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27983 Jewell Rd, Defiance, OH 43512-9168
+1 419-497-5211
07:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great reviews led me to believe this was an awesome place. It wasn't awful, but nothing of what I thought it would be. My friend's Prime Rib Salad was delicious, he said. My Jubilee Salad was okay....not worth $9.99 though. Margaritas were good. Beer was cold. Service was friendly and efficient. Atmoshere was dated, yet welcoming. It was a bit... More 

Thank Lisa H
Toledo, Ohio
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the great reviews here on Tripadvisor and having several rave reviews from co-workers and family, we decided to venture the drive to the lovely crossroads of Jewell, Ohio... equidistance between Defiance and Napoleon off US 24. To begin, the waitress, Ali, was delightful, lovely, friendly, warm, attentive... everything you want in a waitress. It kind of spiraled from... More 

Thank suchaprincess
Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem is tucked away in the town of Jewell Ohio just about 5 miles east of Defiance Ohio. The Prime Rib is absolutely great when we travel back tithe area we like to stop in to eat. When we walk in we feel like we are at home with good service in a small dining room. I have... More 

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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stopped early in evening and had a chance to talk to the owner who waited on us. Such a delightful lady. The food was excellent. Had the prime rib that we heard they were famous for. My husband had the prime rib sandwich and onion rings. They were good also. The phone rang off the wall while we were... More 

1 Thank Barbara B
Venice, FL
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It's about the food, not the ambiance. This is a neat place with very friendly staff anxious to serve you. Have now visited twice and had great food both times. Extensive menu.

Thank lensattic
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have driven by their sign many, many times on US 24 going between Fort Wayne & Toledo. Kept saying to myself, "I need to try that place". I finally did last summer & Soooo wish I had done it sooner! Definitely one of the best steaks I have ever had. Will keep going back! Have even driven from Fort... More 

Thank Rock Z
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were visiting relatives in the area and when no one had an idea about where to eat I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and we visited. An unexpected find in what i would describe as a wide spot in the road. Filled with locals, good food, nice staff. If we lived here we'd visit frequently.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Had heard good things about this restaurant for years, and in an attempt to try something new without going all the way to Toledo or Ft. Wayne we decided to give Jewel Cafe a try. Our table of four all ordered the prime rib at about 4:30 on a Friday evening. Bread, soft drinks, even samples of the entre were... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A few weeks ago we wanted to revisit a small cafe at the crossroads of the small town of Jewell, Ohio hoping for comfort food and warm, welcoming service. Regrettably, we received neither of these on our visit. Somewhat surprised at the number of steaks/entrees over $20, and the rude service of our waitress, we were tremendously disappointed with our... More 

1 Thank GlobalExec
Ohio City, Ohio
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Love it there. We go there alot. they are very friendly,and asking how everything is. They make you feel at home. The food is good, not bad priced either.

Thank mariaelena50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27983 Jewell Rd, Defiance, OH 43512-9168
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Defiance
  • Phone Number: +1 419-497-5211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?