We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

John's Plain N' Fancy

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
50 South West End Boulevard, Quakertown, PA 18951
215-536-3290
Website
Add hours for John's Plain N' Fancy and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Classic American Diner, Had Breakfast from a long selection. Scrambled...
Classic American Diner, Had Breakfast from a long selection. Scrambled eggs just right, home fries, fluffy pancakes, good coffee. Never had pork roll before
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Plain and fancy

My wife and I met for breakfast and got exactly what it is named. The food was traditional diner food, nothing to rave about. The service was prompt at first but got slower as a few more tables came in but no big deal since we were lost in conversation. The fancy part is true this place is flashy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
LDdave
,
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've stopped at this diner a number of times and have always been satisfied. The portion sizes are good and the food is well prepared. The service is always good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I met for breakfast and got exactly what it is named. The food was traditional diner food, nothing to rave about. The service was prompt at first but got slower as a few more tables came in but no big deal since we were lost in conversation. The fancy part is true this place is flashy and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ferndale, Washington
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good menu selections and tasty food. Split pea soup was very tasty. My friend ordered turkey and stuffing like Thanksgiving dinner. It came with cranberry jelly and gravy. The crab cakes looked good with two made on-site crab cakes of respectable size, but I was disappointed with too much starchy filling. Bigger pieces of lump crab coated the outside of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Been here many times and it's a reliable diner breakfast spot. The food is average but don't get distracted by the plain and fancy sides. Diner vs. Dining Room, no difference either way. Steak and eggs means something resembling a steak, but the hash is good and portions are decent sized. Nothing special, just a diner. Ate dinner here once,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed in Quakertown on business for a few months and ate here regularly. The menu had a wide selection of choices and everything we had was excellent. All of our meals were very good. Huge selection on the salad bar and some of the best gyro meat I've ever eaten in the States. We were told the gyro panini... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Not a good meal. My daughter ordered Salisbury Steak, it was cold and mushy. My Prime Rib was so so. Salad Bar was very limited. I would not go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A very good place to eat. Very clean and the service was pretty good. We stopped for breakfast, portions were large for the price and everything was hot and served rather quickly. Very enjoyable!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is home cooking with you having to cook! The menu is extensive. It's hard to make a choice. The food is good and arrives hot. Good service as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sumneytown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Six of us went here for breakfast. We were promptly seated by the host in a spacious, well lighted, and clean dining area. Our waiter must have had a memorable evening because taking care of us was not his priority. Though he was pleasant, he seemed to disappear at times. Besides not knowing who received which plate, he had to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

John's is a Real Diner. A varied menu, but the diner basics are the best. The service is always very good, the food good, and it's almost always open,

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed John's Plain N' Fancy also viewed

 
Quakertown, Bucks County
Quakertown, Bucks County
 

Been to John's Plain N' Fancy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 South West End Boulevard, Quakertown, PA 18951
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Quakertown
  • Phone Number: 215-536-3290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Classic American Diner, Had Breakfast from a long selection. Scrambled eggs just right, home fries, fluffy pancakes, good coffee. Never had pork roll before

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from John's Plain N' Fancy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?