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Jim Barbarie's

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47 Padanaram Rd, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811
+1 203-743-3287
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always meet my friend here for lunch. We never had a bad meal. The staff are friendly. The clam chowder is very thick and creamy. No matter what we order it is always good.

Thank bilasi
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221 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our local men's club had our monthly dinner here, although we are all in a surrounding town, not in Danbury. Our private area was well-laid out. Our only issue was noise from the regular dining room. That normally wouldn't be a problem, but we had a speaker. The food was delicious, and the servers worked hard to make sure we... More 

Thank MrCottage
Trumbull, Connecticut
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was slow but very nice staff. Food is average. Wish it had a bit more flavor. I may give this place a second chance - hopefully they will be better in the future.

Thank Alon S
Northwood, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and was very pleased. From the host greeting me to the waiter, Mark, everything was as you would expect in a first class restaurant. The decor is definitely steakhouse and the steak was perfect. Cooked as requested, very little fat, seasoned and well presented. I really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Would definitely go back!

Thank Doug1553
Danbury, Connecticut
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169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband used to go to Jim Barbarie's quite frequently, however, when I went vegan (for ethical reasons), we determined there were just not enough options for me. Last night, however, Irene and the chef made it happen. I was so grateful, as I really love the place. It is very cozy, especially in the bar area. It is dimly... More 

Thank sds
Palm Beach, United States
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

They have an early bird special that includes soup or salad and an entree. No skimpy portions and the food has consistently been very good.Drinks are a very fair size and the staff really fusses over you.

Thank Peter L
Stormville, New York
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

JB's is a old restaurant with great food and service. I've been here a few times and never was disappointed. The bar is a fun happy hour bar - it's usually packed and inviting. Everything on the menu is delicious. Portions are big and prices are fair. Bathrooms are old but clean. Lots of room for parking.

Thank Michelle A
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have lunched here on a couple of occasions recently and seem to encounter small but annoying problems. First up, the staff are nice, very attentive to start with and the food is reasonably good too, but there just seems to be a disconnect. For example, on a recent visit two of us ordered the same thing, and when the... More 

Thank DuncarinUsa
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for a meal with the family. Place was unusually busy for a Monday night but was a combating considering we didn't have reservations. Food was okay I don't think it lives up to the hype I have heard about the restaurant living in Danbury, but food was still decent.

Thank Christy M
Danbury, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went for a late afternoon Sunday meal and really enjoyed ourselves. The service is truly excellent - from the manager greeting us when arrived and checking in on us during the meal, to our waiter (Antonio? - I really wish I could remember for sure), to the expediters who bring out the food when it's ready. Dinner service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Padanaram Rd, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-743-3287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?