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Johnny's Luncheonette

30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
(617) 527-3223
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Ranked #33 of 225 restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Canton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to Jakes for the Chicken Matzo Soup and we LOVED it! It was delicious, full flavored and totally exceeded our expectations! Our waitress was friendly, efficient and gave us recommendations on other places to eat I the area.

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Irvine, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Johnny's in a Newton is a sure thing for a tasty breakfast with the family. The casual food diner has lots of options and will satisfy all ages! On a recent visit, I had a terrific bowl of their home-made hot cereal and my kids enjoyed pancakes and french toast.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Johnny's is a neighborhood classic (with walls covered by high school class photos). They have both booth and counter service and can be counted on for excellent breakfast, brunch, and deli fare. The place can get very crowded at lunch time and on weekends. The only downside is that the servers (who seem mostly to be high school and local... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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239 reviews 239 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I love the idea of this place - a casual family diner serving a wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Sadly as often as not, I find the food just ok. Steer clear of the salads - we've had a few experiences with less than fresh ingredients there. If you stick to the classic diner fare, you'll be... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great menu. So many choices. Get there early on the weekends because the lines are usually out the door. Family run and the staff always has a smile on their face. They are very accommodating with special requests. The only problem it's just always busy! Big portions are a plus. My favorite is the hash

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I've been coming here almost every Saturday for 5 years and it never gets old! Maybe it's because I'm a regular, but the service is really personal: our waitress brings our coffee order right over when we arrive and she tries to keep our usual spot at the counter open for us. I usually get the Waverly (smoked salmon, eggs,... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We've been to Johnny's many times and it's always delightful. It's very popular, so it's packed for Sun. brunch/lunch. Go early for any other meal, and you probably won't have to wait, and it won't be too crowded. The 50's diner decor, music and ambience are fun. The staff is always friendly and efficient. This is not cutting-edge cuisine, but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is good , portion size is just right. The sweet potatofries are yummy. The atmosphere is like an old time diner. You can have breakfast all day long.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nothing but diner food here. I had a burger and fries for lunch. It was good. This is a classic greasy spoon, appropriate for a quick bite of comfort food or a place to take the kids. Not much else to say - I would recommend!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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163 reviews 163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We go to Johnny's pretty regularly- it's my kids favorite place for any meal- they can get pancakes or hot dogs any time of the day, and I like all of the food I've had. Great options for fries- sweet potato, regular, etc… with the sandwiches, but I like the breakfast food best. Have to go with the Jordan Marsh... More

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