Johnny's Luncheonette

Diner
30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.1/10

Based on 79 votes

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  • breakfast food
  • initiative
  • penicillin
  • French toast
  • brunch food
  • sweet potato fries
  • great value
  • milkshakes
  • pancakes
  • waffle sundaes
  • family-friendly
  • blueberry muffins
  • frittatas
  • matzah ball soup
  • frappés
  • sauerkraut
  • oatmeal
  • root beer
  • hash
  • sandwiches
  • Vito D.

    Good burgers and sandwiches and a unique "floating dessert" with ice cream over root beer...

    Vito Di Domenico · February 8
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  • Ron O.

    Challah French toast is awesome. As are the fries and sweet potato fries (they're freshly cut).

    Ron Oppenheim · January 15
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  • Dan S.

    Homemade corn beef hash gets a thumbs up

    Dan Sheehan · November 15, 2014
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  • Jeremy K.

    A Newton Center institution. Solid breakfast and pretty good value. Get their pancakes.

    Jeremy Krantz · October 10, 2014
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  • Boston.com

    Feel the breeze of the boardwalk when you bite into this dish: Two Nathan’s dogs topped with sauerkraut, snuggled in an Iggy’s baguette, relish, and mustard on the side. Read more

    Boston.com · September 22, 2014
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  • Vivian

    penicillin with matzoh balls is perfect when you're feeling under the weather

    Vivian · September 3, 2014
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  • Claire S.

    Crazy overpriced

    Claire Sallis · June 15, 2014
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  • Samantha R.

    Great sweet potato fries and latkes

    Samantha Rodríguez · January 21, 2014
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  • Paul B.

    Check for your initials daily to see if you get a free meal.

    Paul Brown · January 20, 2014
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  • Ruth B.

    Horrible food. Extremely noisy hate ir

    Ruth Brown · December 11, 2013
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  • Marybeth C.

    This was my first time and it was delicious. I had The Diner and the hash was great.

    Marybeth Celorier · July 15, 2013
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  • Carolyn B.

    Best coffee around.

    Carolyn B · June 18, 2013
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  • Tracy M.

    Crunchy French toast, porridge, and the original Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins...what's not to like?!

    Tracy M · May 4, 2013
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  • Erica N.

    Best retro diner around! Be sure to order the Coconut Encrusted French Toast!

    Erica Normandeau · December 2, 2012
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  • Jeremy B.

    The porridge is divine.

    Jeremy Burton · October 25, 2012
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  • Jeremy B.

    The place to see & be seen in Newton politics before 10am.

    Jeremy Burton · October 14, 2012
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  • Alizabeth L.

    Very busy around lunch time, but every day there are a different combination of initials to get a special on lunch! Very tasty breakfast options.

    Alizabeth Louise · August 8, 2012
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  • Neil S.

    Great for a breakfast at dinner day. Love those sweet potato fries. Just wish they didn't look so orange.

    Neil Smithline · June 17, 2012
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  • John A.

    Great porridge I mean great. But in order to get the oatmeal in the cream of wheat you have to arrive before 12 or one

    John A · March 29, 2012
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  • Patricia A.

    Its waffle sundae is very good!

    Patricia Adam · February 4, 2012
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  • Paul B.

    You can get everything on challah if you want. Score!

    Paul Brown · January 29, 2012
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  • jake f.

    fantastic pancakes, in addition to all their breakfast offerings. i vote for the blueberry compote or banana variety...or both!

    jake furst · August 10, 2011
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  • Prof. G.

    If you get The Semi you can pay a bit more for special French Toast (coconut is recommended!)

    Prof. G. · July 16, 2011
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  • joe w.

    Porridge. That is all.

    joe walsh · June 1, 2011
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  • Noah G.

    Overpriced food, not a good menu, and always extremely loud. Don't go here if you want good food.

    Noah Goldstein · May 7, 2011
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  • Eric A.

    Don't forget to check the initials in the front window — if they're yours, your meal is free!

    Eric Andersen · April 27, 2011
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  • Judi B.

    Great place for breakfast lunch and dinner with good portion sizes and prices. Food and service are good and consistent. Great local spot!

    Judi Burten · April 24, 2011
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  • Travis E.

    Pinnacle of overrated mediocrity. Meh. I'll pass.

    Travis Ebel · April 19, 2011
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  • Andrew K.

    Call ahead to get on the list and don't believe the wait times. An hour ten for a fifteen minute "wait."

    Andrew Kling · March 26, 2011
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  • Erin O.

    Get the salmon hash. It's great for any meal.

    Erin O'Bannon · March 13, 2011
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  • Amanda O.

    Waban Frittata is DELICIOUS.

    Amanda O · December 15, 2010
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  • Zak F.

    Careful, misbehaved children can easily ruin your meal here.

    Zak F. · November 26, 2010
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  • Mark B.

    Almost 10 bucks for egg whites, some dark rye, and coffee... Eh

    Mark Brierley · November 22, 2010
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  • Nicholas L.

    Try the centre, sunny side up. Best meal in the morning.

    Nicholas Loh · September 2, 2010
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  • Henry W.

    Get the banana split for two!

    Henry Wu · July 11, 2010
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  • Sara G.

    Get the porridge. It is SO good...plus the serving size is enormous, so you can take home leftovers for tomorrow.

    Sara Graham · June 13, 2010
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  • Lauren

    Not terribly courteous or customer oriented, only mediocre food, but awesome small, overpriced milkshakes

    Lauren · June 3, 2010
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  • Eric H.

    Johnny's fruit shake is an excellent way to start any day! Also recommend "The Semi" as well.

    Eric Hamlet · May 18, 2010
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  • cindy g.

    Great vanilla frappé!

    cindy gordon · March 20, 2010
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  • Michelle P.

    Go to Johnny's. Get some Jewish penicillin. J Newton's home office

    Michelle Pearlman · January 20, 2010
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  • Janet G.

    Oh, you must try the porridge. Three bears not included.

    Janet Gershen-Siegel · January 5, 2010
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  • Josh G.

    Great matzo ball soup

    Josh Gilmour · November 17, 2009
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