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Johnnie's Grill

American, Diner
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301 S Rock Island Ave, El Reno, OK 73036-3751
+1 405-262-4721
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only been in for breakfast since change of Ownership recently. I can say that the place is MUCH cleaner. The quality of base ingredients seems unchanged. I hope they've upgraded quality of meat for burgers etc. The staff seemed more eager to serve. I will give them that as well.

Thank Plinker007
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I was geared up for this to be amazing and it was just okay. Nothing bad, but nothing to go crazy over either. The onions do make the burger better, but my burger patty was oddly shaped and did not work with the bun. Sounds like a weird thing to complain about, I know. But, it actually made eating the... More 

Thank Liz S
Salina, Kansas
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Traveling through El Reno, we decided to stop for lunch at Johnnie's Grill based on Trip Advisor reviews! So glad we did. Love the diner atmosphere. I had the coney with chili and slaw (homemade and absolutely delicious) while my husband had an onion burger. We shared half orders of onion rings and tator tots that were so crisp and... More 

Thank Kathy P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

On our way to Dallas we had heard about the regional variation of the griddle smashed hamburgers in El Reno and need to stop and try both Sid's and Johnnies. We did try both, I reviewed Sid's separately but hands-down Johnnie's was the better burger. Don't get me wrong, Sid's was good too but at the end of the day... More 

Thank Cruising2by2
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

El Reno has 3 places that all serve the FAMOUS ONION BURGER. Johnnies has been in business for over 70 years and the menu has stayed the same. Everything they cook is great. Try their Coneys. (A hot dog with chilli and slaw). They have the best coneys in town. EL RENO BURGERS HAVE BEEN ON ALL THE FOOD CHANNELS!... More 

Thank TommyBahama4urMama
Blanchard, Oklahoma
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Don't expect breakfast on Sunday, my bad for that. So I had the BLT, I wasn't disappointed. This place has changed inside, go by and check out the new artwork and the remodeled dining area.

Thank Deb4life
El Reno
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Burgers, Coney's, Fries. Simple but good. Place seems clean and family friendly. If you have a chance you need to stop by and give it a try.

Thank James A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Loved it as a kid, love it still! The hamburgers are bigger than I remember but the taste is still the same, heavenly! Nobody grills in the onions like Johnnies does! They have a nice big dining area too and the staff is great! I can't wait to plan another trip that takes me through El Reno so I can... More 

Thank tri2bobfromcolumbus
South Carolina
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105 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Johnnie's is under new management, which isn't a good thing. All of the cutesy Route 66 decor has been removed, and the place looks a lot like a Subway. The food was only so-so, and service was non-existent. Our hotdogs had canned chili, and the slaw was full of relish,really nasty. We also had floats, would have liked to have... More 

Thank TravelingfromDixie
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Not sure what the hype is about onion burgers. All it is is a cooked onion on a burger that has been smashed flat. Nothing special about the food. Steak and Shake makes the same thing. The service was good and the staff was friendly. Disappointed that something touted as a diner on route 66 had no old fashioned décor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Rock Island Ave, El Reno, OK 73036-3751
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  El Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 405-262-4721

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