Jake’s Grill & Oyster House – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

A Burlington Tradition since 1985

Jake’s Grill & Oyster House | Burlington, Ontario
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Jake’s is an institution in Burlington, it has been around for over a quarter century and never disappoints.

If you want fresh oysters it is the best place to be. But beyond that, they have happy hour on Wednesdays from 3 PM to closing, an always-improving happy hour menu, and an atmosphere that’s perfect for families, couples, or a night out with friends. How many places could boast that? In an age where most food and beverage places have staff of minimum wage students struggling to survive and do their jobs, Jake’s is a place of professional service by people who have been around for a while, giving this establishment a sense of permanence.

The menu is about good fish and seafood – hearty, tasty and light. Oysters, of course, are a favorite staple. Wines are well priced to suit all tastes and budgets. They add other new items, such as chicken wings finished on the grill or fish tacos, from time to time.

This is a place where you could celebrate a birthday, anniversary or bring your friends for a bite and drinks before a night out on the town. It is versatile and comfortable, suiting all tastes and budgets. Proprietor Jamie Myers is often there, greeting guests and chatting with them, and so are manager Doug Baskott manager and his team of dedicated professionals.

Do i recommend it? A definite yes, anytime! It is fun relaxed with great food and drinks to be had. Jake’s is a Burlington icon indeed. And don’t forget its out-of-the-way, partially covered patio – perfect for a late-summer night.