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“Great Service, Good Diner Food”

JB's Family Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 45 Restaurants in Evanston
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant is located right next door to the Days Inn hotel in Evanston.
Midvale, Utah
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Service, Good Diner Food”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Well, when you eat at JB's I hope you know what to expect. This is diner food through and through. Breakfast all day, more limited choices for lunch and dinner.

We went in for lunch. Our server was very nice and prompt. Kept our drinks refilled. The food was good. The french dip sandwich was tasty and served with a really good au jus. The grilled cheese was perfectly cooked and the sweet potato fries were awesome.

So, if you're driving through Evanston and want a solid inexpensive place to eat, try JB's.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jedigirl77
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English first
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good home cooking”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

We are always leery when our hotel recommends a restaurant to get a discount. We were very pleasantly surprised. JBs isn't fancy: its just great home cooking at a reasonable price. The bacon is outstanding, the country fried steak is done very well. The salad bar looked to be in substandard condition, but we did not try it. Portions are huge and prices are reasonable. Service was friendly and good.

Visited September 2013
Thank Jay Y
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Evanston, Wyoming
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2013

the food at jb's is basic quality food. they have good service but the quality and the portioning of the food they can improve on

Visited August 2013
Thank johnathan b
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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589 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Wished we would have skipped!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

This place needs a lot of help. Horrible service with no smiles. Out of many things we ordered. Soup and salad bar disgusting, and while there was plenty of variety on the bar, the containers all had stuff from other containers in them- eggs in the black olives, cheese in the tomatoes, pasta salad in the lettuce, etc. the lettuce was gross- as if it had been frozen in some parts, the soups were at a weird angle to reach- had to go to side of the bar, and reach over a lot of items, and one soup was empty. Oh- there were no bowls out for soup, and had to ask 3 different people before they appeared 15 minutes later. Cheese bread was thinly sliced white bread with a few sprinkles of what looked like cheese melted on it. Chicken breast sandwich was only decent thing. Waitress never cleared plates even though we stacked our own at end of table to help out, she even made a comment that they didn't seem in our way, so she left them there!?! She rudely sat next to us at tables on all sides to fill sugar containers when no other tables had customers, and also reached between my husband and daughter without saying a word, and grabbed ours. She could have been polite and taken all containers (saying excuse me while taking ours) to an empty table further away. This was quite possibly the worst dining experience ever.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jilly070
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great value”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Food was good, plentiful and cheap. No "dislikes." Everyone in my family liked what they ate. What more can I say???

Visited July 2013
Thank Brenda M
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