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Jakes Dixie Roadhouse--CLOSED

220 Moody St (at Pine Street)
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 894-4227
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Jakes Dixie Roadhouse--CLOSED - Waltham, MA
Jakes Dixie Roadhouse--CLOSED - Waltham, MA
Jakes Dixie Roadhouse--CLOSED - Waltham, MA
Jakes Dixie Roadhouse--CLOSED - Waltham, MA
Jakes Dixie Roadhouse--CLOSED - Waltham, MA


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Great ribs, great beers and great music! This is a fun place with great food and pretty waitresses too!


Very disappointing if you're hankering for some tasty BBQ. I have strong Texas roots and know the difference between great, average and poor BBQ. Frankly, Jake's brisket was poo...

Damn good!!!!! 11/6/2009

Great ribs, great beers and great music! This is a fun place with great food and pretty waitresses too! more

Cool vibe and great fun! 10/28/2009

My office had a function at Jake's on the suggestion of a BBQ buddy. Everything was great; food, drink, service and the cool vibe added to the great time. I will be back on my own with my husband and the office has already booked a holiday function. more

Fun!!!! Great BBQ and beer. 10/28/2009

I went this past Saturday night for the BBQ and stayed for the live blues @ 10pm and it was awesome!!!!! This is a close to the southern roadhouses that I used to frequent in the Delta several years back. Great vibe, grat food, great beer and great music. Thanks Jake! Pros: BBQ, blues and beers more

Best BBQ Around 2/14/2008

This is my first time writing a review, but I just feel this strong about Jake's. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is even better. Great service also. I think I know which server the last reviewer is referring to and he no longer works there. The staff is great and very knowledgable about southern bbq and hospitality. There is a celiac and kid's menu. This place is great for families large groups or dates. I highly recommend Jake's to anyone who enjoys large portions, great food and service! more

BBQ is decent, service is horrendous 8/22/2007

I was there on a Tues night in mid-August. It was not busy. It took 10 minutes for someone to seat me. My order was taken promptly and my meal was brought to me in an acceptable time. However the service went down hill from there. I went half my meal with no drink. I finally got my server's attention by walking over to the bar and asking for him to get me another beer. I finished my meal and still no beer and no sign of my waiter. When I finally received the check, the second drink I never received was on the bill. After I requested the check it too well over 10 minutes for the waiter to bring it to me. Bad service!!\r I ordered the Bubba combo of Memphis ribs, pulled pork, chicken and brisket. The brisket was dry and tasteless, the chicken also lacked flavor, ribs were tasty, but dry and fatty, the pulled pork was good.\r If this place was down South, it would be the joke of the town! Pros: Ample parking, good cask conditioned beer Cons: Pricey, poor service, BBQ food is dry and lacks flavor more

Poor BBQ 7/14/2007

Very disappointing if you're hankering for some tasty BBQ. I have strong Texas roots and know the difference between great, average and poor BBQ. Frankly, Jake's brisket was poor--very dry, not a hint of smoky flavor to the meat (although it had the look of smoked meat)--it was the opposite of what brisket should be. The BBQ sauces were also poor--I tried house and sweet--neither had any body nor depth of flavor. Corn bread was very dry, and had no flavor. I'm sad to say the cafeteria where I work does a much better job at BBQ. There were some good points: Our waitress was very personable, the collard greens were excellent (my favorite part of the meal), baked beans were very good (maybe because they were baked beans, not BBQ beans?), cole slaw was fresh and crispy. Pros: Collard greens, waitress Cons: BBQ more

BBQulicious! 7/13/2007

Quite simply a great meal! The BBQ was properly smoky, moist and dry rubbed! I was raised in Texas but now call Boston home and this is authentic, real deal BBQ cooked by Yankees. Who knew Bostonians could cook BBQ!?! Great beer selection, blues music and very hot BBQutie servers. This Texan has food a new regular hang!!!!! Pros: BBQ, grilled foods, beer selection and very tasty servers! Cons: Very busy and parking is a challenge. more

best bbq on moody street 10/18/2006

I ordered the ""bubba"" . This is a plate with samples of various BBQ. several ribs, two slices of brisket, 6 ounces of pulled pork, a chicken leg quarter, corn bread cole slaw. It's a lot to eat. I can barely eat it all. The brisket is very good, not excellent, but brisket is hard to make really moist. It's the biggest flaw that is hard to overcome. The rest is pretty much the same, very good not excellent. I am not a big fan of vinegary pulled pork. But it was cooked correctly and there were little bits of bark in it as it should be. I'm also not a big fan of BBQ chicken. I grill mine indirect at higher heat. \r For my son he ordered chicken nuggets with fries. Now those nuggets rank up there with the best I've ever had. The fries were excellent too. His was served in this nice folded up race car sort of container. He loved it. This is great for kids! There is also a very nice vegetarian section. My wife loved the salad. \r Pros: parking is good, in the back! don't try to park on moody street, otherwise you'll think this is a con more

Highly Recommended 1/13/2006

The Memphis Dry rub ribs were fantastic. On par with Blue Ribbon and East coast grill. The pulled pork was a bit oversauced (vinegar based sauced) but tender and still good. The chicken was suprisingly good. Juicy, with a nicely developed smoked flavor. Brisket was good. Pros: Fantastic Dry Rub Rib more

Hogalicious! 6/10/2005

Great BBQ!!!!! I've traveled the BBQ belt and must say that this ranks up there with the best. I got a ""smoker tour"" from the host a saw the awesome cooking machine that is all wood fired. Great beer selection and service too! more

Horrible BBQ!!! 2/17/2005

First off....the service was terrific! Our waitress was helpful and incredibly nice. But, the food was terrible. I got the pulled pork. It had no flavor and was dry. The cornbread was also dry. The amount of food you got for the price you had to pay was ridiculous. I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone! Pros: Service Cons: Food more

Okay, but overrated 11/6/2004

Jake and Earl's is very overrated. I had heard good things about it, but I was very disappointed with the BBQ. I had the pulled pork. It was overpriced and overcooked. The cornbread was dry. Service was pleasant, but very slow for the restaurant not being crowded. I would go here again, but only to meet some friends for a few beers - not for a meal. Pros: atmosphere, pleasant waitstaff Cons: , food is so-so more

wideloader 9/18/2003

I've traveled the BBQ belt and know real BBQ and Jake's serves the real deal! The BBQ and ribs were right on and the beer selection and blues music set the tone just right. All served up by what they call their BBQuties made for a great night!!! more

Make sure you are hungry 5/4/2003

The plates of good food are unbelievable. I recommmend you try the ""Bubba"" if you enjoy a challenge. Always good food, good atmosphere and great drinks. Pros: Parking, Never too crowded more

SMOKIN' !!! 12/21/2002

The Kings Wings are THE BEST wings in the Boston area! Large meaty, moist and smoky pieces of poultry heaven. We tried the BBQ too and it was also a notch above everybody else in the Boston area. We also took advantage of the discounted movie tickets to the nearby Embassy Cinema nad saved $2.75 each. more

BBQ and BBQuties! 11/26/2002

This is SERIOUS BBQ! I gerw up in North Carolina and Jake's pulled pork is as good as the best back home. The service is great by Jake's BBQuties and a great beer selection. more
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  • Jakes Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham is place to go for Southern hospitality. Patrons will enjoy mouthwatering southern style barbecue, micro brews and special seasonal drafts and live bands playing everything from Blues to Rock.

    On Saturday this barbeque restaurant is host to live blues bands. Pro athletes and famous rock stars stop by for a bite at any time. A friendly wait staff, delicious food and ice cold beer is what diners can expect at Jakes Dixie Roadhouse. Bring friends and family to enjoy amazing barbecue in a fun atmosphere. This restaurant also features Joe Perry's (from the band Aerosmith) Rock Your World Hot Sauce.

    Featured 14 draft beers that include Dogfish Head, 90 minute I.P.A, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Berkshire Steel Rail Ale, Abita Turbo Dog and many more. So come on down to Jakes Dixie Roadhouse for some down home fun and get the party started.


  • The Scene
    A steady soundtrack of blues and a dedicated clientele make this offshoot of Inman Square's popular East Coast Grill one of Waltham's liveliest spots. The convivial bar offers...

  • 8/1/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Wed 5pm-12:30am Thu-Fri 11:30am-12:30am Sat 5pm-12:30am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express
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