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Jonah's Seafood House
Jonah's Seafood House

Jonah's Seafood House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jonahsseafood.com/J101/jonahs.nsf/vision?OpenPage
  • Phone: (309) 694-0947
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Oyster Bar: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Todd Waldschmidt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Jonah's offers several areas for semi-private events. The Boat Room is available for up to 15 and the Fireplace Room accommodates up to 20.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Waldschmidt (309) 694-0946

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Jonah's Seafood House
Jonah’s Seafood House specializes in seafood treats with an eclectic mix of steaks, pork, chicken and pasta dishes. The menu is printed everyday to keep pace with seafood seasons and offers hundreds of choices to please. Children’s menu, too! Lunch prices average at $9. Dinner entree prices average $18. The house specialties change with the menu. The Bayou Marlin is a Jonah’s Classic. The 2601 Oyster Bar is a casual, seat-yourself atmosphere set in a world class oyster bar. The menu is a diverse mixture of oyster bar treats from around the nation. New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Tampa and Miami are all represented. Price average $7. The house specialty is a wide offering of flat breads and the signature Cuban sandwich. Jonah’s "Down Under" Banquet Bar & Grill is a banquet facility with capacity from 20-300. Jonah's offers river level views and the cook-to-order style will make your next function be the talk of the town!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to Jonah's several times and the food is always spectacular. The menu changes everyday depending on what the get shipped in that day so there are always new things to try. I've never had anything that I didn't enjoy. If you haven't been here before, the au gratin potatoes are a MUST TRY. They are cheesy and sweet and wonderful and probably the best part of my meal every time I go there."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I always enjoy a local restaurant over the chains. Food is pricey here but good. We each had the broiled seafood platter which had swordfish which sadly lacked spices. I had the gumbo which came cold but was spicy from the sausage. Service was very good here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The place has some good seafood offerings. The restaurant is a bit shabby - needs a major facelift and a good cleaning. Staff are nice although slow to respond. A good seafood restaurant that could be great if they took the time and invested back into the business."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Nice resturant, the food quality and service has always been excellent"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food, nice seating location and just a wonderful time had by all."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "food, service was exceptional! room temperature was comfortable; lighting was appropriate, riverview was nice, received our appetizers, salads, and meal on a very timely basis."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've had my rehearsal dinner, a few lunches, and several romantic dinners at Jonah's. Each occasion was memorable and fantastic. The menu is well-priced for what you get, the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable yet refined, the service is always fantastic, and the food is fabulous. Probably the most impressive part of Jonah's to me, is that they really try to impress with every little detail. So many upper scale and more expensive restaurants don't. They print your occasion on the menu to take home, they have special free desserts for occasions (ie: huge piece of chocolate cake for anniversaries) they specially prepare their fresh food, the free bread and spread is delectable, even the garnish on their drinks makes them special."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food and great service, nice atmosphere, on the river"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Jonah's seafood is fresh, and you can tell! The scallops were some of the best I have ever had. My daughter's crab legs, and the wife's lobster tail were perfect! For those who prefer steak, the filet was done to perfection and as tender as could be. Make sure to get the sweet aug'ratin potatoes, they can't be described! It was nice to have our name on the daily menu while we celebrated our 25th anniversary. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We had the special of the evening Oho Fish (3 of us). I did not include the garlic sauce, which may have been why it was a bit tough (dry). The mashed potatoes were good. My husband and friend had the sauce and my husband said his was good. Our friend didn't remark either way. Our other friend had jumbo shrimp and liked them, but she didn't eat the mashed potatoes. It wasn't a "wow, that was great food", Nobody said that. We enjoyed the area view."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The waitress Lisa was wonderful!!! She made our experience even more satisfying. Thanks"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very nice resturant. Service was good. Food was excellent. Only complaint was a little noisey and the chowder was barely warm."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As always... great! Have been there numerous times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Server was always in a rush. Both fish meals were over cooked and server checked with us before we started eating the fish and didn't check with us again until we had finished. The salad and Key Lime pie was wonderful. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great spot on the river...Best views during the sunset!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had heard a lot of great things, so maybe I came in with high expectations. The ambiance was ok. Service was good overall even if our waiter was a bit brash. I expected a lot more from the food especially. The tuna appetizer was fantastic, but the main courses left a lot to be desired. I had scallops with mango chutney. The mango pieces were cut way too big to be eaten with the scallops, and tasted as if they had fish sauce squirted on them. Scallops were greasy. My husband had the halibut and it was just ok as well. We won't rush back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very accommodating due to change in time of reservation. Bar servers very friendly. Great Seafood and Steaks. Nice size birthday cake. Overall very nice."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Overall,the experience was as expected, very good. The only downside this time was getting seated. We arrived 5 minutes early and were seated over ten minutes late. Not sure why, as there were quite a few open tables where we were seated."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Fresh fish, excellent chowder, prompt service. Only complaint is that the children's portions are too big."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I typically go there for the oysters, the oysters are on the half shell and the ambiance is very nice. Friday 3/28/2014. Oysters, the East Coast Blues were good, the Apolachicola's lacked flavor, but overall the oysters were shucked and cleaned well. The main course was flavorless and overdone, The fresh vegetables were very good except the broccoli need to be cleaned better. Service, the service was lacking the attention to details. No Bread service until we asked, waitress was non-existent and got things wrong the first time. But I still gave the service as Good because of the previous times I've dinned there the service was spot on."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have gone to Jonah's every year for our anniversary for many years now, and it is wonderful! On the menu, our name is printed right at the top with "Happy Anniversary". I keep one and put it in my scrapbook each year. The food is amazing. The chocolate cake that we got from the restaurant for free for our anniversary was so big that we took it back to our room and ate it together later. Wonderful! A great place to enjoy a special occasion year after year."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had spur of the moment Friday night date night with the wife. Reservations were easy to make. Arrived 10 minutes before scheduled reservation after having difficulty finding parking, the hostess sat us at a table immediately. Food, drink, and service were good. The atmosphere definitely reflects the menu price. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Got a confirmed reservation that was requested for Oyster Bar then told when arrived first come first serve for Oyster Bar. Ordered appetizers. Crab dishes had no crab detected. All breading. Calamari was good. Shrimp cocktail was great. Felt was very overpriced. Main disappointment was no room in Oyster bar river view room."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I've eaten at Jonah's many times over the years. I have thought that the last two times I've been there that the quality was not as good. Maybe new ownership or new chief. Cesar Salad was served in ice cold bowl and lacked dressing. Fish was very dry. Cream cheese served with bread, had to ask for butter. Not sure if I will return again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have brought multiple different dates to this restaurant, and all of the women have loved it. It makes for a great start to a fun night everything about this place is awesome and i havent had one bad experience from either the restaurant or the dates and i credit Jonahs for that!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very good food at a reasonable price. Service is a bit slow, but very friendly."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Caters to a crowd that likes to pay more for the sake of it. Food is ok to good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was good. Waiter made good suggestions. Throughout the evening he was attentive without being annoying. Salmon and Tuna were both very good. It was probably one of the better meals I've had in the Peoria area for some time. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars rather than 4 is because Jonah's is a very nice casual restaurant, not an over the top luxury experience, and I appreciate that. It is a relaxing atmosphere. Jonah's had been hit and miss over the last couple decades. This meal puts them back on top."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Surprised my wife for Valentine's day at Johans. Good atmospher, good food, great service. We started with an appetizer, fried oysters. 3 med. oysters $10.00. I had a very small stake and small bowl of augratin potatoes. My wife had some shrimp stir fry that had 6 good size shrimp in it. A couple of beers and a couple of glasses of house wine we were over $100.00. Very over priced. We have been there before but don't remember paying this much."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The meal we expierienced on Friday was by far the best we have had all year and we eat out every weekend. The waiter Jay was actually on of the best I have ever seen and added to the overall dining expierience. this wasn't our first time at Jonah's but it was a great reminder why we keep coming back. Great Food, Great Service and affordable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was terrible. I've been to islands, I know how fish is supposed to be, but that was no where close. My favorite item was taken off the menu and I know they jacked up the prices for that night. The waitstaff only wanted to get people in an out. They didn't care how you were treated. My glass was not refilled and the waiter didn't care at all about us, they seemed more inclined to serve alcohol to everyone rather than answer questions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Jonahs for Valentines Day which was also our anniversary. We got right in (made reservations on open table). Were not used to paying a lot of money for dining out but this was our anniversary . My wife ordered the filet and king crab legs and I ordered the filet and scallops. Salad was good but had to remind the waitress to bring us our complimentary bread. Filets ok size not much flavor. Crab legs not so king. I had 1 1/2 scallops on my plate for an extra 11.00. Didn't feel to good about that. Overall for price and what we had and taste , hate to say not going to recomaend or go back. We did get a free piece of cake for our anniversary. That was nice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were in Peoria for work and a co-worker recommended Jonah's. We went there two nights in a row! The seafood is outstanding. The service was the best I have experienced in a long time. Highly, Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I had a great dining experience, the waiter was very professional and helpful. It is at a great location with an excellent view. My order was taken quickly, and the service was very fast. Would definitely recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We were expecting a more romantic atmosphere for the prices, but it had a more off the docks bar feel with fancy food for service. It was nice for getting together with family or friend groups, but not an anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Jonah's has been my favorite restaurant for 18 years! My husband and I go for the fabulous atmosphere, incredible quality of seafood, and the remarkable service. We have never had a single complaint. On our last visit, we decided to venture out of our comfort zone and try the monkfish dishes on the specials. Not only was this more affordable than our usual dishes of lobster and king crab legs, but it was delectable. We drive almost forty minutes to dine at Jonah's, and it's worth it each and every time."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience at Jonah's on another snowy evening. The food was great, as usual as well as the service. All four of us had fish or seafood and loved it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at Jonah's for our anniversary. Night started off uncomfortable with hostesses whispering to each other in front of us as we waited at the podium to be seated. We were seated near the fireplace which was a plus on a cold night. The service was not up to par. We waited a great deal of time between each course of the meal. The waiter forget to order my second drink until I reminded him. The biggest surprise of the evening was when the waiter brought the check and apologized for the subpar service. He pleaded with us to not leave him a tip. I told him that I could not do that because it was apparent that he was very busy with a few large tables. His apology was very refreshing and ended the dinner on a positive note."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Once again I thoroughly enjoyed eating at Jonah's. Food is amazing, just wish portions were a little larger. But it did leave room for the gigantic piece of birthday cake they brought after the meal. Will visit again, and again!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My fiancée and I went to Jonah's on New Year's Eve at 6:30 and the place was packed. We were approached by our server quickly and got our meals and drinks more quickly than I expected given the occasion. The food was cooked well and the noise was at a level where I could have a normal conversation without speaking loudly. Overall the experience was enjoyable and I would go back for more special occasions."
    Dined on 12/31/2013