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Old John's Luncheonette

Certificate of Excellence
Upper West Side
American, Diner
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148 W 67th St, New York City, NY 10023-5965
+1 212-874-2700
07:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had breakfast here twice and would strongly recommend it. The food was good - such fluffy pancakes - and the service personal and friendly. Popular with locals and with a really genuine feel to it.

Thank Helen P
Middlebury, Vermont
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I enjoyed Old John's Luncheonette. it reminded me of the Manhattan I knew thirty years ago, not fancy and not overpriced, but comfortable and cozy, a nice place for a long conversation with a friend. The burgers (both meat and vegetarian) were good, as were the French fries. The desserts looked enticing, but I was too full to try one.... More 

Thank Sunfl0werVT
Safety Harbor, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were looking for a place and I found this on Trip Advisor so we gave it a try. Definitely a neighborhood favorite (a good thing in my book). The waitress even asked the lady at the next table if she wanted her "usual". Service was friendly, quick and attentive. I had Manny's Chicken Rollatini (spinach-feta-stuffed chicken and rice) and... More 

Thank Suemagootwo
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Old John's is a longtime family-owned neighborhood place - basic diner/coffee shop food (in NYC diners are coffee shops) such as grilled cheese, Greek salad, eggs etc. The kindhearted owner passed away a year ago and his son is now managing the place. Old John's is comfortable and down-to-earth. Staff is always nice to our children and older relatives. It... More 

Thank jemk
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's really unremarkable, so much so I hesitate to call it underwhelming. What more is there to say. I've been there 10 times in 10 years. Every time I was met with reasonable staff, the reason I give it 3 stars, but the food just didn't do it for me. Maybe they get a lot of business from the elderly... More 

Thank David B
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I don't think is a fantastic or even a good place. Went there in a few times, mostly for breakfasts. Some people probably like it. It's pretty expensive, compare to the place.If U lucky there is a very nice waitress there. Maybe the place is clean, bit its dingy. Not enough lite.

Thank susan R
Willow Springs, Illinois
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We took the kids there (6,5) and they both loved it. Kids friendly place that let's you color on the table. The food was good (veal marsala, omelette, spaghetti and cheeseburger). Great prices for NY also.

Thank LMOO834
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Had a traditional American breakfast. Service was very good and food was excellent, done as we asked.

Thank Cerian E
Montreal, Canada
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I've been grabbing breakfast at Old John's for years and never disappointed. Always good service and solid food with good attention to requests (like bacon well done etc..). Reasonably priced and never too busy. I have never been for lunch / dinner but would bet it's much better than a typical "serve everything" diner.

Thank RyokoVoyageur
Elk River, Minnesota
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We found this via an app looking for a good lunch value with kids. We were pleasantly surprised. Within walking distance from Central Park. The food was good, as were the prices. The waitress was wonderful! We would definitely go back.

Thank Susan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 W 67th St, New York City, NY 10023-5965
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-2700

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

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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