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John's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Greek, Canadian, Diner
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1643 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1A9, Canada
+1 519-542-9821
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say about a standard run of the mill place? A basic breakfast is great here...not sure why these types of places draw the older demographic. In a a pinch...I'd eat here again...nothing special.

Thank PracticalDude
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I went for dinner last Saturday evening and as always, the food was delicious. We were given a complimentary taste of Greek potatoes by our excellent waitress. Reasonably priced.

Thank Beth M
Troy, Michigan
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152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the reviews here, we stopped here for a quick lunch. The service was slow. Our entrees were enormous. We didn't take anything home because the food was a mess. Literally, a mess on the plate. The gyro was falling apart because the pita was cracked and dried. I could not find the meat under the whole iceberg lettuce... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Leo1643, Owner at John's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback. We work hard every day to offer great food and great service. When we do not meet expectations, we take it very seriously. Fish Tacos and Gyros are two of our most popular items and we have many passionate fans of these signature items. We do apologize for your experience... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is a excellent restaurant where any of your orders will be amazing. I like pretty much go for breakfast and is the favorite of my wife!!! Hehehe... you will enjoy it trust me!

Thank Yorly P
Brigden, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

John's is our go-to place for breakfast in Sarnia. Great service and food comes out promptly. Sometimes you don't appreciate how good John's is until you eat elsewhere, pay more, and come away disappointed. I wouldn't hesitate to bring friends here.

Thank Mark B
Whitby, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Food was well prepared. Generous portions. Great Staff. Fun 50's style décor. We have only had breakfast, so remainder of menu hasn't been tried...but if similar in quality to breakfast it is bound to be good.

Thank mike c
Sarnia, Canada
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126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

John's is a local favorite & thus busy, especially with seniors like me. Pickerel (Walleye to our US friends) is always good & the eggs with peameal bacon is another long-time favorite at John's. Many long haul truckers cut off Hwy 402 to get these breakfasts. It's always a good spot for dependable food & service.

Thank Wayne H
Temiskaming Shores, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I've been here many times over the last 35 years and it's never a thrill. Greasy spoon- style food, with little imagination employed .......

2 Thank Travellingman2371
London, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The ambiance is that of any good small-town diner: warm, familiar and relaxed. The food is simple but tasty and well portioned. Enough options and variety on the menu to satisfy the most varied group. The best part is the service, they are friendly, courteous and accommodating. Is evident that management stresses the importance of good customer service and personable... More 

Thank Vida_enSuburbia
Aylmer, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We were passing through town, around 630am and found John's restaurant open. Fast and friendly service and large portions. Home fries were not very salty, which is a nice change.

Thank the_Chilcotts8251

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
American, Greek, Canadian, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1643 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-542-9821

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