Johnny's Luncheonette

Diner
30 Langley Rd, Newton, MA 02459, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:00 AM (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
8.3/10

Based on 98 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Erica N.
    Be sure to order the Coconut Encrusted French Toast!(4 Tips)
    Ron O.
    As are the fries and sweet potato fries (they're freshly cut).(3 Tips)
    Dan S.
    Homemade corn beef hash gets a thumbs up(3 Tips)
    Vito D.
    unique "floating dessert"(3 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • French toast
  • penicillin
  • initiative
  • brunch food
  • sweet potato fries
  • milkshakes
  • great value
  • waffle sundaes
  • family-friendly
  • blueberry muffins
  • matzah ball soup
  • frappés
  • sauerkraut
  • pancakes
  • root beer
  • hash
  • sandwiches
  • coffee
  • good for a quick meal
  • 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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