John's City Diner
Lovely food as always - the pork chop is so delicious, and the Seoul wings are worth the mess!
There was nothing special about the restaurant or the food or the service.
Our server Janelle was great, she really made the dining experience great. We had the fried green tomato appetizer, the pork chop, and the burger and they were all tasty. Thank you for an amazing dining experience.
Great food, great company. Very enjoyable experience. Cici is the best.
It was our last day visiting the area to find housing for our daughter and came upon John's when searching the internet for restaurants in the area. We wished we had found it the first night, because we would of gone back for several meals. The food and service was incredible.
We will definitely eat here again when we come back in August.
We just wanted to get some appetizers because we had a late lunch, but thank goodness our daughter ordered the chicken and waffle dish. It was the best, along with the appetizers we ordered.
Can't wait to visit again!
Awesome southern food and vibe.
We had reservations for 8 people and were seated quickly. Unfortunately 1/2 of us were seated under extremely hot lights (halogen?) in a lowered ceiling over upholstered bench. This made us uncomfortable for our entire stay.
Our server did a great job, we ordered several appetizers which were all very good, we liked the fancy bacon the least due to it being mostly fat, although the grits served with it were awesome. Our favorite appetizer was the pimento cheese and the wonderful fried pita triangles! We ordered the pork chop, chicken & waffles, pimento cheese burger, a seasoned roast chicken dish and Panko/pecan crusted fish for our entrees. All were a huge hit except the fish and it was a dud. My husband said it was over cooked and dry. The white choc bread pudding and the red velvet cake were great too!
When we walked in it took a few minutes before someone noticed us. I think we just missed a rush. When we sat our server Logan offered us a drink and made a suggestion on a vodka which was really good. He (Logan) was full of knowledge of the menu and the restaurant. Our food was sooo good. The pork rinds. Still cracking. Omg!!! Then we had “The Hangover” waffle. I was not suffering from a hangover but, when I do I will want to fly to Birmingham and have that waffle.
I was a great experience and Logan took it over the top! If we are ever in Birmingham again this will be the top place to visit.
Nice and vending out. Food and service outstanding
Service was not good. Hit this place on a busy night. Food came out cold but didn't see the waitress until the check was delivered.
Very good meal. I would recommend to a friend. Seated right at our reservation time. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Potions were very fair for price.
Food was very good. Will go back and would recommend.
Great food and fantastic service. Highly recommend!
As always wonderful. I have had every dish on the menu...except maybe sandwiches.. good people, good food, good place.
Great food. Service was good. Highly recommend. In city but parking on the street available.
It was a great experience. The food was delicious and served promptly. The pita points were the best.
An old time favorite. Didn't disappoint. Food was good and service even better.
I had the NC Trout and my husband had the Chicken. They were delicious!!
Excellent food and service as always. However, even though we reserved a table for 5 in advance, we were placed in the back corner next to the kitchen door, which was distracting.
Excellent food. Great service. Been to John’s many times and have yet to have a bad meal or experience.
Food was ok. They serve greens with no cornbread. Who does that? Bread pudding is outstanding.
The food was really good I enjoyed the flavor the MAC was a little more runny than I like it. I usually like it creamier but the taste was impeccable. Service was amazing! I’d definitely come again!
John's always has great french fries, mac and cheese, fish & chips and happy hours specials. The baked chicken was a bit overcooked, but well spiced. They did a nice job on the gin, lavender salt and cherry cocktail. The server tried to up-sell a bit too often.
Very limited menu. If you don't eat pork this is not your spot. Server was not able to offer a viable option. She was very attentive,
Great comfort and Southern food in Birmingham.
Food was not tasty. Not enough veggie options.
Coffee was burnt
Service was good
Outstanding and friendly service in a beautifully appointed restaurant. Unfortunately I didn’t find the signature meat anything special. It was a bit dry for me, but I still plan to come back to this property and give something else a try.
John's City Diner is a Must when you are in B'Ham. Located in a part of the city that is developing rapidly. Pure Southern Comfort food. Be sure to try the White Chocolate Bread Pudding topped with candied pecans.
There was much to enjoy this trip. The in season brussel sprouts and the pimento cheese appetizers were wonderful. They also had a barrel of Woodford Reserve that may have been one of the best bourbons I’ve ever enjoyed. The ladies both enjoyed the crusted chicken and spinach, my pal got the fried chicken, and I had the meatloaf. All were very good, well-sized portions. The wait staff was timely and attentive throughout, better than some of the higher end restaurants we’ve visited of late. Appetizers, drinks, and a main course was under $75 for two. All and all, great experience with a sound comfort food menu.
Great place for an out of town business guest who wanted “southern food.” It’s approachable and upscale and there was someone for everyone. Great service and great atmosphere.
This is solid place not over the top fancy! But the food is very 4 star quality with the attention to the details in the flavor this place consistently catches the flavor of an upscale south dining experience! LOVE JOHN’S
Amazing food and much more than we expected! We are so glad we made the decision to book a table here!
Always excellent food and excellent service. Our server Logan is the best.
Good good and nice environment. Great service as well.
We had a reservation and was seated immediately. Our waitress Robin was very nice and made suggestions. My only issue is we waited almost an hour before we got our food!! There was a huge, huge, huge party in the back and it was the cause of the hold up I’m sure. Robin was super sweet and apologetic. She checked on us often and even removed the charge for the appetizers we ordered. All in all I would go again and seat in Robin’s section only ;-)
Great find in Birmingham!
I had eaten here several years ago and the food was delicious . Brought some friends and all said the food was very good. Will be on our list to visit again.
Over cooked and over salted pork chops. Pricey for the quality of food. The waitress was good, but new. I have been here 4 times with only 1 4-star experience. I don't think that we will be back and my wife tends to agree.