Our Story

How it all started

Zake “Jake” Habib believed that a man’s worth was the integrity of his handshake and his word. Packing little more than his principle, he reluctantly left his wife and children in native Lebanon and immigrated to Canada. It was 1967, the year that attracted thousands to participate in the International and Universal Exposition, a world fair hosted by Montreal to recognize our country’s centenial. Unlike these visitors, Habib was not here to be festive; he celebrated Canada’s hundredth birthday by working to fulfill a promise made in the old country; a better life for his family. He moved in with his brother Bashir, sharing a tight but friendly Spryfield apartment. Four years later, Habib’s wife Evelyn crossed the Atlantic with their sons Fred, Vic and Joe. They would also be blessed with a daughter, Lorraine, and Habib wasted no time teaching his youngsters about the world.

Want to work for us?

Would you like to work for an established restaurant that has won awards for Small Business of the Year in 2015, Best Pizza in 2016/2017 and for Best Customer Service in 2017? Jake’s Family Restaurant provides competitive pay based on experience, flexible vacation time, and medical benefits and training courses.

Currently hiring a part-time experienced cook, cashier & delivery driver. Must have a clean criminal record check and be 19 years of age or older, must be available days, evenings and weekends.

If you think you would like to be a part of our winning team and have a proven track record in customer service in the food service industry then please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume with references to info@jakesdiner.ca or drop off at 375 Main Street Yarmouth, NS B5A1G1.

Community Driven

We love our community just as much as we love making great quality food for the people in it. We play a role in many organizations, charities & more by either donating or sponsoring. We love to give back to the community
that has given us a lot to be thankful for!



Happy Owners


What People are Saying

“Top notch”

Stopped in to see Joey and Lisa on a recent trip to Yarmouth. The food and service is always top notch. I wouldn’t come to town without stopping by.

Stu Gould

“A must do in Nova Scotia”

Jake’s restaurant is a must “do” in Nova Scotia. The food is so good and the owners are awesome people. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy it!

Carole Robinson

“Great staff, great food!”

Visited Jake’s this week while in Yarmouth for work. What a treat! Pizza was delicious and service was even better! Great staff, great food! Thank you!

Bree Rudolph

“They know how to treat their customers”

Not only is the food good, but the staff and owner are exceptionally good. They know how to treat their customers.

Bill Ogden

Hours of Operation

9:00am – 12:00am

9:00am – 3:00am

Contact Us


Take-Out & Catering available. Fast delivery in town.
Out of town delivery available.
* not available from 4PM-8PM
Online ordering is not available at this time.