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7012 Universal Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120-1370
+1 816-483-3354
09:00 - 16:30
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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sandwiches, big plus they have gluten free bread option! Never been disappointed. My favorite is the Muffaletta served hot. There salads are good too.

Thank Chris F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Johnny C's is where awesome meets delicious. Go get a muffalatta. I have been eating them every chance I get for 20 years.

Thank DottieLouChief
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Sadly Johnny C's is only open for lunch. While hard to find, the food is outstanding, The staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. Whether you are staying for lunch, or going with take out, this is a great place for lunch.

Thank Khagan G
Kansas City, Missouri
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121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Johnny C's is off of Front Street in a strip center. It's a bit hard to find if you have never been. There aren't many places to eat in this area so Johnny's is a welcome place. Lasagna on Wednesday's is very good. Everything is homemade and cooked to order. The sandwiches are very tasty as well as the pasta... More 

Thank TerMar1981
Independence, Missouri
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

I love the lasagna here!! I'm sad they are only open Monday-Friday... For lunch. But if you are ever down off Front St. you should definitely check it out!! You won't be let down!!!

1 Thank cole608
Springfield, Missouri
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216 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Great fresh tasting food, and a lot of the dishes are homemade and taste like it :) great service, well run establishment, they know their customers who frequently stop in, my only complaint is that they use to much styrofoam... Highly recommend! :)

Thank AWorkinMan
Cary, North Carolina
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790 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

The best place in this part of KC for lunch. Excellant sandwiches and lasagna onl Wednesdays. If you want a quick lunch go early or late. If you go during rush hour it may take 15 minutes to get your meal. You order at the counter and wait to hear your number called. Most meals are easily big enough to... More 

Thank Levon M
Sioux Falls
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I have been traveling to this part of town for quite a while. johnny C's is a great place to grab lunch or sanwiches for the trip home. Close in, quick, great hot and cold selections on the menu. Competative prices and great selections. The daily specials can't be beat. Staff is efficient, accurate and courtious. By yourself or with... More 

Thank Vince W
Springfield, Missouri
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216 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Awesome homemade soup that I just had to try, great salad & I had the Sicilian hero sandwich ( I was only able to eat half my sandwich ), all were very tasty, I highly recommend this gem & I will be back

Thank AWorkinMan
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

This deli's worst problem is the slightly tucked-away location, a block south of Front Street, on the SW corner of I-435 and Front St. Johnny C's delights with terrific salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and desserts. Prices are fair and food quality is excellent for a deli. Sugo, meat sauce, meatballs, sausage, daily specials all complement for authentic Italian. Help-yourself soft... More 

1 Thank Greg H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Soups, Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7012 Universal Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120-1370
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-483-3354

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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?