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Johnny's Luncheonette

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30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
+1 617-527-3223
07:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Westborough, United States
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what I was looking for on a chilly day- HOT MATZOH BALL SOUP. Oh, sooo good. Also I got the two Pearl Hot Dogs on grilled rolls. My guest got the fresh Salmon Sandwich. This was good size portion of fish on a roll with lettuce and tomato and side of cole slaw. Maya C. was our waitress and... More 

Thank Arthur G
Aventura, Florida
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to Johnny's in a long time but I've always loved their food. Their sweet potato fries are absolutely killer. Funny thing is I tried to come by yesterday, apparently right as they'd closed (at 2:30pm) for cleaning and inventory. So today was a second attempt and a successful one at that. I took a seat at the... More 

1 Thank DannyA3579
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A modern take on the classic diner. Fun atmosphere with a menu that includes twists on classic dishes, Red Velvet Pancakes for example Popular and packed with locals. We enjoyed brunch while visiting the area and had a good time and decent meal.

Thank CarolH1915
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pancakes and french toast with coconut and almonds were both great. Pay the small extra charge for real maple syrup!

Thank pacman3005
boston, mass.
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194 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Virtually an institution in Newton Centre, Johnny's is the go-to place for a breakfast get -together ( friends, business associates, children). The menu is expansive and the choices are typical diner morning/luncheon fare. Portions are large and share-able. Food is consistently good. Don't go for gourmet food trends, but DO go for basic reliable comfort foods. Usually crowded during peak... More 

Thank aliceann1
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Diner food that is reliable yet unremarkable. Service can be slow and they need to improve cleanliness significantly. Chicken soup solid and corn beef sandwich good.

Thank MJR1964
North Dighton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I visited Johnny's yesterday with my daughter after moving her in to her college dorm. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The menu was extensive and offered breakfast all day as well as multiple creative lunch options. I ordered the Larry David Pastrami sandwich and it was pure bliss, just what the Doctor ordered after a long move-in morning.

1 Thank lamsc26
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

great food and atmosphere! The omeletes are wonderful. Feels like an authentic local diner. They even have the famous Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins!

1 Thank janetheartist
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Prices are fair, a lot of unique items on the menu (like crunchy french toast). The milkshakes are to delicious and the must have item here.

1 Thank Ed R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I like diners because they serve huge servings and have everything and damn the calories. This place fits the mold although the menu is not as broad as some NJ diners I have been to The waffles are great, the breakfasts exactly what you would expect. The deli ( pastrami, etc) is OK I nice touch is that they have... More 

Thank Capie_Tours

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-527-3223

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?