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JK O'Donnell's

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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121 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2503
+1 260-420-5563
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Etowah, North Carolina
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was in town the night before a conference and walked to JK O'Donnell's from my hotel. Inside I found a colleague that I had met earlier. We ate at the bar and the food was fairly typical, but they have a good selection of beers, so we enjoyed those. It is it a good spot downtown, the staff are friendly... More 

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Thank AgJack
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Terrible food. Have given this place multiple chances and each time our server is non-existent and the food is bland and under cooked. Also a note for the owners: there are more ingredients on the planet other than pepper. I won't be going back. I can get better Irish food from the Kroger Deli.

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Thank Steve N
ft wayne
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was impressed with the bar. It was a busy Sat night. Service was quick and efficient. Nice comfortable feel and decor.

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Thank geminijack14
Midland, Michigan
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Never had REAL Irish food before. Sure, I've had the wanna be crap everyone has on St. Patrick's day at the local pub or Walmart. But never the really good stuff. We ordered the Corn Beef Cabbage and some Baggers and Mash. AMAZING! I'm all for trying new stuff and unusual eats. Hell I've had road side crawfish that could... More 

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Thank stinkydeer
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was with a large group of ladies -- we were in a private room and the service was unbelievably slow. The table I was at waited an hour for our food -- in fact, another of our tables was getting their checks while we had yet to be served. The food - when it finally came - was acceptable,... More 

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Thank DixieLB
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went to JKs this past weekend. Fish and chips were good. Also need to get the Pimms cup. Busy weekend and bar was filled but we were served in good time.

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Thank Dorothy B
Spencerville, Indiana
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband and I wanted to check this place out with some friends of ours so we went for dinner on a Wednesday evening. It was nice and quiet, not too busy. The atmosphere was nice. My husband started out with a dark lager. He enjoyed it. The menu was full of typical Irish pub fair like Shepherd's Pie, Bangers... More 

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Thank Ldrake97
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Me and a worker from the city of fort wayne had a delightful Lunch here.David was our server and me being me I always ask what's your favorite dish and he suggested the banger mash. Oh my oh my he sure was right about how delicious it was and definitely worth coming back for more the same day !hahah they... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

So amazing!! We lived in the UK for 4 years and I have fully missed Irish/English meals. This Pub was the closet to authentic UK food I've had state side and will be returning. Service was amazing as well!

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Thank Courtney A
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Met a friend for dinner and beers. Menu is full of Irish favorites. The drink menu is larger than the food menu. Had the Shepherds Pie and Bangers and Mash. Really authentic Irish food. Great selection of beers. Great service. Will be back!

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Thank Walter S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-420-5563
Description
A Wee Bit of Ireland in Downtown Fort Wayne

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