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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2938 (Mullberry St.)
+1 717-431-3307
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We eat here when we have a special occasion in the family - a birthday or anniversary. The food is exquisite and unique. You will not see this menu anywhere else. It is a bit pricey but we have always had wonderful, memorable times here. It is a quiet atmosphere - a place where someone could "pop the question." The... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's begin by cheering for the free, covered parking with an available overflow lot. Yea! Reasonably priced GOOD wine list includes local selections. I tried a wonderful local beer. My guy found the waiter's recommendation an excellent food match. Thank you, John for your knowledge and professionalism. Bread service is available, on request. The house salad differed from menu description;... More 

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3 Thank VaporK8
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting family that live in the area. They took us here & food was wonderful! Very fresh, as they use locally produced food for their dishes. I ordered a salad with the pork belly & fried green tomatoes, & then the ice cream sampler with butter cookie for dessert. It was 1 of the best entrees I have eaten in... More 

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1 Thank Gale B
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is without a doubt some of the best and most delicious in Lancaster. All three of us enjoyed everything we were served. The Responsible fish catch was fresh and well prepared. The beef liver was also beyond compare, but my favorite dish was by far the Crayfish Scampi! I don't think you can wrong with any dish... More 

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2 Thank Michael O
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers a lot of locally grown vegetables and local meats. Food is plated very nicely and offers great flavors!

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1 Thank CHH91187
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The presentation was phenomenal and the ambiance was very romantic but the space was really small meaning the seating was one on top of the other. The food was so so.

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Thank William C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere good food...Mother's Day weekend, they had a fixed menu. Our waitress, Kimberly totally tried to add the deserts onto our bill, hoping we wouldn't notice. $16 for our desserts, intentially added. I consider myself good at reading people, and my wife and I have no doubt, she fully intended to screw us...I'm glad my wife caught it. It's... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to eat at the bar no matter if it is a 5 star place, you always seem to get very good service, we were not disappointed, Hunter was a great bartender and a nice guy. The food was great, the Beef and Scollop Tartar was fabulous. The duck was very tasty cooked to perfection.

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1 Thank Stephen A
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a vacation in Lancaster. We come every spring with our family. The kids go to Zenkaicon, and my husband and I spend the day being tourists. We always make sure we have dinner here at John J. Jeffries. This will have been our third visit here. Every meal has been phenomenal. The service is excellent. They... More 

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Thank Kirsten S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. I had the strip steak and my wife had fish. We loved our meal. Owner/waiter found out it was our anniversary and gave us free desert. Nothing bad to say about it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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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