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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938 (Mullberry St.)
717.431.3307
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Laancaster, Pa.
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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543 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Alexandria
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260 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Lancaster, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a reservation for a party of 6 for a Saturday night. Open table was full so I called the restaurant directly and had no problems reserving a table. Sergio, our server, was excellent. He explained all the food perfectly and was very attentive. The soup duo of corn and tomato was excellent. All 6 enjoyed the entrees that were... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waiter John helped us select among the creative choices on the menu. The lamb & pork meatballs were a hit, although my husband refused to share his. The Shankar (soft taco with pork) was flavorful, perfectly presented and the generous portion (3) was great for a small plate. Because the menu changes daily based on fresh ingredients they do... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This past winter, my cousin, husband, and I decided to try John J. Jeffries because we had heard such fantastic reviews. They were absolutely right! From the moment we walked in, the staff was professional and knowledgeable about the menu; they were attentive but not overbearing; and they gave fantastic recommendations for our appetizers and dinner. We made reservations well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading others' reviews we were pleased to get a last minute reservation here. Though we'd just spent a long hot day at Dutch Wonderland and were dressed very casually, our server Sergio treated us with same friendly professionalism as other diners. The menu lists some mainstream mainstays but most dishes were inventive, unexpected combinations with none of the pretension... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small plates available. Liver and onions on menu! Local wine is best kept secret. Waite staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?