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“Regular food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Why Not Johnny's

Why Not Johnny's
1496 3rd St. NE, Swan River, Manitoba R0L 1Z0, Canada
(204) 734-3266
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Swan River
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This is a hidden gem in Manitoba's parkland region. The outside of the restaurant is unassuming, but the food is excellent. Serve everything from steaks, pastas and amazing pizzas. Servers are attentive and aim to make every guest feel special. Price range $15-40.
Huntington Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Regular food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice place with a pleasant ambiance. The waitress was friendly and knowledgable. The New York steak was not as tender as I would have liked, but it tasted very good. The food in general was average. I definitely would eat here again, since it seems to be the best eatery in town.

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  • English first
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English first
1 review
“Great and original food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

I had the poutine burger. Food was delicious, the gravy wasn't too salty as poutine gravy can be. Service was great and the ambiance is inviting! Loved it!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saskatchewan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Went with a large group. Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed, The menu selection was good. When the food came some food was really good and others were underwhelmed with their meals. Dry ribs have bones and not a lot of meat. I wouldn't recommend them.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Swan River, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Never go back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

We have eaten here twice. Once when they first open, and a second time to give them a chance that they were working out the kinks. Neither time was it very good. We had a type of nachos and the cheese was burnt on top, completely black. Our other food was under cooked. So, we tried ordering pizza from here a couple times. Once, the cheese was burnt again, rock hard on top. Next time, the dough was not cooked throughout. Each time we tried to pick up the pizza, staff were either more concerned with seating in coming people than helping us pick up our order, or the pizza was not ready. Another time, the pizza had been done for 20 mins already when we showed up but nobody called us. We won't be going back, or ordering from again and we've heard similar stories from others.

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Swan River, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pricey but Excellent Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Excellent on the Top Staff.
Pricey but Excellent Food cooked to the standards specified in Menu.
Cosy Warm Atmosphere for Friends & Family.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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