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Johnny's Cafe, Margate, NJ

Johnny's Cafe

4.3
4.3
1064 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Johnny’s Cafe and Martini Bar brings the finest Italian Cuisine and creative seafood dishes to Margate, NJ. Over the last few years Johnny’s has evolved from a small cafe to being one of the most sought out restaurants and martini bars on the Jersey Shore The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the seasoned service staff will make you know that you belong. Johnny’s is known for his dessert creations as well as his family recipe homemade Meatballs, which are the finest you can have. Johnny’s is open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Take Out

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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Breakfast, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 822-1789

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John W. Liccio

  • Catering

    Please contact our catering manager would be happy to discuss your options via email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next special event at Johnnys Cafe. We have a beautiful back room which includes a bar and fireplace. Perfect for your next birthday, Wedding, or Reception. Call for more details. Catered Events, Funeral Luncheons, Dinner Rehearsals, Baby Shower, Bridal Showers, Birthday Party, Cocktail Reception, Office Parties, Business Meetings, to Inquire email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Joanne Liccio: (609) 822-1789

  • Area

    Margate

  • Cross Street

    Adams & Jefferson

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner of Washington Ave and Ventnor Ave.

  • Entertainment

    Weekly Entertainment Schedule Dancing to the Music with the Area's Best DJ's -Entertainment Schedule: Monday Nights: (Every Other) Paint Night www.paintnite.comWednesday & Sunday NightsFrank Sinatra Vocalist, the Amazing Benny Marsella 5 pm-CloseFriday Nights: Bob PantanoSaturday Nights: Guest DJ

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Daily Brunch $7.00 Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    All Day Brunch Happy Hour! $7.00 Mimosas, $7.00 Bloody Mary’s, $7.00 House Wine By the Glass, $7.00 House Mixed Drink

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What 1,064 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Hot Spot

  • Atlantic City

    Hot Spot

  • Atlantic City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Sat right away, great food and drinks

  2. JH

    JudithH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Girls night out!

  3. j

    josephs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely a go to place. And consistently very good. All aspects of the experience—ambiance, service, and food are excellent.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious as always

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Table was too small. Tuna was ice cold in center and had tough vein running through it. Waiter tried his best. Running from table to table but not enough assistance.

  6. R

    Roxy

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Seated at a round table in a booth in the bar area. Very noisy as there was a DJ . Was not conducive to having a conversation without raising your voice . Food was good .

  7. MD

    MargaretD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Father’s Day

  8. B

    Brad

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    We went for a Father's day brunch. We also had brunch on Memorial day and service and food were good but on Father's day, the experience was very different. 11:45 reservation and didn't get served until about 12:50. We only ordered omelets and they ran out of potatoes but later had them for other guests that arrived after us. Kitchen was obviously slow and overwhelmed but the server was also not attentive and helpful. She didn't ask to refill coffee, provide water, bring spoons when asked. If the server had been transparent about the kitchen being slow and provided better service I would have been fine with the situation. Several other mistakes were made including serving untoasted bread and waiting forever for our check. I will not be running back anytime soon. Hope they correct the staffing as we previously had better experiences and they are close to our home.

  9. E

    Eat4

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    Everyone does their best and it

  10. m

    markl

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food is always good here. They have good gluten free options. The only negative is that on Friday and Saturday nights the restaurant is so noisy that it is extremely hard to have a conversation. The bar is very lively but in the middle of the restaurant which contributes to the noise problem. Still a great place to eat though

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful as always

  13. Y

    Yummy

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is amazing. The service impeccable. Young but amazingly friendly and professional staff. Food is absolutely incredible. The music in the bar (Jonterage) is great and energetic. Great crowd. Always makes for a fun evening with a fantastic meal.

  14. N

    Naples11

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful time, food, service, ambience, girls nite dinner!

  15. L

    Loriemod

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was good, service was horrible. Took over 20 minutes just to get water. Won't e going back anytime soon!

  16. AB

    AdamB

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience1

    Wonderful Menu. Red sauce and veal chop was excellent as always. The bar area was much to loud. Unnecessarily loud. Combination of all those hard surfaces and a live band made the experience unenjoyable

  17. DG

    DennisG

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Good food and wait staff are excellent. Unfortunately the hostess was a rude snotty and disrespectful brat! So much so I will not recommend nor will I ever return. Too many other good restaurants to put up with her type of arrogance.

  18. EV

    ErnestineV

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1

    Service and food great I. It was very noisy we couldn’t carry a conversation.

  19. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent . Wait staff were amazing.

  20. L

    Lainy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The eggplant rollatini was average. The veal and tuna were good. The Caesar salad was good. But the noise level overshadowed every good part of the evening. Yelling was the only way to hear the person directly across from one. Having said all that, I do plan to try the restaurant again in the fall or winter when I hope there will be less crowds and less noise.

  21. X

    sublimeX4me

    Philadelphia

    158 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    We experienced the worst service we have ever had at a restaurant. Obviously our order had never been submitted. After an hour, our waiter (who took our order) asked us if we’d been waited on. We told him yes, he took it. Blank stare and he asked what we ordered. We then told the hostess we were going to leave if it didn’t come out ASAP. Besides this we had to repeatedly ask for water and ice to go with the room temperature water. Just all bad! The food is very good here but the service needs definite improvement.

  22. CW

    CatherineW

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ambiance was nice & Carter was attentive and responded in a timely manner. Without the following blips I would have given 5 stars.... Servers forgot to bring individual plates out for appetizers & steamed calamari was unfortunately over cooked - so much so it was rubbery & very difficult to "chew" & "cut" with a knife. I was very much looking forward to the calamari. Will have to try again... Lychee cocktails, lamb lollipops, chicken & ahi tuna were delicious. Tuna was seared perfectly as described by Carter our waiter (great server!) & lamb was perfect - medium rare.

  23. J

    Jonathan

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great meal

  24. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a great evening. Nunzio the bartender was amazing. The food was delicious. (Big thumbs up for the meatballs, the calamari and the eggplant caprese.). The staff and the clientele couldn’t be nicer. Looking forward to going back.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The service was on point Rocco took care of us and he was spot on. The food was amazing. We had clams casino which were large and delicious! We also had the sea bass with risotto and tuna steak. The sea bass was cooked perfectly crisp on the outside and the risotto had so much flavor. The Tina steak was perfectly prepared and super good. The drinks were seriously perfect. Lastly the ricotta cake was yummy. My only complaint is that live music never showed.

  26. R

    Reservation4two

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the staff was so very attentive, service was definitely 5 star and the food was prepared perfectly.

  27. X

    sublimeX4me

    Philadelphia

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    What a great dinner we had! It was off-season, so very quiet. We have dined in season, and it can be very noisy. The food was delicious. We started with the eggplant Caprese which was so good. I had the shrimp scampi and my husband had his favorite, chicken marsala. We will definitely return again and again

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always and the service was great

  29. FH

    FranH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    Great food as always. Unfortunately was seated in bar area and music was way too loud. Should have requested front room.

  30. MM

    MarissaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Was very disappointed in the service. Could not get our servers attention to get drinks, water refill, our bill, etc. Not attentive at all and then when we asked for our food to be wrapped up to take home they threw it away. Not happy with the staff.

  31. BP

    BruceP

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was excellent. Our server was very personable and did whatever we asked of him but seemed too busy. Once our food was delivered, he didn't return to our table to ask how it was or to refill our water or to ask if we wanted to order another glass of wine. We would definitely go back.

  32. RK

    RonK

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the service to the food to the drinks was excellent. Love Johnny's

  33. MJ

    MJBII

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time we dined here and we will certainly return. Food was excellent and Angela our server was very attentive. Great atmosphere

  34. DK

    DeeKay

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great from our cocktails at the bar to our dinner and service.

  35. NL

    NLHC

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We wanted a fine dining experience to celebrate a birthday. We were not disappointed. Our food was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Rocco, our waiter, was superb. Highly recommend.

  36. S

    Salaam21

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Nice overall menu even though we were there for dinner I noticed their breakfast and lunch menu was amazing as well. Aside from the menu they also had great specials that weren't on the menu. I

  37. ML

    MichaelL

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had a delicious meal at Johnny's. Recommend by a friend. Will pass Johnny's on others

  38. l

    lyndad

    Atlantic City

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    Bad food....Too loud....Couldnt even talk to each other. No wonder we havent been back in over 5 years. The chef denied my husbands request to cook the tuna to his liking. There was a birthday party going on with over 100 people in and out of the place. What a terrible , loud experience. Yea...thanks for the frozen salmon. Bad Bad Bad Too many other choices....not to mention no parking....who allows a party of that many people to monopolize a restuarant on a saturday night.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was Amazing and our Servers Rocco and Angela was the Best !!!

  40. C

    Chaz

    Atlantic City

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. Marco is always a good time as a waiter.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Johnny's Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Johnny's Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 822-1789.

Johnny's Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Johnny's Cafe

9407 Ventnor Ave Margate, NJ 08402

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Adams & Jefferson

  • Area

    Margate

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Breakfast, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner of Washington Ave and Ventnor Ave.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John W. Liccio

  • Entertainment

    Weekly Entertainment Schedule Dancing to the Music with the Area's Best DJ's -Entertainment Schedule: Monday Nights: (Every Other) Paint Night www.paintnite.comWednesday & Sunday NightsFrank Sinatra Vocalist, the Amazing Benny Marsella 5 pm-CloseFriday Nights: Bob PantanoSaturday Nights: Guest DJ

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 822-1789

  • Catering

    Please contact our catering manager would be happy to discuss your options via email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next special event at Johnnys Cafe. We have a beautiful back room which includes a bar and fireplace. Perfect for your next birthday, Wedding, or Reception. Call for more details. Catered Events, Funeral Luncheons, Dinner Rehearsals, Baby Shower, Bridal Showers, Birthday Party, Cocktail Reception, Office Parties, Business Meetings, to Inquire email reservations.johnnyscafe@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Joanne Liccio: (609) 822-1789

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