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“Wow, you have to stop in and have lunch or dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
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Jillian's Italian Grill
216 N Main St, Hutchinson, KS 67501
620-663-8466
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Ranked #1 of 101 Restaurants in Hutchinson
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
St. Augustine FL
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565 reviews 565 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 178 cities Reviews in 178 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
“Wow, you have to stop in and have lunch or dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Had lunch here this week with a group of six. The service, the food, the decor, could not be better.

I had the pizza (cracker crust, excellent) other had salads, soups and a variety of sandwiches.

Everything was great and for lunch with tip $65.00 for six!

I will be back again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Hutchinson? Says more about Hutchinson than about Jillian's.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

First the good news. Jillian's offer's great ambiance, although the sound system for the music was erratic. Some selections were deafening, others barely audible. The service by our waiter, Karley, was solid, gracious, and appropriately attentive. The glowing fire of the wood fired pizza oven lends a warm, cozy element to the restaurant.

That said, the food is second rate. The crab cake "special" for the evening was two small crab cakes served over what appeared to be, and what tasted like, canned creamed corn. It was served luke warm. The crab cakes were poorly seasoned. The pizza from the wood fired oven was soggy and merely warm. The taste was unremarkable.

This was my third visit to Jillian's because the locals continue to insist that it is "the best restaurant in Hutchinson." However, on balance, for better food and much better value I'd suggest one of the chain restaurants in Hutchinson - Applebees, Chili's - either one has it all over Jillian's.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

yum yum this is a pleasent suprize for me on my trip to hutchinson. i did not plan to go there it was a last min trip

Visited October 2012
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best Atmosphere, Food, And Service In Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hutchinson's close proximity to Wichita seems to make it difficult for an upscale restaurant to succeed. Wichita, with all kinds of dining options is less than 45 minutes away. We have been pleased that Jillian's has not only survived, but thrived. Though much of the menu is Italian/Medittanean, there is enough diversity to satisfy almost any taste. Food is always high quality. Service can be less than perfect - a consistent problem is the entree arriving too quickly after the salad is delivered - but generally speaking, is always a cut above any other restaurant in Hutchinson. The atmosphere and decor is excellent, exceeding nearly any restaurant that we can think of in Wichita. It is a very relaxing and pleasant place to dine, with nicely-selected music playing at a reasonable level in the background. The wine list, while not lengthy by east or west coast standards, is very well selected and offers several options in almost all common varietal categories. Pricing, on both food and drink, we find to be very reasonable. Jillian's is our favorite place to take guests. We know that we can depend upon them coming up to the standards of anything our guests expect or are used to, anywhere. They continue to be our favorite Hutchinson restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten here many times. Always has been a great experience and continues to be my favorite place to eat in Hutchinson

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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