Cuisine: American, Pizza, Steak, Chops & Ribs, Steak, Chops, Ribs
Restaurant Features: Bar, Patio Dining, Sunday Brunch, On-Site Parking
Location: Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maplewood, & Plymouth, MN
Addresses & Maps:
Eagan: 1288 Promenade Place Eagan, MN 55121 (651)287.8784
Eden Prairie: 12365 Singletree Lane Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952)930.3742
Maplewood: 1745 Beam Ave E Maplewood, MN 55109 (P) 651-366-6440 F) 651-366-6441
Plymouth: 3005 Harbor Lane North Plymouth, MN 55427 (763)559-1595
Atmosphere: Contemporary with warm, rich colors; very relaxing and inviting. Large dining room split into two sections, with additional seating on large patio. I found it interesting that the wall between patio and restaurant is a clear-garage door; not sure if/when it is opened. There is also a nice view of the kitchen and wood-fire oven in the back of the restaurant, you can watch your pizza being baked!
Menu: Jake’s has a very large menu! Appetizers include Buffalo Wings, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Dumplings, Lettuce Wraps, Seared Tuna, Bruschetta, Nachos, and Walleye Fingers. There are a variety of Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches and Specialty Sandwiches like the Prime Rib Dip, Walleye Sandwich, Lobster Clubhouse, or Smoked Turkey Melt. In the mood for a good steak? Choose from Ribeye or Prime Rib (3 sizes to choose from), or Ribs and Beef Brisket. Other entrees include Glazed Chicken, Pork Chops, Shrimp, Walleye, Salmon. Tex-mex selections include Smoked Chicken Enchiladas, Fajitas and Tacos. Pasta selections include Cajun Chicken Fettucine, Spicy Garlic Shrimp Linguini, and Baked Penne with Sausage. There are also wood-fired pizzas with many choices of toppings.
Jakes also offers a Sunday brunch. Items include Mesquite Beef Brisket, Peel-N-Eat Shrimp, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Scrambled Eggs, Jumbo Sausages, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Smoked Gouda, Au Gratins, Southern Fried Chicken, Made-to-Order Omelettes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pan Gravy, Ciabatta French Toast, House Smoked Salmon, Fresh Fruit, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Caramel Rolls, Cinnamon Roll
Price guide: Appetizers $7-12 Burgers/Sandwiches $8-12 Entrees $15-21 (More for large prime rib)Pasta $11-14 Pizzas $9-11 Sunday Brunch $14
What I ordered: Smoked Chicken Enchiladas (Herb seasoned shredded chicken, onions and pepperjack cheese wrapped in corn tortillas with ancho chili sauce, pico de gallo and sour cream). I have to say I thought this meal was really good, better than I expected for a non-Mexican specialty restaurant. The black beans must’ve been marinated in spices because they had really good flavor The rice was also excellent. The enchiladas themselves were very cheesy, but had chunks of white meat chicken. The portion was modest, I was actually able to eat the entire thing.
One of my companions ordered the Fire Grilled Chicken Ciabatta
(Caramelized onions, cheddar, Jake Sauce and chipotle mayo). She liked it so much I ended up ordering the same sandwich on a separate visit a few days later with a different companion. I was blown away by the amount of french fries that were on my plate! The sandwich was very good, it had a sweet sauce that was similar to BBQ, but more sweet and not as thick. Loved it on the ciabatta bread.
On my second visit to Jake’s, my companion ordered the largest Prime Rib (22oz). Huge steak for the money! It was very tender and cooked perfectly. The au juis at Jake’s was very good
I was too full to consider dessert on either occasion, but they all looked really good, as you can see from their dessert tray.
Service: Excellent on both occasions. The servers were very knowledgeable about the menu and made recommendations, or answered all questions.
Overall Impression: Great atmosphere, huge menu of excellent food, prices a little high but comparable to similar restaurants.