Cuisine: American, Burgers, Fish & Seafood, Steak & Ribs
Restaurant Features: Bar, Flat Screen TVs, Meat Raffle, Pull-Tabs, On-Site Parking, Live Music, Karaoke
Location: Mahtomedi, MN
Address: 3140 Century Ave Mahtomedi, MN 55110 651-770-2443
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10:30pm *Fri-Sat 11am-11pm *Sunday 11am-9pm
Links: Google Map * Jethros on Facebook
Atmosphere: Jethros Char House is located in Mahtomedi, in the corner of a strip mall on Century Ave, just north of the entrance to I-694. The main dining room is centered by a giant wooden island-style bar with seating at booths and tables as well as at the bar. There is a tiny stage in the corner of the dining room where there is sometimes live music or karaoke. There is also a pull-tab booth near the bar.
There is another section of tables in the adjacent dining room at the back of the restaurant. There are flat-screened TVs hanging on the wood-paneled walls throughout the entire restaurant. The feel of the place is very laid-back and pub-like due to the fact that there are very few windows and it always seems dark inside with the exception of the one window in the back.
Menu: Appetizers include Steak Fries, Onion Rings, Breaded Chicken Wings, Buffalo Wings, Egg Rolls, Breaded Mushroom/Cauliflower, Cheese Curds, Cod Nuggets, Chicken Fingers, Nacho Supreme and Bull Bites.
Soups offered include Chili, French Onion, Clam Chowder (Fridays), and a Soup du Jour.
Salads offered include Chef, Cobb, Chicken Caesar, Char Broiled Chicken, and Black & Bleu Cajun Steak Salad.
Jethros Sandwiches and Burgers all come with fries, coleslaw or chips. Options include Steak Sandwich, Reuben or Rachel, French Dip, Philly French Dip, Crispy Chicken Fillet, Beer Battered Cod, Buffalo Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken Supreme, Hawaiian Chicken Supreme, Grilled Tuna Melt, and Club Sandwiches. Burger options include Jethros Supreme (bacon, cheese, bbq), Razorback, Patty Melt and Frisco Melt, or Build-Your-Own Burger.
Entrees at Jethros are served with soup or salad, Texas Toast and choice of fries, coleslaw, wild rice pilaf, steamed broccoli or baked potato. Options include 6oz or 8oz Sirloin, Petite Tender Medallions, Wild Salmon, Beer Battered Cod, Breaded Shrimp, Slow Roasted Country Style Ribs, Broasted Chicken Dinner, Smoked Pork Chops and Baked Walleye.
Desserts are available but change frequently but may include Snickers Pie, Key Lime Pie, Banana Cream Pie, etc.
Price guide: Appetizers $3-10 Salads $7-9 Sandwiches $8-12
- Wed & Friday All You Can Eat Fish
What we ordered: My companions and I started with an order of Cajun Steak Bites. These were very tender and juicy, cooked to a medium temperature. They were lightly seasoned with Cajun spices and served with a horseradish sour cream sauce on the side.
We also tried the Buffalo Wings, which I loved. The wings were very lightly breaded and fried crispy and then tossed in a zesty, tangy Buffalo sauce. There were a dozen large wings in the order, which also came with a giant side of bleu cheese dipping sauce and celery sticks.
I ordered the Walleye Sandwich, which was a daily special. The fillet of walleye was quite big, lightly breaded and pan fried. The fish was served on a buttered, toasted hoagie roll with a big leaf of romaine and sliced tomato. Not only was the sandwich huge, it was also served with a giant portion of thick-cut steak fries. Excellent.
One companion had the Jethros Supreme Burger, a 1/2lb beef patty char-grilled to a juicy medium then topped with American cheese, two strips of thick-cut bacon. It was served with a side of zesty barbeque sauce and a large serving of steak fries.
The Fish & Chips at Jethros is not a regular feature on the menu, but is offered as the Wednesday and Friday Night specials. Fresh pollock is used and then breaded and deep fried. The order starts with three thick, flaky pieces of fish but since it is an AYCE, order as much as you want! Comes with steak fries, toast, and coleslaw.
Another companion had the Philly French Dip. This sandwich was stacked with roast beef, sauteed peppers and onions and a low-grade pepperjack. It was served on a butter-toasted hoagie roll with a cup of au jus and steak fries.
Service: The service at Jethros is very good. Our server was friendly and very good about refilling drinks promptly and our food was prepared in a reasonable amount of time.
Overall Impression: Jethros Char House is a laid-back and casual restaurant that serves a variety of good sandwiches and American entrees. Meat Raffle every Saturday as well as pull-tabs and karaoke make it a popular place to hang out and have drinks.