Yes, the full parking lot is a good indication that the food here is great. We travel a lot and often times look for a "Perkins - like" restaurant. This was GREAT! The food was delicious, the portions were generous and the service was fast and friendly.
We had to wait for 15 minutes or so to get seated but it was WELL WORTH the wait! I certainly will eat at the Village Inn next time we are visiting Johnston.