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“Worth the drive”
5 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Hardy, VA
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We were staying near Disney but wanted a good restaurant not a chain. We saw reviews in TA and decided to drive to Chef John. It was worth the drive. The restaurant is small and best to have reservations, whichever we didn't but the waitress worked us in sitting outside. Food was awesome and the service was as well. Would definitely go again.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
“Awesome restaurant !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I went with my husband for our anniversary and everything was amazing! The food was delicious and the staff was amazing too. Definitely will be coming back!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank carmenvilla
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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329 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“TripAdvisor reviews were right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went here tonight based on TripAdvisor reviews, and were not disappointed. Opened with the gumbo -- the waitress warned us it was super spicy, and she was right...

Then the shrimp & salmon linguini special. Fresh pasta and excellent seafood. Ended with Key Lime Pie -- a rather different taste than what we normally get, but loved it.

Service was excellent too. Definitely a place to recommend to friends.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank MindStorm00
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Sudbury, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Smokey Barbecue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went out with friends on their last night in town and had one of the best meals ever Starting with the gumbo, a nice spiced dish, and then on to the smoked ribs. The ribs where fall of the bone good just done with a dry rub and sauce on the side which really wasn't required. The ribs were the best smoked barbecue we have had. The food and service was so good we went back again for our final supper before we returned home.Unfortunately it will be some time before we will be back for more great food.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Wit1951
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MN
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Florida shrimp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

A native Minnesotan that wants to eat shrimp when I come to Florida. Chef johns place did not disappoint! What an awesome meal of jumbo shrimp, grilled asparagus, coleslaw, and hard rolls. Also, the homemade key lime pie was amazing!!!! Just delicious!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Sheryl K
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