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John J. Jeffries

300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
+1 717-431-3307
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak tartare” (19 reviews)
“pork” (45 reviews)
“gorditas” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
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Reviewed yesterday

This Lancaster, Pa. restaurant says it is the leading consumer of local organic meats and vegetables in Central PA, showing a true commitment to the local economy and healthful food. Sounds good. I am sorry to say I did not find it that great. It...More

Thank BRADY772
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of “weird” things on the menu. Water buffalo?? Scottish Salmon (why)? Crayfish grits (my choice and it was good). My wife and sister had a hard time finding anything they liked the sound of. Ended up with meatballs. Not exactly an exotic choice. They...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here. Our server was excellent - attentive without being intrusive. The food was also very good. I had an appetizer for my dinner. It was three beef tacos that were very generous. I couldn't finish them. My husband loved the duck which...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my, such a great meal. The menu was so interesting-my trout was perfect, as was the duck. French Onion Soup superb. I thought the prices were reasonable, too. Service unobtrusive but thoughtful. Would very highly recommend.

Thank LaCostaHills
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best food we´ve had in a restaurant since we moved to the States over 10 years ago. A restaurant can be judged on how the Chef can cook liver, or the state of the Cremé Brulee, but here I got to experience...More

Thank Hilman60811
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for his birthday on a Friday night. We made reservations which I highly recommend. The dining room is elegant and fairly quiet. Table room was adequate. I didn't feel like we were squished in like sardines and can hear...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant, I’m talking start to finish. Pleasant hostess, our server (JOHN) was very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu Want a great meal? You will not be disappointed at JJJ! Boun appetite!

Thank Angelo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous restaurant! 5 Star! Atmosphere perfect—felt like a hip place while having intimate dining with professional, pleasant wait staff. We both ordered seafood and both meals excellent! Definitely recommend!

Thank LaurelWimer
Reviewed 15 March 2018

...were the Trumpet Mushroom Bisque, the Lamb Tacos (a daily special), the California Sauv Blanc and our very good-humored waiter Chad. You should know that, especially in the winter months, the farm-to-table approach may mean limited menu options. My somewhat non-adventurous foodie wife had a...More

Thank WasOnce
Reviewed 13 March 2018

As part of a getaway weekend we made a dinner reservation 3 weeks in advance. When we arrived, the only available table was right next to the bar. The bar was packed and extremely noisy, to the point we couldn't even talk. When we asked...More

Thank Kevin S
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2 November 2017|
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Response from mariasmomonkent | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I don’t know that, though it felt like a place of integrity....
David F
16 July 2017|
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Response from Misty B |
There is no children's menu. This is, as the previous response noted, an adult restaurant. I don't recall seeing children there.
John G
20 February 2017|
Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly answer that, as we ended up dining at the bar, rather taken with the supremely gracious and entertaining bartender. The actual dining room is deeper within the restaurant. I do recall points of light among... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938
    (Mullberry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-431-3307
During renovations, workers found in the floor beams a signed inspection stamp--November 5, 1890--with the name of tobacco inspector John J. Jeffries. We named the restaurant after him.

We’ve designed our menu based on local, seasonal, sustainable and organic agriculture and delicious recipes. Please join us and taste the difference of local farm-to-table sustainable cuisine in one of Lancaster's best fine dining restaurants.
As the Chefs and Owners of John J Jeffries, we believe you will find our passion for supporting local businesses and preserving the land we live on, to be contagiously obvious in how we run our restaurant.
All of our meats are raised locally, confinement-free on fresh green grass pastures. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids or forced-fertilization occurs.

Our produce is local organic or chemical free. We use local grass fed cream, butter and eggs.

We also provide sustainable seafood and support sustainable fisheries.
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