group ordered several selections from the lunch menu. We enjoyed everything. The only thing when ordering the spicy chicken sandwich..be ready it kicks..! Several lunch specials but the later hours they seem to run out. We were not fortunate enough to try for this...More

Thank Bigtyiko
Reviewed 8 September 2017

They have a good variety of food, great sandwiches and burgers. Plus salads, soups and meals. They have a great atmosphere in the restaurant, or you can eat on their outside covered porch. The restaurant is overlooking the river.

Thank cat0219
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Stopped here after dropping daughter off at Bryan College. Crowded on a Thursday night but only waited about 10 minutes. Was tired of eating out as travelling, but needed to eat. What a great surprise! I had the porkchops with apples. Great! Sides excellent. Nice...More

Thank TampaTornado
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Not impressed food was overly priced it was okay nothing to brag about it is on a rubber butt so what that only goes so far visited quite a few restaurants in the area this one was one of the better ones there weren't really...More

Thank WalterDSmith
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Clean restaurant, attentive staff, disappointing food. I had a grilled chicken salad and my husband had a cheeseburger with fries. Both entrees were served in a timely manner and both were a lower quality than anticipated. Value did not match price point. I expect a...More

1  Thank Pat C
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15 April 2017|
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Response from lawgisticalsummo2016 | Reviewed this property |
According to a Jacob's server this last week. They are still closed not due to a fire. The last bad storm blew the neighbors apartment roof onto the restaurant doing damage to the kitchen area. No one was hurt. The word is... More
2 April 2015|
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Response from Julia353 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Chickamauga Dr, Dayton, TN 37321-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 423-570-0023
JacobMyers is a family owned restaurant that has served the Dayton community for the past twenty years. We started off in 1998 as a small deli in the downtown area. Our goal was to provide gourmet, unique sandwiches and fresh homemade soups. We got our name from our Great Aunt and Uncle Von Dee Cruz who had a business in St. Louis, Missouri called JacobMeyers Tavern that was opened in the '30s. While we weren't allowed in there, we did always love the name. We asked if we could use the name and in 2004 they happily agreed. Now days we have moved to the banks of the Chickamauga river, less than a mile from our old location, and have expanded our menu to include 100% black angus steaks, seafood and of course our classic sandwiches. While things have changed over the last two decades our dedication to over the top quality and service has not. We look forward to the next twenty and invite you all to come by.
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