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Johnny's Luncheonette

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    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
Great meal, great value

Real traditional American diner complete with red benches and coat hooks for each table. Freshly cooked fresh haddock was served beautifully seasoned, along with scoops of mash and a mountain of fresh broccoli. Couldn't have been better. Service good too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
meylbot
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London
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Real traditional American diner complete with red benches and coat hooks for each table. Freshly cooked fresh haddock was served beautifully seasoned, along with scoops of mash and a mountain of fresh broccoli. Couldn't have been better. Service good too.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly service - helpful without being annoying. Great selection of tasty breakfast foods - potatoes to die for. Eggs were cooked perfectly, nice variety of breads for toast and excellent coffee too. Only problem with the food was how hard it was to pick just one item from the menu! The lunch menu looked fascinating as well. Amazingly, it was... More 

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Vienna VA
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168 reviews 168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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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
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107 reviews 107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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, Dessert, Diner

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?