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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA (Mullberry St.)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

credit card company called to tell us of unusually high dinner expense. was significantly more than the check amount. Mngr not sorry, no apology, even when correcting the check with the credit card company.

Thank WistarHamilton
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have had wonderful drinks and appetizers and small bites. Fresh delicious soup and starters and a wonderful start to our night out in Lancaster. Can't wait to head back for a fresh delicious dinner!

Thank Julie R
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious, creative food. Top quality. Supports local farmers. Nice bar and fantastic patio. Love eating here. Everything is fresh and yummy.

Thank Beth M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have an extensive bar, a menu that is local and uses the best foods that the season has available. The hotel in which its localed is very good also!

Thank Kenneth W
Millersville, PA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably our most favorite of all the really good restaurants in Lancaster and our go-to spot when we're in a quandry. Interesting clientele, great service, good drinks, GREAT food. Not expensive for what you get. Not a huge menu, but everything is cooked perfectly with style and pizzazz.

Thank felixm10
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This farm to table restaurant is great the food and service is impeccable, the parking is a little tough but you can park in the hotel spaces an in the garage!( we asked)

Thank Machman57
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a farm-to-table restaurant so the menu is constantly changing depending on what's In season. Very elegant the service is always good

Thank shearexpert2015
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have eaten here twice and each time was a joy! It's a bit pricy and a hike for us or we'd eat here more often. They offer local/seasonal dinners on their menu. The taste of root vegetable bisque is the best bisque I've ever had. I want a bowl however it is never on the menu. The last time... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed by quality of food,better than expected, both execution and presentation. Highly recommend beef tartar and crayfish and grits. The first highly sophisticated, the second soul warming. Very fresh produce. The special of chicken hearts and liver mousse was outstanding, original and flawlessly prepared. Service was also both friendly and attentive, but also competent and professional. Good for couples... More 

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Berlin, New Jersey
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated an anniversary dinner here when staying in the area. Parking was a chore on a Friday night but we found it was well worth the effort. The left entrance of the parking garage is a ramp to the second level, which we missed. Dinner was one of the best we had. Our appetizer was the tomato and mozzarella,... 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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?