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All 28 Idyllwild Restaurants

Jo'an's Restaurant & Bar

25070 Village Ctr Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
(909) 659-0295
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Ranked #17 of 28 Restaurants in Idyllwild
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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English first
Los Angeles
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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San Diego
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We both had the tuna melt and it was one of the better ones we have had. My companion had a Cadillac margarita made to her specifics and the bartender followed directions to the T. I will definitely go back when I am in Idyllwild again.

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It was my first restaurant meal in Idyllwild. I went at lunch time and ordered a pastrami sandwich with fries and paid $10.75 with tax. The food was OK, not great. The service was, likewise, OK, not great. I will most likely eat somewhere else next time I am in Idyllwild.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were welcomed warmly when we arrived and it was a very slow part of the evening. They were full staffed but we were kind of ignored. Once our waitress did pay us any attention, she announced that they had an 'All you can eat Fish and Chips Dinner'. I quickly ordered that! My Husband ordered the largest cut of... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Monte Cristo was good - enough for two. I wasn't impressed wit veggie burger - sort of soggy. Went for lunch - I understand there is live music weekend nights

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Additional Information about Jo'an's Restaurant & Bar

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