We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Back Door Cafe

402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
+1 814-539-5084
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mushroom soup” (8 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (116)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We love the charming decor with its cozy booths in the main dining room. The food is always top notch and the service friendly. Its worth a visit just to have their delicious berry tiramisu.

Thank cruciverbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a very good steak dinner...excellent filet, done just right. Also had a caesar salad, which was okay and "the onion," which is highly over-rated. Overall, it was an enjoyable dinner with a very nice atmosphere. But, I just about fell off my seat...More

Thank wednetguy
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Just discovered this restaurant, and it is wonderful. Very cozy inside, and the cocktails are wonderful. Food is excellent. I like my food hot, and so far it has been.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We always have dinner at the Back Door when we're in Johnstown because of the great food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. Our last trip was no different although I was disappointed with my dinner selection. My wife and I have tried a lot of...More

Thank jjoyce652
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit and wow, even better than the first. Calm, personal atmosphere, great food and outstanding service. I think I will be a regular!

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Hidden small restaurant in ethnic section of town. Best to make reservations to be sure they have a table for you. Food is excellent. Good service. Restaurant is arranged so everyone has private areas to dine. Decorated in 'old time' decor. Fun experience to dine...More

Thank cissi15905
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A labyrinth of Victoriana with romantic lighting and cozy booths was marred only by a suspended tile ceiling. Service was attentive from beginning to end, although there wasn't a lot of help making decisions. The food--flatiron steak, salmon and cod as main courses; caesar salad,...More

Thank JMH2000892262
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We ate there this past weekend for the first time. We were in town for my son's graduation. Food was good, but nothing spectacular, despite its recommendation by one of the faculty at UPJ. The server bragged about their side dish "the onion", so we...More

Thank travelingmom037
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We love this place!! Great food, great service. Drinks are freshly made. Staff is super pleasant. We had 10 in our group last nite and we closed the place, never an easy task, but Denise and Tom were fantastic as usual! Highly Recommend. We of...More

Thank Flyfisher1234
Reviewed 18 January 2017

All the hype of the Back Door and I have to admit it's a bit over-rated. We went for a holiday dinner in December and my adult kids from out of town were under impressed. My daughter's pork chop ( the special) was cold and...More

Thank Monica G
Nearby Restaurants
The Phoenix Tavern
149 reviews
.24 km away
Our Son's
43 reviews
.44 km away
Szechuan Restaurant
54 reviews
1.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Johnstown Flood Museum
239 reviews
1.49 km away
Heritage Discovery Center
73 reviews
.30 km away
Point Stadium
13 reviews
1.28 km away
B&L Wine Cellars
12 reviews
.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
Specials are daily all very good. The mushroom soup is terrific
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Johnstown
  • Phone Number: +1 814-539-5084
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing