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“Fun Times In A Local Atmosphere”

JD's Restaurant & Lounge
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This has been our third trip to JD's. Normally we eat here while on vacation, but now that we have moved to the area we plan on frequenting it more often. The restaurant is a very casual setting with an indoor bar adjacent to it and an outdoor patio bar in the back where they have live entertainment. The people there seem to have a great time. The food is very good and reasonably priced. If you're seated by 5:45 pm you can take advantage of the early bird specials, which make it even more affordable. Service was great. They are closed on Mondays.

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Thank TomLee519
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Awesome beach music atmosphere, great poured drinks, and two bands and dance floors! Fresh seafood. We had amberjack and tuna fillets, blacked shrimp, salads, and killer rum and cokes and draft beer. Highly recommend to couples and very active seniors. Great seniors meeting place!

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1  Thank Todd B
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The interior and exterior both will take many of us back to our childhoods in the 60's when Florida restaurants had kitchy decor of sea creatures in fun colors, dark paneled interiors, cozy bars, sturdy and comfortable wooden chairs with spindle legs and backs.... oh, and quirky, punny sayings on signs hanging from the ceiling. The attract a lot of people here and can be crowded at dinner time. It's a really good place for good food (early bird specials are numerous if you're hungry early and can be anything from a shrimp dinner to roast beef for a bargain). Don't go if you need polished, refined, fancy. This is way more laid back than that. Servers are usually very good here. We often like to get some of their sandwiches to go (for a day on the beach, nice to grab a great lunch to take back to your place). For this, we recommend their grilled chicken sandwich and their burger; both delicious!! For dinner, we keep trying things on the menu and have not been disappointed. We hope you enjoy it as much, as well.

1  Thank sjy66
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Two couples when for dinner. The food was mediocre at best, the prices were way to high for what you got. The service as horrible. Our server was told that 3 of our meals were totally overcooked and we never saw him again until he dropped off the check. My meal was totally tasteless. What a rip off. We have been in the area for quite a while, and have eaten in almost all the local resturants, and this by far was the worst experience we have had. Will Never go Back!

1  Thank Shatom1
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We walked in and were wait listed. Fifteen minutes, not too bad. We were seated amongst several empty tables. Strange that we had to wait with so many open tables. The reason as we would find out is that they are severely under-staffed.

We waited for at least 5 minutes before our drink order was taken at which point we already knew what we wanted to order for food so we did. My wife ordered the coconut chicken strips and coleslaw. I ordered the half pound burger and fries. 30 minutes later our food arrived. Preparation time seemed a little much considering that it was burgers and appetizers. They were busy and the food was hot when it arrived so not too bad. The food was good, bar type, food.

Not once from the moment we ordered until we asked for our check were we engaged as customers. I would be very surprised to learn that they have a high percentage of repeat customers. Bear in mind that I believe it could be rectified with more staff and better training. Think of the before restaurant on a Gordon Ramsey show.

One other note is that they had a live band in the outdoor patio/bar area. They sounded quite good and it would be fun to party out there. The problem is that it appears the bar patrons need to come inside for some reason (bathrooms?) and it is extremely loud when they open the door.

Summary

Terrible service, decent food, better as a bar. Look elsewhere for a nice dining experience.

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Thank Ldyinger
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