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John J. Jeffries

300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
+1 717-431-3307
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak tartare” (19 reviews)
“pork” (41 reviews)
“gorditas” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group had a marvelous dinner with good wine, knowledgeable & delightful servers. What more could you want...but for me, it was one of the best ever to finally have practically the entire menu to choose gluten-free. Every soup is made without wheat. How refreshing...More

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

As the out-of-town guest, I was treated to dinner by dear friends who are regulars. They weren't kidding when they said how fresh and tasty the dishes are. Sergio took good care of us, and we all left with smiling faces and full bellies. Strong...More

Thank politeonplanes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a whim, my wife stopped in here for a drink. I had only been there once before and she had never been- We have been missing out. The cocktails are perfect and the service at the bar is 1st rate. We ended up ordering...More

Thank BBSunset
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good: Nice building, location Decent bar selection, knowledgeable bar staff Bad: overprice, food hit or miss, tiny portions Lots of hype, but lousy execution Uber expensive for what mediocre food served Pompous and pretentious The WORST: rather than let the cheese plate be at room...More

Thank Gomez-Pz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef was accommodating to adding a protein to my salad that wasn't otherwise offered. Excellent wine choices, and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Kristi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to dine. The menu ever changing with locally sourced ingredients. I grew up eating venison but never had it prepared like JJJ’s. Very friendly staff.

Thank alberttc2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my husband and two friends of ours. We were starving, so we ordered a lot (way too much). Most of the things we ordered were exceptional - some were just good, but nothing was bad. The appetizers were better than the...More

Thank BianaM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently good food and service. The function rooms are set up well, and the facility provides experienced staff for meetings.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When this place first opened up it had work to do. Portions were small and price point was high. They listened! Over the years this place has turned into a "go to" place for happy hour and/or dinner. Great location, great ambiance, and really great...More

Thank H William W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal in this restaurant. The food was nice and fresh and well cooked. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank sega58
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Questions & Answers
David F
17 July 2017|
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Response from Misty B |
There is no children's menu. This is, as the previous response noted, an adult restaurant. I don't recall seeing children there.
John G
20 February 2017|
Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly answer that, as we ended up dining at the bar, rather taken with the supremely gracious and entertaining bartender. The actual dining room is deeper within the restaurant. I do recall points of light among... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from Katie A | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a vegetarian meal on the menu, I'm sure if you called ahead and asked what vegan options there were - they would accommodate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-431-3307
During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him.

We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants.
As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant.
All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs.

Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs.

We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.
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