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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
Website
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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Atlantic County, NJ
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited Johnny's Cafe for a local school fundraiser and had a great time. The private party was in and around the bar area with butler-ed hors d'oeuvres. Johnny's had a nice selection of various hors d'oeuvres that satisfied most. They included tuna tartare, meatballs, roasted beets and goat cheese, and my favorite - lollipop lamb chops. The waitstaff were nonstop... More 

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Margate City, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Cosmos are the BEST on the Island. My husband &I dine at Johnny's at least twice a week. I am baffled by the negative reviews as we have NEVER had a bad meal!Breakfast is great...the home fries are delish! Try the burgers for lunch..perfection! But my favorite meal is dinner because with dinner comes William. William is Johnny's secret... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to breakfast this past Sunday morning. The food was passable at best. An omelet that oozed water when it was sliced open. Really? Waitress was awful. never checked on us to see if we needed more coffee, how are things, etc. Had to track down waitress to get my bill. I could have walked out and no one would... 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

Questions & Answers

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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?