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Bobby Van's Steakhouse

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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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JFK International Airport, Terminal 8, Across from Gate 14, Jamaica, NY 11430
+1 718-553-2100
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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198 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the short ribs, was surprised that it was served boneless but thorougly enjoyed it. Food took quite a long time. Waiter got the order quite wrong and so the dish had to be made a second time. I arrived with lots of time to spare but ended up not being able to finish my food at the restuarant because... More 

Thank Summer88
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice location at airport, looks quite nice in atmosphere, nice waiters and service, but the fish and chips was awful. the chef must have dropped a his salt pot into the fish batter. Big plate, lots of fish, unfortunate that the taste was not good. I wanted something not to heavy before going on a longhaul flight and this was... More 

Thank roelofholwerda
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Figured of all the fast food places I saw on my way through the terminal yesterday that this place was most likely to be able to serve a GF breakfast. A bit on the pricey side,but great service. Ordered a simple two eggs any way with home fries, bacon, and sausage. Everything was good and a decent amount for the... More 

Thank mthuber
Austin, Texas
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Worst airport dinner I had for a long time. Mediocre food with high price tag even for an airport. Probably because they need to cover their prime location rent. Had a burger and a draft beer. Burger was dry and bland and french fries were the industrial type. Even Wendy's have better french fries. Service was OK.

Thank Bruce C
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Last Dec 23rd, 2016 by noon, before departure of our flights, my wife ordered a salmon with vegetables and my daughter a roasted 1/2 chicken with vegetables. I had a regular Bobby's burger w/ side onions. My daughter got a flight to LA and at the middle of the journey she got very ill w/ diarrhea, vomiting, fever and trembling.... More 

Thank Everton S
Queens New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are in terminal 8 at JFK international airlport visit Bobby Van's. For Breakfast or brunch steak & eggs and crabcakes are really good.

Thank JanJon2
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Honestly the most disappointing airport sit down meal ever. The service at the bar was terrific- the bartender was fabulous (why I didn't give a zero). But the food was practically inedible. Actually wish I didn't eat any of it. Bobby, get over there and overhaul your kitchen. You'd be ashamed of what they're serving in your name.

Jackson, Mississippi
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nice setting with worm lighting. I decided on the roasted half chicken. Nice presentation with great taste, the checking, both breast and thigh were very tender and juicy, except for little pinkish areas close to the bone, but to be honest that did not affect the flavor at all. I didn't at all mind leaving the skin on since it... More 

Thank Khalid M
Western North Carolina
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Early breakfast at JFK, Terminal 8: Service was New York indifferent, food wasn't very hot (cold parts in huevos rancheros), and the high prices reflected the somewhat pretentious steak house decor. If there was a manager present, he/she wasn't keeping things on track. There are probably better options in Terminal 8.

Thank FrenchBroadCabin
Phoenix, Arizona
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Had breakfast at JFK airport. Food was great but the waiter was in another world. Had to get up and go to the hostess to get refills for ice tea. I wish I could be the manager for 5 min. only 6 people in the place at the time.

Thank mike k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JFK International Airport, Terminal 8, Across from Gate 14, Jamaica, NY 11430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Jamaica
  • Phone Number: +1 718-553-2100
  • This restaurant is at John F. Kennedy Intl Airport (after security)

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