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“Drinks, TV's and Locals”
Review of Johnny Longboats

Johnny Longboats
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
USA
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Drinks, TV's and Locals”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

NOt a bad place to spend an afternoon if you are looking for bar fare and deent drinks. To be fair they have some entrees that are pretty good like the grouper in a bag, but for the most part this is a bar that serves food. Very casual, you can wear almost anything (including almost nothing).

Visited October 2012
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Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good Food, Inconsistent Service”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I was a little skeptical about this place as it has apparently been around for quite some time and only has a vinyl banner hanging outside for a sign. Inside was a pleasant surprise with better than average tropical decor and trinkets.

Food was priced about average for the area. Quantity and quality were also a pleasant surprise. We lucked out and had a great server but did notice that most servers took liberties with an apparent lack of supervision and hid at the service island reading their books, checking their phones and counting their tips.

We came back a second time ( there aren't a ton of choices in this area) and sat at the bar hoping to avoid inattentive service. Unfortunately, the bartender was busy restocking the bar and service was average. Don't get me wrong, she was working really hard, but again a lack of good direction created a situation where serving the customers became secondary.

I would return again if in the area. A few small tweaks and this could be a legendary tropical place.

  • Visited September 2012
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Jupiter, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“3 bad breakfasts incidents”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

My dad came down from NY and stayed at a nice hotel near by this restaurant. He got bad service b y Tiffany the first day for breakfast. I joined them for breakfast the next day and got our order screwed up.The waitress advised us that the kitchen is restrting our order. Only the coffee was comped. The day they left to go back to NY, we decided to try one more time. The very nice hostess sat us down and told the waitress to take care of us. The waitress didn't seem like she wanted to work, cause she was hanging out on the other side of the restaurant. About 10 minutes went by and we were patiently waiting. The waitress finally comes over after being scolded by yhe hostess. We put in our order and asked to waitress to have the bartender lower the blinds. The waitress was squinting the whole time she took our order and it was bothering us. When the waitress asked the bartender to lower the blinds, this 90yr old crabby bartender, told us (in a rude condescending tone)to go buy some hats! My dad and I were wearing hats AND sunglasses. We decided to walk out and not have breakfast here. The bartender made baby noises as we walked out the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lunch at Johnny Longboats”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Went there for breakfast, just missed it. They quit serving breakfast at 1100. Had lunch instead. I had blackened fish sandwich. It was very good. My wife had crab stuffed zucchini. She loved it. We both had bloody marys and they were very tasty and strong. Service was very good and attentive.

Visited October 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A comfortable place in Rivera Beach”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We popped in to the place because of a late arrival and were in need of food near our hotel. The grouper was excellent, it was in close proximity to the beach, and the server was efficient yet friendly. Noticed many folks visiting for breakfast although we did not try it.

Visited October 2012
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