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JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar

491 Park City Ctr, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 399-3996
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Ranked #28 of 500 restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: LOCATED AT PARK CITY SHOPPING MALL
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: LOCATED AT PARK CITY SHOPPING MALL
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good food, good service. Nothing great, but a very sound choice. Recommend chicken fingers---seemed like they are made on premise but can't be sure.

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the very nice review & I can promise you that the chicken tenders are absolutely made fresh on the premises. Boneless strips of chicken dipped in our homemade batter. We hope that next time we can wow you with some of our other dishes. Thanks again! More

Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We like to go to JB Dawson's almost every time we go to Park City. All of the times we ate their we have not had a bad meal yet. We don't order anything we normally eat at home like steaks or burgers, you can have them any time. The menu is great and always good cold drinks. You won't... More

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review but you need to switch things up next time. We have lots of great items all over our menu. Even if you don't, you can't go wrong with our burgers like you said. Thanks again! More

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife works at the mall so we go at least 1-2 times a month. Interior is warm and inviting and very clean. Staff very friendly. We never had a complaint about the food....never. I would suggest that they stay open later....especially on weekends. Mall employees and friends would love to get a drink and some food after 10pm. Missing... More

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We would love to stay open later but business unfortunately dictates that and we are really slow by the time we close. I can tell you that last call is 30 minutes after we close so you do have time to grab a drink if that is what you are looking for. Thanks again! More

Lebanon PA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We recently visited JB's because a family member recommended it. The interior is very well decorated, and the establishment is very clean. The staff seems very nice and professional, and the food is just ok. I have had better steak at Texas Roadhouse. I believe that this place is way over priced for what you receive in quantity and quality.... More

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Pete D, General Manager at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello, my name is Ryan Lobo and I'm the General Manager of this location. I would like to try and make this up to you if you would allow me the chance. We pride ourselves on quality of food and our steaks are by far one of the most ordered items on our menu. If you could send us an... More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We enjoyed a late lunch/early dinner on Valentine's Day at JB Dawson's. The timing and lunch couldn't have been more perfect. The entire experience was lovely. They have a newer menu so we will go back and try some of the latest creations very soon. .

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Jmonson, just wanted to say that we are happy that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day at J.B. Dawson's. Sorry for the late response but we just wanted to say thanks for the great review. We have a seasonal menu that comes out every 3 months or so. Have a great day! Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations. More

Baltimore, Md.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I have been to many restuarants around the nation, and this one continues to excel above all others. We have visited here numerous times and everytime is like the first. We are just wow'd! Stacey, manager usually there when we go, is completely friendly and professional. Heck even Pete, the owner, contacted me via Yelp and thanked... More

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

WOW, what can I say except what a review! Thanks again so much for the kind words and being such a great fan of J.B. Dawson's. Hope to see you at some point when I'm working there. Please ask for me the next time you are in and maybe I can say "Thanks" in person. I have also forwarded this... More

Lititz, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

My date n I had a twisted burger which was very good...cole slaw was just right..im not one to order a mixed drink..but the very dark n very stormy rum drinks are pretty awesome..the glass its served in has its own little lightning storm. Nice touch...a little pricey. Service excellent..n the place is pretty tidy.. definately go back...thanks jb dawsons...sherri... More

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Just wanted to say thank you very much for the great review. Our Twisted Burger has had rave reviews since we started running that about 6 months ago. Glad you enjoyed the Dark & stormy as well. Hope to see you again soon! More

Denver, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Went here with family group for lunch and granddaughter's birthday and it was a great experience. Had the Twisted burger, great,and everyone else was very pleased with food and the attentive service. To top it off they brought the granddaughter a complimentary large ice cream bowl with a sparkler in it. Great atmosphere also. Definitely would do again anytime I... More

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response but just wanted to thank you very much for the very kind review! Glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon. More

Deerfield, IL
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went here as a solo diner on a business trip. The servers could not have been nicer and more accommodating, offered me something to read while I waited, a very nice touch. Service was very prompt. They brought out warm bread w honey butter, so far so good. I ordered a special, the lager-marinated rib-eye steak. This was kind of... More

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response but I just wanted to say thanks for the review but like should expect, you should love our food as well. We have had some issues with that steak and have hopefully solved them going forward. I hope you give us another try because we really do have great food as well as the service.... More

Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Four of us went to this restaurant in Park City Mall (outside entrance) for lunch on a busy holiday shopping Friday. Despite being full, the staff kept up with the rush, served delicious food, and took the time to ask a couple of times if everything was OK. It was better than OK. My wife had the best salmon Oscar... More

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Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response but thank you so much for the great review! So glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. More

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