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Johnny's Luncheonette

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
+1 617-527-3223
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at window table. Got served very quickly. Ordered homemade hash.. yum. I enjoyed it all. My husband didn't like toast, but I did. He wanted it pre-buttered. I'm ok buttering toast myself!! Great waitress.

Thank nhgal123
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a no frills brunch or breakfast, head to Johnny's. Love the food, servers and that we can get in and out quickly, unless it is for weekend brunch...

Thank SkiMom91
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a really solid diner, it seems to me that you either want it to be really cheap and straightforward, or you want it to be really excellent and a kind of salute to the diner thing. Johnny's just isn't quite either one. Unquestionably, the menu is huge, the food comes fast, and it's your straight diner --... More 

Thank Christopher L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Real diner atmosphere with a large and eclectic menu. I agree with some of the previous commenters that cleanliness suffers a bit, but not excessively. Crunchy French toast was delicious, coffee though was mediocre and should be better to match such a good breakfast menu. Service was fast and efficient. Other than the coffee this is a good solid diner... More 

Thank Steve B
Westborough, United States
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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198 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?