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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Description: A Wee Bit of Ireland in Downtown Fort Wayne

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We have not only enjoyed lunches, dinners and music here but also have held a large family event. Yes, sometimes it is cheek to jowl crowded and you may have a bit of a wait to be seated and served but this is almost always on Friday and Saturday evenings and don't even think about going on St. Patrick's Day... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

If you want rude bar tenders, awful food, and fake Irish accidents, I guess this is your cup of tea. Unequivally the worst Shepard pie I've ever had, which is an English dish fyi. Had English footy on the telly, Coleman Mustard on the bar, and the gentleman behind the bar, with an awful forced Irish brogue wouldn't serve us... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whether you are hanging out at the bar, gathered around the table by tv's watching soccer ... Or cozier up at the two seater by the fireplace (our favorite spot!) this bar has it all! The food is excellent ... Grab a side of the whiskey hot sauce for your potato wedges (yum!) grab a baby Guinness shot ... And... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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
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149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
7 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about JK O'Donnell's

Address: 121 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone Number: +1 260-420-5563
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Irish, 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?