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Johnny T's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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171 E South St, Hillsdale, MI 49242-1837
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Westland, Michigan
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had dinner here. I had the stir fry and it was excellent. The veggies were fresh and not overcooked. My daughter had their chicken specialty on pesto and it was equally delicious and very generous portion. I had the Pumpkin gelato and it is was excellent. The cherry on the cake for this was perhaps the... More 

Thank smbarton
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Excellent service & food. friendly staff, nice banquet room. Did not visit the bar section next door.

Thank Bill V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went into this restaurant based on some reviews. Very good food, decent prices, nice atmosphere. Staff was very accommodating, considering we arrived within 30 minutes to closing. Not a problem, server was happy to take care of us!

Thank sbernius
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This hometown stable is one to visit! I try every time I'm in town. They have a large menu from amazing wraps, Mexican & great pizza. They use real, fresh ingredients, so the food taste like momma made it! And just like momma, they give you large portions. The wait staff is attentive & friendly. And the atmosphere is comfy!... More 

Thank Jody H
Hustonville, KY
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Hillsdale is a small town so obviously the servers must know lots of the guests. This can cause some problems when you want a little attention. She was very pleasant when she was there. I got the avocado chicken wrap. It was dry but okay with ranch dressing. DH got the teriyaki chicken wrap and he liked it a lot.... More 

Thank ljgordon
Grand Rapids, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good place to eat. The portions were large and the prices were reasonable. There is even a nice menu available for kids. There is an area to sit where you can watch your favorite sport on TV or an area that is quiet allowing you to be able to... More 

Thank jjmillerGR
Canton, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

So I always use TripAdvisor to inform me of potential good places to eat, this place was outstanding. I got the "old hickory chicken" sandwich and the wife got a chicken wrap. We also got potato skins for a appetizer. The skins were some of the best I have, and my old hickory chicken was the BEST chicken sandwich I... More 

1 Thank rpenn9002
Jonesville, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place has been around for 50 years, although change names a few years back. Nice food. Always a good selection of daily specials, upscale atmosphere, great home-made ice cream. Reasonably priced.

Thank Vern B
Reading, Michigan
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The food is consistently good at Johnny T's. The Granny Smith and Walnut Spinach Salad is one of the best. Their lasagna is amazing. The water rolls are literally the best bread to be found in Hillsdale. Their tuna is the best anywhere. Owners Rick and Tami can generally be found working at the restaurant: Rick in the back, or... More 

Thank belletristic
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Our daughter attended Hillsdale College, so needless to say, we have traveled to Hillsdale many times over the last 4 years. She graduated this past May 14 and we had again an occasion to take her out to dinner to celebrate. In years past, it has been a challenge to find some place with edible food. We found Johnny T's... More 

Thank Cindy C

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 E South St, Hillsdale, MI 49242-1837
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Hillsdale
  • Phone Number: 5174391100

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