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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little place but...

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Chrissy R
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English first
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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San Clemente, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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Cape Coral, FL
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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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mid-west
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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