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Menu

"Tip-top tap: Jaks Tap offers a wide range of microbrews and a menu featuring Mexican, Cajun and Middle eastern flavors" Crains Chicago Business.

All menu items are available for take out.



STARTERS

Calamari
$8.25
Fresh calamari, fried and seasoned with Cajun spices and served with a cocktail sauce.

Chicken Wings $6.75
Jaks Hot House or Jaks "Award Winning" BBQ sauce.  A plate full of wings smothered in your choice of sauce.  Served with Bleu cheese dressing

Potato Skins $7.75
Baked Idaho potatoes filled with a mixture of seasoned Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, bacon and green onion. Served with sour cream.

Breaded Chicken Strips $7.75
A basket full of breaded chicken tenders served with a side of fries and Jaks Award Winning BBQ Sauce.

Jaks Nachos
$8.25
Tortilla chips, melted Monterey Jack cheese, pinto beans and jalapeños. Add grilled chicken for $2.75 or skirt steak for $4.25

Hummus and Grilled Pita
$7.50 large/$4.50 small
A Middle Eastern specialty made with garbanzo beans, garlic and lemon juice. Served with grilled pita and topped with virgin olive oil and tahini.

Beer-Battered Onion Rings $7.50
A basket full of onions double-dipped in golden draught beer batter; served with cool ranch dressing.

Pico de Gallo and Tortilla Chips $3.50
Add a side of guacamole for $3.50.

Basket of Fries $5.00 - Large  $2.75 - Small
Add a side of ranch for $1.00

SOUPS AND SALADS

Soup of the Day
$4.50 16oz./$3.50 8oz.
Ask your server about our special homemade soup. We make it fresh every day; (available Monday - Friday.)

Jaks Gumbo $4.95 16oz./$3.95 8oz.
A hearty stew loaded with grilled chicken, Cajun sausage, okra, onions, green peppers, garlic, plum tomatoes and a bunch of herbs and spices. Served over Spanish Rice.

Six Gun Chili (vegetarian)
$4.50 16oz./$3.50 8oz.
An old western combination of fresh garbanzo, kidney and black beans with sautéed jalapeños, TVP, green onions, green peppers, garlic and seasonings. Topped with Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and a dollop of sour cream.

Classic Caesar Salad
$5.00 large/$3.50 small
Crisp romaine lettuce, shaved imported parmesan cheese and croutons.

House Salad $5.00 large/$3.50 small
Crisp romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, Monterey Jack cheese, shredded carrots and croutons.  ADD A SCOOP OF CHICKEN OR TUNA SALAD FOR $2.50

Chicken Salad $7.75
Your choice of Natural, Cajun, or Breaded chicken breast, crisp romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, Monterey Jack cheese, shredded carrots and croutons.

Classic Chicken Caesar Salad $7.75
Crisp romaine lettuce, shaved imported parmesan cheese and croutons with Natural, Cajun or Breaded chicken breast.

Pan Asian Salad $8.25
Chilled chunks of grilled chicken breast, Romaine lettuce, Canadian bacon, pineapple, red onion, tomatoes, and crispy wonton strips tossed in a Fat Free spicy sweet and sour vinaigrette.

Jaks Greek Salad $8.25
Chilled chunks of grilled chicken breast, Romaine lettuce, feta cheese, black olives, tomatoes, red onion and cucumbers served with a Pamesan Italian dressing.

New
- The Country Club Salad $8.25
Chilled chunks of grilled chicken breast, a gourmet salad mix, green apples, pine nuts, shredded asiago cheese, red onions and croutons.  Served with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Salad Dressings:
Poppy Seed, Creamy Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Parmesan Italian, Fat-free Raspberry Vinaigrette, Thousand Island, Fat-free Honey Dijon, French.

The Chop House

Baby-Back Ribs - $17.95
A full slab of Jaks award winning baby-back ribs. Served with fries and cole slaw. ADD SMALL HOUSE OR CAESAR SALAD FOR $2.00

BBQ Pork Chops - $12.95
Two 10oz bone-in chops grilled to perfection and finished with our AWARD WINNING BBQ Sauce!!!  Served with sweet kernel corn, made from scratch mashed potatoes and gravy, with a jalapeno corn muffin.  ADD A SMALL HOUSE OR CAESAR SALAD FOR $2.00.

New York Strip Steak - $17.95
Tender 12oz strip steak grilled to your choice.  Served with sweet kernel corn, made from scratch mashed potatoes and gravy, with a jalapeno corn muffin.  ADD A SMALL HOUSE OR CAESAR SALAD FOR $2.

THE WATERFRONT

Fish and Chips  $8.95
Large tender Cod fillets, beer battered and fried golden brown.  Served with fries and cole slaw.

Breaded Shrimp Boat  $9.95
Golden Tiger shrimp served with fries, cole slaw and cocktail sauce.

Catfish Po'Boy - $7.75
Breaded fried catfish, lettuce, tomato, and tangy tartar sauce, served on French bread with fries and cole slaw.

PIZZA

Jaks tap offers 12 inch or 8 inch pizzas with an original crust.  

New - The Napa Valley - $13.50 - 12"  $7.25 - 8"
Roasted tomatoes, green apples, pine nuts, asiago and mozzarella cheese with a Calafornia white wine cream sauce.

New - The BLT - $13.50 - 12"  $7.25 - 8"
Hickory smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes, lettuce, asiago and mozzarella cheese with a Calafornia white wine cream sauce.

Hawaii Five-O $13.50 - 12"   $7.25 - 8"
Canadian bacon, pineapple chunks, asiago and mozzarella cheese with a hickory smoked BBQ sauce.

Thai Boxer $13.50 - 12"   $7.25 - 8"
Grilled smoked chicken, caramelized onions, asiago and mozzarella cheese with a virgin garlic olive oil sauce.

Boiler Maker $14.95 - 12"   $8.50 - 8"
Grilled steak, caramelized onions, asiago & mozzarella cheese and a virgin olive oil sauce.

Good Fella' $13.50 - 12"   $7.25 - 8"
Portabello mushrooms, fresh garlic, asiago & mozzarella cheese with a virgin garlic olive oil sauce.

Smokey and the BBQ Bandit
$13.50 - 12"   $7.25 - 8"
Smoked chicken, caramelized onions, asiago & mozzarella cheese with a hickory smoked BBQ sauce.

Jimmy the Greek $13.50 - 12"   $7.25 - 8"
Spinach, black olives, fresh garlic, feta and mozzarella cheese with a virgin olive oil sauce.

Cheese Pizza $8.95 - 12"   $6.50 - 8"
Add $1.50 for each 12" or $.75 for each additional ingrediant:
Italian sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, smoked chicken, pineapple, sauteed spinach, black olives, caramelized onions, tomatoes, fresh garlic, mushrooms, raw onions, green peppers, feta cheese, roasted tomatoes, bacon, pine nuts, extra cheese.


SANDWICHES

All sandwiches(except soup sandwich combo) and burgers served with a choice of:
Fries, Rice and Beans, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Jalapeno Mac-n-Cheese, Sweet Kernel Corn, Hummus and Pita, or Coleslaw.  
Add $1.25 for the following:  Small Soup, Small Salad, or Onion Rings.

Jaks Tap features: French, Lite Rye, Dark Rye, Whole Wheat or White breads.

Bonless BBQ Pork Chop Sandwich $6.95
"Our Street Fair Special!" A boneless bbq pork chop grilled and smothered in a hickory smoked bbq sauce. Served on a bun with lettuce and tomato.

The Jacko* $6.95
Smoked turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo.

Da' Roast Beef* $7.75
Lean roast beef, shaved red onion, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato topped with a Dijon'naise sauce.

Smoked Ham and Swiss Melt* $6.75
Smoked ham with melted Swiss cheese.

The Gobbler* $6.95
Smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, green onion and tangy cranberry mayo.

Mt. Smokey* $6.95
A mountain of smoked ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and herb mayo.

BLT* $5.50
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo; served on thick toasted white bread.

Gigi's Grilled Cheese* $5.50
Just like Mom used to make...only better! Thick white bread stuffed with melted American cheese and tomato.

Tuna Salad Sandwich* $5.95
Albacore tuna, celery, onion, hard-boiled egg and mayo; lovingly mixed and topped with lettuce and tomato.

Chicken Salad Sandwich* $6.75
Tender pulled chicken breast mixed with mayo, red onions, green apples and chopped bacon.  Served with lettuce and tomato.

NEW!!! U-505 Submarine* $6.95
Genoa salami, roast beef, smoked ham, Mozzarella cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and Jaks Pamesan Italian mayo.  Served on French bread.

Corned Beef or Smoked Turkey Reuben $6.95
A good deli stand-by.  Choose smoked turkey or lean corned beef stacked with sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing.
Served on light or dark rye.

Soup and Sandwich Combo $6.75
Small Soup of the Day, Six Gun Chili or Gumbo with a half sandwich. Select from: Mt. Smokey, The Gobbler, Rico's Roast Beef, New Jacko, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, U-505 Sub, Gigi's Grilled Cheese, BLT and Smoked Ham and Swiss melt. Get a whole Gigi's grilled cheese and BLT with the soup and sandwich combo.

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICHES

Chicken au Natural
$6.95
Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato and mayo served on French bread.

Chicken Cajun Sandwich $6.95
Grilled Cajun chicken breast, lettuce, tomato and mayo served on French bread.

Chicken Malibu $8.25
Grilled chicken breast, smoked ham, melted Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and herb mayo served on French bread.

Chicken Guacamole $8.25
A spicy grilled chicken breast, melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and guacamole served on French bread.

QUESADILLAS

The Original Que
$6.95
Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and tomatoes; stuffed into a flour tortilla with chipotle salsa, sour cream and fresh guacamole on the side.

Steak Que $9.95
Grilled skirt steak, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and tomatoes stuffed in a flour tortilla with salsa, sour cream and fresh guacamole on the side.

Grilled Natural Chicken Que $8.95
Grilled chicken breast, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and tomatoes; stuffed into a flour tortilla with chipotle salsa, sour cream and fresh guacamole on the side.

Cajun Chicken Que $8.95
Grilled Cajun chicken breast, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and tomatoes; stuffed into a flour tortilla with chipotle salsa, sour cream and fresh guacamole on the side.

Spinach Mushroom Que $7.95
Sautéed spinach, mushrooms, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions and tomatoes; stuffed into a flour tortilla with chipotle salsa, sour cream and guacamole on the side.

BURRITOS

Veggie Burrito
$6.95
Pinto beans (no animal fat), Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole; stuffed into a flour tortilla. Served with black beans and Spanish rice.

Chicken Burrito $8.95
Grilled chicken breast, pinto beans (no animal fat), Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole stuffed in a flour tortilla. Served with black beans and Spanish rice.

Steak Burrito $9.95
Skirt Steak, pinto beans (no animal fat), Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole stuffed in a flour tortilla. Served with black beans and Spanish rice.

BURGERS

Veggie Burger (by Garden Burger™)
$6.75
A soybean based patty grilled and topped with your choice of cheese, lettuce and tomato.

Boulevard Burger $6.75
A half-pound fresh ground beef patty grilled and topped with your choice of cheese, lettuce and tomato.  Add bacon, additional $.50.

Cajun Veggie Burger (by Garden Burger™)
$6.95
A soybean based patty grilled and topped with your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and guacamole.

SHORTIES MENU
(FOR AGES 8 & Under)

Lil' Gigi's Grilled Cheese $4.25
Thick CRUSTLESS white bread stuffed with melted American cheese, grilled golden brown.  Served with chips.

PB & J $3.25
A kids's classic sandwich.  Creamy peanut butter and strawberry preserves on CRUSTLESS white bread.  Served with chips.

Lil' Chickie Strips $3.95
Golden breaded chicken tenders served with creamy ranch dressing and fries.

Easy Cheesey Pizza $6.50
An 8" hand tossed pizza with Mozzarella and zesty pizza sauce.

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS

Monday - Sloppy Jak Sandwich $6.95
Slow roasted BBQ pulled pork servedon a jumbo bun with a side of jalapeno mac-n-cheese, Jaks slaw and a pickle.

Tuesday - Steak Tacos $9.75
THREE flour tortillas filled with skirt steak, lettuce, tomato, and Monterey Jack cheese.  Served with Spanish rice, black beans, fresh guacalmole, sour cream and pico de gallo.

Wednesday - Italin Beef Sandwich $8.75
We use an old Chicago favortie:  Scala's® Preferred Italian beef.  Served on French bread with sauteed sweet peppers and a side of fries, Jaks slaw, and a pickle.

Thursday - Country Fried Chicken $9.95
Two large chicken breasts tossed in our special seasoned flour and then fried golden brown.  Served with sweet kernel corn, made from scratch mashed potatoes and gravy, with a jalapeno corn muffin.

Friday - Crab Cake Sandwich $8.95
A baked 5oz Korean snow crab patty, made with a blend of bread crumbs, lowfat sour cream, Dijon mustard, egg yolks, green onions, salt and pepper.  Served on French bread with pico de gallo tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato, a side of fries, Jaks slaw, and a pickle.


DESSERTS

Chocolate Chip Brownie a'la mode $4.95
A warm dense chocolate brownie loaded with chocolate chips and served with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

Old Fashion Carrot Cake $4.50
From an old family recipe--fruity and moist.

Fresh Apple Pie $4.50
You haven't tasted pie like this since your mother use to bake them.  Served warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream and creamy caramel sauce.

Milk Shakes $3.25

Chocolate Milk Shake
Strawberry Milk Shake
French Vanilla Milk Shake
Coffee Mocha Milk Shake
Caramel Milk Shake

Sundae $3.75

French Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae
A big scoop of French vanilla ice cream, old-fashioned hot fudge topping, rich whipped cream and a cherry.

DRINKS

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale
$1.75

Lipton Brisk Iced Tea $1.75

Lipton Brisk Pink Lemonade $2.00

Coffee, Hot Tea, Herbal Tea $1.50

Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider $2.00

Goose Island® Root Beer $2.50


Prices subject to change without notice.
18% gratuity added to parties of six or more.
Cigar smoking allowed at the bar after 5:00pm.
All major credit cards accepted. No personal checks accepted.