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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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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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic

The waiters are super friendly and you'll love this place as soon as you walk in. The food is good, not fantastic, but the atmosphere and people make it worthwhile. The milkshakes are highly recommended, as well as the burgers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Mhouweling
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Hoorn, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Hoorn, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The waiters are super friendly and you'll love this place as soon as you walk in. The food is good, not fantastic, but the atmosphere and people make it worthwhile. The milkshakes are highly recommended, as well as the burgers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The line tends to be long but it is absolutely worth it. The food is delicious! Definitely try the mini milkshakes- perfect size for indulging without ruining your appetite!

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped for breakfast while in Newton doing errands -the cheese blintzes were very good with a side of scrambled eggs - the prices are a bit on the high side, but it is Newton! The place has a nice retro feel ,and the waitress was very efficient and friendly- we were there around 9 AM , so there was... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

LOVE this place!! I've been here many times for breakfast/brunch and it's awesome. Great food & a lot of options. Service is pretty quick and the waiting staff is very friendly. Fun retro, family atmosphere and decent prices. Definitely try Pesto Chicken Sandwich or Johnny's Breakfast Burrito. Also $4 Mimosas :)

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85 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food choices are huge, and the staff is friendly and appropriate. For certain functions this is a perfect place, but at this point I find the dishes just a bit too heavy for my taste. It's a good place for impromptu get-togethers, late-night can't-decide evenings, or even business lunches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a delightful spot in beautiful Newton, MA. you most likely have to wait for a table during prime hours but the wait is worth it! Our wait staff was so pleasant and helpful and did not rush us at all. The fried blueberry muffins are to die for. Loved it went back the next day for an unforgettable... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A lot of people seem to like Johnny's. Based on a single recent visit, I'm not sure why. It was OK in my view--and as a native New Yorker, I'll just assert that I know good deli. I tried the blintzes, a dish that's not really that hard to do well in my view. Johnny's version was very sugary--so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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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118 helpful votes 118 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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Additional Information about Johnny's Luncheonette

Address: 30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
Phone Number: (617) 527-3223
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Diner

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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 $20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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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