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JB Dawson's Restaurant

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315 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702-3205
+1 302-369-4000
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was pleasant but TOO dark. Service was very nice. Fish and chips with 'special' tarter sauce was nicely presented and perfect temperature.

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Thank Becky C
Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great! However we had a really dysfunctional server who made the experience not as good as we would have liked. Food did not come out together - she forgot to place the my friend's order. She forgot the selection of sides, so had to wait again.

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Thank DDG7376
Pete D, General Manager at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

DDG7376, my name is Robert Lautenbacher & I'm the General Manager of this location. I am so sorry to hear about your experience because we pride ourselves on great food & great service and it sounds like you only received half of that. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this experience in hopes to get you... More 

Middletown, Delaware
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had lunch here twice while shopping at the mall. Burgers and fries both times. Very tasty food, efficient and friendly service and fair prices. Not special enough to go out of your way for, but worth a stop if you're nearby. We'll almost certainly stop in again sometime.

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Thank John B
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

John, thanks for the very nice review. Was there anything particular that you were looking for that we didn't have on our menu? We would love any feedback that you may have. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

Newark, Delaware
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to try someplace new to celebrate my birthday and I was not disappointed. My meal was absolutely delicious and I left stuffed! I didn't even have room left for a birthday dessert. My prime rib was juicy, the green beans were great and the mashed potato was super soft and buttery. My husband's steak was also juicy and... More 

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Thank Kristine412
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Kristine412, thanks for the great review! So glad that you gave us a try especially for such an occasion. You should expect nothing but the best each & every time you walk through our doors. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

Middletown, Delaware, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable setting in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the mall. No mall entrance which I like, especially if I go just to eat. My son had a good-sized cheese burger and I had a club sandwich, packed with meat. The side of baked beans was delicious even though tad small. Great beer selection including local Delaware favorites... More 

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Thank Richard S
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Richard S, thanks for the very nice review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

Newark, Delaware
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at the quality of the drinks. Decent menu with decent prices. We ate at the bar because of the dining wait and were surprised at the comfort.

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Thank SkipNan
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

SkipNan, thanks for the very nice review. Glad that you gave us a try and that we impressed you. You should expect nothing but this type of experience when you come to JBD's. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I was looking for a place to bring approximately 90 people to on a Saturday afternoon. I visited many restaurants in the area and they were not able to accommodate us. J.B. Dawson's was stumbled upon and for us was a huge success. We looked over the lunch menu and each ordered something different. We all sampled each others entrée... More 

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Thank Uslowublow
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Uslowublow, thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you gave us a chance for this large group & I'm really glad to hear that we satisfied your needs. We look forward to many more visits with you. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

Bridgeton, New Jersey
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420 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Food is typical for a pub setting in a mall but service outstanding - nice decor highly recommended location

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Thank Greg P
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Greg, thanks for the very nice review! We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

Dover
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273 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stopped in for lunch last Saturday. The lunch menu didn't have a sandwich with beef in it which was unusual for a steakhouse. It was not a busy afternoon. I ordered fish and chips. When they arrived they were dripping with grease and apparently the cook did not drain them well. All of this was OK but when it... More 

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Thank ronDover
Pete D, General Manager at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

ronDover, my name is Robert Lautenbacher and I'm the General Manager of this location. I wanted to apologize to you for your recent visit. I can tell you that we pride ourselves on great food & great service and what you experienced is completely unacceptable. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this visit in hopes of... More 

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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went here for dinner on a week night. We usually try to stay away from the mall, but wanted to try a new place. We were very happy we decided to try JB Dawson's. Their staff was very friendly and the restaurant is very clean and relaxed. My husband had a steak and i had a special of friend... More 

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Thank Cherolldzy
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Cherolldzy, thanks for the great review! So glad to hear that you finally gave us a try. We are definitely nor the "normal" mall restaurant. We are a local restaurant that has 4 locations. We pride ourselves on great food & great service. We look forward to serving you again next time you come see us. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-369-4000
Description
At J.B. Dawson's, we strive for excellence in our food, service and atmosphere. Our high quality menu begins by... using the freshest ingredients, like our hand cut steaks, fresh ground hamburgers, fresh seafood and home made soups, sauces,dressings and desserts.

Our high-energy team oriented approach allows you to meet many members of our friendly staff and ensures that you receive attentive and complete service. Our clean open kitchen and warm classic atmosphere are combined with our outstanding food and service to give you a truly enjoyable experience. Your satisfaction is our number one goal.

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