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“Great place in a shopping Mall” 5 of 5 stars
Review of JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar

JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar
491 Park City Ctr, Lancaster, PA 17601
+1 717-399-3996
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Ranked #40 of 511 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: $10 - $30
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: LOCATED AT PARK CITY SHOPPING MALL
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place in a shopping Mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We don't normally expect to find fine dining in a shopping mall, this was an rewarding experience on the first vist and we went back for a second for a birthday dinner celebration. The atmosphere is upscale and is fine with a lot of natural wood through out, but no outside view or garden or any natural enhancments. However the food was great and we had a young male waiter that offered the best service we have had in years. Everything was top drawer with the possible exception of the atmosphere which was not bad, just not what would normally be expected for a place of this caliber. Overall an excllent choice when in the Lancaster area .

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Our family dines here often and we are rarely disappointed. We love the way the wait staff all share the responsibilities of taking care of the tables, meaning you never have to wait for a drink refill! The crab cakes are some of the best in Lancaster. We love that all tables are booths. Watch out for the long wait for a table on the weekends, though. parking is also the pits, since it's at the Park City Mall.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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204 reviews 204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Always a great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Been here for lunch and dinner. Always a great meal. They run delicious specials too. Service is always extraordinary. Highly recommend dining here

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Love their salad and happy hour specials!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Love it here, but it gets so busy. Call ahead on Fridays and Saturdays.

The appetizers are $6 at happy hour and totally worth the wait from 5-7 p.m.

I eat their field green salad every time. Best grilled chicken salad!

If you don't make it to the happy hour bar tables, try their Maui Ribeye. My husband loves it. They have great sides, too. Nothing boring!

I only have one complaint. Their bread and maple butter. I don't like it. But other than that, it's fantastic.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stevens, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Expected more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The food was fine, but it honestly tasted like any other average chain restaurants food. Nothing special, but not terrible at all. The atmoshpere was great and our server was fabulous.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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