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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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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, Dinner, Late Night
Description: A Wee Bit of Ireland in Downtown Fort Wayne
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
A Fort Wayne taste of the Emerald Isle

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
AF515
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Connersville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 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
125 reviews 125 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Ft. Wayne, IN
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

First and foremost they have a wonderful selection of beer; including the freshest Guinness I've had in months. Their Irish specialties are always delicious. The food is always fresh, hot and tasty. We eat here every month and have never had a bad meal or poor service.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

You must try the fried pickles but nothing compares to the desert. Banoffee is so delicious everyone loves it. Great food for lunch or dinner. Wonderful pub.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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