Johnnie's Hideaway
Johnnie's Hideaway

Johnnie's Hideaway

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.johnnieshideaway.com/
  • Phone: 4078271111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Kenny James
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crossroads Shopping Center
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
    Self Parking
A word from Johnnie's Hideaway
Johnnie’s Hideaway is a local and tourist favorite adjacent to Downtown Disney in the Crossroads Shopping Center, Lake Buena Vista. Johnnie’s Hideaway features USDA Prime & Choice steaks, dry aged on premises and fresh fish hand-cut daily, simply prepared with emphasis towards old Florida & Floribbean cuisine. A fabulous raw bar rounds out the menu with the emphasis on fresh, fresh, fresh while being nostalgically cutting edge. Johnnie’s is a great place for business meetings, special occasions or casual dining with friends. You may want to join us lakeside at the Hideaway Tiki Deck for cocktails and outdoor dining. Johnnie’s is proud of their many awards including Orlando Magazine’s “Best Service”, “Best Outdoor Dining” & “Best Late Night Dining”, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the prestigious DiRōNA Award. At Johnnie’s we pride ourselves in chef inspired cuisine, superior customer service and the promise to exceed all your expectations. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Johnnie's Hideaway reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)romantic (41)notable wine list (39)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (33)scenic view (27)neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (15)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Experience
    KCallahan
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We dined here for my wife's birthday. We were seat shrtly after we arrived. Our waitstaff, Rhonda, did an excellent job. After a short conversation she made some excellent recommendations. The pace was great and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend Johnnies for any occassion.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food has gone downhill
    bobabouy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Both of the groups I was with for this visit. The food is no where near as good as a year ago. Going downhill, not sure why...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SPECIAL EVENING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was a special evening for me and everyone made it just that for me. The food was fabulous. The service was superb. This is my favorite restaurant and you never disappoint me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was delicious
    Elenahdz
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Can't wait to go back, the tuna sashimi and tuna nachos were the most delicious ever
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Johnny's
    JohnnyCanuck
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    On arrival, my wife and I were greeted by a very friendly staff. After being seated, our server was very attentive and helped guide us through our choices. The food was nothing short of amazing. Finished our meal with two shared desserts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No special for you!!
    Behr
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I asked the waitress if there was any issue getting tuna well done as I can not eat undercooked/raw food. She assured me there was no issue. My tuna was delivered rare. The manager asked if it could be reordered and I declined as my dinner companion already started eating his meal and I didn't want to have him have to wait for me. I ate my baked potato and called it a night. Some chef's don't like to or refuse to cook tuna well, that is why I asked. The server was nice as well as the manager but at this upscale place I would have though getting this right the first time, or letting me know they could not honor my request shouldn't have been an issues. They were not busy at all.
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  • Better off at McDonalds
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The last time I was there was about 3 years ago. What a difference the 3 years has made. The oysters were not shucked properly, the food was greasy, crammed a party of 7 into a small table and had no room. The place was 1/2 empty and service was still very poor. Will not go back.
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  • Fantastic
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We have been here several times and its always been the same great food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Johnnies hideaway special dinner
    floridatraveler
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Been here before on business but did not really have a chance to take it in. Simply one of my top five all time now and I've been all over Florida. Great food, especially the seafood, impeccable service and an amazing bar. I will be back!!!!!!!!!!!! Johnnies is one of the Talk of the Town group but I think it separates itself very well and is the best of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary luvers
    love2
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I loved the relaxed feeling of this restaurant. The outside scenery was fine. We especially loved the frog legs and salad. The lobster and Filet was not too good. That was the let-down for us. We will return to this restaurant to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Preperation
    jeffspo57
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    All was good until I got my petit fillet. I ordered medium and got well done. Plus, at their prices, I expect a small, thick piece of meat. Mine was thin and, while tender, overcooked.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Recommended by hotel, this was our first time here. Food choices were plentiful and prepared just right. Was not disappointed with anything. However leaving the shopping mall where it is located is a bummer! Nearly 15 minutes to make a left turn!! worst part of the night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will not be returning.
    Stuart
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've been visiting for the last 6 years on numerous occasions and last night was the first visit, and it was so disappointing that we will not be returning. We booked the table 30 days in advance, and we were stuck in the back under an air con vent to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary, it was cold, dark and was just as if we'd walked off the street. The menu itself was misleading and didn't say things the food came with and was not as good as before, neither was the service. Thoroughly disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Anniversary
    briamazing
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went with my boyfriend for our 3-year anniversary. Server was very knowledgable about the wine list and helpful with helping pick out the perfect Pinot Noir. Food portions we decently sized and flavorful. Was provided with secluded and quiet seating arrangements. Made for a lovely anniversary outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Made our reservation on line, and made a point to put in the area where specified that we were celebrating our 49th anniversary. Nothing was mentioned about our anniversary after we were seated. When the water asked about dessert my husband said it was our 49th anniversary that very day and all that the waiter said was congratulations. Most restaurants comp at least 1 small dessert to share! My husband is allergic to garlic and most better restaurants (which you claim to be) offer an alternative, but not you. Also when I asked for butter for my roll the waiter said there was some melted on the top. Again most better restaurants would just bring the butter. I could go on but won't.
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  • A favorite
    turtle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of our favorite places to go for steak when we are in Orlando. The food is always great. The service is great. Kind of an old world atmosphere. We wind up sharing a steak and some sides. Just perfect for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    From Pa...didn't want to do the Disney scene again...was so pleasantly happy with our experience. Food awesome and our server have extra special attention to my 3year old and the other tables children.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Amazing!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We just love every visit! The ambiance, service and food is so amazing. We love that the manager comes and checks on us every time as well! We will definitely be back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faculty Dinner
    TheExperienceMatters
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great location to Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Complimentary transportation was excellent and timely. Service was attentive. Food was creative and delicious. Good wine selection. Our group of 8 had the private area in the back which provided an opportunity for good discussion and networking. Thank you Johnnie's for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very well prepared food with a wide range of choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George L. Perez
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We made reservations and arrived about 15 minutes early. They seated us about 10 minutes later. Though the service was slower that I am used to, but the food, once received was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice!
    Addison
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The bell hop stand at our resort recommended this restaurant and it was an excellent choice!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Food, Bad Table
    BarbH
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our first visit to this highly recommended restaurant. The shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, Porterhouse steak, and Day Boat scallops were all excellent. We like to eat early so the restaurant was nearly empty but they chose to seat the two of us at a banquet for four. Sitting next to each other on the back we felt like we were dining with the couple at the opposite booth. And right behind us they were constantly (loudly) digging in an ice chest. When we left, we walked around and saw the nice view from the other room. Although we really enjoyed the outstanding food, the birthday celebration would have been much more memorable with a view of the water.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We made a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Went to the bar and ordered a normal everyday cosmopolitan which set me back $16!! So excited to finally sit down because by now it's almost 9pm and I'm starving. We we're sat next to a family of tourists from New Jersey. Their kids were running all over the room like wild animals and yelling and screaming, one even got completely naked next to the table! After my $50 stone crab claws arrived they were not cracked very well, I spent most of the next 15 minutes struggling to open every claw. Got a filet and garlic mashed potatoes..not horrible but nothing to rave about. The worst was the asparagus, 4 spears with a deli slice of provolone cheese melted on top for 8.95?!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Bad, but pricey.
    akaScottydo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was good but not great. Steak was way overcooked. Took long enough to get it and I didn't want to wait for another so I just ate it. Ordered béarnaise sauce to help with the steak and it came ice cold, sent that back and they delivered what seemed to be the same one slightly warmer. On the bright side, the mashed potatoes were delicious. Everyone else's food seemed to come out as ordered, so they had no complaints.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    steaklover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I were in Orlando for a Cirque show and decided to eat at Johnnie's as we both like good steaks and seafood, we were not disappointed. The aged steaks were very flavorful and cooked perfectly and the stone crab claws on the side still had some of the "sea" flavor that you can only get with fresh seafood. The salads and appetizers (shrimp and lobster fritters and a special appetizer sent out by the chef with cucumber, shrimp ceviche, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime) were also very good. Also, you will not go away hungry, you get a LOT of food! It is a little pricey but for the quality of the food you get and the excellent service it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rich Seafood
    Billy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've been to Johnnie's many times as we have a second home in the area. THe one thing that struck all four of us was how rich the food was. It was as if the chef on duty went a little off the script. None of us finished our dishes. This is not the norm for Johnnie's. It is a good place to go later in the evening if you need a place to eat alone at the bar, or at a table with the family after a day at the parks. However, if you don't want to spend a couple of hours eating, make sure the server knows. Service at the bar is much faster and the bartenders are superb. The pickles and bread are the best in town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food selections
    Cwalker
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The specialties of the day were some of the best I've seen for a weeknight. Will definitely go there again both for business and leisure dining. Prices were comensurate with service and food selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aug 2014 visit
    Foodie75
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We visited here twice on our recent vacation, each time they were prompt with seating although service was a bit slow paced each time. Hostess, server and manager were friendly and welcoming. We have been coming here three or more times per year over the past several years when we are in the Lake Buena Vista area. We enjoy the restaurant and have tried most items on the menu. The daily specials, fresh fish selections and stone crab claws are always the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What an Amazing Experience!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My 2nd time at Johnnie's and it was just as good as the first!! I think this is my new favorite restaurant!! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Food, Rude Staff
    Jaydathomas62090
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for my boyfriend's birthday. The staff was rude, the grease everything was fried in was old, and the drunk people behind us were loud and obnoxious. This place was we left after ordering our main course due to the fact that a dirty dish cart was left in front of our table for 20 minutes.
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  • Great food
    BritishBusiness
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lovely food and attentive service. Only problem that ruined my dining experience was the unruly children on the next table with parents who seemed unwilling or unable to control their children and unconcerned about the affect on neighboring diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth Searching For
    DianeW
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Tucked away in a shopping center, it can be tricky to find. Joined old friends for dinner here on August 3 and, at first, I thought the place was a bit old, judging by the decor, BUT the service and food made up for the "looks". The seafood was fresh and the side dishes (served family style) were fantastic. I had the scallops (they offer 3 different preparations) and my husband had the salmon. The scallops were sensational. I eat salmon (I'm not really a seafood person) every week, but I wish I had ordered the salmon because it was the best I've ever tasted. Cooked on a cedar plank and covered with a cheesy crust before backing, the meat was tender, flavorable and beautifully cooked. I'd go back here on next trip to Orlando.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been to Johnnie's Hideaway several times over the past 3-4 years and it seems that as of late, this establishment has really gone downhill. Our reservations made through Open Table were for 7:30. We arrived shortly before that time and were told that our table was being cleaned off and to wait in the bar. Twenty minutes later, we decided to just eat in the bar area as there were plenty of spots available. Not sure what was going on as the restaurant wasn't at all busy and there were numerous open tables that were already clean. 8:00 on a saturday night and the place was dead. Food is still good, but obviously some staffing issues force me to give Johnnie's less than a favorable review.
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  • Dissapointed return
    Stumpy1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had been our favourite eatery on our last visit to Orlando & were looking forward to introducing Johnnies to friends who'd travelled with us. made to wait 20 minutes for a table despite having pre-booked online. After being told we were waiting for a party to vacate the table, we were ushered to a room with a dozen empty tables, which remained empty throughout the evening. Service throughout the evening was slow. We assumed that this was due to our remote seating location. Although our server was very helpful, the long wait between ordering drinks and food had us wondering if we had been forgotten. The food on the whole was OK at best (a crab dish was sent back as it was off) but overpriced.Fell very short of our expectations.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of my local "5"
    RDM1
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    When I am looking for a go to seafood spot or a client wants a great aged steak ( NY strip).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    TheFoodieGal
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We are fans of Charleys and fishbones, so thought this restaurant in the sames group would be a slightly funkier , laid back version. The outside was promising, looked fun even in the rain. Service was ok. Food not great. The crab cocktail started was the laziest plate of food I have ever seen in a restaurant. A martini glass with a large leaf in the bottom with lumps of unseasoned crab on top. On the side a dish of cocktail sauce and an unexplained yellow sauce. That was it! Steak not bad, and garlic mash very tasty. The salad was clearly made earlier in the day and mushy, not edible. Noisy tables surrounded us. Clearly a place to go on big group business trips. Would not return.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Find in a Busy City!!
    Amazed
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I loved the relax feel of this restaurant. The ambiance, food and service was the best! I completely enjoyed my entire evening and so did my husband! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hideaway!!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Amazing experience from start to finish!! Drinks, appetizers, salads, dinner and dessert were all to die for. The service and ambiance could not have been better. We will definitely be back to try more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food in a Tourist Area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Johnnies is near WDW so there are a lot of tourist, which brings a mixed crowd. Some definitely coming for the food which was delicious, while others were just tourists looking for a decent meal. The combination is odd, since you some folk dressed nice and looking and enjoying a night out with good food. Then there others that looked like they just left the park. Service was good. A little slow in the beginning but I think it was the 7pm rush.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.