Jack Astor's - St. John's

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Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.
What 324 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Too hot. Food quality poor. Cold and far too much garlic.

HL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

My son’s 18th Burthdat

NV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I would totally recommend Jack Astors, the food was excellent, the drink options are fun, and the sayings on the servers' t shirts were adorable

a
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time there. Food was good and service was great! Overall decent place to go.

OT
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My son took me out for my birthday! Had a great meal and dessert was fabulous, as usual.

J
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Service was absolutely horrible. Waiting almost 30min for drinks for the kids. Not sure where the server was for almost 2hrs. Didn’t make my wife’s birthday experience very good, that’s for sure. Lesson learned

AJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place to enjoy a meal, very friendly service and great atmosphere.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Service was amazing verry friendly server and staff food was not woth the price can't see my self going back there

GM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great upbeat place..friendly staff...great food...go there regularly

MF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Extremley noisy and people sitting next to us were very noisy and swearing a lot

K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food was delicious!

SH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Service was better than the food. At our table the burger was excessively dry, nachos were good, three orders of chicken strip were quite nice. My rice and veggie dish with grilled chicken was decent but trying to eat healty, this dish was very salty and the grilled chicken was cooked to the point of being very dry.

SA
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Yes. They have gluten free hamburger buns which is important to us because of Celiac disease. Would be great if they also had gluten free pizza. Service is good and the atmosphere is enjoyable. Will certainly recommend and visit again soon.

MC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a wonderful evening, made my husband's birthday a great event. Our server Claire was very sweet.

OT
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our Server Robyn was excellent. The meal was just as good as her service, thanks.

TR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Always consistent food but inconsistent service. Our reso was for 10:45... it wasn’t busy, it took 24min for our drinks. Unacceptable. When drinks came, two were mixed wrong.

D
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Would only recommend IF younger people. We were mid 50, and the rest 60-70. We should have just turned around and left right from start, as the music was so loud, we could not talk or enjoy our visit. Not a great experience due to noise levels.

I had asked for a table with a view as three couples getting together for reunion, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The first table was a booth in the BAR backs to the street. Moved to get away from noise and still too loud so they then moved us to the dining room by the kitchen.

Oh well should have read reviews as would never have planned our reunion dinner at Jack Astor’s.

GL
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Music is far too loud for having a meal with my family at 6 pm. It was peaking at 94 decibels on my app. Really enjoy food here but the music volume is driving myself and friends away

SS
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Typical sports bar, chain restaurant, pub food place. Not so loud that you couldn't chat at the table, but also loud enough that you can sing along to the music. Great service, friendly server. Food is a decent price for what you get. Nice that they had some Newfoundland craft beers on tap.

KF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice place to eat but its super loud for a restaurant.

LM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was excellent and the service was great. the restaurant was clean and the music moderate

a
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Overall experience was good. Waitress was not up on specials and a couple dishes were delayed in respect to all other meals at the table. It was hard to get a waiters attention between ordering and receiving.

A
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I made a reservation for a low table and for a birthday celebration for a table for 6. When we arrived, we had to wait so they could put a couple of tables together. The restaurant was not full and we only had to wait a few minutes but I was surprised as I would have thought when making a reservation that a table would be ready. I reminded them we had made a reservation but my comment was essentially dismissed and was met with little regard.
We were seated at a high table in the middle of the bar next to a table with about 20 drunk men who were so loud we could not even carry on a conversation. Plus we had a 12 year old with us. We ate our food but there was no mention of the birthday occasion that I had indicated in my reservation. Our server was fine and the food was good but the hostess/reservation experience was the worst I have experienced. Very unfortunate. My entire purpose for making the reservation was because of the birthday occasion and one of the guests had a back issue and sitting at high tables is very uncomfortable. This individual stood by the side of the table for a portion of the meal. After mentioning the reservation and the reception I received, I didn’t mention it again as to not make the guests I was with uncomfortable by complaining.

p
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again Jack Astor's in St. John's, NL provides another great memory with delicious food and awesome service for our family. Wish i could remember the name of our waitress and the ladies that helped bring out our food, cause i would tell her and them that they all did an awesome job :) Food came out pretty fast, and there wasn't one bit left on my plate. I would recommend this place to everyone. Hats off to the Chef!
Thanks again Jack Astor's, well done!

CC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly and quick service. Overall good time!

OT
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, food and service was great! Music was almost too loud and there was a very loud, large group sitting near us...was sometimes hard to carry on a conversation.

DP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food quality was perfect!! !

M
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The music was a bit overpowering making it hard to have conversation at the table, but besides that it was great

GB
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was great. Service was great. But music was waaaaaay too loud. Not a place for a quiet meal & conversation.

OT
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The server Robyn was excellent and helped make evening great for my friend and me.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great! Service and food was excellent

OT
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent. Thanks John. My wife ordered gravy with her fries and is was very very very cold. She also had a flat beer. (That happens). Overall it wasn’t bad I am booked in again Thursday.

VR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great night out with friends. Excellent meal and service!

NH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was really good but service was slow! We waited a while to get our drinks.

N
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. I had my 7 year old great nephew with us and the server made him feel very important. Service was fast. A little noisy but manageable.

JH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. Will definitely visit again. Food was outstanding.

C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Ordered chicken with sauce on the side. Sauce was placed on chicken. Had to wait for kitchen to cook
a new order while rest of the guests at the table ate. I had to dine alone. Soft drink tasted awful. Tank needed to be changed but couldn't be done right away. Given a can of sprite instead of fountain drink. Thank you! Server barely checked on table to see if we required anything. No refills of drinks provided until we were ready to leave. The food was good. The service not so good. Will try to have a better experience on the next visit.

KD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome evening out with friends. Nice location, great food. Nice upbeat spot for mid age adults.....

OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The lobster crab dip was very salty and chips were even more salty. The food wasn’t hot. The server was very nice and friendly but his finger nails were a major turn off. He was taking our order and all we could see were very dirty long nails. Kinda ruined our appetite

SM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and Service was great. Music was a bit to loud if you want to have a conversation with others.

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