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Johnny's Tavern

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Tue, 2/19
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Johnny’s Tavern, located in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, home to the University of Mass, Amherst College and Hampshire College and nestled in the heart of the community. Johnny’s Tavern invites you to sample our menu. We pride ourselves with using organic produce, sustainable seafood, hormone-free meat and poultry where ever possible. Our mission is to provide a truly unforgettable dining experience. To have every guest who comes through our door leave impressed by Johnny’s and feel excited to come back again to the warmth of our hospitality. We invite you to plan your next dining occasion with us. Our team will be happy to assist you with the same standards you have come to know through
$7 - $25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been two Johnny’s twice in the past few years. Both times my first impression was ‘a hangout for intellectuals and profs’. That’s not very accurate; just my first impression based on the quiet table conversations. But, when one peels off the first layer,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cathytraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Boston level food in the college town of Amherst. Every dish is elevated and super yummy. If you are parents visting your child they will love it if you take them here for a nice dinner out.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there fir lunch on a dark and drenching wet day, so the soothing tones of the dark wood and low lighting were especially appreciated by us. We had the sweet potato soup, and it was piping hot and quite flavorful and nourishing. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Northfielder2
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Very good food, thoughtful service, always accommodating for families with children have had both lunch and dinner and both were delicious!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Abbie V
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Another visit, this time for lunch. Terrific food at reasonable prices. Bring your appetite as portions are large. I knew the routine, so I did not eat any breakfast. Suggest almost anything on the menu, & they do great appetizers.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DocSag
Reviewed December 29, 2018

For a casual, local dining spot, Johnny's Tavern really struck a chord with us. They managed to squarely hit every nail right on the head. How is it that we've lived ten miles away for the past 4 1/2 years and had never dined here...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Very attractively decorated with great ambiance. Varied menu with some unique choices. Many craft beers to choose from and really tasty food!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 959irisw
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We went for lunch and were seated right away. We wanted a window seat and they were kind enough to tell us that a large group would be coming in in case we didn't want to be nearby. We didn't mind though! We shared their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jhanks2016
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Uncooked burger burnt on outside, pizza was a 10 inch burnt cracker with 6 inches of topping, fries were uncooked and cold. All this after waiting 45 min to be seated and another 35 min to get served. This restaurant group pays people to give...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank gonetothecape
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to Johnny’s Tavern because many other restaurants were closed in the town. They seated us right away and it was full still, and people were having a great time. We ordered the Bavarian pretzel, which was humongous and delicious. The homemade dipping sauces...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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October 2, 2017|
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Response from Kbribow | Reviewed this property |
no reservations, just walked in.
Chris F
August 28, 2015|
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Response from BeerVenturer | Reviewed this property |
There's usually at least 6 craft beers on tap, some local, some national. Last time I was there I had a Green Flash IPA (San Diego) and an Abandoned Building IPA (Western Mass). There's also typically a stout, a pale, a... More
Molly F
May 3, 2015|
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