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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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Today
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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    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
A Great Find

After passing Johnny's Cafe many times we finally gave it a try. The old school Italian food with some additional flair did not disappoint. When the sauteed calamari appetizer with spinach came out it was the size of an entree & quite fabulous. Be sure to go here hungry. The seared sesame tuna... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
George U
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Southampton, New Jersey
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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I just recently dined at Johnny's Cafe during restaurant week here in the Atlantic City area. Although I am not really a fan of Restaurant week as I think the portions tend to be smaller and the menu limited, as you are getting appetizer,main course & dessert. I normally never order dessert when I am out for dinner. But my... More 

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Southampton, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After passing Johnny's Cafe many times we finally gave it a try. The old school Italian food with some additional flair did not disappoint. When the sauteed calamari appetizer with spinach came out it was the size of an entree & quite fabulous. Be sure to go here hungry. The seared sesame tuna & nonna's meatballs were also very good.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After hearing so much about the place, it was a disappointment. the food was average at best. Service was OK.

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new jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Havent been there in forever. Nice happy hour at bar..... Had a great server named Sarah, a very attentive professional. Meatball salad was off the hook. Pork chop and salmon entrees were very very good, had to get a doggie bag. Think i will return before the crowds show up.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

New renovated interior of restaurant but same quality food. Great service and owner hands on. It is always packed with locals and visitors.

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South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have eaten there three or four times. Each time both the food and service were excellent. I am treated like a regular customer even though I have only been there a few times.

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King of Prussia
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Johnny's has one of the best Happy Hours at the Jersey shore: large $6 appetizer menu, 1/2 price bottled beers, $6 wine pours, $6 martinis. We always sit at a high top for four in the window by the front bar. They always have music playing in the background, but this time it was way too loud. We asked Shannon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The good food is only surpassed by the great service and ambience! Definitely would recommend Johnny's for it's extensive menu choices.

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