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Back Door Cafe

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

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  • 41
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 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
A pleasant experience

This is not a place you would find on your own unless you were a local. If I could give partial stars I would actually give a 3.75 No much to look at from the outside but nice atmosphere inside. Some nice menu choices and entrees were reasonably priced. Bringing my rating down just a bit were the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is not a place you would find on your own unless you were a local. If I could give partial stars I would actually give a 3.75 No much to look at from the outside but nice atmosphere inside. Some nice menu choices and entrees were reasonably priced. Bringing my rating down just a bit were the price of... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you are looking for a place to treat yourself to a gourmet meal on a special occasion or otherwise, this is the place. There are few tables (part of the restaurant's charm) so make a reservation. Chef and manager are extremely helpful and knowledgable about their meal offerings and wine list. If you have never tried duck or think... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We enjoyed dinner with a party of six friends on a Friday evening. Service and food preparation was consistently excellent. This is the only real dining exoerience in Johnstown.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The Back Door Cafe is a small, intimate restaurant in Johnstown, PA. All three of my visits both the owners were present and working. Denise makes all the speciality drinks at the bar fresh by hand.. They have an awesome drink menu. Tom is in the kitchen cooking fresh ingredients from their garden and each time has come out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We always like taking our out of town business guest to The Back Door Café because it is the best place in town to enjoy a great meal and a nice glass of wine in a quiet atmosphere. They have a great wine selection to suite anyone’s taste and the food is reasonably priced considering the service and quality of... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Dinner was excellent; portion sizes were just right. Staff was charming and happily, after a long day of driving, dress was casual. I highly recommend the Back Door Cafe in Johnstown.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We were referred here by our B+B hosts. The menu was diverse, the atmosphere interesting, but the prices were excessive and the service wound up being quite inadequate. They cater to locals. We did have some interesting pizzas.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Probably the best in town. This is one of those places worth traveling and looking for. They use some local meats and produce. They put together great meals. The atmosphere is very nice for what they have to work with.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This restaurant has lots of atmosphere and the food is great.

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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Whether you want to have a romantic dinner or hang out with some friends, this place is a must in Johnstown. The food is extraordinary and is all made fresh. From what I understand the chef picks local mushrooms for the mushroom soup, which is to die for. Everything is ala carte on the menu and can be expensive but... More 

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Additional Information about Back Door Cafe

Address: 402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
Phone Number: 814-539-5084
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Johnstown
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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  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?