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JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - Lancaster

4.6
4.6
706 Reviews
$30 and under
American

At J.B. Dawson's, we strive for excellence in our food, service and atmosphere. Our high quality menu begins by... using the freshest ingredients, like our hand cut steaks, fresh ground hamburgers, fresh seafood and home made soups, sauces,dressings and desserts.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 399-3996

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Lancaster

  • Cross street

    Harrisburg Pike

  • Parking details

    We have the mall parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

PLEASE CALL 717-399-3996 TO PLACE YOUR ORDER. START TAKING ORDERS AT 11:30 MONDAY-FRIDAY AND 11AM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

RESERVATIONS

WE TAKE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF RESERVATIONS FOR INSIDE DINING UP TO 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. PLEASE CALL 717-399-3996 AFTER 11AM TO MAKE A RESERVATION.

    Soups & Starters

    • Baked Potato Soup$6.70

      Topped with bacon & cheddar

      • Feature Soup$6.70

        When Crab & Corn Chowder $7.70

        • Lobster Bisque$11.00

          Classic recipe

          • House Made Guacamole & Chips (Seasonal Menu Item)$8.40

            Traditional house made guacamole lightly spiced served with tortilla chips

            • Stone Baked Cornbread$8.50

              Crisp outside & moist inside, served with house-made maple butter.

              • Traditional Buffalo Wings$16.00

                Lightly breaded and seasoned wings fried and tossed in our homemade buffalo sauce served with Blue cheese

                • Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls$13.70

                  Homemade egg rolls stuffed 'WIT" fried onions, thin-sliced ribeye & cheddar. Served "WIT" a horseradish dipping sauce.

                  • Bruschetta$12.00

                    Tomatoes marinated in balsamic vinegar, garlic & olive oil, toasted bread.

                    • Half Order$8.30
                  • Crab Dip$16.80

                    A creamy blend of crab meat & reggiano cheese served with house-made tortilla chips.

                    • Spinach Reggiano Dip$13.00

                      Spinach, artichoke hearts & reggiano cheese with house-made tortilla chips.

                      • Seared Ahi Tuna*$15.90

                        Spice rubbed & seared rare with a soy sauce, wasabi & pickled ginger.

                        • Twisted Shrimp$13.10

                          Tender, crispy shrimp tossed in a creamy spicy sauce.

                          • Cajun Grilled Shrimp$14.90

                            10 jumbo shrimp grilled with Cajun seasonings placed on garlic bread & a garlic cream sauce for dipping

                            Salads

                            Garlic Peppercorn Ranch, Honey Mustard, Blue Cheese, 1000 Island, Vinaigrettes: Balsamic, Strawberry Balsamic

                            • Field Green Salad$9.70

                              Romaine, iceberg, croutons, mozzarella cheese, red onion & tomatoes.

                              • Caesar Salad$9.70

                                Romaine, croutons & parmesan cheese.

                                • Add-ons to Caesar or Field Green salads only

                                  • Southern Salad$17.00

                                    Select greens, chicken tenders, bacon, tomatoes, croutons, jack & cheddar cheese.

                                    • Chicken Cobb Salad$17.00

                                      Our field green mix, roasted chicken, fresh avocado, tomato, egg, bacon, blue cheese, tossed with garlic peppercorn ranch.

                                      Handhelds (Choose 1 House Side except Fish & Chips)

                                      Substitute Gluten Free bun $1.5

                                      • Cheeseburger$14.20

                                        100% Angus Burger, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, signature sauce.

                                        • Twisted Burger$14.70

                                          Fresh ground 100% Angus burger, pepper jack cheese, frizzled onion, twisted slaw & our signature twisted sauce.

                                          • Veggie Burger$13.70

                                            Brown rice, mushroom & onion recipe, lettuce, tomato & onion, brushed with a sweet soy glaze.

                                            • The "Impossible Burger"$15.20

                                              Yes it's a 100% vegetarian plant based patty and quite possibly the best you ever had...served with Vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion & signature sauce. (MAKE IT VEGAN, REQUEST NO CHEESE, NO SAUCE, & SUBSTITUTE CIABATTA BUN)

                                              • Fish & Chips$18.20

                                                Our original beer battered New England Haddock fillets served with french fries and cole slaw.

                                                • Crab Cake Sandwich$17.50

                                                  Lump backfin crab cake, lettuce, tomato & onion.

                                                  • Cajun Chicken Sandwich$13.70

                                                    Grilled chicken breast seasoned with cajun spices, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion & a side of cajun sauce.

                                                    • Pulled Pork Sandwich$13.70

                                                      Slow smoked & hand pulled pork with our house-made BBQ sauce.

                                                      • Prime Rib Sandwich$16.00

                                                        Thinly sliced prime rib, sauteed onions & jack cheese, on a ciabatta roll with au jus.

                                                        • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$13.70

                                                          Grilled chicken breast, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion & side of mayo

                                                          Steaks, Prime Rib & Short Ribs (Choose any 2 House or Premium Sides Except Braised Short Ribs)

                                                          Grilled Mushrooms & Onions - $4 Add Blue Cheese Crumbles - $1.5 Oscar: lump crab meat, asparagus & garlic cream sauce - $7.5 Shrimp skewer $9.5, Scallop Skewer $11.5

                                                          • Braised Short Ribs (Does Not Get Additional Sides)$24.50

                                                            Our boneless beef short ribs smothered with our homemade Burgundy sauce served with our garlic whipped potatoes. (No temperature requests)

                                                            • Prime Rib*(Only Available Thurs-Fri-Sat)$33.60

                                                              (Available after 4pm until gone) 12 oz. Slow roasted aged prime rib, au jus.)

                                                              • Maui Ribeye*$33.60

                                                                12 oz. Ribeye marinated in soy sauce, pineapple & ginger.

                                                                • Filet Oscar*

                                                                  Center cut tenderloin, seasoned lump crab meat, asparagus & garlic cream sauce.

                                                                  • 8 Oz$38.90
                                                                  • 6 Oz$34.30
                                                                • Cajun Ribeye*$33.60

                                                                  12 oz. Ribeye grilled with cajun spices.

                                                                  • Strip Steak*$32.50

                                                                    12 oz. Center cut aged striploin.

                                                                    • Filet Mignon*

                                                                      • 8 oz. Center cut aged striploin.$31.40
                                                                      • 6 Oz. Center Cut Tenderloin$26.80

                                                                    Fresh Seafood (Choose any 2 House or Premium Sides)

                                                                    • North Atlantic Grilled Salmon$24.70

                                                                      Simply grilled choose House or Cajun seasoned.

                                                                      • Crab Cakes*$29.50

                                                                        Two large lump backfin crab cakes.

                                                                        • Grilled Salmon Oscar*$32.20

                                                                          Lump crab meat, asparagus, garlic cream sauce.

                                                                          • Grilled Shrimp & Scallops$26.30

                                                                            Jumbo shrimp & sea scallops grilled to perfection. Choose house or cajun seasoned.

                                                                            • Fresh Seasonal Catch (Seasonal Menu Item)

                                                                              Price Varies

                                                                              Pasta & Bowls

                                                                              Substitute brown rice for any pasta at no charge Substitute gluten free pasta for any pasta $1.5

                                                                              • Jambalaya Pasta (Seasonal Menu Item)$20.90

                                                                                Shrimp, chicken and Andouille sausage sautéed with onions, tomato and peppers in a spicy cajun sauce, served over linguine

                                                                                • Chicken Enchilada Bowl (Seasonal Menu Item)$16.90

                                                                                  An enchilada style quinoa bowl with seasoned chicken, guacamole, black bean and corn pico & cotija cheese, garnished with lime crèma, fresh cilantro and a lime wedge

                                                                                  • Crab Alfredo Pasta$22.50

                                                                                    Backfin lump crab meat, linguine, alfredo sauce, parmesan cheese & Old Bay seasoning.

                                                                                    • Chicken Bruschetta Pasta$19.50

                                                                                      Roasted chicken, penne, basil & mozzarella cheese tossed in a fresh roma tomato based sauce garnished with seasoned bread crumbs.

                                                                                      • Chicken Florentine Pasta$19.50

                                                                                        Chicken, penne pasta, spinach reggiano cream sauce & marinated diced tomatoes.

                                                                                        • Shrimp Pasta Saute$20.50

                                                                                          Shrimp, linguine, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, pine nuts, parmesan cheese & herb cream sauce (Substitute chicken at no charge).

                                                                                          • Roasted Vegetable Pasta$18.50

                                                                                            A variety of vegetables roasted in garlic oil tossed with linguine, seasoned bread crumbs & shaved parmesan cheese.

                                                                                            Chicken & Ribs (Choose any 2 House Sides)

                                                                                            • Texas Tenders Platter$18.30

                                                                                              Hand-battered chicken tenders.

                                                                                              • Texas Tenders & Ribs$23.50

                                                                                                Hand-battered tenders & a half rack of slow roasted "knife & fork" Danish baby back ribs.

                                                                                                • Smoked Pulled Pork$18.50

                                                                                                  Smoked pulled pork, BBQ sauce served with house-made stone baked cornbread.

                                                                                                  • Rotisserie Style Chicken$17.50

                                                                                                    Available after 4:00PM. Half chicken seasoned & slow roasted.

                                                                                                    • Baby Back Ribs$25.50

                                                                                                      Full rack of our slow roasted "knife & fork" blasted with your choice of our famous Traditional BBQ Sauce

                                                                                                      • 1/2 Rack Baby Back Ribs$18.50

                                                                                                        Slow roasted "knife & fork" Danish baby back ribs blasted with your choice of our famous Traditional BBQ Sauce

                                                                                                        • Barbeque Chicken & Ribs$22.50

                                                                                                          Grilled chicken breast brushed with BBQ sauce, half rack of slow roasted "knife & fork" Danish baby back ribs.

                                                                                                          • Crab Cake & Ribs$26.90

                                                                                                            Large lump backfin crab cake, 1/2 rack slow roasted "knife & fork" Danish baby back ribs.

                                                                                                            • Chicken Oscar$23.90

                                                                                                              Grilled chicken, seasoned lump crab meat, asparagus & garlic cream sauce.

                                                                                                              • Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken$19.50

                                                                                                                Baked parmesan crusted chicken breasts topped with a garlic alfredo sauce.

                                                                                                                Kids under 12 (Kids Eat Free On Sundays. Not Valid For Take-Out. 1 Child Per Adult Entree)(Excludes Holidays)

                                                                                                                Choose broccoli, mandarin oranges or one house side. Includes beverage or milk. Substitute Gluten Free bun- $1.5

                                                                                                                • Kid Cheeseburger*$7.70

                                                                                                                  • Chicken Sandwich with Cheese$7.70

                                                                                                                    • Grilled Cheese Sandwich$7.70

                                                                                                                      • Macaroni & Cheese$7.70

                                                                                                                        • Chicken Tender Bites$7.70

                                                                                                                          House Sides $3

                                                                                                                          • French Fries

                                                                                                                            • Cole Slaw

                                                                                                                              • Cinnamon Apples

                                                                                                                                • "Meaty" Baked Beans

                                                                                                                                  • Garlic Whipped Potatoes

                                                                                                                                    Premium Sides $6

                                                                                                                                    • Loaded Smashed Cauliflower (Seasonal Menu Item)

                                                                                                                                      Smashed cauliflower topped with cheddar cheese, bacon & scallions

                                                                                                                                      • Creamed Spinach

                                                                                                                                        • Steamed Broccoli

                                                                                                                                          • Seasoned Green Beans

                                                                                                                                            • Chipotle Black Beans & Rice

                                                                                                                                              • 1 LB Sea Salted Baked Potato (After 4pm, all day Sunday)

                                                                                                                                                Deluxe Sides $7

                                                                                                                                                • Asparagus

                                                                                                                                                  • Caesar or Field Green Salad

                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    What 706 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                    4.6
                                                                                                                                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                                    • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                    • 4.4Value

                                                                                                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                    Loved For

                                                                                                                                                    • Lancaster County

                                                                                                                                                      Good for Groups

                                                                                                                                                    • Lancaster County

                                                                                                                                                      Great for Lunch

                                                                                                                                                    • Lancaster County

                                                                                                                                                      Romantic

                                                                                                                                                    • Lancaster County

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                                                                                                                                                    • Lancaster County

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                                                                                                                                                      Truxal

                                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      The restaurant is quiet and tastefully decorated. We received a small loaf of fresh pumpernickel that was very tasty immediately after ordering. I had shrimp and scallops, which were done just right and nicely seasoned. My wife had jambalaya with gluten-free pasta, which was delicious. The price was very reasonable, and service was very good. We will be back.

                                                                                                                                                    2. SO

                                                                                                                                                      ShortOnTime

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Always a nice time there. We love the Twisted Burger and bonus that kids eat free on Sundays. My son has loved going here for birthdays every year because of the sparklers.

                                                                                                                                                    3. PL

                                                                                                                                                      PatL

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Great dinner and service as always. Able to reserve a table online.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    4. SV

                                                                                                                                                      StevenV

                                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      We come to JB Dawson’s for the atmosphere and food quality. The service is always outstanding! The manager rounds on guests and is just a nice guy. He never forgets our names! We come to JB Dawson’s when we want a relaxing meal with awesome food and service!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the amazing review & your continued patronage!

                                                                                                                                                    5. MM

                                                                                                                                                      MarilynM

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful place. Wish we lived closer. There for dinner before a show at the AMT. the salmon, fish and chips and burgers were great.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review! We wish you lived closer as well.

                                                                                                                                                    6. DC

                                                                                                                                                      DianeC

                                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Both of our entrees were delicious, steak and shrimp pasta sauté. Service was great and quick. We also enjoyed lobster bisque for an appetizer and apple crisp for dessert. I would highly recommend J.B. Dawson’s.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review! Looking forward to having you back.

                                                                                                                                                    7. OR

                                                                                                                                                      OwenR

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Very satisfied with everything and will return again

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    8. SR

                                                                                                                                                      StaceyR

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Our service and food was excellent. It was a little loud in there but it was a full house for Mother’s Day so that was to be expected.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    9. JK

                                                                                                                                                      JosephK

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The appointment was right on time. Excellent Food and Service.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    10. RZ

                                                                                                                                                      RebeccaZ

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      We had a great time for Mother’s Day last weekend!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    11. JG

                                                                                                                                                      JaneG

                                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Food was good. Our waitress was okay. She did not get my mother’s order correct. I ordered soup and salad and my mother ordered the Caesar salad with grilled chicken as an option. When her lunch came it appeared she was given half Caesar salad with a chicken sandwich. My mom did not fuss and ate the chicken separate without the bun and said it was fine. Our waitress, once she delivered the food did not come back to the table to check on us and we had long finished when she did come back, the place was not busy at the time we were there. When she took the bill with the credit card I was still waiting ten minutes later and had to flag down another staff person to see if they could find her, and despite it being shared they work as a team this staff person did not seem happy, she finally appeared with my card and we then left. So was not impressed with waitress.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Jane, my name is Robert Lautenbacher & I'm the General Manager of this JBD's. I would love to thank you 1st for the very kind 4 star review but I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this visit because we are so much better than you received. If you would be so kind to call me at 717-399-3996 or send your contact information to jbdawsons@yahoo. Looking forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Robert.

                                                                                                                                                    12. MK

                                                                                                                                                      MaryK

                                                                                                                                                      E. Tennessee

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Food was well prepared and delicious. We had beef short ribs and fish.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the very kind 4 star review.

                                                                                                                                                    13. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Visiting the Lancaster area for our anniversary! Food was great and very accommodating staff. Our waiter was new on the job, but did an excellent job. Don’t recall her name. Definitely will be back

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & we look forward to your next visit.

                                                                                                                                                    14. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      I was so excited to dine at the JB Dawson’s Lancaster location, as I used to live near their Langhorne location and was a regular there for many years before moving out of the area in 2019. I was so impressed that after 3 years, a different location, and all the challenges that restaurants faced with Covid, the food, the quality of service, and the consistency from the Langhorne location that I remember was all a perfect 10!! Outstanding job and my only request is that you please open a new location in State College! 😁

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the amazing review & your continued patronage to JBD's! So glad to hear you loved both locations. We look forward to more visits but I don't think we will be opening a location anytime soon. But never say never. Sincerely, Pete DiCarlo. Director of Operations/Owner.

                                                                                                                                                    15. AM

                                                                                                                                                      AmyM

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Delay in getting seated with reservations otherwise food and service was good.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the very kind 4 star review. Very sorry to hear about the delay in your seating.

                                                                                                                                                    16. JK

                                                                                                                                                      JimK

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Great night.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the very kind 4 star review.

                                                                                                                                                    17. DS

                                                                                                                                                      DebraS

                                                                                                                                                      Orlando

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Food was good but not very warm. I had the crab cake and ribs. Noisy as there were a lot of children seated around us. Took too long to be seated even though we had a reservation. I would go there again but probably for lunch when it isn't as crowded.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Debra, thanks for the very kind 4 star review. I am sorry to hear about the food not being hot. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this visit because this is definitely not the norm when it comes to JBD's. If you would be so kind to call me at 717-399-3996 or send your contact information to jbdawsons@yahoo. Looking forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Robert Lautenbacher. General Manager.

                                                                                                                                                    18. SB

                                                                                                                                                      StacieB

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      It’s a little dark inside but also creates privacy. Food and drinks were excellent. Lobster bisque and grilled scallops were my favorite. The Bloody Mary with bacon, shrimp & olives was another table favorite. Servers were pleasant and worked as a team. Management checked on each table. Overall fantastic experience

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

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                                                                                                                                                      Vacationing

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The food was very good. The shrimp & scallops were cooked perfectly. They have a gluten free menu! Everyone was friendly that we encountered. The server did not come to check on us. Had to stop someone else for drink refills also had to go up to check on my to go order before receiving it. I’d recommend them for takeout but not to dine in.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Hello, I am sorry to hear about your service that you received on this visit. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this visit because this is definitely not the norm when it comes to JBD's. If you would be so kind to call me at 717-399-3996 or send your contact information to jbdawsons@yahoo. Looking forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Robert Lautenbacher. General Manager.

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                                                                                                                                                      russellh

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The food was great. Service was timely and efficient. The manager was present any very personable and although we didn’t need help he seemed willing to help with any issues we may have had. I would definitely recommend.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    21. DT

                                                                                                                                                      DottiT

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Server was attentive and we received our food quickly

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    22. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Easter with 92 year old Mother. Awesome dining experience!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review! WOW 92!!!

                                                                                                                                                    23. TC

                                                                                                                                                      TeresaC

                                                                                                                                                      Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Brendan was awesome!!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!!

                                                                                                                                                    24. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Just a night out with the kids. One of my family’s favorite restaurants. It never disappoints. Staff was extremely nice.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage!!

                                                                                                                                                    25. KV

                                                                                                                                                      KristaV

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The service was excellent and the good was better than the service. The steak was prepared perfectly!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    26. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Great service and crab fettuccini was amazing.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    27. CC

                                                                                                                                                      ChrisC

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      There good is always amazing. Servers are Great and always get big tips from my table.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage!

                                                                                                                                                    28. S

                                                                                                                                                      Steven

                                                                                                                                                      Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Drove here to have dinner with our daughter who it’s at Millersville, great looking restaurant. The appetizers came out great although the main course was disappointing. My daughter and I ordered the 8oz filet and I got scallops and shrimp on the side. Her BF ordered the scallops and shrimp. The steak was room temp and the scallops and shrimp were room temp at best. The staff was polite and helpful although we weren’t interested in haven’t the food re-cooked with over an hour drive home. Great to see the kid but we will pick somewhere else next time

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Steven, my name is Robert Lautenbacher & I'm the General Manager of this location. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this visit because we are so much better than what you received. If you would be so kind to call me at 717-399-3996 or send your contact information to jbdawsons@yahoo. Looking forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Robert.

                                                                                                                                                    29. PB

                                                                                                                                                      PatB

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Great as always. Service was slower but to be expected with it being hard to get employees. Will return

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage! Very sorry to hear about the service being slower on this visit because as you know, our service is usually great. Please expect your service to be like it has always been.

                                                                                                                                                    30. TM

                                                                                                                                                      TMac

                                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Good food and service. I was surprised how busy they were at 4:30pm on a Saturday. Reservations are a must.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    31. LH

                                                                                                                                                      LisaH

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      We enjoyed our night out with friends at JB Dawson’s. The food and drinks made the night just perfect!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review! Can't wait to have you back.

                                                                                                                                                    32. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Awesome atmosphere, very polite wait staff, and amazing food. I highly recommend the Maui ribeye

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    33. AM

                                                                                                                                                      AnnM

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      We were celebrating our anniversary, and had an attentive server. Our meal was wonderful - portions are nice. The menu is varied with something for everyone. We have had great food every time we visit.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage!!

                                                                                                                                                    34. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Food was great and the server was nice. However we never got the loaf of bread we were suppose to get. Someone also ordered soup as a starter and never got it until reminded mid meal.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Hello, we are very sorry to hear about the service that you received. It sounds like you had one of our newer servers that we had on that night. With that being said, it's completely unacceptable. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this visit. If you would be so kind to call me at 717-399-3996 or send your contact information to jbdawsons@yahoo. Looking forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Robert Lautenbacher. General Manager.

                                                                                                                                                    35. AL

                                                                                                                                                      AnthonyL

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Was there with my wife and mother in-law. Always enjoy ourselves at this restaurant. Food and drinks are always to our liking. Service is great!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage! As far as your Haddock comment, it is such a great seller and it is delicious. We struggle even putting a menu of our magnitude together yet alone the Seasonal Menu. We have so many great Seasonal Menu items over the year, we can't just keep putting them on the menu because our kitchen would crumble. Who knows, maybe some day. We always have it on our regular menu at our Seafood concept in Wyomissing called Coastal Grille.

                                                                                                                                                    36. LG

                                                                                                                                                      LindaG

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      I have always liked JB Dawson's. Great service, great teamwork, great food. What more could you ask for!!

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage!

                                                                                                                                                    37. w

                                                                                                                                                      wilburbud

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's is our favorite restaurant in Lancaster County. We always dine there on special occasions. The service is fantastic and food is delicious.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage!

                                                                                                                                                    38. R

                                                                                                                                                      Randy

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The food was very good. Service was appropriately attentive. Atmosphere was nice.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review!

                                                                                                                                                    39. N

                                                                                                                                                      Notsohappycustomer

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Celebration

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the 5 star review!

                                                                                                                                                    40. OT

                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The food never disappoints… and the team serving concept is refreshing when so many restaurants struggle to take care of their patrons.

                                                                                                                                                      JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - LancasterResponded on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for the wonderful review & your continued patronage!

                                                                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                    • Screening

                                                                                                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                                    JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - Lancaster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 399-3996.

                                                                                                                                                    JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - Lancaster is rated 4.6 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                    Google Map for JB Dawson's Restaurant & Bar - Lancaster

                                                                                                                                                    491 Park City Ctr Lancaster, PA 17601

                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                      Harrisburg Pike

                                                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                      Lancaster

                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                      Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                      American, Steakhouse, Seafood

                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                      We have the mall parking lot.

                                                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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