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JB Dawson's Restaurant

315 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702-3205
+1 302-369-4000
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (11 reviews)
“crab dip” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
315 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702-3205
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here for dinner after work. Seated immediately and served quickly. Waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Had salad which was excellent. Choose the rib dinner-was OK but not great. Prices mid-range. May or may nor return.More

Thank cvandenbraak
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

cvandenbraak, thanks for the very nice review. Sorry to hear that we didn't "wow" you in regards to the food. We pride ourselves on great food & great service and it sounds like you only received 50% of our deal. We do hope to see...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Service was great, restaurant is very clean. Our meals were served quickly. The steak and salmon were delicious.

Thank Judi W
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Judi, thanks for the great review! So glad to hear that you loved everything. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Ordered the jumbo lump crab cakes, which were kind of expensive, but I love crab cakes. There was not one intact "lump", but plenty or cheaper crab meat and filling. I spoke with the manager about my experiences with crab cakes and he was apologetic...More

Thank Chaz M
Pete D, General Manager at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Chaz M, my name is Robert Lautenbacher and I'm the General manager of this location. I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. We normally get great reviews on our crab cakes so I'm going to have to check into making sure that they have...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Friend & I hadn't seen each other in months. Decided to meet here for lunch. Both ordered salads, one Cobb and one Apple walnut. They were huge. We definitely could have shared one. We spent 3 1/2 hours eating and drinking wine. The service was...More

Thank mlbdrb
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

mlbdrb, thanks for the very nice review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to JBD's. Expect nothing less in the future. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Atmosphere was pleasant but TOO dark. Service was very nice. Fish and chips with 'special' tarter sauce was nicely presented and perfect temperature.More

Thank Becky C
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Becky, thanks for the very nice review. I will look into the darkness on my next visit. I can tell you that all of our lighting is as bright as it can be but maybe the team there had it set to the wrong levels....More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Food was great! However we had a really dysfunctional server who made the experience not as good as we would have liked. Food did not come out together - she forgot to place the my friend's order. She forgot the selection of sides, so had...More

Thank DDG7376
Pete D, General Manager at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

DDG7376, my name is Robert Lautenbacher & I'm the General Manager of this location. I am so sorry to hear about your experience because we pride ourselves on great food & great service and it sounds like you only received half of that. I would...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We've had lunch here twice while shopping at the mall. Burgers and fries both times. Very tasty food, efficient and friendly service and fair prices. Not special enough to go out of your way for, but worth a stop if you're nearby. We'll almost certainly...More

Thank John B
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

John, thanks for the very nice review. Was there anything particular that you were looking for that we didn't have on our menu? We would love any feedback that you may have. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

I decided to try someplace new to celebrate my birthday and I was not disappointed. My meal was absolutely delicious and I left stuffed! I didn't even have room left for a birthday dessert. My prime rib was juicy, the green beans were great and...More

Thank Kristine412
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Kristine412, thanks for the great review! So glad that you gave us a try especially for such an occasion. You should expect nothing but the best each & every time you walk through our doors. We look forward to serving you again in the future....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very comfortable setting in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the mall. No mall entrance which I like, especially if I go just to eat. My son had a good-sized cheese burger and I had a club sandwich, packed with meat. The side of...More

Thank Richard S
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Richard S, thanks for the very nice review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were surprised at the quality of the drinks. Decent menu with decent prices. We ate at the bar because of the dining wait and were surprised at the comfort.

Thank SkipNan
Pete D, Owner at JB Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

SkipNan, thanks for the very nice review. Glad that you gave us a try and that we impressed you. You should expect nothing but this type of experience when you come to JBD's. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner.

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angela c
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Response from CeaCea B | Reviewed this property |
I would say probably not as no they do not have a private dining room and being the mall, it's always crowded, but call them 2 b sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-369-4000
  • E-mail
Description
At J.B. Dawson's, we strive for excellence in our food, service and atmosphere. Our high quality menu begins by... using the freshest ingredients, like our hand cut steaks, fresh ground hamburgers, fresh seafood and home made soups, sauces,dressings and desserts.

Our high-energy team oriented approach allows you to meet many members of our friendly staff and ensures that you receive attentive and complete service. Our clean open kitchen and warm classic atmosphere are combined with our outstanding food and service to give you a truly enjoyable experience. Your satisfaction is our number one goal.
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