Jonah's Seafood House

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Seafood
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!
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BrianC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for the first time in quite a while. We were seated and served in a timely manner. The appetizers were delicious and our entrees did not disappoint. The halibut was excellent and presented well. My wife had the coconut shrimp which she really enjoyed. We will return in the near future.

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RobynB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Food was spectacular and service was great! We will definitely eat here again! We didn't save room for dessert...and we regretted that when the table next to us had theirs served!

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BethM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Jonah’s. Seafood is always flavorful and cooked perfectly. We will be back soon.

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Exercise2eat
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like tuna, you will not be disappointed. Whether the appetizer or entree, you will enjoy. One of the best fish restaurants in downstate Illinois.

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NicoleM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great staff! Fabulous decor! Great place to eat. You don’t want to miss this place on your next stop to Peoria!

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CherylW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent meal for the cost. We were sitted towards the back so our attention from our waiter was limited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was very very good! Service was acceptable but not great. Coffee was always cold.

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CassandraS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The service was amazing. The food was not good. Ordered the tuna appetizer and that was the only thing that was good, should have just ordered that. My coconut shrimp tasted like it came from the freezer. We had dinner there a few years ago and the quality of the food has seriously gone down hill

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BDWillinois
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Jonah's to celebrate our son's birthday. Jonah's was his choice after a previous visit. I had the Hawaiian Red Snapper, my wife the Ono and our son the Filet and King Crab. All meals were prepared perfectly and were delicious. We started off the meal with a Shrimp Cocktail and cup of Gumbo. The Gumbo was wonderfully spicy. We would highly recommend dining at Jonah's!

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious; Clam chowder, gumbo, shrimp appetizer, scallops! All very good. Kennedy, our server, was attentive and efficient. We look forward to going back!

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NacoleF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, fast service, waiter was very helpful in describing the menu. Was super busy but food still came out fast and the service was amazing. Will be back soon.

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HoundDog78
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the parking lot was packed when my date and I arrived, we were able to find a spot relatively easily however. While we were early, we were taken to our table promptly at our reservation time. The service was excellent and the food was beyond delicious. My filet was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. My date’s salmon was also cooked perfectly. While they were out of calamari, out waitress recommended the fried oysters and my date and I were extremely pleased with this choice. Wait time for our order was more than acceptable, and overall, our experience was memorable. While pricing is not for a casual dining date, it was well worth every penny. You will not find a better seafood experience in central Illinois, and perhaps all of the Midwest!

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BudS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Don't go here the day after a holiday. We had a 5:30 reservation on February 15th. I hope the people that dined there the night before had a good time. because several menu items were not available to us at 5:30 the next evening. The people at the next table complained and got some adjustments and a free dessert. We just had poor service and my wife had shrimp unstead of the scallops that were on the menu. I skipped my appitizer, because they were out of calimari. After we ordered, we realized the waitress didn't offer salads. We're not complainers, so we just ate and left.

This is a shame, because this was our favorite EP restaurant and where we had our wedding reception. We probably won't go back.

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MitchellM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was okay but nothing to get super excited about. The crab rangoon was a very good appetizer, with lots of crab meat and flavor. We had the swordfish (the special) which was a nice fish dish, but did not have the flavor or consistency of swordfish. We also had the filet and crab, which was an underwhelming amount of crab, but otherwise had high quality ingredients and meat.

All of this may not apply to daily dining here, because there was a special menu for valentines day.

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Kaylea
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

We have always loved It here. We made reservations and still had to wait a significant amount of time. Our waiter had 0 personality and never checked on us. The food was so bad. Honestly felt like I was eating at a chain restaurant. We will not be back.

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Debra
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience and the service was spectacular!!

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FeliciaL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff was friendly and quick on their feet. This was my first time dining here and I will definitely be back.

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tada4
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Learned the oyster bar isn't just oysters,so next time will try that.

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RayK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated within 5 minutes of our reservation on Valentine's Day. Service great and food arrived quickly. And it was good.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience1

They had a reduced menu, coleslaw was dry, fries were cold. Bread was good, crab rangoon was good.....Pricey

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JackN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every thing about the dinner was very good. The view was very good also as we looked across the river to see the Peoria skyline.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines evening. Very enjoyable.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

My meal was terrible the fish and chips were just a clump of breading.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

They didn't have any fish left at 7:00 and the last time the same thing happened. It was my husband's bday and he was very disappointed.

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BETHM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love eating at Jonah’s. This time my snapper was dry, but that was the first time that happened. Will return. U

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OdetteJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had reservations for 6:30 but weren’t seated til 7. I guess they had a really large party downstairs. And the parking lot was so full, we drove around for about 15 minutes before until someone left. My clam chowder was very good and my steak and crab was very good; however, the waiter forgot my baked potato and I had to ask for it. When it did arrive, it wasn’t fully cooked and was hard. My husband said his steak was just ok.

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vipNCDining
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great venue right on the river! The service was a little slow, but the waitress was very attentive and kept us up to date. The food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Will definitely go back!

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kpmac
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Jonah's never disappoints! We celebrated our 35th anniversary on a Saturday evening. The food was fantastic but the best part of the meal was the service. Kennedy was very attentive and appeared to anticipate our every need. She also was very kind and did not rush our meal. Thank you Kennedy!!

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AmandaZ
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Parmesan Mahi Mahi was very bland with no flavor at all. Server did not come to the table after the food was brought out for about 20 minutes and the dining floor was not busy. The server was very friendly, but was not present much. Had to ask for water twice before getting any. We usually have very good experiences at Jonah’s so hopefully it was just an off night, but it was not good. We won’t be back for a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. I’m from New England and I asked the waiter if he would recommend the chowda’ and he said yes. Spot on!

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food. The sweet augratin potatoes and the "Jumbo" soup were fabulous!

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vipLuvfinefood
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Decided to stop for lunch; we each had amazing salads. You must try the seven layer salad! The waitress overheard me mention my husband’s birthday, and she brought out a piece of chocolate cake. Great food, great service, and a beautiful view of the Illinois River.

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Kelli
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went to Jonah's for New Year's Eve dinner. While they had a smaller menu because of the occasion, there was still plenty to choose from for both my husband and I. The food was fantastic! We always enjoy our dinners when we visit Jonah's.

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TimothyY
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our appetizer (calimari) was served shortly after our soup and salad, which we were still eating. My wife's scallops were good, but my fish, which I've never eaten before was dry and tepid. Thankful it came with a cream sauce which made it edible. I won't order that dish again. It was similar to a heavy sword fish, only drier and less flavor. Desserts were good. Overall, for the price, meal was average at best.

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kevinm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely wonderful birthday dinner with my wife.
They gave her the biggest, most delicious piece of ooey gooey chocolate cake for free as a birthday gift1

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JimC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have stopped at Jonah's several times when traveling through Peoria and it is usually fine but this visit was very good across the board.

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Keaton
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is me and my girlfriend's go-to spot for special occasions. The scallops never disappoint!

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LarryC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Over priced, food was luke warm at best! Probably will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, didn't seem like there were as many choices in seafood this time. Lots of alcohol choices!

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