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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
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner. I had Salmon and she had Steak and Scallops. We also had the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. Nice kick to this and the Shrimp were huge. All really good. The Salmon was a step above anything you normally find. And my wife's Filet was very tender and juicy."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have been coming several years on our anniversary. We have enjoyed each visit. The service and food are outstanding. We were a little disappointed our names were not on the menu since we requested it, but that did not distract from our over all experience. We hope to celebrate our 40th there next year."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Good, fresh, seafood. Wide variety to choose from on an constantly updated menu. Due to all wood interior the noise level gets a little too high when nearing a full house."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Have their East Coast blue's oysters on the half shell, they're simply fantastic! Wide selection of fish with several options of cooking type for each; all excellent. Make your palate and yourself a great gift and enjoy a dinner at Jonah's."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food and service was excellant. I was celebrating my birthday and it was exciting to see the restaurant placed on the menu the names of all of the birthday and anniversary celebrations for that day. Great touch...."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed coming to Jonah's for special occassions. Love the oysters rockefeller!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I went to Jonah's because I heard they had great seafood., and took my wife there for her birthday. The staff and service was good, but I, nor my wife was impressed with the food. The food was not bad, but was just plain. For the price of the meal I expected more and will not be making a return visit."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I believe our waitress was Emily and she was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything was great. Food was excellent and service was wonderful"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Celebrated my guy's birthday here. His name appeared on the menu headline with a Happy Birthday greeting. We were able to take one home as a souvenir. Food was excellent and wonderfully served. The large complimentary piece of chocolate cake was too big for us both so we had a nice piece to take home for later. The view of the sun setting on the Illinois River was lovely. Ramps are present to assist the handicap but are pretty steep. The ladies restroom did not have a handicap accessible stall. We had a delightful evening and will consider coming back for other special occasions."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went for our first anniversary. Featured app was very good. Highly recommend the pascale shrimp!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The filet mignon steak at Jonah's is the best my wife and I have found in the Peoria area. We also enjoy the fresh fruit plate. The food is always very good and the service has always been great, so my wife and I celebrate our birthdays and anniversaries at Jonah's . This visit we were celebrating our anniversary and were disappointed that my wife had to eat alone while I had to wait for my steak to be prepared as ordered. I told the server it wasn't his fault, but it would have been nice to eat together on our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My expectations were really high on this restaurant, after hearing a lot of feedback about it. But it was just ok. They brag about having fresh food and prepared at the moment, but I got one order in less than 3 min... Food didn't taste like nothing spectacular, something you can find anywhere, nothing new."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "gumbo, chowder, clam flatbread, rice & beans were all outstanding. my pan fried oysters had a bit more breading than I like, but for "Midwestern" fried oysters they were quite good. Grilled fish dishes of my companions seemed very fresh."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Are waiter was awesome. The only thing was the hostess was very rude she didn't look at us and told the other girl just put them anywhere."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "There was nothing lacking about our (my wife and I) dinner experience at Jonah's. The service and food was outstanding. A little pricey but outstanding. I enjoyed the King crab and Lobster dinner. The lobster was cooked to perfection and ,by far, the best lobster tail I've eaten in this area. I would definitely recommend Jonah's to friends and I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great spot on the river...Best views during the sunset!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Fresh fish, excellent chowder, prompt service. Only complaint is that the children's portions are too big."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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