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Johnny's Cafe & Bar

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9407 Ventnor Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2316 (Adams & Jefferson)
NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner
609-822-1789
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Long wait, good food and service. NOISY BEYOND BELIEF

We had an 8:15 Saturday night reservation. Got there early and were seated at 9:00. Hostess was apologetic and gave us a round of drinks and desert. Worth noting that the couple we were with dine there about once a week. I really cannot describe how noisy is was. I will try to post a video which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Boxter98
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Westchester County, New York
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had the chicken pot pie which was wonderful. Great service and fair prices. Have their own parking lot. Highly recommend.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We decided to use our gift certificate to Johnny's Cafe while seated on the Atlantic City boardwalk with our granddaughter. On our arrival, we found out that Johnny's has no children's menu. Since our 7 1/2 year old granddaughter loves salad with raspberry vinegrette, we placed an order for a salad entree. My spouse & I had steak entrees. Our... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had an 8:15 Saturday night reservation. Got there early and were seated at 9:00. Hostess was apologetic and gave us a round of drinks and desert. Worth noting that the couple we were with dine there about once a week. I really cannot describe how noisy is was. I will try to post a video which will show the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived on time for our reservation, but still waited another hour to be seated. Crowds sometimes mean good food - unfortunately for us, this wasn't the case. When we were finally seated, the waiter didn't come back for almost 15 minutes to ask if we wanted something to drink. We had decided to tell him our dinner entrees then... More 

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went very early on a Sunday morning. Being slightly handicapped I was both pleasantly surprised and embarrassed by the parking attendant holding up traffic and walking me across the street. But that was only the beginning of the attentiveness we received. My friend and I ordered the full breakfast and we enjoyed it right down to the ornamental fruit. Everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Johnny's, and their other ventures have basically taken over the entire block in Margate. They have Johnny's, Shuckers, and John's Steaks, all in a row. They do offer valet parking across the street. We had a 7:30 reservation on a Friday night and were seated promptly at our table. The restaurant was packed, and it looked like there were people... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Worth it to get breakfast here. The omelet was cooked to perfection (I mean the cook knows what he is doing), the potatoes were great, and the coffee was very good. My wife really enjoyed her eggs Benedict also. Bloody Mary was just OK, but I needed it. The tables were a bit crowded while we ate and it was... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were on the third day of a short vacation to Margate City and decided to return to Johnny's which we had visited 2 years prior. They had the same great food and service as we remembered from our previous trip. The place was really hopping but they had enough servers and staff to keep everyone satisfied. Someone was singing... More 

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New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The food at Johnny's is good, but the drinks are so watered down and the noise is deafening. We had 8:30 reservations and was seated at 10:15. They did not offer a drink for the inconvenience and we complained about the weak martini's. The rolls were stale, but the food was good. Not sure if I will go back, so... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have eaten at Johnny's many many times for years and have told people how great it was, well this time I felt like everything had changed. I am not sure if there was a new chef or what was going on but I was in shock. Where to start...I guess the service! Our server was clueless. He was to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9407 Ventnor Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2316
    (Adams & Jefferson)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Margate City
  • Phone Number: 609-822-1789

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?