HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 1 time today

Johnny's Cafe

737 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries (7)
  • Good for Birthdays (7)
  • Neighborhood Gem (6)
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's recipe homemade Meatballs, which are the finest you can have. Johnny's is open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night and Cocktails. We would love to see you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian, Seafood, Steak
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00 pm, 7 Days a Week
Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00 pm Happy Hour Cocktails All Night Long At both of our Bars!

Entertainment Schedule:
Frank Sinatra Vocalist, the Amazing Benny Marsella
Wednesday & Sunday Nights, 5 pm-Close
Friday Nights: 9pm-Close Salsa Night
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(609) 822-1789
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
John W Liccio
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Plan your next special event at Johnny's 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 Events
Sit Down Dining, Buffet Style, Passed Hors d'oeuvres

icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Joanne Liccio: (609) 822-1789
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Johnny's Cafe and Martini Bar offers many options for your catering needs. Our new room and bar is perfect for that special function. We cater off site too and we will accommodate any special menu requests.
Check our website for the different packages that are offered.
Please contact our catering manager would be happy to discuss your options
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Adams & Jefferson
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Free Parking is located directly across the street of the restaurant on our private lot
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner of Washington Ave and Ventnor Ave.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Weekly Entertainment Schedule
Dancing to the Music with the Area's Best DJ's -
Entertainment Schedule:
Wednesday & Sunday Nights
Frank Sinatra Vocalist, the Amazing Benny Marsella 5 pm-Close
Friday Nights: 9pm-Close Salsa Night
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Plan your next special event at Johnny's 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 Events
Sit Down Dining, Buffet Style, Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 737 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Peel (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Great place ! Seafood was fresh and prepared just right. Hope to go back soon.

vipArtlovesfish (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day at Johnny's. We both had veal Oscar. It was delicious. The veal was perfectly cooked. It was loaded with giant lumps of crab meat and just the right amount of hollandaise sauce. The wine was a generous pour and a great quality for the price. The server William was very professional great service Finally the desert was a 6 layer dark chocolate cake huge portion. We ate half and took home the other half. I think it might have been the best tasting chocolate cake I have ever eaten.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great but the service was not. We have been to Johnny's and this is the first time our service was not good. It seemed our waiter was "in the weeds" throughout the evening- not able to get second drinks, water not refilled; he wasn't able to check on us throughout our meal. Rushed at the end of the night- no coffee or dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

This was my second time at Johnny's Café, the first being with a couple of girlfriends during the Christmas holidays in 2016. The first time, their Frank Sinatra entertainer was playing, and he was wonderful. The food was also amazing. This time, another girlfriend joined me for a post-holiday get-together. Although it was Sunday night, Mr. Frank Sinatra was not playing, but that was OK, as my friend and I were catching up with chit-chat. Again, our meals were excellent. The only reason I rated the food "very good" was that my ricotta pie dessert seemed a bit over-baked. Everything else was delicious! Our server, William, was top-notch! Very friendly, good recommendations, and attentive. It was a slow night, only one or two other parties, which made for a quiet, extremely enjoyable evening. The decor and ambiance are lovely, somewhat art deco. I would definitely recommend Johnny's, at least for the off-season, and get a comfy booth, if possible....adds to the charm. I have not been there during the summer, but I expect it is hopping!

vipDineswithfriends (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

THe service was especially attentive and charming but in a nice, uninterfering way. Dinner was very good- not creative but well prepared standards with a little twist and reasonably priced- An attractive high end place with style. GOod for a date or a group .

Ethan (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service. We have been back several times and always enjoyed it

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Impeccable service!

vipStan (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

What a great restaurant-we always have a great meal

Wbird (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Are experience was slightly annoying. We had a waiter who was waiting for his first. I have him a break on many issues. For instance he brought me the wrong dish. When straightened out the food was great. When it was time to pay the bill he was nowhere to be seen. After 20 plus minutes I have the check to a different waiter. I know it was his first day working so I give him a break. The food was great and I will be back.

vipshoredine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Food is consistently good. Service is always excellent. Staff is always pleasant and welcoming. We go every week, year round