John's Buffet

27W482 Jewell Rd, Winfield, IL, 60190, United States
(630) 752-2000
Latitude: 41.87172, Longitude: -88.15763


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.50 | Food: 4.00
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joelambic (46)
Thursday 25th of June 2009 12:12:32 AM
Don't let the name fool you.

"There is no Buffet at John's Buffet!" - from their website

John's is located at the corner of Winfield & Jewell Roads just north of the train tracks. Parking is available either on the street or in their lot. The Metra Union Pacific West line stops opposite the bar.

John's Buffet is really two bars in one.

There is the front bar which has a tavern feel. Most of the beers offered here are mainstream lagers but there are often a few gems for the beer afficionado. The entrance to this bar is of Winfield Rd.

The back bar and restaurant offers a wider selection of craft beers. Six or so beers are on draft. Entrance to this area is off Jewell Rd but a hallway connects the two areas.

For the most part, beers are served in standard pint glasses. Certain beers (e.g. hefeweizen) are served in appropriate glassware.

The menu offers a variety of sandwiches and entrees all reasonably prices. The pizza soup and chili are both worth trying.

Outdoor seating is available on the restaurant side during warmer months.

Service has always friendly and responsive even when they're busy.

This is also the monthly meeting location for the Urban Knaves of Grain homebrew club. They meet on the last Thursday of the month - barring holiday conflicts.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0

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