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Johnny's Luncheonette

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$$ - $$$
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30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459-1918
+1 617-527-3223
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love diners and search for them when our of town. We had the burgers, onion rings and fries. Best burger around. Wish I had the homemade milkshake but was a windy cold day. Awesome decorations. A real nostalgic diner.

1 Thank Karen S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, but made better because we had Scott as our server. He was so accommodating and helpful, really sweet. We had the chicken tenders. Huge portions of all white meat very tasty!

Thank Bertha H
Hartford, Connecticut
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to eat here when we're in the area. There is always a large crowd, today's wait was 20 minutes and so worth the wait. Food is always delicious and the prices are reasonable for this area.

Thank PJMinCT
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 15 January 2017 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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
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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

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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
USD 20
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?