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JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar

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491 Park City Ctr, Lancaster, PA 17601-2711
+1 717-399-3996
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ickesburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here after a long Sunday of shopping at Park City. We stopped at around 4:30 for an early dinner. We were seated immediately. We were served with bread and some honey butter. We both opted for the Ribs; I went for Ribs with Tenders. The ribs fall right off the bone and are not totally slathered in sauce.... More 

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Thank Jessica F
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Jessica F, thanks so much for the great review! How about them ribs! Best around, hands down. So glad that you loved everything. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe my business associates and I were there on an off night. Although, I don't see how, as the restaurant was not busy. The Fresh Tuna appetizer looked as if it was thrown together by a child (disappointing) yet, it was delicious. The onion soup had some cheese melted on it - but nothing oozing over the sides!! Dinner was... More 

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Thank Maria A
Pete D, General Manager at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Maria A, my name is Ryan Lobo and I'm the General Manager of this location. I wanted to thank you for the review and would love to talk to you in about your recent experience. There are some simple explanations to some of the things you have listed like the fact that we don't have a traditional "French Onion" soup... More 

Conestoga, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to J. B. Dawson's tonight to celebrate a family member's birthday. We had a reservation. When we checked in, they said that they were running about 10 minutes behind, and they were correct (it was a busy Friday night). We were seated, and our drink orders were taken rapidly. When the drinks arrived the meal orders were taken.... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Patrick M, thanks for the very nice review. I am sorry to hear about the plate that you described but am happy we were able to take care of the mistake in a very timely manner. I hope the birthday person enjoyed the sparkler candle that was hopefully brought out for them. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely,... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very busy place... Friday night there was a 45 minute wait at 8pm, but was able to be seated at the bar until a table became available. Large portions (I had the chicken wing appetizer which could have been a meal all on its own for example) and reasonably priced on-tap beers. Nice ambiance, dark in the table areas and... More 

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

Geoff S, thanks for the great review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to serving you again soon. FYI, we do take reservations so remember that next time you are thinking of coming out. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went to Dawson's on a Monday night and had a great burger. Service was a bit slow but food was very good

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

John C, thanks for the very nice review. Sorry to hear about the service because the service should be as good as the food. As you can see from our reviews, we pride ourselves on great food and great service. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Me and my friend went here as a late night dinner after shopping. We came quite close to their closing time but they were still friendly and brought us our food in a timely manner. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly! I didn't give it a full 5 star rating because our waitress didn't check on us as frequently as... More 

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Thank Mercedes S
Pete D, General Manager at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Mercedes S, thanks for the very nice review. I'm sorry to hear that your server didn't take care of your needs and I would love the opportunity to find out who your server was. If you would be so kind to send your contact information to jbdawsons@yahoo.com or call me at 717-399-3996 I would be grateful. I look forward to... More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just ate here. I had the twisted burger, with a strawberry wheat from Lancaster Brewing. The Twisted Burger was absolutely delicious with a little spice. My wife had the Fish n' chips. They were fresh and hot. Very delicious. The fries were tiny string fries, and were really good. The waitress was attentive to us and... More 

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Thank Micah R
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Micah R, thanks so much for the great review! So glad to hear that you loved everything. You should expect nothing less each & every time you walk through our doors. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

JB Dawson's has always been a good restaurant. Course, when my wife was still alive, the salad's were much better, having egg & cheese in it like a chef salad. On this particular day though, their teamwork must have been off because after our order, my neighbor received her soup, but my salad didn't show up. She mentioned it to... More 

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

RetiredMxMan, my name is Ryan Lobo and I'm the General Manager of this location. I wanted to thank you for the very nice review but I always wanted to say that I'm sorry for your most recent experience. I think you nailed it in what you said. We must have been "off our game" but that is absolutely unacceptable. If... More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was our third visit to Dawson's and we always enjoy the meal, the service, and the atmosphere. The warm bread and maple butter provides a welcome opening to the meal. I had the vegetable pasta which was excellent. Hubby enjoyed his grilled scallop & shrimp special as well. We will be back on our next drive through Lancaster.

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Thank Sue A
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Sue A, thanks for the very nice review. Thanks for coming back to JBD's whenever you are in town and we look forward to taking care of you the next time you are in town. Expect nothing but the same on future visits. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you come here during Happy Hour, you can get appetizers for $6 and specialty cocktails for only $5. We ordered the shrimp, wings, cornbread and spinach dip along with 2 drinks each. Our bill was only around $50! Usually we would get 2 drinks each and our bill just for drinks would be over $40. Not just the price,... More 

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Thank Kate A
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kate A, thanks for the great review! So glad to hear that you loved everything and people are blown away at the portion sizes of our Happy Hour items as well. Anyway, so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to taking care of you next time you are in town. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 Park City Ctr, Lancaster, PA 17601-2711
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-399-3996
Description
LOCATED AT PARK CITY SHOPPING MALL

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