In the heart of Downtown Birmingham, John’s City Diner welcomes parties for all occasions. We have the ability to accommodate gatherings from 20 to 350. We are an excellent choice for any occasion, personal or professional and a range of budgets, formal to casual. Let us do the work, you enjoy!View Private Dining Details
This was a great way to show clients a little bit of the spectacular Southern hospitality. We each tried very different things and all were delicious. The shrimp and grits were especially yummy. The grits were so creamy. We will go back again!
Second time for us at this gem. We love the service, the food, and the attention to detail. This is not some fancy place but the food is kinda fancy and fun. Southern with a twist and classic favorites with flair. Awesome!
Loved it. I would go there again. Good food .. atmosphere was quiet enough to talk
We had some friends meet us there for Valentine's dinner. The service was great, and the food was awesome! Everyone there is always nice, and very helpful too! We go to John's about 6-7 times a year, and we are never disappointed! We love the food, and it is one of our favorite places to go to!
Honestly, other than the Mac N Cheese and the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, which were good, our entrees were not very good at all.
Of our party of 10, all of who this was their first time, the prime rib and the pork chops were tough and full of griddle. There was no flavor to the Parmesan Encrusted Tilapia. It was all just very disappointing.
A regular spot for excellent food, quiet atmosphere (rare for an affordably priced restaurant in Birmingham), and excellent service.
The staff at John’s are as good as the food. We have been several times in the last couple of years and it never disappoints!!
The Brussels were excellent, the chicken and waffles were excellent, the porkchop was excellent and I highly recommend Jihn's for a nice dinner date.
Our waitress was super enthusiastic and made our dining experience even better. I don’t recall her name but I know she is also a teacher.
The food was great, parking was right near the door, the wait staff was efficient and attentive.
We visited John's before an event. The food and service were excellent. The homemade chips and blue cheese were amazing. The fact that John's serves locally sourced food was a giant plus. Please visit John's! The chicken and waffles are yummy (from a prior visit)!
Two words: Brussels sprouts
This restaurant can hold its own against any of the trendy new spots popping up around town. Their unique twists on familiar dishes encourages even the most persnickety eaters to choose adventurously and will also delight the die hard foodies. My 74 year old mom and her best friend LOVED the pimento cheese and the chicken and waffles and I thoroughly enjoyed the flavorful, just-spicy-enough South Pacific chicken salad. And definitely get the Brass Monkey. Trust me.
The grits in shrimp and grits were dry as well as my friend’s mashed potatoes. White choc. bread pudding was amazing.
The pimento cheese appetizer is outstanding. The pork chop and the bread pudding are great also.