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JK O'Donnell's

Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, Pub
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121 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2503
+1 260-420-5563
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent lamb meatballs, I really enjoyed them. Decent selection of beers and whiskey. Fun atmosphere and good friendly service.

Thank Samir M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to JK's many times and always have a good experience. Good food (though not a good option for something light), great beer selection, reasonable prices, always fast and competent service. Highly recommend! Good for couples or groups.

Thank Katie D
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're ever downtown and in the mood for an Irish experience, I recommend JK O'Donnell's. Excellent food and good drinks lots of fun with friends. Laid back atmosphere.

Thank Joaquin V
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of craft beers and phenomenal fish & chips. Laid back atmosphere is ideal for business drinks or just hanging out with friends. Bar staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank E B
Lima, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i walked there for supper last night We sat down at a table across from the bar and waited to order My wife ordered a cup of potato soup with leeks and i had the full order of fish and chips For the $28.00 spent i was disappointed to say the least My wife's potato soup was... More 

Thank Tony B
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Fort Wayne's best Irish bars. Beautiful inside and the drinks are great. Food is awesome also.

Thank Dustin D
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to try out the Irish breakfast - its only served Saturdays from 11 to 2 pm. Staff are friendly and you can take a nice walk around the downtown area before or after.

Thank 666dorothyb
Indianapolis, Indiana
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We have made a couple of trips to Ireland and were excited when we heard about this place on a recent trip to Fort Wayne. After talking to locals and also reading the reviews it was clear that some people love it and some people, not so much. We thought we would give it a shot and I was quite... More 

Thank WDWis4Me
Plainfield, Indiana
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The service was good and the variety of beers offered was very good. They do not have a vast selection of "top shelf" beverages. The food was just so-so. There was little flavor, bland, and the fries were overcooked. It had a loud pub feel which is not bad, but it did make a quiet conversation difficult.

Thank Mark B
Milton, Delaware
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97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Recently went here for a family outing—reserved for 30 people. Service was great, food very good and the beer wonderful. I was thoroughly pleased. Appetizers we tried included Lamb Pastry, Cheddar Fondue and Irish Whiskey Wings—we really liked the pastry and fondue, the wings not so much. I tried the Shepard’s Pie, other family members had Corn Beef N’ Cabbage,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-420-5563
A Wee Bit of Ireland in Downtown Fort Wayne

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