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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA (Mullberry St.)
+1 717-431-3307
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here last weekend with my husband. I had 2 small plates and they were decent sized portions and my husband had one large plate. We both loved all the food (it's local and seasonal and tasted very fresh). The customer service was excellent too! Would go back again.

Thank elspethmcneil
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The experience staying overnight in this special spot is one you can not wait for another special event so you can return!! The bartenders are very attentive to making your most favorite cocktail and have a few of their own specialties! Close walk to the downtown so you can truly enjoy the sites and shops

Thank wendybB7040ME
Trenton, New Jersey
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This intimate restaurant may have a small menu, but the food is exceptional! Everything is full of flavor from soup to dessert! I recommend the pheasant dish for dinner and the chocolate pate. My boyfriend and I loved our meal and service and were both in shock at how fast the food was delivered!

Thank soccergallystuff
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking into the restaurant made me smile as it brought back memories of several special dinners with our family in recent months. The food is delicious and always fresh. The menu changes frequently to bring seasonal meats and vegetables to the wonderful chef for fantastic preparation. Whether we are eating inside or outside on the spacious private patio every dinner... More 

Thank LynanaT
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing staff was excellent the restaurant was perfect. Took my wife for her birthday brought her a pair of diamond earrings and all she talked about for days was the restaurant. We had something from every part of the menu appetizers,entrées,desserts and drinks from the bar which is top shelf by the way. Everything was top notch and... More 

Thank mitchelldavis_79
Lancaster, PA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

JJJ's always features excellent, locally sourced meat and produce. Its menu therefore changes with the seasons, offering guests of the Arts Hotel, tourists, and foodie locals a consistently good choice of dishes, both smaller plates and entrees. I personally enjoy JJJ's use of pork, a staple meat here in the County. It is never less than beautifully prepared. The desserts... More 

Thank LauretteLancaster
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere for a date, couples or a business meeting. Elegant casual dining. Fairly selective menu and a little pricey. Had the lamb which was prepared well and meat literally fell off the bone. Could have used a little more spice. Mashed sweet potatoes a. Ice accompaniment. Great place to go on a special occasion or to close a business... More 

Thank kmo1313
Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From a casual Wednesday drink at the bar, to a nice dinner with friends, to NYE dinner JJJ never disappoints. The drinks are top notch and the service is even better. Explore your palate and try something new, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Jasklo
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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382 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So its rated #1???? cannot see why - the food was not as good as other places' at a much lower price - service excellent but that is about it. Weird menu items that lacked good flavors - went here based on ratings but not returning

Thank Greg P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to get fresh food with different combinations! Oyster soup was fresh and delicious. Pork belly was good also. Menu is limited with not alot of options, but your getting quality in every dish!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA
    (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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?