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Johny's Luncheonette

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Chelsea
American, Coffee Shop
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124 W 25th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001
(212) 243-6230
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 57
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast All Day

Affordable friendly and old school dinner. My second time there will be back for a third visit. Be prepared for a wait but it's worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
CaliforniaCT
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New Bedford
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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New Bedford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Affordable friendly and old school dinner. My second time there will be back for a third visit. Be prepared for a wait but it's worth the wait.

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was my 1st visit to NYC and I wanted to experience a NYC dinner. We were staying in Manhattan and checked tripadvisor ratings for diners. It was about 10 blocks from our hotel and walked over for breakfast. It was just as the reviews stated. Very small but a good breakfast. Service was very good. I had the best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had breakfast here everyday for a week while we were in NY. The staff are really welcoming, friendly and the food was really tasty and very reasonably priced. Pancakes for breakfast were an alien concept for me but the grill man made some lovely pancakes that kept me full for the whole day. The space is small and we... More 

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Brantford, Ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

What most reviewers failed to mention about this place was that it's about as big as a closet …. walk in and back out! After reading the TA reviews, we decided to walk there for breakfast. It was a long walk, and we were starved by the time we got there. A dingy, very narrow space with a lunch counter... More 

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

With Chipotle and Panera chains creeping into every block of Manhattan places like Johny's are getting harder and harder to find, do yourself a favor and go to this quintessential New York counter diner. Great prices, great atmosphere and WOW those banana pancakes are awesome. Dad and Son take care of the customers while the grill master preforms the most... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This small bustling family run joint is a great place to sit and enjoy a nice American breakfast whilst watching the customers come and go on their way to work. Just watching the guy on the griddle, cracking eggs one handed whilst serving with the other hand is a sight to behold. An experience in organised, friendly chaos. Great bacon,... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I had a good, solid breakfast with exquisite service, attention to cleanliness in this small, extremely well-run cafe recently. The owner has a team that works so well to keep the food coming with speed, accuracy and flavor. As a biz coach, I love to observe businesses at work and this one really works hard to deliver... More 

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you want to experience a real american breakfast in a typical place, this is the place to go! The food is good and the staff truly caring. Enjoy

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I had just returned to the states from Italy and were craving an american breakfast. We found Johny's on trip advisor. Being as it was a block away from our hotel, we decided to give it a try. It's a tiny little place with counter seating only where they make your food right in front of you... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family ate here (5 of us) 3 times while we were in NYC. Great spot for breakfast, this would seem to be the real deal. It's a compact diner (seats around 14-15) and they literally cook the food within 3-4 feet of you :) We had the Bigman breakfast, which as the name suggest is a mountain of food.!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 W 25th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: (212) 243-6230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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