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Johnny's Cafe

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748 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(609) 822-1789
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John W Liccio
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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

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Private party contact
Joanne Liccio: (609) 822-1789
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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.
http://www.johnnyscafeandlounge.com/menus/
Please contact our catering manager would be happy to discuss your options
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Adams & Jefferson
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Parking details
Free Parking is located directly across the street of the restaurant on our private lot
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Public transit
NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner of Washington Ave and Ventnor Ave.
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Entertainment
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
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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
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us Sunday, May 13, to celebrate Mother’s Day at Johnny’s Café, featuring brunch favorites paired with Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Brunch reservations are available from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Dinner reservations are available from 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Reservations Recommended Walk Ins Welcome

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went last Saturday night, wife ordered the flounder francaise i ordered the Bronzino.

The bronzino was excellent as always, my wifes flounder was fresh and delightful.

We had the ricotta pie for dessert, BEST EVER

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Johnny's is the best that Margate has to offer. We dine here regularly and are never dissappointed

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We thought Johnny's was great. Not our first time there, so that's why we went back. Service was exceptional. Many good choices for entrees. Server very well informed of menu. Prices just right. Perfect evening out.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch. Delicious dinner. Friendly service

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I always enjoy Johnnie’s

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service and food was great!! Key lime pie was the best north of Key West!!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food was excellent as was service. Reasonable prices

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I live down the street from Johnny's. Everything about Johnny's is great. The place is always packed so you know the food is good.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was okay. Service was poor. Empty water glass and had to ask another server for refill. Server seemed to be in a rush for us to leave. We had to ask for cappuccinos after our bill was put on our table. We came at noon for lunch, not a busy time. First time I tried Johnny’s and was so disappointed due to the service. I was a server and would have expected more when trying to impress first time patrons coming to a restaurant during Restaurant Week.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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 .

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Impeccable service!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

What a great restaurant-we always have a great meal

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Really good food
Expensive

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 12, 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Dine there every week

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Love love love. Service is excellent fo

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and a very attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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