Jonah's Seafood House

4.5
1231 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1231 people are saying
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KeplerK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic and the pricing was reasonable. They seemed a little disorganized forgetting some food or forgetting to fill drinks. Otherwise will definitely go back.

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BETHM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Love Jonah’s but this visit wasn’t very good. My fish tasted bad and my white fish wasn’t white and couldn’t finish. Will be awhile before I return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The staff made you always feel safe. The ambiance is enjoyable. Love hat the menu changes often based on the fresh fish availability.

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Drink order was incorrect. My wife had a hair in her onion soup. We were not charged for her soup when we brought it to the attention of the waitress. They have changed their house salad. Very different ingredients from the past. Entrees were good.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a small snaffu with our appetizer, but they more than made it up to us with a huge slice of their chocolate cake.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

While our food was great, we got baked oysters
Surf and turf and shrimp pascale

Our service was sub par at best. We weren’t seated with silverware, no big deal, but wasn’t until after appetizers were brought out that she brought any. Was given half full water glasses and had to actually at one point get up to find someone to get a drink. Had ordered a bar drink and waited over 15 min to get it (Jameson and coke so it wasn’t a complicated drink)

I totally understand social distancing but we were seated in a study area in the middle of the restaurant. Seemed claustrophobic

On the other hand our food was great. Oysters were delicious and the pascale sauce was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice seafood dinner. The salmon and ahi tuna were great. The atmosphere was a bit chaotic.

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jaycee
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was served in a timely manner. New booths were very comfortable and provided safer dining. our waitress stopped by frequently to see if we needed anything. the food was very well prepared and served in perfect intervals.

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BethM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the place to go if you want cooked to perfection seafood. Everything I have ordered has been good.

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Jelly
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was awesome.

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Babe
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood in the area!!! Raspberry martini was wonderful. Great beer selection. Oysters Rockefeller to die for!

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DavidZ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was very good. My wife had the scallops, which she said were excellent. I had the crab quesadilla, which was good but not great. This was an excellent restaurant for our anniversary. The staff was very kind, and the pace was very good. Not rushed, but not overly slow either. Our server, Kennedy, was delightful. My wife has a gluten allergy, having Celiac disease. The chef, Austin, personally went through the menu with her very patiently and thoroughly, making sure that everything that was prepared for her was very safe, even identifying some things that may be troublesome because of cross-contamination.

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WilliamB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these times of personal protection and sanitization, Jonah’s exceeded our expectations. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary. Brad was our waiter. He was beyond accommodating. Our appetizer, entree and dessert were very good.... the experience we have come to expect from Jonah’s .... highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience for us. We were traveling thru the midwest and found this place on open table! Crab legs and scallops were wonderful 👏

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JimH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Filet and lobster where very good and oysters were some of the best we have had

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PearlS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner. Waiter was very helpful answering all our questions. It was my birthday and they brought me out a pice of yummy chocolate cake with whipped cream and strawberry’s. I highly recommend them.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It has been a while since coming here and it has definitely changed. When I asked to substitute a salad for a potato (due to my diet) I was told they would still charge me extra for the salad and did not offer me any other options rather than a potato. The portion sizes were very small for the price of the meals. We were not given napkin/silverware unless we asked for it. Husband had to call waitress back to finish his order as she did not ask what side he wanted. Only saving grace was that since it was our anniversary, we were given a free dessert (very nice chocolate cake) for free.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was very good

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JulietJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very accomodating. I am from an out of town and meeting a friend who needs cheering up. We were there an hour early than what our reservation is and they gladly find us seats. Was very happy as we were starving. Food is amazing! Holly take care of us and answer questions pleasantly. Overall enjoy our time, food and services.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved it. Can't wait to go back. I can't stop thinking about the clam chowder.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the best waiter! He was prompt, friendly and just very charismatic! He said he was from California.

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PatrickO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to see Jonah's open again. My friends and I have been craving seafood for months, and waited patiently for them to be opened up. The food was exceptional, as usual, and Kennedy, our server was very well trained and professional. My only wish is that they put the fish tacos back on the menu. Our experience was very enjoyable, and we plan on returning soon.

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PeggyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

During this time of the pandemic, I was very happy to see the tables distanced apart and the employees wearing masks. What I was not happy about was people entering the establishment with no masks on. We wore masks to our table and kept them on until we ordered. I was under the impression that restaurants were requiring diners to wear masks at least until they got to there table. I work as a circulation manager at a library, and I refuse to let people in who are not wearing masks. So I was very disappointed that was not happening at Jonah's. Otherwise the food great and our waitress was wonderful.

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TaritaC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as expected. This has become mine and my husbands go to for special occasion date nights! Our server was fantastic and knowledgeable. Love Jonah’s!!

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Marissa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We sat outside. Very nice outdoor seating area.

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RandyE
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

One of our meals was delicious and what I’ve come to expect from this establishment. The other was ok but nothing special and definitely not worth the price. The fish was tender and moist, it just lacked any flavor.

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JR01
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have Jonah's back open!

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Mitchell
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our 3rd anniversary weekend. We don't know if this was an accident or not, but we were given a window seat in the back. We loved it!

We had some privacy and an amazing view. My wife is head over heels in love with Peoria's skyline and couldn't get over the view. 😁

The waiter was kind and polite. My wife is gluten intolerant and he was very kind and helped us out when we accidentally ordered fried shrimp instead of grilled.

We did get charged full price for my wife's creme brulee when we were told it would be discounted since it was an anniversary dinner. But we didn't want to make a big fuss about it.

We both highly recommend their food and atmosphere. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. We love celebrating our birthdays and anniversary at Jonas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was exceptional as always!

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RodM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dirty martini's around - excellent Blue Cheese stuff olives!!!! Both myself and my wife's dinners were very good as well. We both love Jonah's - just don't get there enough!

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Chad
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Jonah’s!! Jess was our waitress and she was excellent!! Delicious food and the chocolate cake was a perfect ending to our meal.

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Bach59
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good place for decent, fresh
seafood in the Midwest.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always been happy with Jonah’s. The food is always delicious, the restaurant itself is beautiful, and the service is always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. New updates were gorgeous! Will be back very soon.

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Vicker
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, food was delicious and our waiter was amazing. Highly recommend Jonahs, best seafood restaurant in the Peoria area. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipguysguy
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant. But quite shocked to see zero socially distances tables, guests not wearing masks (although staff were). There was no attempt on part of staff to even ask patrons about social distancing or masks. Overly crowded. Table was for 7 pm but we had to wait until 730. Food was okay. Service was wanting. Took too long to get us drinks and refills and food.

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AlyAl
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Made a reservation for 6:30pm. Wasn't seated until 7:15pm. Dinner took about an hour to even get to our table, and the food wasn't even hot. The halibut entrée was extremely bland and dry and came with 5 green beans. Paid about 26 dollars for that dish. They clearly overbooked themselves and couldn't keep up. It was my husband and I's first date night out in over a year (he was deployed), and it was such a huge let down.

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DougZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great food, they were not doing social distance seating as it was packed, which is why the service was bad and very slow. We were there over 1 hour and 45 minutes and another couple was seated after us and got service better and left 45 minutes before we even got our check.

FAQs

Jonah's Seafood House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (309) 694-0947.

Jonah's Seafood House is rated 4.5 stars by 1231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.