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402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
814-539-5084
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Quality

It's hard to imagine how much work must go into making this pleasant little restaurant as good as it is. The menu selection is broader than you might expect, including even pizzas and flatbreads and all manner of beers and cocktails. But my glass of house pinot noir was probably the best part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Ernest58
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Western Pennsylvania
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English first
Western Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's hard to imagine how much work must go into making this pleasant little restaurant as good as it is. The menu selection is broader than you might expect, including even pizzas and flatbreads and all manner of beers and cocktails. But my glass of house pinot noir was probably the best part of my meal. Everything is freshly made... More 

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

we had a great night. The atmospher is great, the food, the people, the wines, everything. It's a smallish restaurant with a very warm feeling to it. The steaks are superb!

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Cumberland, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Read about this place so decided to try it out on a recent trip to Johnstown. Don't judge a book by its cover - this place is great! It looks like a funky neighborhood bar on the outside, but is a real gem. Food was well prepared ( I had the pork chop - excellent flavor) and was a great... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The staff is extremely friendly and kind. The food is excellent and there is a very expansive drink menu. The size of this place is great - I hate large, noisy, over-crowded restaurants, but this place is small, quiet and intimate - a great place for wonderful food and conversations.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Back Door Café is located in a part of town that has always a cool ethnic place and is undergoing a growing renaissance. The food is unique and delicious, always something special, along with good drinks in a cozy atmosphere. A bit on the expensive side for Johnstown but worth it.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

food and service is great.. married couple run bar and kitchen.this is where Everybody knows your name

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My wife and I selected the Back Door Café by chance and we were glad that we did. Upon entering the restaurant, we were warmly greeted by both the staff and the atmosphere. The staff was very accommodating and made sure that we were well taken care of without being overbearing. The atmosphere is warm and very home like. We... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place is a rare find for a small town. The food is more like what you'd expect at a very good restaurant in Philadelphia or New York. Almost everything is prepared by hand. Many of the ingredients are procured locally, and some from the owners' garden. (Ask for Chef Tom's mushroom soup.) The dessert truffles far and away may... More 

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Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can never go wrong if you eat at The Back Door Café... and don't ever skip the sage martini... its unbelievable!

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Lower Burrell, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Had a business meeting and client suggested this restaurant. First, I called for reservations and I received a prompt call back. When I arrived, someone quickly took a drink order while I waited for my guest. After arrival, the owner recited numerous specials in great detail on their preparation. She had opinions & suggestions which I love to hear. Had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Johnstown
  • Phone Number: 814-539-5084
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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