Second time to Peoria and second time I walked away saying "Wow...I can't believe this restaurant's seafood is as good as you would find on the west coast." Yum!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Jonah's several times and always enjoy it. We dined with a group of 8 on Saturday in celebration of my daughter's 1st birthday. When we arrived, we were seated at a table upstairs. I expected this because Shane asked me when he confirmed the reservation if anyone in my party would have a problem with stairs. I told him no because I forgot my grandmother would be joining us. When we arrived, the staff was gracious enough to accommodate us at a table downstairs instead. I know large groups can be a pain and I appreciate it. The food was excellent as always.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I enjoyed a
My husband and I enjoyed a drink and appetizer at the Oyster Bar before our reservation at the fish house. I had a cucumber martini that was so refreshing, and we ordered the crab and shrimp nachos, which were also very good. The Oyster Bar was very upbeat with great atmosphere. At the fish house, I ordered the Monkfish, which was divine! It tastes just like lobster! I would highly recommend Jonah's for a special night out!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very fresh and testy, service was friendly and professional, waitress was knowledgable and helpful, view was nice from the windows
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you share what you are celebrating while reserving a table it will printed on the top of the menu. We were given a huge delicious slice of cake to celebrate our anniversary. I had a Ketel one citron Cosmo, perfecto! We shared the gazpacho shrimp which was perfectly portioned. the salad is not ordinary, it has dried cranberries, spinach, mixed greens, soy nuts, clamata olives, etc. no need for dressing! We both had the halibut. One broiled the other garlic peppered. A wonderful choice! Both of us has the sweetened au gratin potatoes. An amazing filling dinner. Had to take the cake to go. Wonderful ambiance. We sat by the windows and watched a mole, geese, ducks and chipmunks along the river, as well as fisherman fishing. Wonderful view;)
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I never write reviews but
I never write reviews but this place is worth your time. I live in CT but do travel to Peoria often. I have been eating seafood at Jonah's since 2006 our meals have always been cooked perfectly. I think the gumbo is as good as any I have had in New Orleans. Service is good from the moment you walk in the door. To find this in E. Peoria and not on the Ocean is a amazing.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our 9th anniversary
It was our 9th anniversary and we were able to sit at a table with a window view and enjoy a delicious meal. The hostess, bar tender & our waitress were all very courteous, professional and they provided great service!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The overall experience was
The overall experience was good! We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess was very nice and seated us right away, which surprised my husband and me. Our waiter was friendly, although it had taken him quite a while for an introduction. He did not go over the menu with us or give us any recommendations (this was our first visit). The other waitress serving was very helpful with her tables and made suggestions and was much more personable. We did enjoy the cake as an anniversary "gift" and thought it was a great extra and made it even more special! It was also delicious! I believe our waiter needs a little more training on engaging a table and then it would have been an excellent visit!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always go there for real special occasions. Outstanding food and great atmosphere.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, as always
Each time I visit the East Peoria area, I make sure to visit Jonah's. The food is always good, and the service even better. My server this time, Evelyn, if I remember correctly, recommended the Sock-eye Salmon which was excellent. The Au-Gratin potatoes are cheesy and slightly sweet. I will eat there again.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were warmly greeted, seated
We were warmly greeted, seated right away and had a very knowledgeable waiter, very helpful waiter. Timing was very good all servings, food was very good.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood Done Right
Great seafood, great service, this is a must if you are in the area. Right on the water, with an extensive menu, huge portions and affordable pricing.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We traveled 50 miles to try
We traveled 50 miles to try Jonas and were not dissapointed. I had crab legs and my better half had grouper. Both were good. I had the clam chowder it was very good. I had a chardonay they described as dry for me it was a little tinny. Overall a fine meal. We were seated with a view of the Illinois river. Nice scenery.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my wife to Jonah's for our one year anniversary. I could not have been happier with the way the evening turned out. The staff had our table ready with two glasses of wine and a single rose that I provided. The waiter was absolutly great and the food was excellent. The atmosphere was very romantic and I know my wife had a night to remember.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place for delicious seafood, service was excellent. From the moment we set foot in the restaurant until we left, the staff was welcoming and we didn't have to ask for anything. A wonderful experience. We were on the upper level by the window and I guess if I had a bad comment it would be to wash the windows. However being on the Illinois River it is impossible to keep the windows clean.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, slow service
boyfriend got the sword fish, i got the bronzed salmon. both were delicious. we topped it off w/ a shared banana foster. again divine.
only complaint is that it took freaking forever to flag down the waitress. at least it gave us time to digest.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
nite out with my son
My son and I went to dinner to use a gift card, and the food was just wonderful, as was the service and atmosphere.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for the 4th
Our table was by the window overlooking the Peoria Riverfront. We watched the fireworks while enjoying our dessert and coffee. Memorable meal, memorable evening! Staff was wonderful! So fun!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food preparation was incredibly wonderful, and the service was great. I have had brunch and dinner at Jonah's several times, and the food and service never disappoints. Plan to drop a couple of other restaurants in order to experience Jonah's more often.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
reasonable price and good
reasonable price and good food. this is the 3rd time we've been there and all 3 times it's been very noisy. the seafood is very fresh. portions are large.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jonah's good seafiod
Great food. Didn't get river view as requested so was quite loud where we were seated. But over all great night
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our meal
I really enjoyed our meal here. If you like places with long ingredient lists that you don't know half of what they are, then this isn't for you. Simple, basic items that are cooked perfectly. There were people in casual dress and those dressed up. Good atmosphere. Will return.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
must try bang bang shrimp!
The restaurant is low lit with nice ambiance for a more romantic meal, though you do see several larger tables celebrating anything from birthdays to anniversaries. We HIGHLY recommend getting an appetizer, there are so many tasty ones, but Bang Bang Shrimp is our favorite :)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jonah's is a great seafood
Jonah's is a great seafood restaurant. I was there on a Friday evening and the place was packed. The food was very good and I would return. The prices can be high depending on what your order. I would have no problem returning in the future.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good place to eat. Meat dishes are few but still good. Great seafood.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood is always well prepared. Classic recipes and some a little more imaginary, like the Cilantro-lime butter Mahi Mahi.
Server didn't pick up the pace as the restaurant got more crowded led to a longer wait for service clearing and getting the check than there should have been.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Above average experience
First time at Jonah's. Had a reservation but were told on arrival we would be called when a table opened up, waited about 10 minutes. It was busy, but saw 2 or 3 open tables as we were seated. We are not seafood experts but know what we like. We had lobster and Bayou Peppered Swordfish and enjoyed both. Sides well-prepared. Waiter good and prompt. He did ask if it was a special occasion, we told him anniversary but it didn't seem to go anywhere, like he was just asking because they are told to. All food was delivered promptly, good presentation, wonderful bread. Dining room loud. So while it's not really a place you would go for ambience, the food is great. Reasonably priced. Nice view of the river. Would return for the food.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife there to celebrate our anniversary. The food was very good, and the service was good. I would recommend this spot for special occasions. I don't believe you'll be disappointed. I had the Bayou peppered swordfish, and it was very well prepared.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost a diamond!
Frequent guest so this place is good, really good! Quality of food, freshness of food and variety of food is great. The only consistent challenge is they never have enough wait staff, so they can't keep up with great service and timely needs.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
spur of the moment
We had heard about Jonas from a friend and drove up from Springfield. We loved sitting by the window and watching the view. Our waiter was very attentive and great with suggestions. The food was good and so was the wine. We were pleasantly surprised when the bill arrived, we thought it was very reasonable for the meal we had.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always have great food at Jonah's. Our waitress Debbie was wonderful.
Great Dining experience!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to Jonah's a few
Have been to Jonah's a few times and will not hesitate to return. They were quite busy (as usual) and we had to wait about 20 minutes past our reservation time, but not a huge deal. Our appetizer, flash-fried calamari, was outstanding! The swordfish was great, even if they did run out of the Bayou sauce after I'd ordered it. My wife was quite happy with the monkfish. The sides were decent, although a bit bland. The only other nitpick I have would be that the wait staff was a little light, so we spent a fair amount of time with empty glasses. Overall, though, a very pleasing dinner with a nice view of the waterfront.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is always great!
Dinner at Jonah's is always great! Atmosphere and view are always a plus. Wait staff always on top of every need. We will be back!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always great with service to match. They will customize your order nearly any way you want within reason. Highly recommend.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Dinner
The oysters on the half shell were excellent (we had the sampler platter) and both kinds were yummy. Our server gave us great recommendations to try for dinner and all four of us were happy with our selections. AND, the giant piece of birthday cake the restaurant gave us to share was a nice surprise!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit Jonah's every time
We visit Jonah's every time we are in Peoria and are never disappointed.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Jonah's and it won't be our last. We did have to wait about 10 minutes for our reservation but that was no problem, we just sat in the bar. One of us is a vegetarian and our server made recommendations and said they could make a veggie stir-fry which was just great! Deviled eggs are absolutely delicious!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Meal
If you would like seafood in the Peoria Area, this is a great place to go! The menu has a large variety of seafood with daily specials. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. We has the crab cakes and tuna poke to start with and both were very good. I had crab legs for the main course and they were delicious.
The restaurant has beautiful views of the Illinois River.
Although I did see people there with small children, I would not recommend attending with very small children if you would like to enjoy a meal. The tables are not large enough to keep small hands out of reach of the objects on the table.
I would recommend this place to a friend.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service; great Food
Jonah's is on of my favorite restaurant. We went with three others who had never been there. They live in a large city and consider themselves foodies. They LOVED the food, service and ambiance. I would highly recommend this restaurant, particularly if you like seafood. One person in our party had the filet (he hates any type of seafood/fish), and said it was delicious.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for our 1st anniversary. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. We had the oysters rockefeller, sea scallops, and salmon. Great dishes, however; I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
very capable service and excellent
very capable service and excellent food, especially the cold salads.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Truly enjoyable atmosphere
Truly enjoyable atmosphere and food quality was excellent
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Great Service, Reasonably Priced, & a great view.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
been to Jonah's numerous times. never had a bad meal or poor service yet. especially enjoy the salad, the egg rolls
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice night out. `
We celebrated my 36th birthday at Jonah's. Great service, great food!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I dined at Jonah's to celebrate our anniversary. From the small details of having our name on the menu...to the excellent dinner....it was a great evening. The king Crab Leg dinner and Tasmanian Salmon were both delicious, well prepared and there was plenty of it. Service was very good.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Date Night
We drove from Bloomington, IL and it is well worth the drive for excellent fresh seafood.
Even though it wasn't a special occasion, Jonah's is the perfect place for a romantic dinner.
Our Server provided excellent recommendations and service.
The homemade Crab Rangoon was the best we have ever had and the Clam Chowder had clams in every single bite!
A very relaxing dinner that spanned over 1 1/2 hours. Great atmosphere.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoy this restaurant.
Really enjoy this restaurant. It was our second visit
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are located closer to Springfield, but with nothing in Springfield worth our time, we decided to try Jonah's at my sister's recommendation. My wife loves oysters, so we went early and she had a plate of oysters at the oyster bar. Excellent décor and ambience. Bar was very nicely designed with a very helpful staff that even satisfied my wife's taste in wine. We then proceeded to the dining area and were waited on immediately. The only complaint I had was that we came after sunset and really didn't have much of a scenic view. The Peoria nighttime lighting was nice, but I think would have been better during daylight hours. Appetizers were delicious, entrée was even better. Price was fair for the meal and the atmosphere. Music a bit loud.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time . Food quality and service was excellent
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM