Johnnys Kitchen and Tap

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522 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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vipHankP
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Johnny's is a classic neighborhood restaurant: family friendly; good food; very reasonable prices; friendly-on-site ownership.
We go there often.

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Lukie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed themselves and their meals, plan to return.

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BarbaraS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, Great service. Did not know that there would be live music, while nice, we could not converse at our table. We could not hear one another.

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vipChar
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although we had a reservation, we had to wait over twenty minutes for a table.
The food was very good and the waiter was great.

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Sweeta
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated right away with a friend and greeted by the owner Mary who brought us hot bread and butter. We ordered the Cadillac Burger which was enormous and so delicious 😋 our servers could not have been nicer. They were so efficient and helpful. For a Saturday night this place was hopping. I saw plates of Ribs and half chickens coming out of that kitchen. This is a fabulous business. I highly recommend it. Even as we left everyone said goodbye.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful. Good delish

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SergiiP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good, everything. Wish I new this place before.

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MaryLynnR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific night. Great music. Really enjoyed the evening. Great service.

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vipwjmr
Chicago
178 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Johnny’s is always a great place to go. There’s much variety and the quality is always top drawer. Service is attentive and friendly and prices are most reasonable.

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Ellie
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and good wait staff, friendly hostess and great bar

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Nancy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, portions and service. Tasty specials. Loved the shrimp.

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LenL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family dinner and it was excellent. The food was great and the service was superb. I would gladly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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NancyE
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We hadn’t been to Johnny’s in years but had always had a positive experience. Not this time. One server for the whole dining room. Ordered soup. Never got it. My entree salad was basically a bowl of romaine with dry chicken. Got upcharged for all white meat that I didn’t get. My daughter’s entree salad was no better than mine. Completely unimpressed and not inexpensive.

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service wax very good. I loved the barbecue chicken. This was my first visit there and I am looking forward to returning! I just wish I knew about this place before!

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viplplduraseal
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Son’s birthday

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MarkS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Johnny’s. We were celebrating our first anniversary and the waiter acknowledged that when we first sat down. Was just a bit surprised, though not terribly disappointed, that he didn’t bring out a small dessert to help us celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so enjoyable. Love the food. Top notch.. the service is great very nice waitress. Another lady came by to check how we were doing.. just they make you feel like family..

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vipEverydaydine
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Bar experience wonderful & waitress at our dining table wonderful! Great food great place!

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MMSZ
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was ok. Even for salad, I've had much better. The dressing was watery. The noise level was way high - we asked twice to have the audio turned down and it if they did, it was by so little we still strained to talk to each other.

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vipFrank
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our party of 5 enjoyed the food and the music

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vipLL6666
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed our dinner and great service🤓

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Mary
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MariannG
Chicago
2 reviews
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!!!

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vipJRC1
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipmkpjdp
Chicago
11 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.

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vipTheaterGal
Chicago
17 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!

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SPIKE
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was excellent, relaxed atmosphere! server was great.

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viptomg
Chicago
5 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.

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JosephS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always and enjoyable time food and service is great,

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vipAhir
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always consistent 👍

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JeanneD
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!

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viptb1954
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Old school Chicago Greek run place. They are disappearing. Fantastic ribs- roasted, not smoked - with their own thin but delicious sauce. Great selection of European beers on tap. I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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WilliamL
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.

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vipSteveS
Chicago
10 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

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DeniseN
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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pnkinmom
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to celebrate the holiday..

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Bill
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.