Jonah's Seafood House was founded in East Peoria, Illinois in August 1986.
Veteran Restauranteurs Terry and Pattie Waldschmidt had a vision for a dining experience unlike those available at the time.
They wanted a menu that featured their favorite flavors from Tampa, San Francisco, Boston and New Orleans. They also wanted to showcase some of their own specialties. His Clam Chowder and her Sweet Augratins are still served every day! They based the menu on simplicity and consistency, and a commitment to excellence on every level. They also wanted a place that would take the mystery out of seafood, would tell their guests where the fish came from each day, how best to eat it (as would a local), and how to experiment with the great sauces and sides made fresh to go with each fish.
Today Jonah's is widely recognized as the "people who know fresh fish." Our fish is flown in and received fresh each day, inspected for quality and then cut and weighed by hand.
Twice daily, Jonah's prints its menu to offer a variety of eight or more fresh fish from which to choose, as well as a vast array of cooking styles, original sauces, toppings and sides, that guests may pair with the fish of their choice. Join us soon and...Enjoy!
We are located at 2601 North Main Street in East Peoria.
From I-74 take the Metamora exit 95, to route 116, Caterpillar trail. Follow 116 north 2 & 1/2 miles and take a left onto access road #6, (also called Mariners Way) on the riverside. We are located 1 & 1/2 miles from the riverboat casino.
From Route 24, the McCluggage bridge, take the East Peoria exit to route 116, Caterpillar trail, Follow 1 1/2 miles, then take a right onto access road #6 (also called Mariners Way) to Jonah's.