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John's Word

2701 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 433-3790
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Captains Table restaurant inside John's Word was a quiet location for dinner after the Mobile Ballet on Sunday afternoon. There were only a few patrons. The wait staff person was very good in making fresh coffee for our table, letting us know that there were certain fish items on the menu that were not available during our dinner &... More

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MOBILE Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is were the Locals go. Next to the USS ALABAMA, You can visit the Battleship and then enjoy a great meal at John Words.

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Houston, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visiting a friend from Mobile and this was his suggestion. Had a more extensive menu than I expected with lots of seafood choices plus steaks. The view from the back room out over the water and the Alabama added to the atmosphere. Very attentive wait staff. Food ok but not special.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wow, this is place is so bad. The name on the sign said "Captain's table" instead of John Word's. The decor looks as if it came from the 1940s (as do most of the customers) except its not that charming old style, its that crappy old style. Most of the people there were the 70+ crowds so the restaurant had... More

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Loxley, Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Have been there a few times. Service was not outstanding, but my husband liked the prime rib. Went there on July 11, 2014 and this was the straw that broke the camel's back. My husband got upset. We will not be going back. We were seated and the hostess brought our drinks. A waiter showed up a few minutes later... More

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Ardmore, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This story is way to long to write. We arrived at 4:30 and went ot the bar. It was the bartender's 2nd day. She did not know how to make many of the drinks we ordered. We sat down at our table and waited for a very long time. I asked for water twice. One of the people in our... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Was recommended by locals that I could get a great steak here, and they were right. Service was friendly and food excellent, I had the 1/2 Ribeye. Was cooked properly and was what a steak should be. Felt bad though, as it was very slow...it was a Wednesday and they said Friday and Saturdays were better with a live jazz... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our party of 10 was the only table in the restaurant, and after over an hour of waiting, we left. The hostess, and I use that term as a title only, after listening to our complaints for the past half hour, had the audacity to chase us out into the parking lot and demand payment for food we never received.... More

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Pascagoula, Mississippi
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Reserved for 60 people. Ordered breakfast at 8:30, by 11:00 many of us weren't served. My toast arrived 20 minutes before my over easy eggs that were hard. My hash browns were gray. The waitresses were walking in and calling out orders because no one wrote down table numbers or remembered their customers. Syrup got dribbled onto a vacant chair... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant used to be known for it's excellent food and atmosphere. The woman and her kids that are running the place have run off all the good cooks, waitresses , and atmosphere as well as Mr Word's tradition of excellent food and service. You'd get better service and value at a truck stop.

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Additional Information about John's Word

Address: 2701 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: (251) 433-3790
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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