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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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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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 2 weeks ago
Roberta V
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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507 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 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 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

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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8 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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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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 

Thank Jay R
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Food was edible but not really exciting; crabby waitress. I think I would try another place for lunch. It might be more exciting in the evening.

1 Thank Dana V
San Diego
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The daily specials were very good and only cost $9.95!! They have 6 or so choices and all include soup & salad, main course with potato, and veggie and dessert!! I had surf and turf - 6 oz top sirloin, 3 shrimp, potato, veggie and choc mousse cake for dessert! The food was very tasty. I would highly recommend this... 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
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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