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John's Buffet

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27 W 482 Jewell Rd, Winfield, IL 60190
+1 630-752-2000
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Kentucky
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I used to like this place a lot. Been there dozens of times. Food is good and servings are nice size. But the price is a bit high for what you get IMHO. Good specials on weekends and burgers are very good. Outside seating is nice when weather is good. Seem to have several new servers lately with not much... More 

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Thank kylakerider
Warrenville, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

There's two bars to choose from and the restaurant. Wide food selection at reasonable prices. Craft beers on tap that have been critically chosen and change often. Good Bourbon selection, but should include Maker's 46. The Cheer's of Winfield.

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Thank Jerry P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I have tried about everything on the menu and it is pretty good. There specialty the pizza soup is gross. The staff is very nice and it is usually a quiet restaurant. They have a patio that is open in the warmer weather but the trains can be a bit noisy. Cocktails are expensive and in to small of a... More 

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Thank doreenp879
Carol Stream, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Very good casual restaurant, good beer selections. Nice outside patio. Family friendly with a good menu selection. Good well priced martini list. Would surely recommend for a nice casual dinner with friends or as a couple.

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Thank N4926BUjohnm
West Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Been there several times. Underwhelmed each time. Only go there when meeting friends who want to meet there.

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Thank 1983DPF
Sterling, Illinois
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Had a great meal with friends. Very friendly atmosphere and the waiter was very pleasant. The Reuben was out of this world and the cordon blue wrap was very delicious. Have eaten here a few times and I have never tired of it

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Thank Chris R
Chicago
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have been going to John's for many years and have never had a bad meal, or beer. The one side of the bar is the original John's and the other is the converted restaurant that was a small convenient store back in the day. The restaurant side is much nicer and has a cleaner bar. Food is very good... More 

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Thank wheatonnitz
Chicago, Illinois
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217 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This place has an awesome reuben. No sauce needed;corned beef so tender and lots of flavor. Fries not good. Male bartender in dinning room not so nice. Server was sweet and we could see she was annoyed with the bartender trying to be funny and flirt with her. I guess the staff doesn't like him either. Would have given more... More 

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Thank IllinoisKate1
Chicago
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat.... we split the pea soup and also the Reuben sandwich ~ the sandwich was one of the best Reuben's I've ever tasted!!! Enjoyed the casual atmosphere as well.... would recommend a stop!!

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Thank Caron656
Saint Louis, Missouri
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stopped here for dinner on recent trip to Chicago area. Mostly local with good beer selection and extensive menu. One side is music and the other is dining. Good food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 W 482 Jewell Rd, Winfield, IL 60190
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Winfield
  • Phone Number: +1 630-752-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?