Jack Astor's - St. John's

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309 reviews
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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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TR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Always consistent food but inconsistent service. Our reso was for 10:45... it wasn’t busy, it took 24min for our drinks. Unacceptable. When drinks came, two were mixed wrong.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Would only recommend IF younger people. We were mid 50, and the rest 60-70. We should have just turned around and left right from start, as the music was so loud, we could not talk or enjoy our visit. Not a great experience due to noise levels.

I had asked for a table with a view as three couples getting together for reunion, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The first table was a booth in the BAR backs to the street. Moved to get away from noise and still too loud so they then moved us to the dining room by the kitchen.

Oh well should have read reviews as would never have planned our reunion dinner at Jack Astor’s.

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GL
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Music is far too loud for having a meal with my family at 6 pm. It was peaking at 94 decibels on my app. Really enjoy food here but the music volume is driving myself and friends away

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SS
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Typical sports bar, chain restaurant, pub food place. Not so loud that you couldn't chat at the table, but also loud enough that you can sing along to the music. Great service, friendly server. Food is a decent price for what you get. Nice that they had some Newfoundland craft beers on tap.

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KF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place to eat but its super loud for a restaurant.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent and the service was great. the restaurant was clean and the music moderate

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a
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall experience was good. Waitress was not up on specials and a couple dishes were delayed in respect to all other meals at the table. It was hard to get a waiters attention between ordering and receiving.

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A
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I made a reservation for a low table and for a birthday celebration for a table for 6. When we arrived, we had to wait so they could put a couple of tables together. The restaurant was not full and we only had to wait a few minutes but I was surprised as I would have thought when making a reservation that a table would be ready. I reminded them we had made a reservation but my comment was essentially dismissed and was met with little regard.
We were seated at a high table in the middle of the bar next to a table with about 20 drunk men who were so loud we could not even carry on a conversation. Plus we had a 12 year old with us. We ate our food but there was no mention of the birthday occasion that I had indicated in my reservation. Our server was fine and the food was good but the hostess/reservation experience was the worst I have experienced. Very unfortunate. My entire purpose for making the reservation was because of the birthday occasion and one of the guests had a back issue and sitting at high tables is very uncomfortable. This individual stood by the side of the table for a portion of the meal. After mentioning the reservation and the reception I received, I didn’t mention it again as to not make the guests I was with uncomfortable by complaining.

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p
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Jack Astor's in St. John's, NL provides another great memory with delicious food and awesome service for our family. Wish i could remember the name of our waitress and the ladies that helped bring out our food, cause i would tell her and them that they all did an awesome job :) Food came out pretty fast, and there wasn't one bit left on my plate. I would recommend this place to everyone. Hats off to the Chef!
Thanks again Jack Astor's, well done!

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly and quick service. Overall good time!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, food and service was great! Music was almost too loud and there was a very loud, large group sitting near us...was sometimes hard to carry on a conversation.

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food quality was perfect!! !

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M
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was a bit overpowering making it hard to have conversation at the table, but besides that it was great

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GB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Service was great. But music was waaaaaay too loud. Not a place for a quiet meal & conversation.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server Robyn was excellent and helped make evening great for my friend and me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great! Service and food was excellent

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OT
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Thanks John. My wife ordered gravy with her fries and is was very very very cold. She also had a flat beer. (That happens). Overall it wasn’t bad I am booked in again Thursday.

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VR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night out with friends. Excellent meal and service!

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NH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was really good but service was slow! We waited a while to get our drinks.

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N
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. I had my 7 year old great nephew with us and the server made him feel very important. Service was fast. A little noisy but manageable.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Will definitely visit again. Food was outstanding.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Ordered chicken with sauce on the side. Sauce was placed on chicken. Had to wait for kitchen to cook
a new order while rest of the guests at the table ate. I had to dine alone. Soft drink tasted awful. Tank needed to be changed but couldn't be done right away. Given a can of sprite instead of fountain drink. Thank you! Server barely checked on table to see if we required anything. No refills of drinks provided until we were ready to leave. The food was good. The service not so good. Will try to have a better experience on the next visit.

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KD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening out with friends. Nice location, great food. Nice upbeat spot for mid age adults.....

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The lobster crab dip was very salty and chips were even more salty. The food wasn’t hot. The server was very nice and friendly but his finger nails were a major turn off. He was taking our order and all we could see were very dirty long nails. Kinda ruined our appetite

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and Service was great. Music was a bit to loud if you want to have a conversation with others.

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CK
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Fun place to hang out! Great service, good food, and yummy drink options.

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DT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was good but food was mediocre at best. Poutine was cold, hamburger was dry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was awful and the music was so loud we couldn’t even speak.

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RT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our visit started off poorly. We had reservations and we arrived a little early (5 minutes). We were seated promptly, but that is where it went down. It wasn't a really busy evening (Monday) and we waited over 20 minutes before even our drink order was taken. This we noted was outside the norm and were very disappointed. Our server, Leah, did her best to get the evening on a positive track and was a great server. Drinks arrived very quickly after we managed to get our order placed. The food was served promptly once ordered and was well prepared and presented. Overall, still a good food experience and would still recommend.

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J
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Server(Molly) was great. Food good. Music was too loud.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wasn’t a super huge fan of the sides with the fish and chips - the dressing was more like soggy, garlicky croutons and the slaw was kinda tasteless. Fish was good though.

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B
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! Lindsay was our server, she was awesome! We didn’t have to wait long for our food! Only downside was that there isn’t many vegeatarian options at all. A bit too loud as well.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by our server Faith. Food was hot and delicious. It was loud but the place is huge so it’s to be expected. It was our first time there and we can’t wait to go back.

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AK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, there was a few wait time on drinks, but before finishing up the supper, the waits on drinks was half-hour delayed wasn’t pleased with it but the servers (which I forget her name) and the female manager on duty was awesome, thanks for them that’s help us and apologize and we definitely will be coming back! :) Keep is the good work Jack Astor’s Crew!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food came quickly but was not flavourful. $60 for a meal for myself and my 12 year old son I feel I overpaid for and really did not enjoy. The staff was great and attentive but it did not make up for the food. I will not be visiting there for a while.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great for social gatherings with friends and/or coworkers. Not exactly a family environment.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a great atmosphere! Always a fantastic experience!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 4 and experienced outstanding service from all the Staff!

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GL
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience. The steaks were excellent as usual!

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and good food . enjoyed meeting up with some friends there. Service was excellent

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