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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938 (Mullberry St.)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Blacksburg, Va
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Actually went to John J. Jeffries as a back up plan - the place we wanted to go was so crowded we couldn't get close to it. Worked out extremely well. Warmly greeted and promptly seated. Wait staff excellent. Knew the menu, gave advice when asked, and knew details of the day's special. I had a pulled pork over jonnie... More 

Thank HokieJohn
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Farm to table food. Fresh ingredients always make a difference. And the freshness of this food was incredible and it made the food definitely shine. I had the pheasant and my wife had the beef tenderloin and both were cooked and marinated perfectly. The vegetables that came with my pheasant were extremely fresh and were also the best tasting vegetable... More 

Thank QuigleyFam717
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, the wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The bar was good also. I would go again if in town.

Thank savij
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at John J Jeffries recently with my daughter to celebrate her birthday. We both absolutely loved it. For me, it has become my new favorite restaurant in Lancaster, and there are some really good restaurants in Lancaster. To start, I had something called a soup duo--it was sweet corn bisque and tomato-onion bisque side by side in... More 

Thank DJAndrews
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously who is this John J. Jeffries and how can I speak to him about the disappointing visit I had with my husband. Where do I even begin, first of all I went on a Friday where it appeared to be pretty busy which is fine I had reservations. Apparently the staff don't understand what "reservations" means because I reserved... More 

Thank Lindsay M
Laancaster, Pa.
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the worst steak that I have ever had!!' Advertises as using local produce and meats...if so they better buy elsewhere. Service and ambiance average, prices high.

Thank globusjop
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Resturant is so amazing with the options for gluten free dining! The chef is awesome and the staff is knowledgeable of gluten free. I believe 90% or more of the menu is gluten free! It is so nice to have such awesome food and sooooo many options! I can't wait to go back!

Thank judypony
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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546 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the only thing we will remember about this place is the parking. This was our first time here. We pulled into a parking lot next to the building. The signs read "no hotel or stadium parking" the restaurant was not mentioned. When we walked around to the restaurant we found out the restaurant was in the hotel, so we... More 

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
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258 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were visiting the Lancaster area for my birthday weekend. The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast recommended this as one of their favorite restaurants, so we decided to try it out. This was by birthday meal and we both really enjoyed it. It seemed that a lot of people were celebrating as well the night we were there.... More 

Thank Anne J
Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I go to John J. Jeffries for 90% of our special occasions. We've never had a bad experience. We've talked about going to other restaurants, because Lancaster is chock-full of great places, but for our anniversaries and such, we always come back to the same conclusion- why mess with a good thing? The only other restaurant experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717.431.3307
During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him.

We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants.
As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant.
All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs.

Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs.

We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?