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Jo'an's Restaurant & Bar

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25070 Village Ctr Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
(909) 659-0295
Today
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Customer service was fantastic!

My husband and I showed up at 7:30-8pm for dinner, Friday march 13. A band was playing, the place was packed! And yet only 2 women were waiting tables and bartending all at once! The food was great and I'm still amazed how well the waitresses handled all the customers! They worked their butts off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Elaine V
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Claremont, California
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English first
Claremont, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I showed up at 7:30-8pm for dinner, Friday march 13. A band was playing, the place was packed! And yet only 2 women were waiting tables and bartending all at once! The food was great and I'm still amazed how well the waitresses handled all the customers! They worked their butts off! Crowd was having a great... More 

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san diego, california
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Sat outside in the "bar" area for a beer & ice tea. There was a guy onstage getting himself ready to play & sing. However that bar area only serves BBQ food and if you're not in the mood you'll need to go inside to eat. We went inside to order different food since... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were greeted with a smile the moment we walked in. Menu was simple, food was fair, and the service was good.

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Souther CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is in the center of town and always has the most out of town people. It has been a while sense we have gone to eat here but all the times we have been the food has been sub-par. Of all the restaurants on the hill this is not the best but the most busy due to location. The... More 

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Los Angeles
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

After a long drive from Los Angeles to Idyllwild, on a rainy night, we arrived hungry and not inclined to cook a meal in our cabin. As usual in this little town on Saturday after 9:00 PM, the streets were deserted. Jo'An’s was still open, and we decided to stop in for a bite. We weren’t expecting much – maybe... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Jo,an,s is under new management and their does not seem to be much change ! The food is as expected for ,a local hang out ! They offer a special breakfast for locals at $3.99 and an outdoor BBQ on the weekend that draws a crowed ,especially the motorcycle groups of the professional type and not the 1% ers .

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Paso Robles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had an excellent well-priced meal and enjoyed a one-man band entertainer with an awesome voice. The bartender was a hoot and enjoyed her job and the customers. She had everyone talking.

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Palm Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Horrible food, run down. It has a sign, that it under a new management. Well it needs everything new. The meat we got was burned. The desert was terrible. We needed to leave and take the family elsewhere.

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Westminster, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our first time in Idyllwild, and since there are several restaurant around we decided to try this one. It was busy when we arrived. Staff were pleasant and friendly. I got club sandwich and my husband got a Hawaiian BBQ burger. The food took a little bit longer than usual, our French fries were really good, but the rest were... More 

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Thousand Palms, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Back to Jo'An's, this time with an exchange student from the Czech Republic. She wanted barbecue, so this was the place. BBQ is available only im der biergarten, with a totally different menu than what they have inside. And the `Q menu has only ribs, chicken, bratwurst, cheeseburger or a foot-long hot dog. Take your pick. Anna prefers chicken, so... 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
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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