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John J. Jeffries

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300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA (Mullberry St.)
+1 717-431-3307
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Flemington, New Jersey, USA
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the two-hour drive! JJJ has become a family favorite. The menu is adventuresome and the execution flawless. Tonight I enjoyed Venison that was perfectly cooked and accompanied by a most unusual, nutty rice. My wife enjoyed a tuna tartare as a starter that was incredible, followed by chicken pretending to be pheasant (they sold out the pheasant) that... More 

Thank John H
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an excellent dining experience last weekend with a group of 7. Julia gave us great service. The menu was interesting, local, and everyone enjoyed dinner. My husband loves their "The Other Wilson" drink, he orders it every time we're there. As far as interior decor, the bar is a really neat but the dining area where we are... More 

Thank Katie Y
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I eat here whenever we can. How many of you have been to a restaurant and looked at the menu and made a decision based on what you are willing to eat? John J. Jefferies is one of the few restaurants where choosing a dinner entrée is truly a hard decision of desire. One of the best... More 

Thank Morris R
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was so many wonderful dishes to choose from so we decided to stick with their small dishes menu and we were not disappointed. The thought and the details to the presentation and the flavors was really extraordinary. Also the bar and cocktails were delicious.

Thank gacloud13
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and the service was great. The overall atmosphere was not quite like I had hoped for since it was our anniversary but we would certainly still recommend this place. I was hoping for a quiet dinner and a little less travel by the table by others.

Thank lanierrandy
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with another couple. the food was excellent. the prices are higher but we thought the food is worth it for a special occasion.

Thank katemc111
Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy this restaurant for special occasions because the quality of the food is really good. I love farm-to-table dining. The locally sourced ingredients taste fresh, and I enjoy the idea of dining in season. I'm always impressed with the food, often eating things I wouldn't have otherwise tried. I do wish the atmosphere was a bit more interesting, and... More 

Thank MelissaHoneybee68
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many things to like about this place. Interesting decor, fairly quiet, exceptional service, visits to the table by the owner, and great "organic" food. I had the meatballs, my wife had the pulled pork. $22 each. Took home lunch. Free parking in the Arts Hotel garage. A real gem.

1 Thank HTalisker
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I ate here last weekend with my husband. I had 2 small plates and they were decent sized portions and my husband had one large plate. We both loved all the food (it's local and seasonal and tasted very fresh). The customer service was excellent too! Would go back again.

1 Thank elspethmcneil
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The experience staying overnight in this special spot is one you can not wait for another special event so you can return!! The bartenders are very attentive to making your most favorite cocktail and have a few of their own specialties! Close walk to the downtown so you can truly enjoy the sites and shops

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?