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John's XLNT Foods

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1238 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3003
+1 408-998-1440
07:00 - 21:30
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Downtown Willow Glen family restaurant. Large menu, so many great dishes. Great lemon soup is really good.

Thank sheila l
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

John's is now called John's of Willow Glen. It has been here for many years and has always offered good food at a good price. John and his family are of Greek descent, and Greek food is the highlight of the menu, although everything is good and well prepared, Have Chicken Riganati when it is available. The nightly specials are... More 

Thank California88
San Jose, California
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301 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A colleague of my spouse had called us to join him for a late brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Our friend ordered a salad with the lemon/chicken soup, my spouse ordered the crab cake benedict, and I ordered a spinach omelette with melted swiss/cheddar cheese along with country potatoes. The verdict: the salad was okay, soup was better, the crab... More 

Thank EdUrias
Atlanta, GA
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Since being in Willow Glen area on business, have visited John's several times and have not been disappointed. Clearly this is where many locals hang out, but the food is good and servers tend to treat you like family (in a good way!). Try setting outside at one of the sidewalk tables, great place to people watch.

Thank Scott H
San Jose
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Eggs Benedict is delicious! The best thing about this dish is that a variety of Benedict's are offered -- like crab cake Benedict, smoked salmon Benedict, Canadian bacon Benedict, etc. Try them all. You will NOT have better Hollandaise Sauce anywhere! It has a hint of lemon and is wonderful. You will lick your plate clean. Actually all the... More 

Thank dianebE9842XX
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I'm local and this is my fav of the many restaurants on Lincoln. Family owned and operated, great breakfasts, best hollandaise you'll ever have, big brunch crowds on weekends, excellent lunched and dinners, and fantastic Greek lemon chicken rice soup.

Thank Howbru
Los Gatos, California
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433 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

A happy opportunity to return to John's presented itself this week when I met two friends there for lunch. My last visit had been several months ago. The menu seemed different than before; it appeared to be more extensive, listing both traditional American food and Greek food. I wondered if John's has hired more Greek chefs or whether patrons have... More 

Thank VWriter
San Jose, California
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164 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Good food.  Coffee is nothing special. About as expensive as other restaurants in the area.  Good service. The restaurant is rather loud.  At yes it is hard to hear people at your table. Outdoor seating is good in the spring and summer.  Parking is available. Walking distance to more shopping.

Thank roamingtheworld2
Brentwood, California
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We made a special trip to San Jose from our home in Brentwood, CA (70 miles) to have dinner with a very close friend at John's. Just to have the pot roast and Greek lemon soup. Wow, it is so good. The service is outstanding. The owner actually spent time chatting with us as to how they cook the pot... More 

Thank dburd
Los Gatos, California
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433 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Greek, Italian and American food are on John's menu. Portions are large - I usually ask for a box to take home - and prices re reasonable. Everything I've ordered has been excellent. The restaurant has a personality: lots of locals, an old time staff, and an informality make it very appealing. There's a bar and plenty of parking at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Greek, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1238 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-998-1440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?