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Johnny's Lunch

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966 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701-2451
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10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Monongahela
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a road trip to Jamestown NY, and had to make a stop at this landmark. The service is fast and friendly. Cash only,there is an ATM. I found the sauce/chilly to be OK. I like the Red Caboose on rt 51 Pennsylvania better. But we did enjoy our lunch! Would stop again if in the area.

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Thank Roseann M
Warren, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have stopped at Johnny's every time we are in the area. Our favorite is the two hotdogs and a drink for $5. The hotdogs (and hamburgers) are served with a special sauce (the closest way to describe the sauce is a mild chili with no beans - but much more tasty!) and chopped onions. Sometimes we treat ourselves to... More 

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Thank Barbara T
Dansville, New York
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Fifties setting, Wasn't very busy. I will give it a 4 because the other 3 in the party enjoyed their burger combo's and fries. I guess I expected a little more, but then again it was 3.25 for three hamburgers or hot dogs. The combos were a little over 5.00. I had the chicken sandwich, not really impressed just a... More 

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Thank TriLan
Hinesville
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Good food at great places. Eat-in and take out. Can get sauce in 2 different size to go cups. Recommended. Stop every time I'm in the area.

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Thank Jennifer V
Southport, NC
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is not a gormet place. Hot dogs with a thick brown sauce is the specialty, burgers, fries, shakes, etc. Fifties Lucille Ball theme is the decor. It's Lucy's home.

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Thank buckeyejoe10
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting his hometown of Frewsberg and this was a must stop during our visit. The staple of the menu is hotdogs and hamburgers that are covered with a brown (chili, meat like) gravy. It is very good! They also have other side type items like fries (that you can cover in the same gravy), onion... More 

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Thank Ali R
Kalispell, MT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Johnny's is one of my favorite places to stop when I travel to Jamestown. The (gluten free) sauce they put on the hot dogs is the best I've ever had. It's usually very crowded and almost always too hot in the restaurant. There was some mis-communication between the folks at the cash register and the ones completing the orders. It... More 

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Thank Dinah W
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place, they have the best hod dogs ever. Every time that I come here to visit my family this place is my first stop. Love it.

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Thank Mariasol W
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I've seen folks order a plain hotdog here. Honestly, I just don't get that. I'll say it is a testament to the hotdog itself. The magic happens when sauce, mustard and onions are added to the hotdog though! The Texas Fries are phenomenal. Shakes, rice pudding equally fabulous!! Johnny's Lunch is as much about the family who runs it as... More 

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Thank MissLulu2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Inexpensive prices! Good quick basic diner food of burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes and a few other basic items. I had the dog/burger combo with sweet potato fries, rice pudding and a peanut butter milkshake. Hubby had same combo with regular fries and chocolate shake. Their house sauce on the burger and hot dog is awesome! My pb shake was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:30
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701-2451
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
Description
Can't believe Johnny's would not be listed. This lunchonette has been around for 70 years I believe. They have served millions and millions of Hot Dogs, with their special sauce. A counterpart luncheonette, AJ's Texas Hots in Jamestown is listed.

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