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J.B. Dawson's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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315 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702-3205
+1 302-369-4000
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hadera, Israel
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant, nice decorated and the food was ok . We didn't sit there too long but the place was pretty full.

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Thank Noga A
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for my wife's birthday supper. She had the 6 oz. filet and I had the grilled salmon. Both were done to perfection - buttery tender steak and crispy salmon. Service was shared among several people including the primary server and was prompt and curteous. The meal ended with a surprise.... a free ice cream sunday with candle as... More 

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Thank jadhome
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

jadhome, thanks so much for the great review. So glad that you loved everything. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. Happy belated birthday! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

JB Dawson's has a nice atmosphere. After shopping at that crazy mall, it was nice to sit down to a nice meal. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating, Her service was lacking towards the end because she had to train another waitress in the process. The menu is a little pricey but the food is good quality. They have... More 

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Thank TomTom392
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

TomTom392, thanks for the very nice review. Sorry to hear that the service suffered a bit when your server started training someone. That shouldn't be the case. glad to hear that you enjoyed everything else. I will address the service issue with the GM and we look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GOOD FOOD! Great Atmosphere!! Will return again with out of state family and friends, give them an example of how we do it in our town!

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Thank Sallie L
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sallie L, thanks for the great review! We look forward to serving you again soon. You should always expect great food & great service every time you walk through our doors. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love J.B.'s -- if you order something you are not happy with they will take care of it. The staff is very efficient, and I love that the manager stops by your table to make sure your dining experience was great! Food is excellent, and they have wine-down-Wednesdays where wine is half price.

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Thank Brenda D
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Brenda D, thanks for the very nice review. So glad to hear that you love JBD's and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Within the Christiana Mall complex JB Dawson has great quality food overall. Ahi Tuna starter and the Prime Rib is just an excellent finish of the day.

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Thank Michael H
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Michael H, thanks for the very nice review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. You should expect nothing but the same each and every time you walk through our doors. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The Baja Fish tacos and the Cajun chicken sandwich were wonderful and the staff were very friendly. Prices are reasonable as well. Great food great service!! Definitely and must visit

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Thank Dawn F
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dawn F, thanks for the great review! So glad you loved everything. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner More 

Newark, Delaware, United States
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251 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Sad to say this place has started down a slope that includes high prices, dried out or greasy food and an impatient bar staff that doesn't understand, "I'll signal you when I know what I want. " In the ,"Price/ Value Equation ," I consider this place a poor value. I won't hurry back. Cheers!

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Thank Robert H
Pete D, General Manager at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Robert H, my name is Robert Lautenbacher and I'm the General Manager of this location. I can promise you that we are in no "Downward Spiral" as you have written. It appears that you had a bad experience and I would love to talk to you about this to find out what I need to do to get you back... More 

Fairburn, Georgia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food at this restaurant was great except for the bread. I had the ribs and chicken the other 2 people in my party 1 had salmon the other had ribs and chicken. We all enjoyed our meals the ribs and chicken the salmon was great. The highlight was the potato!!!!! That baked potato was great!! Smooth,creamy, I haven't had... More 

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Thank angiewar
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

angiewar, thanks for the nice review & all I can tell you is that we are definitely addressing the bread. Our old bread company stopped making our bread and we had to move to a local baker and we have been telling them all about the feedback. We are having them bake what appears to be very close to what... More 

Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

As I've said before I hate chain restaurants, I think they pretty much lack imagination and are too boring for my taste, but this restaurant surprised me it is one of the better ones....I liked how the bar seating was comfortable for a bigger person such as myself, it had a place to rest your feet which is huge. I... More 

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Thank Kevin W
Pete D, Owner at J.B. Dawson's Restaurant, responded to this review

Kevin W, thanks for the very nice review. I can tell you that we aren't the average chain restaurant. We are a locally owned restaurant and our 1st restaurant was opened 20 years ago outside of Reading PA and over the last 20 years we have grown to 5 total restaurants but we are much different than what you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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

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