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“local small town tavern” 3 of 5 stars
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John's Buffet
27 W 482 Jewell Rd, Winfield, IL 60190
+1 630-752-2000
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Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Winfield
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“local small town tavern”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great bar that has been there forever. Food is good. love the fish on fridays Have been going there for 25 years.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Winfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Can't go wrong with John”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

More than just pub food....more of a family style dining. The service was great and always with a smile!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winfield, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Friday Fish is the Best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have enjoyed John's Buffet for many years and really like the Friday night "fish fry" dinner-very family oriented and the service is generally very good

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warrenville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“If you're ever craving for a reuben sandwich..come here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Nice old-time, neighborhood bar and restaurant. The classic burger's are great, but it's mainly the reuben that has been bringing us back here for about 15 years. Lean corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut with bits of shredded carrot, and dressing all on dark-rye grilled to perfection.. with a side of onion rings or fries. Cravings for them use to have us order ahead and carry-out in the old bar area, but that's not necessary any more. We'd rather dine in and enjoy the service, atmosphere and enjoy every bite!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We eat here often.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great relaxing atmosphere. Nice outside dining during the summer. Wonderful Rueben sandwich and fish tacos. Probably the best Rueben in the area. Quite a surprise to find a good fish taco here too. They are a tad spicy but yummy. We never walk away disappointed from John's. Enjoy the restaurant with my hubby and well as a night out with the girls.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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