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Pizza
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Benji and Jakes before a concert at Bethel woods. It was fairly busy but we got a table without trouble. That’s where the fun stopped. There were only two waitresses for the entire restaurant. They even said to us “bear with us,...we are short-staffed”. I tried to be understanding but the waitress never brought the water I asked for. I had to go up to the counter and ask for it. A very nice gentleman got it for me (maybe one of the owners?) and he ended up waiting on us for most of the rest of our visit. He was very nice and helpful. The pizza was very good. No complaints there. I just wish we had a better experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Other than being kinda noisy, this place is great! This crust brick oven pizza with a beautiful lake view! We had a great, friendly waitress, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We liked the funky decor, and other than finding it challenging to park on the...road, this place was great!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2019

Benji and Jake's is a great pizzeria serving a variety of pizzas, appetizers, gelato, with a well stocked bar. The service is excellent with waitresses sporting smiles and providing the most efficient and prompt service possible. The pizzas are thin crust pizzas with excellent toppings,...some more usual like pepperoni and others that are a unique combination of vegetables, meats, and, believe it or not, fruit. One of the owners, Benji, is a totally social guy who circulates among the patrons checking to see if everyone is satisfied with the cuisine and having a great time. Jake, the other owner, is always working by the brick ovens. If you can catch his eye while passing by the ovens, he will flash his beautiful smile but most of the time he is intent on turning out his best product possible. Benji and Jake's has outdoor seating overlooking Kauneonga Lake during the warmer months and it is so pleasurable to enjoy the lake and the cuisine, too. Benji and Jake's is very community minded and supports the efforts of local non-profits who are trying to ease suffering among community members. Beni and Jake's is definitely the kind of well-rounded business we admire in Sullivan County. A+ all the way around.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

I would give the food 3 stars. Took a long time to get pizza when we were the first ones there at the noon open. The pizza combinations sound delicious on paper but the flavor was lacking. The extra star is for the location on...the water. It was a beautiful day, so the long wait for food didn't matter as we enjoyed the scenery, the breeze and watching people boating or water skiing. Have I had better pizza, yes. have I had worse, yes. I might come back if I'm in the area and want to be on the water. Or I might look for another pizza joint in the Catskills because there are a ton.Time to research on Trip Advisor.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

Good place to hit up as the summer approaches. Good view of the lake from inside or outside and delicious food too! Wonderful staff.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this place! We just ordered an original pizza. It tasted so wonderful, the sauce was so flavorful!! The people working there were so friendly. Loved the view of the water!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Thin crust, great topping, nice atmosphere. The bar is well stocked and the outside deck has a wonderful view of the lake.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Benji and Jake's has a nice atmosphere. Once seated our waitress came over to the table and told us it would be a 45 minute wait for pizza. Since we had already looked at the menu we told her OK, and ordered 2 non-pizza items...(a veggie burger and their grilled yellow fin tuna). We waited and waited and waited. The waitress came over a couple of times and said she's check on our order. We called her over two other times to ask about our order. The last time the waitress came over, she told us that she had warned us they were very busy (true...they were) and that the food would take a while. That was not true. She original told us that the pizza would take a while. We were so tempted just to walk out of the place before our food came. After discussing that possibility our food finally arrived. I will say that it was good, although the veggie burger seemed the size of a glorified 'slider'. We'll never go there again!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking the lake. What's the Dilly-O and Shrimp Scampi pizzas were excellent. Appetizers as well were very satisfying. The best part of the meal for me was the mocha gelato. The service we had today was also excellent! Our...waitress was on top of things, knew her stuff, and was extremely friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

I visit this restaurant every time I'm in White Lake. Their pizza is amazing, and their entrees can't be beat (try the tuna!). As a final treat, the gelato is to die for. If you get there early enough, and it's not crowded, get a...table outside on the upper deck. You get a great view of the lake and can see all the boats come in.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Yes, Benji and Jake's offers takeaway services.

Benji and Jake's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5