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“Good Breakfast!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of John G's Restaurant

John G's Restaurant
264 S. Ocean Blvd, Casino Bldg., Manalapan, FL 33462
561-585-9860
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Manalapan
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We ate breakfast here after our bad hotel stay and it changed our attitude. It's breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
The food was hot, plates were warmed, to keep the food warm. I was happy.
Service was good, food tasty, and fresh.
No complaints, we would eat there again.
Good value.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

May have a wait to get in because its a very popular place but its worth it, believe me. Can't say enough good about the food. The prices are not low but they are reasonable and won't break the bank.

Visited February 2013
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Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in the area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

It's the best place for casual breakfast dining we have found in the Lantana, Manalapan, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth area. The main down side we find is the line. Sometimes it has taken us 10 minutes in line while other times we've had to stand in line for 50 minutes or an hour.

While there is plenty of room for improvement we have found a few items from the menu we like that are mostly consistently good.

The prices are reasonable and the menu items we like are generally reliable. The French toast is the king as far as we're concerned. A fruit cup (blend of fresh and packaged fruit) or juice with the meal is a bonus. Fruit cup has a variety of fruit but always has citrus and grapefruit.

Staff members are friendly. Lately, the restaurant seems a bit understaffed. It has taken a while for staff to take our order and sometimes they have been so busy they haven't checked to make sure everything is okay after bringing our dishes. Breakfast is our time to relax so a few minutes more is not a big issue except that often there's a line of people waiting for a table.

It's clean, spacious, crowded, noisy, well lit, offering plenty of parking. They accept cash only.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Edwardsville, IL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food, but cash only.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great restaurant. We try to stop by every time we are in the area. Prepare for a wait and they take cash only. Once your inside you won't be disappointed. Portions are large and filling. Breakfast is the best. It's not open for dinner, just breakfast and lunch. Regardless you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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“Best breakfast in South Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you are looking for quality food and great service, look no further than John G's in Manalapan, across from the Ritz. This family-owned establishment is by far the favorite destination for breakfast. Serving breakfast and lunch, be prepared for the ever-present line to get a table, but there is a counter for those that are not as patient. From the almond-cinnamon French toast, to the glorious omelettes (served with mounds of the best hash browns ever!) you will be glad you ate here! And if you like fish and chips, John G's is, again, a favorite of anyone who has eaten here. The staff is ever so friendly and if there is a long line, often there is fresh coffee and snacks while you wait. I have been going there for 20+ years and I highly recommend to anyone!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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