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Jo'an's Restaurant & Bar

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25070 Village Ctr Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
(909) 659-0295
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Beer garden and BBQ

Sunny Sunday afternoon, live music, a beer garden and a BBQ right next to you, what more can you ask?

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Roberta V
London, United Kingdom
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got there with party of 5, just a tad before 5pm. The hostess was great but the waitress awful. She took over 40 minutes to clean up after a big party left. The place was NOT crowded at all, in fact most tables were open. Waitress actually never even came to our table to take our order. The menu had... More 

Thank DonaEspie
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My family and I had terrible service at this Restaurant and Bar. We sat down and 15 minutes later a waitress came and took our drink orders which included alcohol. The waters and sodas came right away never got the beers that we ordered. Then another 15 minutes went by and we asked to put our food order in and... More 

Thank Keishla S
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Sunny Sunday afternoon, live music, a beer garden and a BBQ right next to you, what more can you ask?

Thank Roberta V
La Quinta, California
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I've reviewed Jo'Ann's before it came under new ownership, said I would never be back. Well, I've heard that times have changed so I gave it another chance. Glutton for punishment? Well, times have changed I'm happy to say. This place has finally hit the mark! They have a large new menu and now offer $9.95 Specials each night generally... More 

Thank SDPeterson
Idyllwild, California
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I've eaten here several times over the years, and yes, the restaurant is under new management (so maybe better, but probably not). This is the epitome of a greasy spoon, with standard "American" diner fare. But, it's a bar in the middle of town, and during special events, location is what probably fills the table more than anything. I certainly... More 

1 Thank Marc K
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice location in the center of town with large outside dining area and live music on weekends made for a very nice ambience. The pork ribs were delicious and melted off the bone. Beef ribs I would not recommend--fatty with not much meat you could eat. The chicken is very good too. Bloody Mary's were some of the best I... More 

Thank crystalcatSandiego
San Diego, California
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571 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Located in the middle of Idyllwild, you see the BBQ signs with plenty of our door seating. We ate dinner mid-week October with few customers. Had the pick of tables inside with a friendly efficient waitress. Simple menu but all the basics. My wife had the cobb salad ($13.95), good fresh and plenty to eat. I had the rib eye... More 

Thank Walker S
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Joanne's is not fine dining but good For a quick bite. Looks like a fun place on the weekends. They had music and barbecue outside. However, it was too hot and decided to eat outside. Menu is American fare. Good place for families.

Thank Debbie H
Central California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Made the mistake of going back here for the second year in a row and this year was worse than the last. Granted it was Labor Day weekend but a business that has been around for as long as they have should have learned from their past and made some adjustments. We chose to sit outside and nearly got into... More 

1 Thank Bill M
Parker, Colorado
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I used to go to Jo'an's years ago when I lived in the area, but revisited lately and enjoyed each visit. The menu is varied and reasonably priced. I had salads on both visits and both were tasty. Service was friendly. There's outdoor seating, alcohol is served and I believe there are live concerts at times. The restaurant is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25070 Village Ctr Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: (909) 659-0295

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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