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Johnnie Mars Family Restaraunt

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2401 5th St, Sioux City, IA 51101
712-252-7802
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Home style goodness. family friendliness. Large menu, breakfast all-day long, and the best coffee in town...yes, Starbucks, you heard right. It's really busy during the normal meal times, so don't come in for a quick dine-and-dash; but that's a good sign.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
John H
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City, Iowa
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Home style goodness. family friendliness. Large menu, breakfast all-day long, and the best coffee in town...yes, Starbucks, you heard right. It's really busy during the normal meal times, so don't come in for a quick dine-and-dash; but that's a good sign.

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1 Thank John H
Sioux City, Iowa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Servers are always smiling nd eager to please never had a bad meal and prices reasonable.nothing fncy just locally owned family.

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Thank Michaeljdavis
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to eating here after reading the reviews. We went on Sunday for breakfast. The place was packed and line was long so we went somewhere else. I knew I had to try this place if you can't even get in the door!! Went back on wednesday around 11am. My daughter ordered breakfast and I had lunch.... More 

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Thank Megan P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Had the French dip and it was excellent. Tasted the kabob and wow it was great! Gyros was huge and also great.

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Thank Kerry C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Food is good service has always been good. Coming from a place that had a lot of diners in used to a bigger selection in the menu. My only complaint about this place is I wish there was more to chose from.

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1 Thank Chrissy R
San Clemente, California, United States
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Homey little dinner that seems to have a little bit of everything . Well run and clean , you can tell it's a local favorite the waffle was light and fluffy and the corn beef hash was nice too . The place is a bit out of the way but if you sick of chain restaurants this place is a... More 

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Thank Kelly C
Cape Coral, FL
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

It has on old-time diner feel. Friendly and attentive staff. It was $7.95 for fried fish and fries, soup and salad bar. The clam chowder was good, the salad fresh and the watermelon was ripe and delicious!

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1 Thank TSGallantPhotography
mid-west
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Read the good reviews so headed out to Johnnie Mars. Wasn't impressed when I drove up but was too tired to find another place. Was hoping for at least a beer but they don't serve alcohol. Big portions of roast beef and mashed potatoes but neither that great. IMHO, it was truck stop food, nothing more...nothing less.

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1 Thank aerodog
Sioux City, Iowa
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132 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Good food not great. Salad bar could use an update. Will be back to eat here again though. The place can get crowded but have never had to wait for a table.

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Thank railroadrob
North Sioux City, South Dakota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Johnnie Mars Family Restaurant is the epitome of what used to be the standard of restaurants in days gone by. Not only was the food delicious, but also the waitress was cheerful and and did a wonderful job of taking our orders and checking on us occasionally in the most professional manner. I will definitely be eating at this establishment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2401 5th St, Sioux City, IA 51101
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Sioux City
  • Phone Number: 712-252-7802

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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