Jack Astor's - St. John's

4.1
349 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.
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LyRogers
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Disappointing experience. We made a reservation, showed up on time, but apparently they gave away our table twice, causing an extra 20 min wait to be seated. Not to mention the "waiting area" was nothing more than a conglomerate of people standing around with no social distancing in place. First, off we ordered our drinks. The coke was flat and asked the waitress to take it back and get me a water. No big deal. But it only went downhill from there. I ordered the buffalo chicken sandwich with a Caesar salad for the side and my girlfriend ordered the clubhouse with Buddha salad. I asked for the blue cheese dressing on the side, my girlfriend wanted goat cheese substituted on her salad for cheddar, or whatever other shredded cheese was available. Not too difficult. Anyways, the buffalo sandwich showed up with the blue cheese on the sandwich and my girlfriend's salad showed up with the cheese correctly subbed, but was missing 5 other ingredients..... We mentioned the errors to the waitress, who took our food away to be remade. The wait for the remade sandwich was overly long, only for it to show up with the dressing, mild sauce (that the chicken was supposed to be dipped in), and coleslaw topping all on the side (basically build your own sandwich) and the Caesar salad was missing. The waitress simply told my girlfriend "we're out of strawberries" for her salad. What about the other 4 ingredients?? They eventually brought me a new Caesar salad, comped the meals, but my girlfriend never did get her remade salad.... The manager and server were apologetic and we appreciated them comping the meal after without us pushing for it, but the kitchen personnel need to get their act together. I'd rather have paid full price for an enjoyable meal than be comped for the mess we endured. I can appreciate the extra burden COVID has placed on restaurants, but there are lots of others still giving it 110% for our business. Will not be making another reservation here.

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ddsjuly
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Just average though chicken fingers WERE awesome, as advertised.

1st time there and was happy to support local right now. I would return.

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vipGeoffH
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, awesome staff (Jon was great)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome place to go for a few drinks!

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fouadh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We had called and asked for something specific after they told us yes it was never mentioned again but it was not done. The food was good but took way too long and forgot some of our order as well as some drinks.

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Guylaine
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Excellent and prompt service- Food was great, felt very secure with level of cleanliness and sanitizing being done-

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FionaE
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night as always!

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Netty
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Asked to move to a different table (one of 15 empty ones) and was given a hard time for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good to be back but food was less than appealing this time around. Steak was disappointing, undercooked and very tough. Menu options have changed and seems more main streamed and not as unique anymore. Just didn’t feel the same as in past experiences and we were let down this time which was surprising. Thank you though to the manager who gave us 15% off meals, just not sure if we will be back in again any time soon.

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Cathy
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were glad you have opened again and felt very much that the guidelines set were all adhered to. Felt very safe and enjoyed being out again

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! My favorite restaurant! Good food, drinks and atmosphere. Missed it during covid.

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GLENC
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual. Absolutely love the steak

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MarilynF
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

One plate came out burnt and another had a bad taste. Prob will be a long time before we return. Not a place for family especially a young family.

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EStreet
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was very good, an excellent server, great beer selection and they even had a deal on bottles of wine. Always enjoy going to Jack's!

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VincentM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

At this point based on the food preparation of all 4 of our steaks I would not. We were seated by friendly staff, served by a great young girl named Amy and the service was great. However, here is where things went off the rails. All 4 of us ordered steaks ranging from medium rare to well done. The medium rare steaks was done more to blue, barley even heated. The toppings on the first try was right. On the returned steak is was still not what I would call medium rare. It was pink on one side and cooked on the other and it came with no toppings. The toppings were brought melted on a plate after I requested them.
The well done steak was not well done but almost charcoal the second time. The second medium rare came out more rare then medium. Blood was running and the middle was not heated. The final steak came out the second time close to medium but still had a fair amount of blood running out of it. The appetizers were fine. The drinks were fine. However, they also ran out of sauces for 2 of the 4 of us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food and service was just ok. 1 of 6 meals was missed and waitress had to go back looking for it.

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LisaS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst service/experience I’ve had in a long time.

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vipJoannH
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They said they didn't have my reservation. But they had room for us so it was okay however now i dont get my points with open table for booking through them.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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Renjack
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was good but the food wasn’t great!! We had a variety of food and was disappointed in just about everything we ordered!! The only thing that was good was the drinks!! We have been customers since the place opened !! Not sure what happened this time!! Going to be a while before we head back!!

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Christinea
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The music is way too loud ..

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OpenTable Diner
Brazil
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The food was excellent and so was the service. I will never go to jack astors on a Sunday in the future, they have sporting events blaring in the background . I was told this is what they do every Sunday, was not enjoyable

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Cathy
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It was fairly loud. Louder than usual. Food and service were great other than that.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Dip was icy cold . They brought out a hot one after my meal arrived. Meal arrived with red onion after I had asked for none. Another guest in our party had an ice cold poutine . They brought out a new one and it was still cold. My wrap was soggy and wet have no idea why. Always enjoy jack astors. Either the quality has gone down hill or they were having a bad night. Was super disappointing .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Too hot. Food quality poor. Cold and far too much garlic.

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vipHollyL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My son’s 18th Burthdat

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NathalieV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would totally recommend Jack Astors, the food was excellent, the drink options are fun, and the sayings on the servers' t shirts were adorable

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vipamandac
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there. Food was good and service was great! Overall decent place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son took me out for my birthday! Had a great meal and dessert was fabulous, as usual.

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Jeffm
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was absolutely horrible. Waiting almost 30min for drinks for the kids. Not sure where the server was for almost 2hrs. Didn’t make my wife’s birthday experience very good, that’s for sure. Lesson learned

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AlexJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to enjoy a meal, very friendly service and great atmosphere.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was amazing verry friendly server and staff food was not woth the price can't see my self going back there

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GeoffM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upbeat place..friendly staff...great food...go there regularly

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MarilynF
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Extremley noisy and people sitting next to us were very noisy and swearing a lot

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Kimberley
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious!

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was better than the food. At our table the burger was excessively dry, nachos were good, three orders of chicken strip were quite nice. My rice and veggie dish with grilled chicken was decent but trying to eat healty, this dish was very salty and the grilled chicken was cooked to the point of being very dry.

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SarahA
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes. They have gluten free hamburger buns which is important to us because of Celiac disease. Would be great if they also had gluten free pizza. Service is good and the atmosphere is enjoyable. Will certainly recommend and visit again soon.

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MichelleC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful evening, made my husband's birthday a great event. Our server Claire was very sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server Robyn was excellent. The meal was just as good as her service, thanks.

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Jack Astor's - St. John's is rated 4.1 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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