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Johnnie Mars Family Restaraunt

2401 5th St, Sioux City, IA 51101
712-252-7802
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Ranked #17 of 188 restaurants in Sioux City
Cuisines: American, Greek
Most recent review
- Mar 2, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

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English first
mid-west
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Sioux City, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

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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North Sioux City, South Dakota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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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Sioux City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is the best non chain restaurant you can try. We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened, and even when John had his first restaurant downtown. Great home cooking, and even a yummy Greek menu. Waitresses are the best in town. And the owner loves to greet you and have a friendly conversation. Unfortunately the only... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Excellent restaurant for the adventurous spirit who wants the local fair in lieu of your standard chain restaurants. If you're just passing through, this place is worth finding. Good home cooked food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

After reading reviews we thought we'd give this place a try. Definately a diner, dive type of place. Good food good service. I had the CFS with mashed potatoes. My husband had the gyro and FF. nice small salad bar and homemade soup. Would definitely like to come back and try some other menu items.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The down home food served here is truely comfort food. If you get a basic burger and fries or a Greek salad you won't go wrong. The staff treats everyone like you walked into their home and you feel like family. The homemade rolls and frosting are amazing and the pies are heavenly!! Love to visit this place on Saturdays... More

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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We were heading home from North Dakota and read on Tripadvisor about this restaurant so stopped. It closes at 9 pm on Saturday, but we made it a little after 8 pm. My daughter and I each ordered the Greek Salad with gyro meat and it came in this huge bowl with a delicious homemade Greek dressing. My husband had... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've stopped here a couple of times for dinner, and had perfectly acceptable meals. I did really like the Greek fries, with loads of feta cheese and greek seasoning. And the prices are reasonable. Only drawback was the noisy servers, practically yelling at their customers, as though everyone had a hearing problem! It was really distracting.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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110 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

My last review of Johnnie Mars was not complimentary and I now feel obligated to rescind that review. My weekly dinner group chose Johnnie Mars and our group of 9 dined here last Wednesday. The seating area is very small but they accommodated us because someone in the group called ahead. Because of my last experience, I was skeptical but... More

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