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Chef John's Place

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3753 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746-2937 (Formerly Chef John's Dockside Restaurant)
+1 407-978-6619
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How does he do it! This was amazing steak medium rare ? Done to perfection! I only wish I had got in well before closing time 9 pm ! as if I had I would have had to order the same again as it was so tasty! This place really is the trip advisors best ever in Florida ! We... More 

Thank TonyMartinBradford
Sherman, Mississippi, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We found the food to be fresh fish. We had called to verify hours, and the hostess had reserved the choice table overlooking the Toho Lake. Chef John came out to meet us. He gave us a history of his restaurant being located n two previous locations. The current location is inside Bellalargo. A security gate attendant will ask where... More 

1 Thank Susan W
Columbia, MD
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I contacted Chef John to cater a party for 25 people. I called and left 2 messages with no call back. I then went on the website and "signed up" by filling in the information for my event - how many people, how much meat, sides, time, delivery information etc. After completing the form I got an email response saying... More 

2 Thank Barbara M
Belchertown, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My friend from church decided to invite me for a treat after our Mid-week service...very nice and Unexpected!!! Next it's my treat to her...lol....We had their delicious chicken and sides but Next time...a dessert maybe also....Thank-u

Thank C K
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We go there often, sometimes just the two of us, sometimes with a large group. Chef John and his wife Carmen are always accommodating and the food is great. We are taking a group of 16 there tomorrow for dinner. I have full confidence that all will go nicely. Try the fish and chips with grouper. Excellent.

Thank jackie m
Poinciana, Florida
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have only eaten here once, but my wife and the ladies go here often. I had fish and chips and they were very well cook. Sort of hard to find and the parking is not great, but hey the food was good.

Thank Joseph O
Archbald, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We had lunch yesterday at Chef John's - which has recently moved into the Bellalago "Grill" from Pleasant Hill Road. The setting on the lake is very pretty and the food was very good. We will probably return for dinner one night soon. My opinion is that with Good food and Good setting, it might be nice for them to... More 

Thank JMSArchbald
Kissimmee, Florida
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I don't know how that last review of January 16, 2016 got here for Chef John, since January 15th Crown Fried Chicken is now there. Chef John's Place closed permanently last year.

3 Thank Seamere
Niagara Falls, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Ilona and I have a restaurant in Niagara Falls Canada and we are very very picky when we go out to eat. Chef John and his staff were very pleasant and helped us choose freshly caught fish of the day. Ilona loved the spicy soup of the day and her main course. I enjoyed the Mahi Mahi and my order... More 

Thank Tamas B
Kissimmee, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We are Snowbirds from Canada with a vacation home close by - always visited the previous location regularly and while small, the food was always great! We took visiting Canadian friends and disappointed.While the new location is on water, the menu choices has changed and was disappointed with the new menu. No fried peach dessert anymore?! I presume the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3753 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746-2937 (Formerly Chef John's Dockside Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Kissimmee
  • Phone Number: +1 407-978-6619
Chef John's is a cozy restaurant enjoyed by couples, families and parties up to 20. We can seat 45 guests inside and also have outdoor seating for up to 20 guests. We have a bar where we serve draft beer, bottled beer and wine. Live jazz is performed outdoors every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 pm if the weather permits.

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