We have been coming to Jonah's for over 20 years! The fresh oysters and fresh fish are second to none.
We got seated right away. The bread and herbed butter were very good as was the special entree and the clam chowder. The Caesar salad was only average and was not done in a true Caesar style. The desserts were good and the cake portions enormous. Having everything priced a la Carte made the meal more expensive than it was worth. Big city prices in a small town without the value added in quality.
Cousin was in from Ireland, it’s her favorite Peoria area restaurant.
Recommend that there is a comment area during the reservation process to indicate if you prefer a quiet area for couples only, or family friendly area.
The only suggestion I have is that you might have a section for people who want a quieter section. We were in a section with 3 families with small, very loud children, and it was hard to hear right across the table with the children screaming. It would be nice to have a night out without hearing that. Otherwise we loved it. Best gumbo ever!
Unlike our last visit to Jonah's, we had to purchase our salad separately, which added to the cost of an already pricey entree. The waitress mentioned that she noticed my plate had rice instead of the mashed potatoes I ordered. She brought it out anyway and I had to point out the error. The fried oysters were excellent---the mashed potatoes were very BLAND!!
Our server was atrocious from start to finish - she “didn’t remember” to give us our check and we had to go to the host stand to even be able to pay and leave. Our meals were wonderful and huge credit to the kitchen that our special
Meal was not ruined entirely.
For a couple who have limited seafood experience, we were really impressed with our waitresses knowledge of the menu, ingredients and we took her recommendations on a couple items which were great. Her name was Sam I believe. Very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with our questions! That's what really made our experience an enjoyable one!
Salads are fantastic . Carrot cake and key lime pie both unbelievably good . Something bad happened to bread pudding (hard and chewy ) fish tuna and mahi mahi suberb
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.
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.
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
The experience for us was wonderful from start to finish. Great food, service, and ambiance.
I would recommend your resturant to anyone.
Loved it! Haven’t been back since I moved from Peoria- 15 yrs ago! So glad I made the trip for the restaurant!
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!
Seafood as fresh as I had in Florida. Good service and timing of courses was perfect
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.
Food was wonderful...our first time there...we weren’t disappointed!!
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
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!!
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.
We had the best waitress, Leslie! It was a great dining experience!
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....
Very good! It was very busy and seemed understaffed a bit, but our waitress was very good.
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.
Great place for a nice get together!!! Very charming and excellent food and views!
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!
We enjoyed the meal. Served promptly, but not hurried. Nice atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
great service, great food and drinks, wonderful experience.
Probably overrated; not fresh fish, most likely frozen.
We had a great time, and all had a great meal. Our server was very attentive.
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.
Great food and great service e
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.
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.