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John's Restaurant

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CUISINES
American, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

John's really does everything well, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Without the pretention. Never been disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 28, 2022

If you're looking for reasonably priced, fresh, fast and unpretentious food in Palm Desert - THIS is the place. Really good French fries, an excellent Greek salad with freshly grilled chicken breast, good hamburgers with very fresh lettuce and tomato too. Very friendly staff too....This is where the locals eat. Near the Holiday Inn Express and Best Western and across the street from the Embassy Suites - all within EASY walking distance.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

The positives include good service and attractive restaurant. But the food leaves something to be desired. My breakfast was at best mediocre, and the bacon was less than that.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 26, 2021

Had a hamburger there yesterday. The patty was paper thin and filled with gristle. Terrible flavor and texture, couldn't finish the thing, got up and left. Cannot recommend this place.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

We ate here the first night. It was walking distance from hotel. They have a great selection of foods - however food is very bland. I ordered pork chops and needed seasoning for everything. You do get free refills on drinks. No alcohol served here....I think the clientele are seniors who don't want food with much seasoning.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 5, 2020

We attempt to support family businesses. We have eaten at John's for more than 10 years. However, I am sorry to say, the last 4-5 times we have been there have been big disappointments. Recently we have been going in for our usual favorites. However,...all the portions were half of the normal size, not nearly as filling and poorly cooked.. Today, 12/5/20 we ordered take out and picked it up in the required time. We only live about 10 mins from John's - food was not only cold, but French Fries were limp. The hamburger was missing the cheese and my fajita plate, the refried beans were cold and solidified and the rice was white rice. Who uses plain white rice for a fajita plate? On top of everything, the service was unwelcoming . We used to recommend John's to everyone. We won't be doing that anymore.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

Our first time to try Jimmy John and we love it. Food outstanding, very clean, staff attentive all and all at superb experience.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

After searching the area for good Breakfast places (there are few), we chose John's Restaurant. You order at the counter, then they deliver to your table. Lots of choices on the menu. Good food, good service, and the price what appropriate. Since we are in...the area for a week, we will return.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

So the waitress clearing the tables has dirty hands and rag then switches to carry food to the table with dirty hands and rag over her wrist. Kinda gross! Must be a violation of code.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

We were looking for a breakfast place and we were hungry. This was the right place. I had the biscuits and gravy with two eggs and two slices of bacon. I wish the biscuits had been a little more substantial. My friend had the french...toast, eggs and bacon plate. The french toast was good and cinnamon-y. You order and pay at the counter and they bring the food to you. The food came out quickly. They refilled waters well. It was very clean.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

After a long boring drive we wanted somewhere reasonable within walking distance to hotel. Restaurant empty early evening but cheerful service. A typical greasy spoon type place but food hit the spot and was plentiful.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Looking for new place for Breakfast. Decided on John’s on 111. Sunday morning special Biscuit and Gravy. Breakfast Burrito was very good.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

The local greasy spoon says it all. Solid menu and good sized portions. Not a health food type place, and you are on your own about your healthy choices.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

We have eaten here twice already for dinner and both times we were so impressed with the food. We just could not understand why they are not more busy. First time we ate there we had the salmon. It was prepared just right and was...so delicious and juicy. The second time, we had the rib steak and again that was cooked just right and was so juicy. I highly recommend stopping here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You will not be dissapointed.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Breakfast but order like a fastfood joint. Maybe its me but seems like most of the restaurants in Palm Desert and nearby have flavorless food. This was no exception.

Date of visit: May 2019
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John's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3