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“Friendly Neighborhood Live Music Venue”

JW & Friends Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 193 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Delaware
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44 reviews
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“Friendly Neighborhood Live Music Venue”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This place is nothing fancy, but there really aren't that many places anymore that hire local bands. On the night I was there, the BeSharps were playing a nice mix spanning the 50's to the almost-present. It was really fun listening to them and the dance floor was busy most of the night.

The age of the crowd tended to be a bit older, with a lot of 50+ partiers, but perhaps that was influenced by the band playing that night. Service was prompt and friendly, even when the place was busiest. Drink prices were OK but not great.

The layout of the place could be a bit better. The band is directly facing the dining area and the bar is off to their right. You can still get a decent view, though.

Overall, this is a pretty good place to hear your favorite band.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Northern Virginia
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Times”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We went to JW and Friends on a Saturday night in December. We had a reservation and the place was full. We enjoyed how there was no smoking. I had the chicken cordon bleu with garlic mashed potatoes ($14.99) and it was great. Husband had the lobster and stuffed shrimp ($24.99) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Portions were large. The entertainment was excellent. I highly recommend the Restaurant if your in the area, but reservations are recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Springfield
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“Great place, with great food, drinks and people.”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I'll be honest with you, as a native of Springfield, with Mikes American Grill right down the street where you can get a good meal anytime, I wasn't sure what to expect with JWs. But now I'm a regular that comes to eat there at least once a week. The reason being, is the pricing is so much better than Mike's and the food is excellent. Some of my favorite dishes I have found to be the ribeye steak, the chicken alfredo, and the filet. But they also do dinner specials every night and sometimes you can get a great piece of swordfish or salmon for a great price! The bread is homemade and excellent too! They have a full bar, with every type of drink possible. And the wait staff are a whole bunch of cute girls, and they are all friendly. There's a smoking lounge outside in the back, for smokers. Inside in non smoking.

  • Visited October 2012
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Annandale, Virginia
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5 reviews
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“Nice, quite, place to go and dine”
Reviewed September 9, 2011

Wife and I love this place as it is a quite place to have a nice meal and conversation with out the din of the Mike's or other establishments in the Springfield area. We have found the food to be good, well prepared, and reasonably priced, and the burgers on Monday's are great. The wait-staff are pleasant, helpful, and always accommodating, though only average with respect to speed.

JW's is a regular on our dinning out schedule each month.

  • Visited September 2011
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“If you like laughter, nice people and dancing, then this is the place to go”
Reviewed June 23, 2010

Karen and her team run a very nice operation that reflects their dedication to doing things the right way. The place really hops on Friday's and Saturdays when a variety of bands come in to play. The rest of the week, the place is split between being a sports bar and a linen and silver dining environment.

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