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Jake's Steaks

Certificate of Excellence
Marina District
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, Diner
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3301 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2801
+1 415-922-2211
10:00 - 22:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Cheesesteaks. Awesome bread, perfect cheese. Simply delicious. Also, a super friendly staff. We ate there twice over a 5 night stay, and with all the nearby choices, that's really saying something!

Thank Lance B
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After an amazing two weeks holiday in the US on our last night we came across jakes !! Only wish we had found it sooner !! Amazing food at really reasonable prices and helpful staff , best cheesesteak sandwich I have ever had , if you are in San Fran , this place is is a must x

Thank Faye T
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Trying Phili's steaks was on our to do list in SF. We chose this one, because of good recommendations on TA and it was close to our hotel on Lombard. Was little confused what to order, but the staff was very informative and helpful. Cheesesteaks were great, but the bread was too greasy for my taste as it's dipped in... More 

Thank B1714D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Jake's twice to watch the Eagles while on vacation in San Fran. On both occasions we were surrounded by others from the East coast, some of who live in San Fran and others who were visiting. Everyone is friendly and it's a great place to go. A must if watching a game! Food... More 

Thank Jennifer M
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Have to say if you're interested in having a great night out with good food in a central location this is the place for you to go.9/10 for staff food and atmosphere

Thank Cdr10gaa
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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We found this place while walking in San Francisco through google maps when trying to find a place to eat nearby and we were just so lucky!!! The place is very small and you wont think much of it by the appearance but we were surprised to see how good the cheesesteaks were and how fast they served them!!! I... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I was hungry for a taste of home. It was lunch time. I always love a great cheesesteak. I had steak cooked Philly style eggs with potatoes. Good value

Thank Jamie T
Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Smashing grub and cold beer. Great atmosphere and service with a smile! A must visit if you are in San Francisco 😊!

Thank alphiebhai
Gerogery, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The best easy eat I've ever had. The food is simple and nothing gourmet but it's f'ing tasty. Not to mention the convenient bar with good beer. So tasty that I keep thinking about it even though I've been back home for over 3 weeks now.

Thank Byron T
San Francisco
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Been here more than a couple of times and i keep forgetting to do a review on them. Maybe because i could not get enough of their Sandwich !! Their Sandwich is soooooo tasty and really generous on the portions and the price is not expensive at all if you. The place itself is nice and cozy. There's not much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3301 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-2211
Jake's Steaks was started by a Philly native who has a goal to provide the best tasting cheesesteaks in or out of Philadelphia . It is a good sign when half the people at Jake's Steaks joint are from Philly. For the unenlightened, a cheesesteak consists of a heap of shredded beef and onion, tossed on a griddle, piled onto a uniquely chewy but tender amoroso roll imported from Philadelphia and topped with Cheese Whiz, which melts into the sandwich. Jake's is tucked away on a residential block, but that doesn't stop local from popping in for a beer at the eight-seat bar or grabbing a table in the small but bright space, complete with a wallpapered photo of Philly's boathouse row on the Schuylkill River. Great place to watch the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, 76ers, and Nittany Lions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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