Johnnys Kitchen and Tap

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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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KE
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding!
Service was great, very attentive to our table and others. It was my family’s first time and we will definitely be back!!

A
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday with all five of our grandchildren ( ages 2 months to 8 years old) and children. The waitress was very sweet and accommodating to our needs. Definitely made a good choice!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had to wait 20 minutes with an reservation.

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming to this restaurant for years! Mary, the owner, comes around and greets each patron personally. I’ve never been disappointed with the food or the service. I highly recommend Johnny’s to everyone!

LL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and tasty as akways

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

When I lived in Glenview, Johnny's was a frequent stop for my wife and I. This trip, after a long hiatus (went for convenience for an out-of-town guest) was a letdown.

Had a reservation that wasn't used at seating. Noise level a little high. Service was hit or miss. I ordered ribs, it was dry and it came without BBQ sauce or extra napkins. One quest had Grecian chicken; her comment was that it was closer to Southern Fried. The last dish was described as bland but copious.

In summary, you can't go home. It's never the same.

l
Grand Rapids
37 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been stopping here for dinner when we visit GTL, across Milwaukee Ave. Hopefully we’ll be back next year! Love everything about this restaurant!! 🍷🥃🍽

EG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiter did not ask what size meal I wanted and assumed I wanted the large portion! Meal was expensive!

MR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good! Service was good!! People who work there are very nice and thoughtful!!

l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place.

LE
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There were 6 of us. As a group, we had not been to "johnny's" for at least a couple years. Everyone was happy with their meal. Prices were reasonable. We were able to sit and talk for awhile without anyone trying to hurry us. WE will be going back!

JB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food & service. Mary is the greatest

R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Johnny's as menu is extensive and moderately priced and the ambiance is lively.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waiter neglected to give my wife’s salad to take home as she requested it upfront.

ML
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic.

RJ
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

First, let me say my food was good.
However the place was so noisy I could only hear every other word my dinner companion was saying
Next, they seated a veryyyyy large man right behind me whose backside kept pinning me to my chair. There was not room for me to breathe. I tried to get our servers attention to try to be reseated but my attempts were met with me being ignored.
I could not enjoy my dinner. When I asked the man to stop squirming around he was nasty.
Not sure I’ll come back.

HP
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great neighborhood restaurant with some amazingly inexpensive but really good dishes.

TG
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an excellent meal. Thanks!!

TL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - very good experience.
A little loud so a bit hard to hear our conversation easily
but service was excellent.

c
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere, and very helpful staff. Love the bar area, next time I would like to sit there.

PS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, our dinner experience was outstanding. My compliments to the chef and his staff for the great food and our service was exceptional. We will be back. Thanks

MR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had excellent service! Young man by the name Simon took care of us. He was friendly and very professional!!! Thank you!

PH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. A bit pricier than I expected.

u
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Have not been to Johnny's in years, we have moved out of area. Friends suggested we meet there. We were not disappointed. Food is till very good. BUT there was a problem with both men's and women's bathroom that day.

P
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the bar and the singer/musician was fabulous! We loved the food, as always and the ambience.

i
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ribs are always great!

SM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 12 people enjoyed our dinner very much. We only waited about 5 minutes for our table to be ready. The server was friendly, and the food was excellent.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Normally yes, have gone there many times and had a enjoyable experience. This was the second time our party of eight was put at the same table which is a terrible location. In the back past the bar over by work station. So close to the round table that my sister kept getting bumped by servers. We also had to ask for the $10 gift card for Mom’s. We won’t be going back for Mother’s Day that’s for sure. They can’t handle the crowd. They need to reorganize their large party tables so people can enjoy conversation and their meals.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is always great ! I took my parents for Mothers day dinner and they loved it as well.

SG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place the food is ALWAYS hot and fresh.Owners are awesome my personal waiter Simon is a dream.

DH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. The ribs were cooked perfect and so was the rest of the meal

b
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ribs were well rcvd. Liver and onions a rarety but were good. Salmon and scallops delish.

B
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is always good, but our service wasn't good on this visit. From beginning to end, we felt rushed. This really takes away from the otherwise pleasant dining experience.

MH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and service!! A bit packed in the dining room but not uncomfortable. Courteous staff and very attentive.

G
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food wasn’t prepared as ordered.
Variety of menu
Service attentive

JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food at good prices. Staff was friendly and efficient. I recommend this restaurant.

n
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good comfort food at a reasonable price. Definitely caters to the mature crowd, but all ages were there.

RZ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Good service. We have been here several times with different people and everyone enjoyed their meals.

j
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Johnnys is always consistent. The food is good the service is always good. Great value for the money. Good family style restaurant.

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