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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.41mi
  2. Distance: 0.75mi
  3. Distance: 2.08mi
  4. Distance: 2.30mi

About Jonah's Seafood House

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!

2601 N. Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, Cajun

Hours of Operation:
Jonah"s Dining: Monday thru Friday 11a til 9p, Saturday 4p til 9p, Sunday Dark
2601 Oyster Bar: Monday thru Saturday 11a til 11p, Sunday Dark
Seafood Market & Bake Shop: Monday thru Saturday 9a til 7p, Sunday Dark

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(309) 694-0947

Website:
http://jonahsseafood.com/J101/jonahs.nsf/vision?OpenPage

Private Party Facilities:
Jonah's offers several areas for semi-private events. The Boat Room is available for up to 15 and the Fireplace Room accommodates up to 20.

Private Party Contact:
Teri Ford: (309) 694-0946

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jonah's Seafood House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Waterfront (12)
Scenic View (12)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (7)
Healthy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (3)
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Hot Spot (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I've been to Jonah's before and it's been wonderful, but my most recent experience left me extremely disappointed. It was a Valentine's Day date, so we expected busy. What we didn't expect was for them to have an extremely limited entree menu, be out of the bottle of wine we ordered, and then be out of our first 3 choices from the already the limited menu. And they ran out of bread! How does an establishment with so much experience run out of bread at dinner time?
We ordered calamari for an appetizer, and it was marginal at best -- some soggy pieces, and completely without salt. Hubby ordered bronzed salmon, and it was good but not great. I had the grouper salinas, and it was not really even good. The sauce was extremely shrimpy, to the tune that I couldn't really even taste the flavor of the fish.
In the end, this experience may dissuade me from going back to Jonah's. Perhaps someday for a more casual dinner or lunch, but absolutely never again for a holiday such as Valentine's Day. My husband and I were both left wishing we'd just had salad and dessert. I'm just trying to get over the disappointment -- I had such high expectations, and was left wanting.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We went on Valentine's Day and it was our first time at Jonah's. They had a limited menu and they were out of Ono my first choice so I went with the Jambalaya which was pretty good. However my wife went with the Grouper and was very unimpressed. Overall it was dry and bland and most definitely overpriced in comparison to what I had ordered. Decent service for a busy afternoon but we were left unattended for extended periods of time on a few occasions. Overall it was okay but not what I expected for an upscale restaurant on Valentine's Day.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always good , this time service was disappointing . Took to long to get waited on . They didn’t take our order until we was done with our oyster rockafeller . Everyone around us showed up after we did but left before us . Oh well . Food was good as always

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The experience for us was wonderful from start to finish. Great food, service, and ambiance.
I would recommend your resturant to anyone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved it! Haven’t been back since I moved from Peoria- 15 yrs ago! So glad I made the trip for the restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always nice night out at Jonah’s. The food was good, the timing of each course was very good. The wait staff was on top of it. My wife and I were able to have conversation since it wasn’t too loud where we were seated. Overall great experience!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Seafood as fresh as I had in Florida. Good service and timing of courses was perfect

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Grouper had no flavor/seasoning, was over cooked or left under heat lamp in window too long. Caesar salad barely had dressing and the dressing tasted like lemon tartar sauce not like Caesar, poor lettuce quality. Poor service, disappointing overall.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was wonderful...our first time there...we weren’t disappointed!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Well prepared entrees...the kitchen knows how to cook fish...not overdone! Interesting menu options. Good prices on bottled wines, ordered a Chardonnay that I regularly pay $22 for at the liquor store, menu priced at only $34...so a very good deal. Knowledgeable, attentive wait staff. A good experience

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful experience for our anniversary. The pace of the meal was not rushed but timely. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was out of this world! Would highly recommend to others!!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Size of oysters have to be the smallest I've eaten in the past 40 years. Probably won't order those again. Bread crust was so tough I thought I was going to loose a filling. Other than that, very enjoyable evening. Drinks were great. (Brandy Old Fashion Sweet). Scallops were very tasty. Shrimp and fish very good. Veggies were ok. Bread cheese spread was excellent. Service was very good and server was pleasant. Enjoyed salads/size and toppings. Delivery of items were timely. Atmosphere was very nice too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We had the best waitress, Leslie! It was a great dining experience!
SG

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food and service were excellent. My only comment was that I had made this reservation two weeks prior to the date, When e arrive we were seated next to the opening to the reception rea. May tables were unfilled. I asked if our table of 3 could be moved to another table away from the hub-bub. The answer was NO . There were too many reservations. We ate and by the time we were through there were still 4 tables within close proximity that were still unfilled. Very poor answer and respect for us....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good! It was very busy and seemed understaffed a bit, but our waitress was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great place. If you want fish, oysters or clams, this is the place to go. The seared scallops were great. You can also get them spicy. Couldn’t decide between chowder or gumbo. Surprise, they make a “Chumbo”, which is a combination of the two and it’s very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place for a nice get together!!! Very charming and excellent food and views!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our evening started perfectly when our hostess helped me to surprise my wife by seating our daughter and son in law while my wife and I were in the Oyster Bar. She then came and seated us as my wife was thrilled to see them! We ordered king crab cocktail, crab stuffed mushrooms, and half a dozen blue point oysters as appetizers, and all were excellent. Our entrees included broiled lobster tail, scallops, swordfish, and grouper Oscar, all of which were prepared and presented perfectly! To finish our meal our waitress brought a large complimentary slice of chocolate layer cake as we were celebrating our daughter's birthday. They even printed her name on the top of their daily menu welcoming her to her special occasion. Overall an outstanding evening. We were talking about when we'd be able to return!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We enjoyed the meal. Served promptly, but not hurried. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Am allergic to seafood but have gone to Jonah's many times.Their landlubwer dishes are becoming fewer, less interesting and not as good. Today the chicken Caesar salad was 95% lettuce and 2% rubbery chicken. There were no croutons but think slices of dry bread instead. My friends crabcake sandwich looded Ok.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had fined at Jonah's several times in the past and enjoyed their ambience, service, and seafood. Unfortunately the last two times we have dined there the food has been unsatisfactory.
The service has remained excellent and we enjoy the scenic view, but sadly we cannot justify spending our time and money on food which was disappointing.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Johnah's never disappoints. It's my favorite restaurant in the Peoria area. The staff is friendly & professional, the views of the of the river & Peoria are beautiful, the food & drink are excellent. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

great service, great food and drinks, wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Probably overrated; not fresh fish, most likely frozen.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time, and all had a great meal. Our server was very attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've been to to johnas quite a few times and by far this was the most disappointing time. I had to send my steak back to be cooked properly so my girlfriend was forced to eat alone or sit and let her food get cold. The vegetables that were part of the entree looked old and like they were scraped off someone else's plate and added to mine. Our waitress did a great job on the other hand and turned a bad dining experience into acceptable because of her.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and great service e

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always dine here when we are in Peoria. I love the view and the coleslaw!! We prefer their lunch menu tho as the dinner prices are quiet high. Also I like to look out at the river, but they lowered the shades as the sun was going down. I am sure it would have been too bright if they had left them up, but I hated not being about to see the view. We would have gone earlier in the day, but they don't open for lunch on Sat. A disappointment.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The service was slower than I would have liked. It's not that the waitstaff wasn't trying; I think the restaurant needs more help.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

First time dining here. The food was fabulous. We all had seafood and we all enjoyed it. Food was fresh and plentiful from the 2 appetizers to dessert. It was my wife's birthday. Our server brought out a HUGE piece of decadent chocolate cake for her birthday. On the house! Our next trip to Peoria will definitely include a trip to Jonahs.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We live about 2 hrs. away, so we cant go as much as we would like to but for the last 76 yrs. my girlfriend and I eat there on our birthdays and its great every time.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

as always, the food was very good. had grilled grouper and it was excellent. Friendly service and the food was served in order. entrée came after we had appetizer finished,

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Yuck! Overpriced, overrated meal. Fish house is much better

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a reservation for 3 and got there about 30 minutes early. Despite the fact that there were empty tables we were not seated for 30 minutes for no apparent reason. Our oyster appetizers were very good. Our entrees were undercooked and only warm not hot. After complaining to our waitress the manager came out and apologized and gave us free dessert. Luckily I had a gift card because had I had to pay the stiff bill ($150) I would have been really annoyed.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We had great drinks, excellent appetizers, delicious entree, and a scrumptious chocolate cake for dessert! For drinks we tried the Jonah's Sunset and Malibu Pina Colada. Delicious! My husband loved the shrimp and chicken egg rolls with great sauces for dipping. The filet mignon and fish and shrimp platter were fantastic! What a great place to celebrate our anniversary!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We come to celebrate our anniversary each year for several years. Our server was outstanding and attentive. We were accommodated for a table change.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always a great place to eat! Highly recommend and have been eating here often lately!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fun, Seasonal, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We have noticed this restaurant for many years when traveling in the area. We decided to give it a try and were so happy we did. Everything was EXCELLENT. The quality of the seafood was exceptional. Service was perfect and the timing of the service was great. We will make this a must-do every time we are in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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