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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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our son and his girlfriend chose this restaurant to meet my husband and I for dinner for my birthday (they were coming from Baltimore and we were coming from the Lehigh Valley). It was an excellent choice. We were given the option to eat outside and since it was a beautiful night, we decided to take advantage of eating under... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben and Mrs Too drove back to the Lancaster Arts Hotel after a rib-straining time watching Yakov Smirnoff work his magic at American Music Theater. We were most anxious to partake of the fare at John J Jeffries and both of us were very, very, favorably impressed. At the outset, we should point out that we are not completely sold... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at Jeffries last night. I was in a rush and with a business partner so I didn't complain at the table, however, there were some problems. I ordered the brisket. Two things about brisket - you can't cook it like a steak and you have to slice it against the grain. It was sliced with the grain... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal here last night. Exclusively uses local produce very imaginatively at reasonable prices. Portions still a little large to a European but excellent quality. Friendly and knowledgeable waiter Sergio.

Thank SteveHutchison
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly memorable evening. We all enjoyed our meals - one of the best ever. They have a truly diverse menu that may change daily. The service was excellent. We hope to return next time we are in Lancaster.

Thank JackieBG7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John J Jeffries (JJJ) is a restaurant serving delicious, fresh, farm to table food. Making it all the more special to me is the fact that all their appetizers and entrees, with the exception of their meatballs, are gluten free. People with special dietary needs are used to being grateful for whatever they can get at a restaurant. JJJs was... More 

Thank TravelGal3612
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took me here to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. We will definitely be coming back for my birthday in December. Our meals were amazing! Menu is farm to table so it can change. I had a salmon dish and my husband had a pork. Ending with dessert was also a pleasant surprise. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank 9840lock
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious FRESH, healthy fare! Great for special occasion! Everything carefully and creatively prepared. Some of the best food in Lancaster! A bit on the pricey side, but worth the money!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eclectic menu of farm to table local offerings!! We all enjoyed our dinner! From appetizers to small and large plate offerings everyone was able to find something that suited their fancy! Desserts were out of this world. I would highly recommend adding this to your stop when visiting Lancaster

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fabulous and the atmosphere lovely. We've been to Lancaster many times and so far this has been the most wonderful dining experience. The food was fresh and the service impeccable. One in our party is a vegetarian and there were many options on the menu. This evening e enjoyed the following from the menu: Summer Soup Duo... 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
Lunch, 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, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?