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“Great bar”

Jaks Bar & Steak House
Ranked #24 of 168 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 34
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: •WIFI Enabled free of charge for all customers.•Open 7 Days a week (Mon-Thurs 11am to midnight, Fri & Sat 11am to 1am, Sun 12 noon to midnight).•Located next to the main shopping street (and Strand Shopping Centre)•Established in 1990 and still under the same owners - Mr Andrew Gibbs & Mr Keith Bernard.•Ample parking available on main promenade.•Access to bus services, horse tram services, and taxi rank, with stops directly outside the front door.•We accept all major credit/debit cards and luncheon vouchers.•Cash machine in the main bar.•Disabled toilet facilities.•Number 1 for football on the island - all live sports shown.•FREE text message service delivering all live football screenings at Jaks, with exclusive member offers.•One of the largest selection of draught beers on the island.•Doubles bar all day.•Music System with best of classic dance/R&B at weekends and classic music during the week Main Bar•Upstairs main bar.•Doubles bar all day.•One of the largest selections of draught beers on the island:-•Carling, Carling Extra Cold, Peroni, Heineken Export, Stella Artois Export, Coors Light, John Smiths Greene King Bitter, Okell's REAL ALE Bitter, Strongbow Cider, Guinness & Guinness Extra Cold, all on draught!•Number 1 for football on the island - all live sports shown!•New For This Season SKY SPORTS HD on every screen!•2 FULL HD Big Screens (one 10ft - Largest on the Island!!)•4x50" Full HD Digital Plasma Screens.•4x42" Full HD Digital Plasma Screens.•1x10ft Full HD Wide Screen (largest on the Island!).•3x20" LCD Screens with live football results.•6x LCD Bar Pump screens (exclusive to the Island!)•FREE text message service (introduced to the Island by Jaks Bar in August 2002) delivering all live football screenings at Jaks, with exclusive promotions and drinks promos to all members!•The most up-to-date satellite system in the Island. We proudly boast that we can show up to 7 different football matches at the same time!•Exclusive 'Split Sound Technology' that enables us to have commentary to 2 different football matches on at the same time!•Friendly, professional, fully-trained bar staff, delivering the quickest service on the Island!•Full Wine Menu•Cocktails Served all Day - Everyday•Shots and Shooter served all dayRestaurant•Newly refurbished (Bookings advisable) •Full Table Service•New Evening Menu•Sunday Lunch Specials•Pre booking advised to aviod disappointment•Fresh Chargrilled Steaks.
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Good sports bar - had loads of TV's showing all different sports. Didn't eat so can't comment about the food.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Ordered 3 burgers and the burger meat was tough, bread was so tough that my family wasn’t able to even eat the burger with their hands and had to use a knife and fork. The steak I ordered just tasted like charcoal and nothing else. Poor.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a joke of a place. Took my partner and two young kids there last Sunday for a light bite, ordered drinks for us all and got the kids settled. We looked at the menu and decided all we fancied were two (large) plates of nachos to share between us, we didn’t fancy anything else so that was what we ordered. After a few minutes the waiter came over and informed us that we hadn’t ordered enough food!!! What!!!!???? I was really surprised, I informed the waiter that that was all we were ordering he just said it was company policy and the manager had told him to come over to tell us. The coward couldn’t even come over and tell us him/herself. The waiter told us if we order some sides he will let it slide.........LET IT SLIDE??????? Two large plates of nachos plus the drinks would have come to £20, isn’t that enough profit for you greedy people? what planet are these people from why would I order some extra side dishes that simply won’t get eaten?? Classic example of a business caring more about profit rather than customers satisfaction. I won’t be taking my family there again it was an embarrassment having to take my kids away from the table so quickly.

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank KenneyH5
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Johnandrewg, Owner at Jaks Bar & Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Firstly let me apologise for any misunderstanding you may have had.
We don’t sell starters as a main meal the same as any restaurant that I’ve ever eaten in. The restaurant was full with other patrons waiting for tables. We don’t have large portions of nachos on our Sunday menu. Yes we are in the buissness of making money so we do set rules for staff to adhere to. We have 12 members of staff working on a Sunday if everyone ordered £11 worth of food on a table of 4 I don’t think we would last very long in business, certainly not the 28 years we have now owned and operated Jaks.
We also want to offer the best experience possible for all our customers at a reasonable price and take pride in everything we do. I’m sorry you cannot grasp the basics of running a business and as I explained before if you wanted a snack this was available in our bar area.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Whiled away an hour as the rain continued to fall on the island.

Good location on the prom and very easy to spot, good choice of food and drinks. The downside being the endless churning SkyTv Sports News that churns on every TV's - when no live action is being shown

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Barrowontrenter
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our visit on this occasion was nothing but enjoyable. The waiting staff were very friendly and accommodating, ensuring all our needs were met. The food was brilliant; all our meals tasty, generous sized portions and well cooked. We even had a dessert on this occasion and it was first class, cannot recommend enough if you’re looking for a lovely meal. All the family are welcome, even children have their own little menu including ‘build your own ice cream’; a whippy style ice cream machine with an array of toppings and sauces to help yourself to...something our kids had a lot of fun with!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Connector737896
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