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Back Door Cafe

402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
+1 814-539-5084
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 8 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 JMH1896392262
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 2 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
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We celebrated a birthday here. They sat us at a romantic booth. It was a nice gesture that one of the staff took our coats and hung them up for us. The menu and specials were explained in detail. Very hard to decide what to...More

Thank Nanaiscool
Reviewed 27 October 2016

No trip to Johnstown is complete without a dinner at the Back Door. Denise and Tom are the owners, and are very engaged with their clientele. Often times some of the food is locally sourced and very fresh. (A real surprising treat is that they...More

Thank Hrocks
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This hidden gem always provides a great dining experience! The atmosphere is very comfortable and the staff are friendly, attentive and extremely knowledgeable. The food is creative and absolutely delicious. We visit Johnstown every year and our stay wouldn't be complete without an evening at...More

Thank jjoyce652
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18 October 2015|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
Specials are daily all very good. The mushroom soup is terrific
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Johnstown
  • Phone Number: +1 814-539-5084
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