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John's City Diner

112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203-4106
+1 205-322-6014
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mac cheese” (17 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203-4106
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Reviewed yesterday

The servers were the BEST, the food was fine, as far as the atmosphere, it's just a diner. The problem was that I talked to the owner who showed me his banquet room for our rehearsal dinner and we made a deal. I paid him...More

Thank 24llw
ShannonG1567, Owner at John's City Diner, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We closed down our entire restaurant for your group. We delivered everything that was promised and more. I also spoke with you face to face. It would have been nice to have received an honest response in person instead of a personal attack on the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing....I am a die hard southern food guy, and it was great. Highly recommend Seoul Wings and Fancy Bacon as an app...the maple syrup grits with the bacon alone was worth it. The mac and cheese (upgrade to Big Hog..thank me later) was maybe...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food. Great ingredients. Try the chicken. Whether you like roasted chicken, chicken wings or chicken and waffles, they are all delicious. Shrimp and grits and meatloaf or the roasted duck are also wonderful.

Thank dreamchaser65
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Birmingham for business, and joined some other colleagues at this restaurant as planned by our host. I was informed that this is a historic Birmingham restaurant that used to extend into the next building all the way to the end of the...More

Thank Nighthawk416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfort Southern food just like Mama would make.Fresh ingredients, comfortable setting. Great value for price.

Thank nanabutterfly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go back to Johns after many years of basically forgetting that its there. Sounds bad, I know. It was great. I went with a family of 5. They have a smallish selection of local beer. We ordered the hangover which was awesome,...More

Thank Tampauro
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I tend to order chicken and waffles frequently, and John's prepares it uniquely with large pieces of chicken, bones and all. Lunch was a pleasure, with good service and reasonable pricing. The restaurant at lunchtime appears to cater to local office workers, with many businesses...More

Thank IraBfromCSG
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Great dinner and service! I had the fish and chips based on the reviews and they were excellent! Husband had chicken and waffles and thought they were also great! Again, based on reviews, thought we would try the peanut butter pie. Our server, Robyn (who...More

Thank RollTide3
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times for lunch and it’s always good. My go to is the South Pacific chicken salad. I have heard the chicken and waffles are great here but have not tried them yet, they are in my list. Burgers ordered at the...More

Thank vetfun98
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I had the Hangover chicken and bacon waffles. The waffle was perfectly cooked and and the chicken was juicy and tender. Try their whole okra too; it's delicious!

Thank Sylaris
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Lori G
August 24, 2018|
Response from vetfun98 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you will need one, but never have gone at that time
October 21, 2016|
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Response from ShannonG1567 | Property representative |
No dress code. We are a casual, upscale diner. Our servers wear gas station style shirts and jeans for a point of reference. Hope you enjoyed your visit!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203-4106
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-322-6014
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