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Johnny B's

Highway 90, Marathon, TX
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Ranked #4 of 9 Restaurants in Marathon
Cuisines: American
Description: It is next door to Cafe Cenzio, Marathon, TX. It is a hamburger and soda shop.
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Description: It is next door to Cafe Cenzio, Marathon, TX. It is a hamburger and soda shop.
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English first
Kerrville, Texas
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326 reviews 326 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a quickie, but I liked the taco hamburgers I got here when I started my Southwest vacation earlier this year. Be sure to stop by.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was great! A traditional American style breakfast with a Mexico flair. Service was fantastic! But beware - they are not open on Mondays. Neither are any other places in Marathon. If you are hungry on a Mond

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a nice little breakfast-and-lunch nook, one of the very few eating options in Marathon. It is very much a country diner kind of place, so don't expect fancy silverware or valet parking. ;-) We had lunch there and ordered chicken salad and a burger. Both hit the spot. The tomatoes on the salad were particularly good - presumably... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Coffee good. My Chiorzo scrambled eggs fair, dry, beans from can & microwaved too long. Daughter loved her biscuits & gravy, son liked bacon & sunny side up, hubby liked trash can burrito. Seems like a nice down home place so rated as as average.

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Johnny B's was about the only place to have breakfast near *the* hotel in Marathon. But that's not as bad as it sounds. The service was fine, as was the food. I'd call the restaurant very local in appearance---not very different from those in rural Massachusetts (where we once lived) that catered to those in all walks of life. Lots... More

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Skanee, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Very friendly cook and waitress. Both young ladies make an extra effort to help you enjoy your dining experience ... which for me was breakfast on two days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Quaint little 50' s diner Texas style. Great fresh handmade burgers and the staff is so friendly. Must try Mexican tortilla burger. Very inexpensive. A must stop if going to marathon area or big bend.

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Asheville, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Waitress was excellent. Good breakfast....well only breakfast in town. True country breakfast. Small, but quaint old style soda shop. Meal was served quickly so we could hit the road for Big Benc.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch and breakfast here multiple times during our stay. The kids loved the bacon and pancakes. My husband and I really enjoyed the migas....yummy! My husband and kids loved the burger, I was out of luck because they had no veggie burgers but oh well....small town diner probably doesn't get a ton of requests for veggie burgers. Cute... More

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Kingwood, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We actually tried to eat there twice but only succeeded once. The first time we tried the small place was packed (It was the only thing open for breakfast since the Marathon Coffeehouse had decided not to open that day.) After fifteen minutes and no attention at all we went to the counter and got coffees to go ($1 for... More

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