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Johnny's Luncheonette

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert
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30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
(617) 527-3223
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
As good as ever!

Ate hear 18 years ago -- and its still friendly, big menu, fairly priced and delicious! Shakes, soups, big sandwiches, eggs -- wonderful spot for a weekend lunch or casual dinner with family and friends. Love it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
MJSKS
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Vienna VA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vienna VA
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Ate hear 18 years ago -- and its still friendly, big menu, fairly priced and delicious! Shakes, soups, big sandwiches, eggs -- wonderful spot for a weekend lunch or casual dinner with family and friends. Love it!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is the neighborhood meeting place for breakfast (personal and business) and they're known for that. They make a really great omelette (any kind) and one of the BEST things about Johnny's is that you can pretty much substitute anything for anything else. Don't feel like homefries? No problem, have some fruit or an Israeli salad. Some tips: - Super... More 

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boston
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

this is a solid diner....decent food and kid friendly...it meets expectation for a luncheonette for vallue and quality

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I came here with a couple of family members for breakfast after hearing how good it was, and we were not disappointed. The line to get in was very long at about 10:00 in the morning, so there will almost certainly always be some sort of wait. I ordered basic scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, and toast. My grandmother ordered... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

diner - type of place and had a very nice breakfast. many choices on the menu. prompt and friendly service. prices around 8 to $ 12. coffee was 2.85 and only suggestion is that is was stronger; it was pretty weak.

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New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After not having been to Johnny's for about 10 years, I met a colleague there for breakfast this past Friday morning. The service was excellent the food was perfect – just what I expect from a good deli. Prices are what you'd expect for Newton Center. I want to especially recognize the manager who handled a food allergy request perfectly,... More 

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Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went here on a Sunday morning for breakfast and waited about 2 min! Restaurant decor is attractive, coffee was refilled often (a must), food came out quickly. We (4) each had something different and agreed it was tasty. Would return.

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Despite it's 12 dollar price tag, the Larry David sandwich (light pastrami and swiss on Rye) is the best sandwich I've had in a long time... And worth every penny. Can't comment much on the service, other than I took it to go and it came out quickly. If you're in Newton Center, try it. You won't be disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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127 reviews 127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had the chicken parm sandwich. It was dry and flavorless. My husband said his chicken salad sandwich was not as good as the one he'd had earlier in the week at The Chatham Squire. The women's room was out of order. Too kitschy for me.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have only visited for breakfast foods, but never leave disappointed. Prices are very good and all guests I bring leave happy and full. I highly recommend the Waban Frittata. It is an open-faced omelette with mashed potatoes/bacon and cheddar cheese. Yummm!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (617) 527-3223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?