Jake’s Place: Southern Comfortable

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Jake’s Place restaurant offers Southern Comfortable atmosphere, food, and drinks in an historic location at 115 Thompson Street. A 1920s service station is now a culinary hotspot for Ashland and beyond. Jake’s Place offers southern-style dining, takeout, catering, and special events.

Owners Wendy and John Yohman hatched an unthinkable plan in 2013—to renovate the old BP station into a thriving restaurant. After two years of investment and hard work, the duo launched Jake’s Place—named for Jake and Rosalie Spears who operated the service station for more than 45 years.

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Today, the original swinging doors welcome you to a quaint dining room with handmade tables by the hearth. The back patio offers space for family outings and corporate gatherings. On the menu is something for everyone, from John’s famous smoked brisket to homemade pies. No one leaves Jake’s Place hungry.

The Yohmans’ story is part of Ashland’s renaissance. The town is actively cultivating new life in old structures. We embrace history and bring it into the modern day, in a way that only homegrown hometown efforts can achieve.

Ashland is an authentic and vibrant setting for locals and visitors. Nowhere is this more evident than at Jake’s Place. On a typical Friday night, you’ll find a packed dining room that feels like a friendly gathering. Wendy and John greet guests and offer wine and craft beer, while the kitchen delivers unforgettable southern dishes.

There is a special feeling when you walk into Jake’s Place, and you’ll be quick to share the story with friends and neighbors. It’s an experience that lives up to the the restaurant’s moniker: Southern Comfortable.

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Jake’s Place Restaurant & Market
115 Thompson Street
Ashland Virginia 23005
(804) 798-3287