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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here on a Thursday for dinner. We have been here before. The single female bartender was snippy and could have used some help, unless you were one of her regulars. All of our food orders were delivered hot, flavorful and together. Outdoor bar...had live music and a dance area. Seafood is fresh and well prepared. Salads were also crisp. Good place to stop, but come early, gets crowded.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made 3 attempts to reach the owner to discuss this situation, but he failed to return our calls. Not our first visit to JD’s but this will definitely be our last. We’ve always enjoyed the entertainment on the Back Porch but this time we...decided to check out the lounge and listen to Carl Fuerstman at the Piano Bar. Imagine our surprise when we heard classic songs having their lyrics being consistently butchered into woman bashing insulting trash like this! Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville – “It’s the bitch‘s fault.” Eric Clapton’s You Look Lovely Tonite – “I give her the car keys, she gives me head.” Ray Davies’ Lola – “she was a sleazy whore” Hateful, mysogynistic lyrics such as this are not acceptable in the USA in 2021. They never have been. JD’s should be embarrassed to showcase this entertainer. C’mon find someone with basic decency and respect. Avoid anywhere Carl Fuerstman is playing.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we are on Vacation from KY. We decided to try JDs because it was about the only place we called with no wait. (There's a reason) so...my group was my husband, 21 year old daughter, and sons 17, 15, and 12. My daughter went...in first and the hostess told her to sit at the tables by the door because she didn't have time to seat us right now. Many tables were visibly open. We sat for 25 to 30 min. The waitress took our order after we were seated and didn't take my sons order before she walked off. I flagged her down and she acted like I aggravated her. We ordered our food...my youngest got a cheeseburger and my daughter and 15 year old shared a meal of crablegs. We got an appetizer and 4 of us ordered water to drink. When we were finished we got the bill...175.00! 30.00 tip included. When I asked about that I was told that any party of 5 or more automatically got it added. They were my children! Not a party of 5 different tickets that makes it more challenging. The food was good but very small portions. Very overpriced. Bad service.. Would NOT return. If I tip someone I want to choose the amount. I dont want to tip someone 30.00 for poor/mediocre service.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 23, 2021 via mobile

In town on a girl's trip and wanted a late dinner. Stopped in, no wait, live music up front, and a band out back. Super fun atmosphere. Matt was the best waiter. His personality was feisty and so appreciated. It was the best experience! Just...what we needed. The Coconut shrimp was amazing. Snow crab too! The drinks were so good! Nice and strong. Would recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 16, 2021

We stopped in for a drink while exploring around IRB. Nothing exciting but worth a quick stop anyway.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed April 3, 2021 via mobile

Horrible! The kitchen was backed up and they wouldn’t seat us until they caught up. Our initial wait time was 35-40 min and we didn’t sit down for an hour and 15 min. Then we couldn’t order when we sat down because the kitchen was...too backed up!Once we were able it took a while to get it our food....hire more people! We were there for over 2.5 hours. Ridiculous!!!! DO NOT RECOMMEND. We would’ve turned around but we waited too long and then didn’t realize we couldn’t even order when we sat down!!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 1, 2021 via mobile

We loved the food and service at JD’s. There was something for everyone! Live piano music and dj! Matt was a great server!! We would recommend DJ’s to anyone wanting delicious food and fun atmosphere!!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 16, 2021 via mobile

Best dinner we had! Coconut shrimp and fish tacos were amazing! We dined outside and the patio entertainment was fun--some were dancing. We went inside and had a drink on the way out just to listen to the piano bar music. A totally different vibe...and genre but fun. Families were dining mostly inside.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 8, 2021

We were looking for a dinner place on a Sunday evening within walking distance of a property. The food was average, service slow, lots of noise

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 26, 2021

We were told to try the restaurant while on vacation. Outside bar was crowded with lots of people dancing to the oldies. It was great. We sat inside where we would see the dance floor. We tried the Liver and Onions, as well as, the...Grilled Shrimp. Everything was very good. Jennifer was our waitress and she was very prompt and friendly. We had a wonderful time - it was dinner and a show!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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March 23, 2017|
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Response from lgmsam | Reviewed this property |
The food is awesome! I love JDs. It's predominantly a fish restaurant but the sides/bar snacks are also nice and the cocktails are delicious (there's one called a Penguin something... gives you brain-freeze but it's worth... More
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October 2, 2016|
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Response from MikeT545454 | Reviewed this property |
Must have had a bad day. JD's is what it is. Not a Chuckie Cheese and not a family restaurant. More of a casual adult hangout with an outdoor patio and entertainment. Flip flops and tee shirts appropriate.
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JD's Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4