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West End Johnnies

) #492 of 2,408 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American,
138 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1706
+1 617-227-1588
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“wings” (3 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
138 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1706
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for brunch and what a super place to be. The band was great. The singer came to the tables and sang to everyone. They made you feel so special. The food was delicious. We tried the cranberry french toast, crab cake and...More

Thank shop4ever
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed our reggae brunch! We know how to serve up a delicious dish and have a good time. Happy you appreciated it all, and I hope you come back and see us for more soon! All the best, Johnnie, Owner

Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

The service was friendly and professional and the food was great. My mom had a pineapple chicken sandwich with coleslaw served on it that was out of this world and I had one of their signature burgers with guacamole. The food was prepared to order...More

Thank tgpraschak
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a gold mine. Great location. Great lookin bar. Sonny the bartender knows which end is up. The menu is awesome.So is the drink menu. Painkiller...just sayin. Best use of goat cheese in eggs evah. Steak and eggs , with potatoes are perfect .More

Thank greezil428
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Now that's an honor! It's awesome to hear that we could hit the mark from the drinks to the food. A painkiller with steak and eggs is an excellent combo. That said, we hope to see you back here again very soon. All the best,...More

Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We met friends here that were going to a Bruins game. We were headed to North Station so it was a very convenient spot to meet. It was a gorgeous Patriots Day in Boston - sunny skies, the Sox won, the Marathon was winding down....More

Thank Mws101
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

When it comes to pregaming the Bruins, we know how to have a good time over here! I'm so glad you and your friends met at our place for a drink. Happy my team didn't let you down as well. Thanks for the wonderful review,...More

Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This place is just a notch or two above that usual pub dining experience with nice touches like cloth napkins. It's close to the TD Garden so we stopped by here before the Celtics game. The menu is high end pub style food. It was...More

1  Thank tshep42
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

We go the extra mile just to see you smile! I'm so glad our meatballs and wings are such a hit with you. You can always count on our food to leave you satisfied. Thanks for the amazing rating and kind words, and I look...More

Reviewed March 6, 2017

Birthday celebration here and the Reggae Brunch at West End Johnnie's and it did not disappoint.. Food was good and service was on the spot but the live band stole the show. Great vibe , good relaxation.More

Thank Sirik C
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2017

We've got plenty of good vibes over here, Sirik! Glad our reggae brunch won you over, and that you enjoyed our eats and service. I really appreciate your kind words and support and hope to have you back for another visit soon. All the best,...More

Reviewed March 4, 2017

The food here is certainly acceptable, if not inspired. It is not a real party place, but they seem compelled to crank up the sound system anyway. I can recommend the meatball appetizer, and my companion was happy with her salad. The host was extremely...More

Thank TomM1951
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Tom! I'm so glad you enjoyed your order and our service. Sorry the music was loud for you -- did you come in on a Friday or Saturday evening? If so, I'm sorry but we change over to nightlife pretty quickly....More

Reviewed February 27, 2017

Was just in Boston this past weekend visiting a friend and she suggested the Reggae Brunch at West End Johnnie's and it did not disappoint! We arrived around 11:30am and told it would be a 2 hour wait for our party of 2 without reservations....More

Thank laurenm1414
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

Happy we could fit you and your friend in! Our reggae brunch tends to get pretty packed, but I'm so happy our hostess helped you find a seat at the bar in no time. Glad you enjoyed our eats, service, and entertainment! If you ever...More

Reviewed February 12, 2017

Great restaurant to go to before Celtics game. Make a reservation. Caesar sald with chicken was fantastic, quacamole with cheps was pleatiful. Service at the bar was attentive and freindly.

Thank WSJournal2015
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Heading to a Bruins game then you gotta check this place out! Food was amazing! For sure my favourite place in Boston that we ate at. The Muscle's were the best I've ever eaten and considering i'm from Newfoundland that's a pretty big statement!! I...More

Thank Heather M
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2017

Thrilled we're your favorite place to eat in Boston, Heather! I'm so happy your consider our mussels and lobster mac & cheese the best you've ever had. It really is a huge compliment! You can always count on us for good quality with each dish....More

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mommah3
I would like to make a reservation for my daughter and her friends for brunch for my daughter's birthday do you do anything special for birthdays
August 26, 2015|
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Response from bkkc1234 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they do anything special because Sunday Brunch is so busy. But if you call and ask I am sure they will help make it a special day for her. They go out of there way to help you anyway possible. Good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-1588
  • E-mail
Description
West End Johnnie's in Boston incorporates the melting pot of this historic West End area through its ambiance, people, and food.
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