Brooklyn >Jake's Bar-B-Que
This place should be called "Jokes"
except that nothing is funny about starving to death while waiting for food. I ordered some BBQ last night at 7:30 and when it hadn't yet arrived by 8:20, I called the restaurant and they told me (though i should say lied to me) that it would be here "any minute" since the driver already left.
Guess what they told me 20 minutes later when i called back? Same thing! I wasn't buying it and demanded they not charge me full price. They refused but eventually told me to have the delivery man call them when he arrived. He did, at 9 PM, an hour and a half after i put the order in. You want to know what they gave me for that wait? two dollars back on a $30 bill. A nice slap in the face.
I felt bad for not tipping the delivery guy since it probably wasn't his fault, but i told him to complain to his boss. The food was decent (isn't anything good when you are starving) but not amazing. There are plenty of other, better, way faster BBQ places around (there's probably a Dallas BBQ in your hood. It is cheaper, better and they will at your door in 30 minutes or less). Order from them or go hungry with Jakes.
exceeded expectations.. would definitely go back. On election night we all had confidence in senator Obama's grand victory. We decided to celebrate and head over to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn for some down to earth BBQ food. We heard lots of great raves about this restaurant which overlooks the Manhattan skyline and we were starved when we got there. Just 15 minutes later from Manhattan and our party of 8 was warmly greeted by the owner himself, Jake We felt right at home and ordered homemade ice teas and were served hot cornbread right away. For starters wer had the BBQ Sampler appetizer - buffalo wings, tenders, fried shrimps and mac and cheese. The fried calamari was tender and crisp with a tangy marinara sauce. For the mains, we ordered both the baby back and short ribs of beef. Incredibly tender with a fantastic BBQ sauce. The pulled pork came next-hot and smoky, then the Kansas City fried chicken. The Seafood Sampler - shrimps, scallops, catfish and oysters was prepared with skill. Lots of sides came with the dinner- collard greens, onion rings, sweet potato fries and homemade slaw. For dessert we had the excellent brownies and Key Lime Pie complements of Jake. All in all this was a great night for America and our taste buds. Go to Jake's for the best BBQ at the most reasonable prices.
a reeeaally good bbq spot in brooklyn.. I often go out of my way (clinton hill) to pick up dinners from Jakes. My favs are the short ribs, burgers, steaks, and chicken dinners. I enjoy occasionally asking the owner to suggest something, I've never been disappointed. I can't order an imported brew with my order, but thankfully I can bring my own in. I learned of Jakes from some of my neighbors. I think it's the best spot we've tried in Brooklyn. Extra, the owner actually shot the landscape photographs on the walls, it has a gallery feel.
Best ribs around.
We decided to try the home delivery service at Jake's BBQ Restaurant last night. Our neighbors said it was very good, so we decided to make the investment. The baby back ribs and pulled pork are excellent as well as the meatless collard greens. The BBQ sampler dinner was a real bargain. Chicken, ribs, pulled pork, sausages with two sides and bread for only $24.95. It fed all three of us like kings and queens.
The wait was a little bit longer that we had expected but it was still OK considering the whole meal with tip was $50 and the lots of leftovers for a midnight snack.
Best BBQ. I just want to let all BBQ fans know that JAKE'S BBQ Restaurant down in now fashionable Red Hook Brooklyn has the best delivery service. The is always fresh, taste is great and the prices are very reasonable. With every meal you get two side dishes, choice of bread and their terrific sauce. At times, the wait can up to one hour before they arrive but I would guess that is because they are quite busy. Definitely recommended!! Try the Pulled and Chopped Pork Platter with Macaroni and Cheese and Potato Salad. Keep up the good work Jakes!!!!!
good fooood. Jake's BBQ Restaurant Carroll Gardens is one of the finest places for fresh BBQ in the USA. Everything and I mean everything is made fresh and has a great smoking flavor. Our party of four enjoyed the baby back pork rib. Short ribs of beef, pulled pork and the beef brisket melt. the sides where awesome and the service matched any fine dinning restaurant. We came back several times and I can tell you this is the joint! I wish that they served beer and the noise level was a little lower but other then that its the best place in town. the total tab for the whole meal came to $85.00. A real bargain. Thank You JAKE'S!
Holy underwhelming BBQman!. One word: Bland. More words: Overcooked, unseasoned Pork chops. Brisket really fatty, not just on the edges, but interlaced with the meat somehow. Rubbery Buffalo wings. Bland Collard greens. Bland Corn on the cob. Bland spinach. Blaaand! The cornbread wasn't bad, but hey, I'm no expert! Even the service was annoying. I put forth that any 5 star ratings must be biased somehow. Go somewhere else or, if you've got a grill, you can do better at home.
two words - don't go. This may have been a good place one time, but not anymore. We ate in, so this is not a complaint on delivery. It was just bad across the board - not sure what anyone would like about it. Go to RUB on W23rd if you want good 'q.
Check your deliveries before they leave your doorstep.. Been living here in the neighborhood for a few years and have come to love Jake's food. Unfortunately the latest delivery and service I got was the worst! It took an hour alone for the delivery to arrive and then find out that one of my dinners was missing. I immediately called to mention the missing dinner and was told they'd get a new one out to me right away. Another hour goes by and I call to ask where it's at upon which I'm quickly told "It's on the way". Finally another thirty minutes pass and I call again going through three people (and repeating myself three times) to find out NOTHING was done to rectify or address my first two calls starting an hour and a half ago. They hadn't even made another dinner!! Needless to say we shared a cold dinner between the two of us.
The King of Bar-B-Que in the Big Borough.
I'm a retired chef and have been working in restaurants for most of my life. My son, James is attending
the Culinary Institute in upstate New York. I live in Bay Ridge and we decided to give Jake's BBQ a
try. We heard lots of things about it so we came in to try the BBQ Brunch. Upon entering the place
there is a tantalizing aroma of meats from the smoker and the sweet smell of tomatoes and onions in
the air. My stomach started to growl so we ordered right away. I had the Beef Brisket and eggs over
easy with the macaroni and cheese. James ordered the Pulled Chicken Platter with all white meat
along with a cheese omlette. Flaky biscuits came with the meals. It was a good amount of food and
we were quite satisfied with the portions. The waitresses were very pleasant. On a scale of 1-10, I
gave it a 9 and James gave it a 7. That's a pretty good score since we're both BBQ aficionados and I'm
a self-taught chef. James wants to try the Baby-Back Ribs on the next time around but he has to save
every penny for the Institute. The two meals with the gratuity was $32.00 and that is pretty good for
quality Bar-b-Que cuisine. The owner, Jake offered free cooking lessons for his famous Pulled Pork
and James really admired him for his knowledge and generosity. I think that I will be coming back
very soon to try something else and get some free cooking lessons!
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