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“Gone a little downhill”
Review of Jailhouse Tavern

Jailhouse Tavern
Ranked #30 of 58 Restaurants in Orleans
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Mac Gallant and Mike McNamara have teamed up to launch the "New" Jailhouse Tavern. The new Lunch/Dinner menu is a nice combination of some of the old favorites which have been significantly enhanced in terms of quality, preparation and taste. In addition, Executive Chef Ashley Cole alongside Sous Chef Robert Askew serve up an array of new and exciting offerings that we can't wait for you to see and try! Mac has been the owner/operator of The Local Break in Eastham for the past 6 years which will continue operations at its current location. Mike has been a partner in the Jailhouse for the last 5 years and has been focused on the creation and development of the Hog Island Beer Company which will be entering into its 3rd summer this June. We look forward to sharing our craft and welcoming you back to the Jailhouse Tavern. Cheers!
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

I'm a local and like to support local businesses. Maybe it's just that it's off season, but it feels like Jailhouse has gone downscale a bit. It feels rundown, understaffed, and just a bit dark and not kept up.
I had chicken salad and the waittress was pleasant enough, and willIng to serve it on bread instead of the bulky roll it comes on. (I was personally disappointed they didn't have it on the croissant like the used to)
Hopefully by summer things will be back to the way they were.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Nice atmosphere, clean and comfortable. Good for families. Good service. Kale soup and clam chowder were both very good. Captain's salad with scallops was fresh and delicious. Fish and chips and sanwiches were also good. Disappointed in the fries (frimps), seemed like frozen fries. Reasonable prices.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We ate at the Jailhouse some years ago. Unimpressed. apparently it got a good review for the architecture and that got it started. I've seen recent reviews that confirmed my impression: very unimpressive food. It doesn't seem to have changed.

2  Thank Richard U
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Staff, especially Bartender, low lighting, expensive for what you order...Put in a enthusiastic, por customer service bartender, that would be a step in the right direction,,,

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2  Thank Dublin02631
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had dinner here and thought everything was ok, not great. The food was average at best, although the dessert was really good. Our server was good though I had to wave her down for a drink refill when it wasn't that busy. Don't see myself going back next time in the area.

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3  Thank Whitma
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