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John's Restaurant

1643 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
(519) 542-9821
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Ranked #32 of 173 restaurants in Sarnia
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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75 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Naperville, IL
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went for their "famous" Canadian bacon, which was fine--although had much, much better Canadian bacon later on in our trip, so I wouldn't go just for that reason. The food was fine--pretty standard iHop-type food. It was very busy when we went on a Sunday morning so it took awhile to get our food, but the waitress was very... More

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southern ontario canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

i ordered the egg scrambled soft but they brought over cooked eggs.. telling me that the cook was instructed to cook scrambled soft.. but thats what I am gone get. the potatoes were awful.. i took a picture but have not posted yet. but may I was really hoping for a half decent breakfast but I was not impressed at... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Mashed potato, is literally a potato smashes up. No seasoning. Very bland. Extremely high priced. Paid in US cash got Canadian change which screws you on exchange rate. Very blah. Waitress was really nice. That's the only good thing I can say.

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Sarnia, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love John's, the chicken Slovakia and Greek salad are the BEST! Only thing I have negative to say is I wish they had the pea soup 7 days a week....so YUMMY!

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St. Catharines, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ordered a salad. It was definitely a meal in and of itself. The place is always full but fortunately it is large so there is usually a seat to be found. There is also a large parking lot. Love the out of proportion map on the wall. Most unique. We shall be there again.

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Harrow, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped by for lunch on Sunday. Had Reubin special and clubhouse sandwich. Both were tasty and good value. Very good coffee!. Staff was slow to take our order but afterwards, the service was much better. Will definitely stop by again when in the area.

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Sarnia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It was my first time in here, but probably my last. I had very unfriendly service. My waitress didn't even return. I was disappointed. You should check on these servers.

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Redmond, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After entering Canada from the US in Sarnia, we ended up in this diner in Sarnia. The food is simple, but it is well prepared and offered at good prices. The menu includes a good choice of smaller sized menus for kids and senior citizens. Most dishes are offered including a starter (either salad or soup). If you're looking for... More

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Victoria bc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is one of those places where the locals go. Great eggs Benny . Parking can sometimes be a challenge but the food is great and service is friendly. Sometimes it can be crowded and a bit noisy

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Sarnia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been here on several occasions with friends and family. Always enjoyed the food, and the price is fair. Service is good, and it has a good family environment.

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