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“Just Good Eatin'” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of John's Family Restaurant

John's Family Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Rippon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vicenza, Italy
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Just Good Eatin'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

I've eaten at John's My Pappy's Place many times. The big Pappy's sign practically dragged me in the first time I drove by. My favorite meal there is breakfast, but lunch is a strong contender with a mean cheeseburger and the SheCrab soup (yum) which is started early and is usually ready by noon.

There are three dining areas and though frequently busy, seating is rarely more than a couple minutes. I can't comment on dinners, because we only ate dinner there once. My husband enjoys a beer or wine with nice dinners and Pappy's does not serve alcohol, so despite a nice looking menu we didn't

The parking lot is large, there's a welcoming wraparound deck and the interior was enlarged by adding a pleasant entrance a few years ago. For travelers between Maryland and Virginia on Highway 340, this is a great place to stop.

Positives: grits, flapjacks, biscuits and gravy, she crab soup, fried chicken, cheeseburgers, friendly service, eclectic antique decor, nostalgia

Negatives: weak coffee, closed Sundays, no alcohol with dinner, service can be slow

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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