Jack Astor's - St. John's

4.2
292 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.
What 292 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great! Service and food was excellent

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OT
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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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
3 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
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
8 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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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the location and service is typically good. Had a steak there for the first time and it was actually very good! Not far off a Keg steak.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were seated behind a big table of young hockey players. So the noise was astronomical. Once seated the staff didn’t realize we were there due to the fact that we were in a 2 seater booth behind said huge table. We were there about 20 mins before someone came over. But the waitress and manager more then made up for it. Our starter and drinks were comped and the waitress and manager apologized repeatedly. The food was amazing! Would definitely recommend this place to others!

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AO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Service by our waitress Lauren Smith. Food delivered in timely manner hot and delicious

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OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amy, our waitress, was excellent! Beer was cold, food was hot and everything was great, as usual! We were disappointed with our dessert, the apple pie nachos - they looked nothing like the menu picture and the quantity left something to be desired! But overall, we had a great time!

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LK
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would indeed. But take ear plugs. The is if was that loud that I couldn't here my husband talk to me and he was sat next to me

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BC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp Pad Thai!! Yum

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j
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The place is great, I'm not a big fan of the food served here and often go here for a drink instead. We had an awesome time our server and the company made for a outstanding night.

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VH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and excellent food

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O
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome, as usual. Jacks never disappoints! Our server, Allie, is a treasure! She was super attentive and very personable! Thanks for a great evening! ❤️

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This is my second time at this location. First attempt I notified waitress I was celiac and hot contaminated by given the wrong bun for my burger. So management apologize and given me a certificate to come again. Will we did that this week our waitress was awesome. Sadly my pad thai was not it had a long black hair in my noodles i was grossed out. I was offered another plate which i rarely ate due to being grossed out over my food. The plate was discounted from my bill which i appreciated. Waitress apologize for my service and did her best to accomodate. Sadly twice being there with 2 not so great experiences unsure if I will go back.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food and great service and friendly, helpful staff.
Only problem I had was the noise level there( combination of music and people). I could barely hear my wife across the small 2 person table and the server and I had to shout at each other to hear one another. Other than that it was perfect there.

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GR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived until we left the service and food was fantastic.. The waitress very friendly and helpful...strongly recommend Jack Astor’s..

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter Johny needs to be more trained when it’s busy
He made a lot of mistakes while writing down the orders
And we got the wrong food
I was so sad about it that i just take my food home and eat it
Because they had to remake the food and my guests were done eating.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food and atmosphere was nice but we were asked to move and the waitress didn’t give us cutlery or napkins or anything that we need and then didn’t guve us any thing for what happen to us. I loved the food with my girlfriend but hate the service

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MD
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Seated at booth in corner next to kitchen entrance. Questioned twice whether we could be moved due to server traffic and kitchen noise. Denied twice and given response of full house despite restaurant less than 1/3 capacity at time and still only 1/2 full by time we left.

Service was friendly yet sporadic. Caesar salad arrived 15 mins after entree it was ordered with. Had to request beverage refills (again restaurant 1/3).

Food quality ok; not great. Excessive use of Pepper. Crab dip bland. Flavours not fully incorporated. Steak temperatures as requested. Chicken bite found in crispy onion accompaniment (not part of menu item).

Overall; lacklustre experience

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall the food was good, but I think you need to have at least one more wrap with the fajita's and spread the toppings out more on the nacho's as all the topping were in the middle.

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