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“Good place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chef John's Place - CLOSED

Chef John's Place
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chef John's is a cozy restaurant enjoyed by couples, families and parties up to 20. We can seat 45 guests inside and also have outdoor seating for up to 20 guests. We have a bar where we serve draft beer, bottled beer and wine. Live jazz is performed outdoors every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 pm if the weather permits.
Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went with a group of 8 people and were served in a timely manner. The menu had a variety of selections including meat, chicken and fish. I had a fish platter and it was cooked to order, side of cole slaw was very good. My husband had a 2 meat platter of chicken and brisket and cleaned his plate. He even went back for lunch another day and throughly enjoyed his brisket sandwich. If you want down home cooking this is the place to go. It is not fancy, but food is very good.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank travelfun93
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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We were very pleased”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Tried this after reading reviews. Excellent food and service. We had crab cakes, seared ahi tuna, Parmesan crusted grouper, and blackened salmon. Hot rolls. All so good!

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1 Thank Tonimarkh
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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“25 Minutes from Orlando? YESSSS SO!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I have to say I have eaten all over the world and John's is solid, more than solid actually. My wife (very picky and healthy eater) loved the catfish blackened. I personally got the Parmesan encrusted Grouper, I must say it was one of the best I have had........all fish anywhere. I travel the world and John's will be a return spot. We finished with the Peach Pie, I personally am not big into Peaches but it was a subtle Peachy flavor mixed with all the good things a dessert would have. It is a small, clean, modern, no frills place. All this for a measly $35.00. To top it off, John and his wife came around on seperate occasions mind you, stopped, talked, were very friendly, open and personal with us. It is well worth the 25 minute drive and yet so reasonable, you will feel you have met new friends. Thanks John.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank eatmenoweatmelater
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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A bit far out but worth the trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

I went to Chef Johns place as i had seen it on tripadvisor before i left. It took a bit of finding as its about 5 miles off the 192 but was excellent food and worth the journey.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Dave332
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice ideas in need of better presentation and execution.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

My Caesar salad was small. It was served on a dessert dish. Instead of grated Parmesan cheese, the bland domestic Parmesan was grated, and it tasted as if it came from a bag that was bought at Publix which is down the road. Strawberries are fine, but they don't belong on a Caesar salad. The menu boasted that they made their own dressing, but it would have been much better to have had the waiter prepare the salad at the table from scratch.

My domestic Grouper Crusted in Parmesan was served with a few slender asparagus stalks, and there was a hint of mustard in the Parmesan crust. The crust was not crunchy as one might imagine a crust should be; it was soft and wet. The fish was served with a ramikin full of clarified butter, and dipping a bit of fish in that accentuated the hint of mustard in the crust. Very nice!

Closed on Sundays as are many restaurants in Kissimmee.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank FastidiousDiner
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