By Julie Keller
Special for the PARADE
Jake’s Restaurant and Bar is a longtime favorite of locals and tourists located at 2001 Padre Blvd on South Padre Island. Owner Jake Falgout is a Brownsville native who moved to the island when he was 18 years old.
Jake’s opened in 1982 and has been open for 23 years. Jake’s closed in 2005 and was closed for 15 years. Falgout decided to reopen Jake’s Restaurant and Bar in 2019 and has been growing ever since.
Jake’s has a great outdoor patio overlooking Padre Blvd. Jake’s has always wanted to share the South Padre Island experience with everyone who comes to visit and does so with the menu, live music and location right in the heart of the island.
Jake’s Restaurant and Bar offers many delicious options on their extensive menu as well as daily specials for lunch, with seafood, Mexican and American cuisine options.
On the aperitif menu, you will find “oysters on a half-shell”, a marvelous local delicacy. All oysters and shrimp served at Jake’s are locally caught and prepared fresh daily.
Any burger connoisseur must try one of Jake’s famous burgers: half a pound of angus on a delicious jalapeno artisan bun, and it can be customized with toppings to your liking.
The burgers come with fries or you can substitute the onion rings or sweet potato fries for an extra $1.
Jake’s has great daily lunch specials available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for less than $13
Mondays offer a fried chicken steak topped with a savory gravy served with mashed potatoes, vegetables and a bun for $9.95 or the liver and onions, served with the same sides, for 8, $95.
The Wednesday special is a meatloaf served with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and a bun for $9.95 or a grilled chicken Caesar salad for $9.95 as well.
The Thursday special is pork chops with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables and a bun for $8.95 or the Mexican plate for $9.95.
Fridays is definitely a fan favorite with its green enchilada special served with rice and beans for $8.95 as well as the fish basket with
Fries $8.95. The Saturday special is chicken fajitas with rice and beans for $12.95. The Sunday special is a burger with grilled onions and a savory sauce served with mashed potatoes, vegetables and a bun for $11.95.
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