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About Johnny's Cafe

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.

9407 Ventnor Ave
Margate, NJ 08402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

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 Marsala
Wednesday & Sunday Nights, 5 pm-Close

...The Lounge At Johnny's Cafe...
Friday DJ Steve O 10 PM-till
Saturday Johnny Looch 10pm- till
Sunday Benny Marsala, Vocals and Dancing
Don't forget the after party at Johns Steaks!

Cross Street:
Adams & Jefferson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 822-1789

Website:
http://www.johnnyscafeventnor.com/

Entertainment:
Weekly Entertainment Schedule
Dancing to the Music with the Area's Best DJ's -
Monday Nights, Jazz Duo Joe Mancini & Guest 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wednesday and Sunday nights, Benny Marsala 6:30-close
Friday & Saturday Nights, Guest DJ 8:30-Close

Catering:
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

Parking Details:
Free Parking is located directly across the street of the restaurant on our private lot

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

Executive Chef:
John W Liccio

Private Party Facilities:
Or Private Dining area has a fireplace and its own bar for your affair

Private Party Contact:
Joanne Liccio: (609) 822-1789

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Johnny's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (6)
Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Live Music (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Impeccable service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

What a great restaurant-we always have a great meal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 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.

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 (New York Area)·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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Enjoyed a great meal Friday night. Generally we avoid the restaurant during summer season as it’s way too noisy and crowded . Shout out to William our awesome waiter. They have fantastic meatballs. Always some nice specials. I had veal parm on the bone. Was very good but a little too heavily breaded. Husband had seafood pasta special. He liked it a lot. Their red sauce is wonderful. It’s not a byo and we enjoy being able to order a cocktail.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Our experience was very enjoyable! The atmosphere is fantastic and the food was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food and service--we always enjoy a meal at Johnny's. Delicious drinks too!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have been to the restaurant about 20 times,my children,who are summer residents about another 20. For the first time ever the service was so poor it actually ruined our $150 dinner and our evening. The ironic part was they were not even busy. We have discussed spending our money at another restaurant ,which there are plenty to choose from. PS the teramsu was a week old and lousy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great service. Casual atmosphere. Food consistently good. Our go to place every Friday night all year

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food is good. Service is fantastic. Need to watch to not overcook seafood.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food and service was great You will not be disapppointed. I would go again

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very, very LOUD! Service was very good. Specials were inticing but we had to ask how much each one was very trendy restaurant. Great to people watch. As for the food it wasn't horrible, but it also wasn't something I'll be running back for either. The prices I felt were a bit high for such a payed back restaurant, that doesn't even have a dress code. If I'm paying top dollar for apps, salad, entrees, I don't appreciate people walking in looking like they just walked off the beach. Also children should not be allowed to have volume in there electronics. I didn't appreciate eating and hearing "Dora The Explorer" blasting at the table next to me. Disappointing , best part of our night was our wIter "Willam". Who was extremely professional and made sure we had everything.
Oh and the ladies room was filfthy, another turn off.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always a good dining experience. Second visit this summer. Great service and always friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always good. Honest meal. Great chicken parm. Love the roasted peppers

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Really good food
Expensive

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delicious food and a knowledgeable and friendly staff made for a terrific dinner out!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Good, honest, better than average, consustant food. Best chicken parm ever!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

As always, Johnny's does not skimp. The portion sizes are large but more importantly, the quality of the food is exceptional.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

My only complaint is I had nat's in and flying around my sea food. Didn't finish meal but I'm the kind of person who does not complain. I will tell u the service was great. Won't order the sea food again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Dine there every week

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Love love love. Service is excellent fo

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and a very attentive staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Unfortunately can't remember server name but
He was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Too noisy
If you don't want to have a conversation this is the place for you

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The music was so loud in the back room that it ruined the whole night. We sat by the front windows in the back room and the music was piercing . We asked the hostess to turn it down and they did a little but still shrilling.(instant headache)The three of us couldn't hear each other. It was like trying to lipread what the waiter was saying . The food was good. We shared a shrimp cocktail/crab appetizer, a Bibb lettuce salad,egg plant rollentine, and their nonna's meatballs. We're professional locals but taking this spot off our list.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food is always good. Portions are substantial and then there is the over the top noise level. Everything was fine until the table behind us turned over. Out meal ended without coffee or dessert, despite fact we were celebrating a birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a great time and great meal at Johneys! We reconnend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Always good at Johnny's. We sat n the first dining room, much quieter and enjoyable

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The hostess Sofia is a sweetheart and so friendly. She created us as we entered and asked if we wanted to sit in the back where the music was. I love Benny and his music.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Every thing was great- would go again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Some of the Food was inedible. We felt you should have given us more than not charging for a meal that was inedible.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Date. With sister

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very dependable shore restaurant. Service and quality is always good. I had there veal chop special. It was stuffed with mozzarella and spinach. Grilled perfectly. The best veal chop I can remember.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Celebrating my daughter's birthday and everything was Delish!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Left another local restaurant because of very poor service. Walked over to Johnny's Cafe and we were seated immediately. Food was very good and I would absolutely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food is always good. The noise level was way too loud. There was live music and because of the noise level at the bar he had to be very loud to be heard over the people. I've been there several times but this was by far the noisiest.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The veal Milanese was over cooked &
Very dry. Usually the food is better.
Good service.. waitress was attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We went in for an early dinner. Everyon welcomed us with a smile. Great staff, great food, pricing was in a good range. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Always the best. Food was a little off tonight, but they were more then accommodating by offering me something else.
Still a favorite!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always a great eating experience with the best looking wait staff in Margate

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Authentic
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