Johnnys Kitchen and Tap

4.4
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502 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
When you walk through the front door of Johnny’s Kitchen and Tap, you inhale the delicious aroma of chicken cooking in a wood-roasting rotisserie oven. Cozy, casual, and nicely outfitted, Johnny’s in business since 1995, has a large bar that separates two dining rooms and offers something for everyone. We have a party room that accommodates up to 70 people.



Johnny’s is well known for their wood-roasted chicken, rotisserie-roasted pork, baby back ribs and real mashed potatoes. The menu also features steak and chops, fresh fish, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Specials are offered daily and include such favorites as charbroiled fresh fish, Chicken al Forno and Shrimp Fontinella. Johnny’s spacious bar offers a full wine list, a wide selection of beers on tap and an extensive martini list. Don’t forget to save room for dessert-the fresh baked Apple Pie with French vanilla ice cream and caramel is a favorite!

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was good. However, it was overpriced considering the type of place it was.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our party of 5 enjoyed the food and the music

LL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed our dinner and great service🤓

M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best brick oven chicken! Love this place. It's been a family favorite for years!

WS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
Noise was a little too much but, it was a PARTY!

MG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going there. Food is excellent the staff and customers are all so friendly. Excellent entertainment was well. Bonnie Bridges is the best!!!

JR
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to get together with friends for a good meal.

m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine at Johnny’s quite frequently and this was our third New Year’s Eve there. It never disappoints. Food and service were absolutely great.

TG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Johnny's and now it won't be my last! You had me at beef barley soup and the meal kept getting better with the half chicken, potatoes and veggies. Then I really couldn't stop there and took the dessert recommendation from my server. He said the bread pudding and cannoli are top fan favorites. The servers were very friendly and accommodating.

Thanks Johnny's, I'll be back soon!

SP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was excellent, relaxed atmosphere! server was great.

t
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations, were seated immediately. Great service, always checking back with you.
Good selections on the menu. Food was outstanding. I'd recommed.

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always and enjoyable time food and service is great,

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always consistent 👍

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 8 adults and a 2 year old and it was great. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had a wonderful New Years Eve which is always a crowded night to go out so you never know. It was nice not to have to cook and get to enjoy the meal with my family!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

First time that wait staff was just so so. Otherwise this is a go to place for business meals and just plain old comfort dining.

WL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been to Johnny's on several occasions, most recently with another couple. Everyone enjoyed their food - whitefish, stuffed roast pork (the Thursday special), and pork chops, though I would have preferred the pork chops to be a little thicker with less fat. Prices are very fair especially on the drinks. Service is very friendly.

SS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The name Johnny's Kitchen and tap is misleading it is actually pretty nice inside I want to we had food wise was very good and tasty so whoever was in the back knew how to cook things.... definitely will go back again

DN
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

OUR SERVER DEBBIE WAS GREAT! SHE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE, BUT NOT OVERBEARING.

p
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to celebrate the holiday..

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Johnny's is our go to restaurant for steak and chops, but the Thanksgiving dinner there was a big disappointment. For one thing, the stuffing was buried under the turkey, and there was NO cranberry sauce.

MF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were made early and we were seated quickly. Our server ,Bill , was excellent , knowledgeable,and polite. Food was delicious!

DE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

On a crowded and noisy holiday, Johnny’s provided quality service and a welcoming, festive environment. Only the turkey and dressing failed to attain Johnny’s usual high standard of quality as both were under-seasoned and bland. The rest of the meal and experience were first-rate.

CO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service felt very rushed. We were there on Thanksgiving, so it was quite crowded. We both had the turkey special, but it seemed more like turkey leftovers — small bits a bites of turkey over the stuffing, not really slices as you would expect. As I said, very rushed. The main course arrived before we’d had time to finish our salads. OK, but not great.

AH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and welcoming place. Food and service were both very good. Enjoyed it very much.

PG
Chicago
145 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greek chicken was very good

SL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there. Great food and good friendly service.

KZ
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and portions were plentiful. The prices were a bit high, though. Best thousand island dressing!

E
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar area dinner. Waitress/bartenders very nice & attentive. Great food

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband's birthday and everything was excellent. Bill was our waiter and he is outstanding.

WF
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Johnnys, their menu, the bar area, and the whole team. You alway feel welcome and will always get a great meal.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service was very good. I had blackened shrimp pasta and it was delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The only complaint I have is that I'm pretty sure they made my first old fashioned with Fireball. I ordered a second and they corrected their mistake.

ML
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful.

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was the best.

JR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good home cooked meal!

A
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Wide variety of quality food. Service is always excellent. Resonable pricing

TG
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

LL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Always have a great meal!🤓

HP
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Johnny's is a neighborhood gem. Some dishes are great, all are at least good. And the value is excellent as is the service and friendliness of management and staff.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Loved the place. Only problem was noise level.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Place. Everyone there is so friendly. !