About Us

​Jakes Deli would like to announce that our final day of business was October 24th, 2015. We are thrilled to be retiring and extremely grateful to our McMinnville community for supporting our business for over 38 years. While we are saddened to be leaving our loyal customers we are so excited to begin our next adventure!

Sincerely and with many thanks,

Mary and Steve Allen
Steve and Mary in the kitchen circa 1979. Steve got a new camera for Christmas wich might explain the slightly bored look on Mary's face. Like not another "selfie" please. Way before selfie's.
From 1977 to today Jakes has strived to provide a pleasant atmosphere with healthy food choices. Jakes serves hot and cold sandwiches made from the best quality of meats and cheeses. Drop in and try our toasted Reuben sandwich served with thousand island sauce, or try liverwurst, pastrami, proscuitto, cappacola and many other combinations of meats and cheeses. Made fresh daily at Jakes, our homemade soups and pastries are delicious. In the evening join us for Italian style pasta dinners. Our daily soups and catering we use local seasonal fruits and vegetables. Wholesome, fresh and delicious, would describes what we do here at Jakes. Serving espresso since 1986, Espresso drinks are a superb compliment to our signature Peanut Butter Pie, Cheesecake, cream pies and other homemade desserts, cookies and brownies.

Jakes History

Jakes Deli and Restaurant owned and operated by Steve & Mary B. Allen opened in 1977 with only 25 seats. In 1980 the sunroom at the north end of the building was added. In May of 1983 we added our first daughter, Kara who now helps manage the business. In October 1985 we had our second daughter Carlene who has worked at the deli and helps with the books or whenever we need her. 1986 espresso was added to the coffee selection. A 100 seat Banquet facility and out door deck area were added in 1987 to make Jakes’ total seating capacity about 170. In July of 1988 we welcomed our son, and favorite child, Ross. Ross manages our web site and now lives in Portland.  Through the years Steve and Mary's family have also added  2 son in law’s, Joe & Joe. They have worked or helped at the restaurant through the years.  In July 2004 Jakes started serving breakfast as our latest addition to the menu. ​ And the latest addition's to Jakes - April of 2014, Henry, our first grandson was born, our second grandson, Hayden, in April of 2015 and our first grandaughter, Wallace, in January 2016!