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1951 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2112
+1 941-255-0994
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Gig Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff at JDs is really fun and the atmosphere is beautiful. They have a live jazz band almost every night. The food is delicious. I had the veal and my husband had the swordfish. I will definitely come back and rent their private dining room for my next party.

Thank JennyLang12
Willard, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A group of us went out to JD's the night before NYE. The ambiance is very nice and live jazz the evening we visited. I had the grouper while my husand had a filet. It was delicious. The service was outstanding. Worth every dollar spent!

Thank Jennifer G
Tavernier, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices shown here are not the prices on there menu! The portions are small. The drinks are very good, staff was great.

Thank VacationGirl35
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was awesome. Food, ambiance and service. Our server, Nicold was a delight. Most obvious in the family way and a fantastic personality and knowledgeable. our food was perfect. The wine top notch. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank James M
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to be adventurous to walk through the dark doors for the first time, but it's worth it. The food selection is a step above most other nearby options. The mixed drink list is extensive and creative. The live music is awesome. It's a dependably great dinner out. The calamari and vegan appetizers were excellent. The scallop and pork... More 

Thank Wellington24
Port Charlotte, Florida
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Server was friendly and professional. Food took way too long to come off the line for having a nearly empty restaurant. Cheap tasting mozzarella and under ripe tomatoes on caprese salad. Salmon dish was swimming in a soup of oil. Risotto under grouper had good flavor, but so thick, it was like paste. Music makes for a nice ambience.

Thank chefstefwithanF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here for our wedding anniversary. It had a very pleasant atmosphere. I loved how the menu is created fresh daily by the Chef & The Light jazz music playing in the background. Jazz music isn't really our thing, but we decided to try something new, and we are so glad that we did. It was... More 

Thank Laura L
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Food very good, wild caught salmon was spot on. The service was exemplary. The music was perfect for the setting....this was not my first choice but should have been....

Thank Lawrence I
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Only reason this isn't a 5 is that the servings were too large. I realize this is a minor point, but it is kind of a pet peeve of ours. We had been here several times before, that's why we came back for an Anniversary dinner. Food, service, atmosphere, everything was great. We ordered a vegan appetizer plate - my... More 

Thank KjunCelt
Nyack, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

JD'S service excellent, food delicious, love the breakfast buffet have music in evenings dinner menu delicious

Thank rkunz1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Seafood, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1951 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2112
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-255-0994
For an Evening of Premiere Jazz and Fine Dining, visit JD's Bistro & Grille in Port Charlotte. Currently Open Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5PM. Live Jazz delights our guests starting at 7pm nightly. The Impressive Menu - From the Freshest Seafood available to the Finest Cuts of Meat - will ignite your culinary imagination as the Award-Winning Wine list awakens your inner sommelier. And as the gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you'll experience firsthand why the only place to be is JD's Bistro & Grill. Reservations are highly recommended especially on weekends. Walk-ins are always welcome. Private room available for rent, perfect for meetings or private parties it includes room with bar, piano, tables and private bathrooms. It's a must see before scheduling your next meeting or small party! JDs is also available for luncheons any day or events on Sunday and Monday evenings.

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