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“Key lime pie” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chef John's Place

Chef John's Place
3753 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 (Formerly Chef John's Dockside Restaurant)
407-343-4227
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Ranked #5 of 652 Restaurants in Kissimmee
Price range: $6 - $23
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef John's is a cozy restaurant enjoyed by couples, families and parties up to 20. We can seat 45 guests inside and also have outdoor seating for up to 20 guests. We have a bar where we serve draft beer, bottled beer and wine. Live jazz is performed outdoors every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 pm if the weather permits.
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“Key lime pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. The location is slightly out the way for us but very easy to get to and it was well worth it. My friends had crab cakes for a starter and said they were to die for. The crab cakes were a good portion for a starter and not to big. I had the mushrooms to start, they were seasoned very well however the portion was very big and could easily have been a sharer plate. The main courses were great and a good size. Myself and another had key lime pie and it was beautiful, the best pudding I've had for ages. Chef John came out to say hi and it was nice to have a personal touch. We didn't need a booking and the service was great

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ft. Myers
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“Hidden jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Fabulous Resturant. Fresh. Smoked meats are very tender. Sides are amazing. Great wines. Interesting beer. Service attentive chef John came out to talk to us himself a really talented man. We will go back tomorrow.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kissimmee, FL
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“Chef John's even better at Bellalago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Several times we have dined at the new Chef John's in Bella Lago next to Walgreens. Chef John's now combines his menu to feature the excellent seafood dishes at his former downtown Kissimmee site with his quality B-B-Q menu. Each side of the menu is a winner, especially my favorite - Blackened Grouper Linguini. This week all four of us chose the $7.95 homemade lasgna and salad special and were very impressed. Chef John's also allows patrons to bring bottles of wine for a corkage fee. A hidden gem.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“No Longer Here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We tried to visit Chef John's Dockside Restaurant last Tuesday, October 2nd and it was no longer at 16 East Dakin Ave. There was no information about what happened or where they may have moved. Instead we end up eating at the restaurant that was there (Savion's Place).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Carmon T, Owner at Chef John's Place, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Chef Johns Dockside Inn is still in Kissimmee! It's in a new location. We're about 12 minutes from our old location on Dakin. TripAdvisor has not updated the new location as of yet. The new location is 3753 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee, Florida 34746. Phone number is 321-438-8112. We have our same menu that our wonderful guests have always enjoyed, and we also have added a smokehouse section that is considered the best in the area! Come see us and try it!

Please come visit us so we can continue our on-going lunch and dinner party that we started with you, your family and friends almost 5 years ago! See you soon!

Chef John and Carmon
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Looks are decieving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Chef John's is not dockside anymore. Looks like a pizza joint on the outside. But make no mistake the food is outstanding. Gumbo is the real deal! Crawfish grits incredible! Nice portions, moderatly priced. Need to dim the lights inside, way to bright. But would I go back? In a heartbeat!!

Visited September 2012
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