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JK O'Donnell's

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121 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
+1 260-420-5563
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Description: A Wee Bit of Ireland in Downtown Fort Wayne

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good experience

Overall a very good experience. Good choice of beer and food. Nice pub atmosphere, Friendly bartender, Was in town for business and went alone. Ordered one of the burgers Medium well and was little closer to medium. They also had a small group playing music that was very good and really helped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Ogghall
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woodstock, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I sat at the bar for dinner and was greeted by a charming bartender (Irish, of course). The place is comfortable, fun and friendly but the fish and chips I had were terrible! Soggy breading that tasted like old cooking oil, the same for the fries. I loved the potato and leek soup. Great place for drinks but eat elsewhere!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Overall a very good experience. Good choice of beer and food. Nice pub atmosphere, Friendly bartender, Was in town for business and went alone. Ordered one of the burgers Medium well and was little closer to medium. They also had a small group playing music that was very good and really helped with the pub atmosphere

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Connersville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went to JK O'Donnell's for the first time on our recent trip to Fort Wayne. This is an Irish Pub and is exactly what you would expect to find in Ireland! The food is authentic and excellent. The atmosphere is fun....although a bit loud....but worth every moment. The Irish Stew, Shepherd's Pie, and more are truly Irish! We had... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

JK's is not your average eatery. You will find tasty Irish food on the menu like Sheperd's Pie, Irish Stew, Lamb Pasty and a lovely soup every day. You can also find Gluten Free options, including the best made buns for delicious burgers - go early so they don't run out of gluten free bread (my only complaint). I have... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great restaurant with a string menu, great drink selection, and a good atmosphere. We had a great time here, and I could tell it was a popular place amongst locals. Worth a visit.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable. The food was just okay. I had the McCurdy sandwich which was way too much bread. The sausage and mushroom soup (of the day) was very good but could have been hotter.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Fun atmosphere. Real Irish foods on the menu prepared by their chef. Also a good choice of burgers. Great selection of craft beer.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Large portions of delicious food even with the half portions. Friendly atmosphere and staff...service a bit slow but worth the wait.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We love jk's in our circle of friends. It's a great cozy place to go and visit with friends over a cold drink. Sitting at the bar provides some great people watching and good conversations with the staff. Willis is great! Adventurous souls should ask to play the dice game!

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Manistee, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

In town on business, had fun with the staff and locals. The food was good, and the staff explained the menu with enthusiasm. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-420-5563

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

A Wee Bit of Ireland in Downtown Fort Wayne
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?