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Johnny's Cafe, Margate, NJ

Johnny's Cafe

4.4
4.4
1168 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Johnny’s Cafe and Martini Bar brings the finest Italian Cuisine and creative seafood dishes to Margate, NJ. Over the last few years Johnny’s has evolved from a small cafe to being one of the most sought out restaurants and martini bars on the Jersey Shore The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the seasoned service staff will make you know that you belong. Johnny’s is known for his dessert creations as well as his family recipe homemade Meatballs, which are the finest you can have. Johnny’s is open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Take Out

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Breakfast, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 822-1789

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    John W. Liccio

  • Catering

    Please contact our catering manager would be happy to discuss your options via email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next special event at Johnnys Cafe. We have a beautiful back room which includes a bar and fireplace. Perfect for your next birthday, Wedding, or Reception. Call for more details. Catered Events, Funeral Luncheons, Dinner Rehearsals, Baby Shower, Bridal Showers, Birthday Party, Cocktail Reception, Office Parties, Business Meetings, to Inquire email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Joanne Liccio: (609) 822-1789

  • Neighborhood

    Margate

  • Cross street

    Adams & Jefferson

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner of Washington Ave and Ventnor Ave.

  • Entertainment

    Weekly Entertainment Schedule Dancing to the Music with the Area's Best DJ's -Entertainment Schedule: Monday Nights: (Every Other) Paint Night www.paintnite.comWednesday & Sunday NightsFrank Sinatra Vocalist, the Amazing Benny Marsella 5 pm-CloseFriday Nights: Bob PantanoSaturday Nights: Guest DJ

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Daily Brunch $7.00 Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    All Day Brunch Happy Hour! $7.00 Mimosas, $7.00 Bloody Mary’s, $7.00 House Wine By the Glass, $7.00 House Mixed Drink

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What 1,168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Hot Spot

  • Atlantic City

    Hot Spot

  • Atlantic City

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KF

    KathyF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowties Rosemarie with crab and blush sauce and gnocchi were delicious!
  2. r

    risan

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, waiters were great. The girls that take the dishes away should be taught to ask before taking g the dishes. Soon after we sat down down she tried to take the butter, sweet peppers and bread away. We hadn’t even gotten our meal. Then tried to take my bread plate where half of my roll was still on there. Again I finished my meal, so e of my food still there and she grabbed the plate without asking if I wanted to box it. My husband barely out his fork down and she was taking away the plate. It wasn’t for business either the place was fairly empty. They also never answer their phone. The food however was really good.
  3. JG

    JerseyGirlDowntheShore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going. Highly recommend. Food and service were both great! Menu had lots of options. Will definitely return.
  4. EL

    EllLiv13Nana

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff was warm & welcoming. Our servers Ron & Marco took great care of us. The rack of lamb was cooked perfectly & the generous portion of the salmon had great flavor.
  5. CC

    CherCher

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great little place with a band on Friday nights (maybe other nights too), great drinks, staff, good is very good well above bar food. More like home cooked food. We love the atmosphere and the crowd.
  6. MM

    MarkM

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the relaxed feel of this place –I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Pasta special with black truffle sauce was amazing and the chop salad was refreshing. The Service was excellent and friendly.
  7. K

    Kasha1

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service and food comfortable booth hard to park
  8. l

    louis

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter, Anthony very good. Chicken pic was just ok, nothing special. Meatball salad very good
  9. BR

    BarbaraR

    Philadelphia

    135 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We were there for the restaurant week special. Seafood pappardelle and branzino entrees were delicious! The dessert was basic, vanilla or chocolate cake.
  10. ND

    NickD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Went for restaurant week and did not have a good experience. Waiter was pleasant but that was about it. The calamari was tough, the steak was not what I ordered and we didn’t get offered dessert, which was part of the menu. I asked for a box to take. Busser offered to box for me. She gave it to the wrong table. Then when asked they took it from the table they gave it to and handed to us. I don’t think we would ever go back although we’ve heard good things.
  11. MA

    MarcA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Pleasant experience but my filet was overcooked from what I ordered. I ordered a medium, and it came medium well. The waiter was great Marco.
  12. n

    none

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent dinner on a windy rainy evening. The salad was fresh and very tasty. The lamb chops were great. Perfectly cooked and delicious, a very generous serving. The potatoes were just ok. The chocolate cake was very good. It was not busy due to the bad storm but it was an especially enjoyable dinner.
  13. M

    Maria

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of our entrees were delicious and cooked to perfection! Kudos to Chef Rich! Service by Ronnie was outstanding !
  14. M

    Maria

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!
  15. L

    Laurette

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Veal was chewy. Upcharge $9.00 if you want pasta instead of potato and veg with entree. Excellent server.
  16. SD

    SusanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was great! We will definitely go back!
  17. JJ

    JJSCH

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate outside and enjoyed our meal immensely. The server was spot on. I’d go back!
  18. NF

    NickF

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Meals were excellent. The clams casino could have been cooked a bit longer as they seemed a bit doughy. Entrees were superb
  19. SL

    ScottL

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and best food we had at the Jersey Sore ever.
  20. G

    Great

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nona’s meatballs are amazing . I have the steak and my date ahead the flounder. Just amazing .
  21. S

    Soway29

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our friends anniversary but we would hang out there any day of the week we loved it it was fantastic
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff & service were friendly & excellent. Food was very good!
  23. A

    Audrey

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service we received was outstanding. We will be back! You will not be disappointed there were 5 in our party. The specials were wonderful, the others ordered from the menu they were good but a bit bland. We reviewed open table comments and they were right on.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was hot. Food was well prepared. Service was great. The only issue, and this isn’t Johnny’s fault, is parking. If you go during the summer season and new to the area (as we were) allow time to find off street parking. There are paid to park parking lots. But they are 800 or so walking yards away.
  25. JF

    JF3states

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great meal. We were sitting outside at 9pm and could see the Longport fireworks!! Fun atmosphere. The servers were very engaging and attentive.
  26. RL

    RalphL

    Philadelphia

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Also love the music.
  27. MJ

    MJBII

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny's Cafe is quickly becoming our favorite shore place. The shrimp coctail was superb. We never had shrimp as large as those served. The Chilean sea bass special was one of the best. Ron our server was great and very attentive and responsive to our needs. An awesome experience for us and our friends.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely double date at an outside table.
  29. MV

    MichaelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Parking is the only problem, if going on Holiday Weekend.
  30. Y

    Yummy

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so good and the service is exceptional. The hostess went out of her way to accommodate us. Our server (angela I think was her name) was so attentive and sweet. Music was amazing!!!
  31. S

    Smitty

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service from our great waiter Anthony! He made the evening fun and special!
  32. j

    jro2209

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night! They were so accommodating and took care of 12 of us on a busy LDW. Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks. The waitstaff were professional, friendly, and always there if one of our guests needed something. Their meatballs and salad dish is the best in town!
  33. MG

    MarkG

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great
  34. KD

    KristineD

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, food was just Luke warm. Other than that, enjoyed everything!
  35. b

    bigfoot

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    this is not the old Johnny’s any more. Quality of food is less The ambiance is gone and the prices are out of this world
  36. JF

    JF3states

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very crowded as usual on a Saturday night. We sat outside which was nice, much less noisy. Food was good. Portions are average sized. Service was ok.
  37. F

    Familyofsix

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Liz, was terrific. She was helpful and attentive even though it was a packed room on a Saturday night. The food was outstanding. Definitely get the Key Lime pie for dessert!
  38. v

    vicki

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The tent outback needs a fan - our party of six was roasting. Food and drinks great!
  39. MM

    MarkM

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food is always good.
  40. SN

    StevenN

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an awesome meal food and service were excellent. Definitely going back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Johnny's Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Johnny's Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 822-1789.

Johnny's Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1168 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Adams & Jefferson

  • Neighborhood

    Margate

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Breakfast, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner of Washington Ave and Ventnor Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John W. Liccio

  • Entertainment

    Weekly Entertainment Schedule Dancing to the Music with the Area's Best DJ's -Entertainment Schedule: Monday Nights: (Every Other) Paint Night www.paintnite.comWednesday & Sunday NightsFrank Sinatra Vocalist, the Amazing Benny Marsella 5 pm-CloseFriday Nights: Bob PantanoSaturday Nights: Guest DJ

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 822-1789

  • Catering

    Please contact our catering manager would be happy to discuss your options via email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next special event at Johnnys Cafe. We have a beautiful back room which includes a bar and fireplace. Perfect for your next birthday, Wedding, or Reception. Call for more details. Catered Events, Funeral Luncheons, Dinner Rehearsals, Baby Shower, Bridal Showers, Birthday Party, Cocktail Reception, Office Parties, Business Meetings, to Inquire email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Joanne Liccio: (609) 822-1789

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