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Wed, 28/07
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American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In downtown Billings where I would not expect to find a great dining venue. Walking distance of 3 large hotels. Enormous salads as entrees. I hade the pork ossobuco which was as good as any as I have eaten in any major city. Had a...great bar area. Told there was going to be a wait due to extremely high volume; 15 minutes! We talked with our server who said they normally take care of 4 table and were doing 7 tonight. Everything ran very smoothly. Had a great dugeness crab dip on toasted cheese toasts which was wonderful. Good draft beer choice.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner. The place as very busy with many happy people. We had tacos and a hamburger, plus a couple of beers. The food was excellent as was the atmosphere. My only complaint was that they had the music cranked up loud....This is a fun place to eat.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 12 May 2021

I’ve waited four days for Jake’s to respond to my email - they haven’t. I made an advance reservation online and sent a note that I ordered flowers for our table: “I ordered flowers from (name of florist) for my mother (mother’s name). The reservation...is under my name at 6:15.” Alex, the GM, responded “Thanks Dawn. We will make sure to get them to the table when they arrive!” When we arrived, I asked about the missing flowers. The manager told me that they arrived around 4:00, but that they didn’t know which table they went to, so they sent the florist away. Aside from the GM apparently failing to relay the info, why would they not keep the flowers and wait for someone to come in and ask about them? The manager said “sorry” and walked away. It would have been nice if he’d shown any interest by offering to call the florist, or even buying my mother’s cocktail or a dessert. Jake’s messed up a simple surprise and couldn’t care less. I ordered a Manhattan with “just a little bit of extra cherry juice. To me, “a little extra” means about a quarter teaspoon. To the bartender, it meant about a tablespoon. The drink was cloyingly sweet and undrinkable. I asked for some extra bourbon to cut it. When I got the bill, I saw that they charged me $12 for the original undrinkable drink, and an additional $9 for extra bourbon. I paid $21 for a lousy drink! Steaks ok, only two desserts offered and lukewarm coffee. Not impressive for the price. Don’t go for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

The service was wonderful, but our $44 steak was not. We ordered it medium: it showed up rare. My husband ate his, but I sent mine back. It came back well done, with a dirty grill taste to it. When we showed the non-medium steaks...to the manager, he said, "Well, as long as it tastes good and you can eat it..." and sauntered away. Next date night we will walk across the street to Walkers.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

We tried the Jakes downtown in Billings as we always go to the other one out West. Well it was great fun. We sat at the bar and ordered coconut shrimp, ribs, salad, all were excellent we split them all it was enough for 2...people. The bar staff were very nice and friendly “ always a plus” good crowd. Wear your mask going on till you sit down. Sports TVs and good atmosphere. Pop in you’ll be happy you did.😊 🍻More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

Who needs food when Jake’s has the War Horse Toni! This drink was outstanding that I had to take a picture of the menu so I could make it at home. My food item was equally as good. I had the halibut with mashed potatoes...and a salad. I had a fantastic dinner before I had to retire for the night. I highly recommend Jake’s.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Amazing dinner!! Love the wontons so delicious!!!!! Our prime ribs were also very tasty love the horseradish and AU JUS. Our drinks were very cold and tasty and the salad and oh my the spicy potato cake to die for!! 10 out of 10 can’t...wait to visit again!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 26 September 2020

Wonderful service, food was great and the drinks were too! The atmosphere was giving me a Cheers vibe in a good way.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

My husband and bbn I both had rib eyes which were great. Both the baked french onion and clam chowder soup were delicious. Service was good. Reservations are necessary. If the online system says full give them a call and they may be able to...get you in. Bar area also has tables and you can eat in there. Definitely a place we would go again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020

After friends telling us to try Jakes. It was the worst dinner ever. My daughter got chicken Oscar and the crab was so bad it was inedible and they wouldn’t even comp it after the kitchen smelled and said she got bad crab. We got...home and an hour later she was throwing up. I had the special chicken fried steak i found it edible but not very good and our third guest had a steak that was cooked medium but charred on outside. Then the gave us creme brûlée for bad chicken and it was burned also. Worst creme brûlée ever and that’s our favorite dessert. Will never go back for the way we were treated.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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I would expect them to try if you could describe just what you want, but KC char requires an especially hot grill and they will not be able to duplicate your experience in a true char restaurant. You may inquire about... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jake's Downtown

Yes, Jake's Downtown offers takeaway services.

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Jake's Downtown is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4