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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Eau Claire brings a unique, second-to-none dining experience to the heart of the Chippewa Valley. Located in the beautiful Holiday Inn and Suites South, Johnny’s offers guests a casual dining experience in an elegant setting. Johnny’s Blue Bar has an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. Our Culinary Institute of America trained Executive Chef prepares delicious steaks, seafood, Italian specialties and desserts. Johnny's is open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner seven days a week.
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
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Steakhouse
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At the end of our vacation and looking for restaurant with enough choices and not wanting burgers or bar type food. Johnnys has a great selection for all diners. this is a very busy place and it was attached to a hotel, but they were...handling the pace very well and our food came out hot and timely. We had meat and pasta dishes that were very good. The popovers at beginning of meal were exceptional. Server was very pleasant. Have reservations or you may not be seated or need to sit at bar.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

Johnnys Steak de Burgo was amazing! Popovers and cocktails were great! Server was so nice and suggested great entrees for us.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

Our Valentine’s date started off great. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a drink before our table was ready. Once we were seated at our table, our server was bubbly and nice. The popovers were delish, the appetizer was tasty, our soups were also...good. Then, our entrees were delivered, and I ordered a drink from our waitress. My husband said his Chef Andy’s Cavatappi was decent. I ordered the 18 oz. bone-in ribeye and scallops with a side of asparagus with Bearnaise sauce. The ribeye was TOUGH, and trying to cut it with a butter knife (they don’t provide steak knives) had the table rockin’. I am a slow eater, so it was maybe 25 minutes before I was done eating, and still no drink. Our waitress finally came back to the table and listed off dessert options. I did order warm chocolate cake and asked if my drink was ready at the bar; she told me she would check. Some time later she came back and said they ran out of the mix used to make the cocktail and that the bartender was mixing more up. I am not kidding, it was 40-45 minutes after I ordered it that the drink finally came. Tables that were seated after us but had a different waitress were already leaving. At no point when she came back to update us on the drink, did she ever apologize for the delay. In any regard, the warm chocolate cake was amazing. So, poor service and a tough steak at a “steakhouse.” If I could convince my husband to go back, I would totally have scallops as my main entree and the same dessert, but make sure we had a different waitress (I have her name on the receipt, but I’m not going to post it here since maybe she was having a bad night, but I won’t chance having her as a waitress a 2nd time). A disappointing Valentine’s experience, for sure!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

I booked the hotel attached to Johnny's and bought extra "2" $50.00 meal vouchers. I asked on Friday night if I needed to make a reservation for Saturday and was told no. At 6:00 pm, when I went downstairs to go to the restaurant, I...was told sorry we are fully booked. I then stated that what my $100.00 already paid for meal coupons are wasted and the hostess/manager said that no you can use room service (I would have to pay extra for that). She then said (with irritation) that we could sit at the bar and order. It would not have been so upsetting if I hadn't already attended the respiratory therapist conference here, booked a suite at the hotel, and was lied to about having to make a reservation, but then being dismissed at 6:00 pm.....when they are open till 11:00 pm because now they are fully booked, but it was how I was addressed that was upsetting and how seating at the bar wasn't a first option to be offered. This is just bad business. Also, they said they are not affiliated with the Holiday Inn even though they are attached and on the meal vouchers both establishments are listed.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 30, 2022

Wow! This place did not disappoint! My husband and I had an appetizer, 3 cocktails, two entrees, two desserts and it was all delicious! Service was prompt and our waitress, Rose was very knowledgeable about the various items and was most amiable. I had steak...and shrimp and my steak was cooked to perfection and was so tender! My husband had the porterhouse and it felt like butter in your mouth! The appetizer we chose was an assortment of their most popular: deep fried ravioli (least favorite but still tasty) calamari with a yummy sauce, bruschetta with shrimp, most excellent and a sausage stuffed bread that was amazing! The dessert was a banana cream cheesecake.... HEAVENLY and the raspberry lemon Limoncello which was ok, it tasted a bit dry however we took it home and the next day it tasted a lot better. Total we spent $166 so it's not cheap but totally worth it! We'd love to come again!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 15, 2021

My mom and I stopped in for a Christmas meal today and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was fantastic and the steaks were cooked perfectly. The loaded potato soup was really good. The popovers were great too. Our waitress was great.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2021

We had Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse cater our Class reunion in September 2021. Our classmates said that this was a great place for this type of venue. The food was delicious, service was awesome and the atmosphere was perfect! Thanks Johnny’s for making our event successful.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

Returned and had a much better experience. Our waitress, Shannon, was very personable and knowledgeable. She had the right combination of humor and professionalism. We enjoyed adult beverages and my husband truly enjoyed his mixed drinks. I had champagne as a starter and the featured...red wine matched well with my steak-which was cooked perfectly. Much happier with our experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 22, 2021

We had Johnny's Italian Steakhouse cater in our wedding reception last weekend. We got so many compliments on the food. It was AMAZING! The temperature, taste, timeliness was all perfect! 5 stars!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

After flying in from Houston Wednesday we decided to eat dinner at the hotel. We enjoyed a cocktail while waiting for our table. Once seated we received the best service for which I could ever ask . Starting with a comp popover and an excellant...menu description we enjoyed a filet and lasagna for our entrees and the entire experience was over the top and with reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

My husband and I stopped for lunch on Friday. Our waitress appeared after a short wait and took our cocktail orders. She then took out lunch order and double checked to make sure she took my lunch filet order correctly. After that, she disappeared until...our meals were brought to the table. My steak was, as always, cooked to perfection and my husband enjoyed his meatloaf. Our waitress was friendly and engaging although I wished we would have seen her more often.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Had dinner here and left mostly underwhelmed. The highlight of our dinner was our server, Rachel. If you dine here ask for her section she’ll take good care of you and knows the menu well. Appetizers of stuffed mushrooms, zucchini fries, and various soups were...tasty. Side dishes were tasty as well, especially the lobster mac and cheese. Scallops and shrimp were cooked well and flavorful. The scallops were especially sweet tasting. Desserts were good and generously portioned (good for sharing). Mainly the disappointment here were the steaks. We had filets, a sirloin, and prime ribs. They were very dry and tough. Making matters worse was the fact that half of them were not cooked as ordered and came out overcooked. We are a family of mostly meat eaters and I don’t recall many meals where half to three quarters of a steak sat in a plate uneaten. Honestly the steaks we had can’t compare to Gibson’s in Chicago or even Ruth’s Chris in the cities. Add in Wissota Chophouse right here in the area as well. Honestly the choice grade prime rib and sirloins at Texas Roadhouse seem better quality. We also order stuffed shrimp which unfortunately had crab shells in the stuffing making the stuffing inedible. Perhaps this was an off day in the kitchen? Whatever the case I won’t be returning for steaks. Top tip: if you’re looking for a quieter dinner ask to be seated in the dining area not directly next to the bar area.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 28, 2021

I am soooo grateful that we chose Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse at the Holiday Inn Eau Claire South for my precious daughter's bridal shower! Teresa, the director of sales, personally went out of her way to make my bridal shower dreams for my daughter come true,...right down to the finest details such as making sure that we had an ivory chair cover for my daughter's chair. I cannot say enough about the rest of the staff either. Austin, the private event manager, went above and beyond, offering us and setting up special lighting, music ... you name it. Marti, the bartender, was awesome; she anticipated everyone’s needs and acted accordingly. In fact, at one point during dinner, I merely turned my head, as I was about to get up to get a beverage. Marti saw me, and she immediately came right to the table and brought me what I needed; so, I never even had to get up. Everyone, including the wait staff, was very professional and wore the most genuine smiles on their faces; service at its best! Also, the food was out of this world delicious! I had the steak, and it was cooked perfectly ... very tender and flavorful ... it melted in my mouth! Everyone was raving about the meals, the service, the ambience, the list goes on and on ... all at Johnny's is top-notch! We will be hosting more events here in the future to be sure, and we will definitely be stopping by for dinners at Johnny’s when we are in town as well! Bravo to Teresa, Austin, Marti, and to the rest of the staff at Johnny’s too ... Bravo for a job well done and then some! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 5, 2021

We had an amazing meal at Johnny's - we had planned a group event for my in-law's 50th anniversary. Everything was flawless and the staff did a great job of making sure all the touches were taken care of. The settings and room set up...was amazing and made the guests of honor feel so special! The servers were wonderful and accommodating to our group and we couldn't have had a better time. We will be having a yearly private event here moving forward!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2021

Me and my husband visited last night, the holiday inn wouldn't take our baby (dog) so we had to stay next door but made reservations for Johnnys.. the 3 hour wait was well worth it, sure it's expensive but when the food is that good...it's worth it. Will definitely be back!! Service was great as well, or waitress was very nice and attentive.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Tvs playing with muted sound. No music.
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I do not know for sure but I would suggest calling the restaurant and ask. The staff there are always willing to accommodate our dining needs so I suspect they would be happy to work with you.
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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5