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Johny's Luncheonette

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American, Diner
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124 W 25th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001-7421
+1 212-243-6230
07:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across this place after reading that they did the best pancakes . The review was not wrong . This place is a small , family run dinner and must do place to go to. We had lumber jacks which consisted of three fluffy pancakes , two eggs done anyway and sausages or bacon it was served with a... More 

Thank PIM0703
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Johny's is a must visit friendly people watching them is amazing. Pancakes with maple syrup with bacon and eggs is so delicious and all made fresh when you order

Thank teresa_flack
Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small breakfast/lunch counter seats about 12 people. Extensive breakfast & lunch menu cooked right in front of you & fast. Online ordering & carry out available. Cheap prices for the area. Coffee & tea free with some menu items. Owner & staff are friendly & fast. Credit cards accepted with $10 minimum.

Thank Larkin74
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is classic diner food at its best. My salami, egg and cheese sandwich was the perfect hangover cure. Now just to set expectations: the place is tiny and popular, so you might end up waiting for a bit if you show up at a peak time. But don't worry, it's worth it! The food is on point, the menu... More 

Thank Kevin G
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The kitchens at the Sheraton just up the street was shut for renovation so they recommended eating here. It really is a hole in the wall with seating for ten at the bar, and a table for 2 and a table for 4 at the back. Unlike many NY eateries the staff here welcome you, smile, and joke (very unlike... More 

Thank Roger M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Back again to one of New York City's last luncheonette's. Service was great. Food affordable. Didn't have to wait long because I went in around 1:30 pm to avoid the rush. I had the Pastrami Rueben sandwich and finished it off with banana pancakes for dessert. They can get busy at times so be prepared to wait a little. Well... More 

Thank Ginopalto
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I normally focus on the food rather than the service, as that matters more when it comes to, well, eating. However, the rude, anxious service here really ruined the whole experience for me. It basically felt as if we were expected to leave before we had even ordered, seeing as the place is really small and people are waiting to... More 

1 Thank photeine
Canandaigua, United States
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388 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a classic greasy spoon dive diner (in a good way) It only seats about 12 people in a very small and narrow space. The food is only average but the experience is wonderful. Hint: sit as far away from the door (and cash register) as possible. Not s good place for kids.

Thank William S
Buffalo, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We just stopped here for some quick cheap lunch and it was delicious! The place is super small with more seats at the counter than I think they had tables. We went at an off hour so we didn't wait at all, the counter was full there was an open table. Check the hours ahead of time they close early... More 

1 Thank Ktrex
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Average breakfast. Waited in line for this very small diner for about a 1/2 hour. It only seats about 15 people. The food just wasn't anything special.

1 Thank TheFiveThree

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 W 25th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001-7421
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-243-6230

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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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