Johnny's Cafe

4.2
967 reviews
$30 and under
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

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 967 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jkmm
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Will be going back.

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dannyb
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I don’t know if I’m more annoyed by the parking in lot which cost $8.00 an hr plus a convenience fee or the key lime pie I ordered which was 3/4 whip cream. Food just ok not like it used to be.
Which was delicious. Disappointed

MK
vipMarciK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by our excellent waiter Carter!

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bobd
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the stuffed lobster tail francaise. Worth every penny. Delicious!

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MikeyT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a 7:15 reservation and the band was playing so loud I couldn’t hear ANY one from my party talking. We quickly ate and left . 6 of us were planning on drinking and hanging out but it was awful

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vipDawn
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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Great
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice as always. One table behind us, half way thru dinner was very loud and boisterous.

JP
JeffreyP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing food and great service. Very special spot.

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Partyof3
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Room extremely noisy like a nightclub. Steak was to be mid rare and was literally raw, could not even cut it, had to be sent back. Also, paid $55.00 for it and it was mostly bone. Served entre's with no silverwear, had to wait . Needs to fix AC still too warm in main dining area (2yrs now). Staff does not have a clue. Way over priced for the quality.

DG
vipDennisG
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Arrived 15 minutes early for a7:30 reservation. Hostess was abrupt and borderline rude. Said we were earl and to wait at the bar. To be sure the restaurant was only 30-40% occupied at the time with many open tables and plenty of wait staff. Too many restaurants that appreciate my business to feel like I’m imposing on a hostess. I’ll not be back any time soon.

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MichaelH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was tasty and well proportioned. The service was friendly and timely. However, the noise level was very high making conversation difficult.

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vipPhilH
8 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was dry overcooked
Service was good
Very noisy

Nice staff friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Johnny’s . We had a 7:45 reservation and had to wait about 15 min for our table but it was good

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vipbforone
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside. Wonderful waiter Marco. The night was just what we were looking for. The peppers and the olive oil was an unexpected treat with our bread.

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vipMaxie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny’s is an old favorite of ours! Hadn’t been there for a year or so and very happy that we decided to check them out last night!! Dinner was great! The owners made us feel like old friends, we will def go back soon!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
14 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very pleasant , food very yummy

LB
vipLarryB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good - enjoy it with family on sunday night

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RobL
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date. Home run. Total vibe. Excellent lobster with crab meat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience!

BS
vipBunnieS
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely, welcoming, very good experience.

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Luv2eat
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was impeccable. Attention to detail was superb!

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vipRiggs
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our meals were very good and our server Sam did an excellent job. He made sure everything came out as expected. We have been to Johnny’s several times in the past and this was by far our best experience. Noise level was a little high and booth for a party of six was a little tight. Other than that, definitely recommend Johnny’s Cafe.

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vipJody
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

service was very slow and waiter disappeared
good was great once we got it

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

When the specials of the evening were told to us, the price was not mentioned. I think that $60 for an entree should have. Considering this is not the average price
off their menu. Also, the parking conditions are horrible.

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Beach1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed in the food and service. I visit a couple times each summer. I understand the lack of help so i will try again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming here to eat. The food is always delicious. We sat outside & it was a perfect night . Our waiter Marco was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food was so good. We had a nice big round booth near the band and everything was perfect. We will go back for sure. Tried to rebook for this weekend but it was full. Highly recommend this place. Fun bar atmosphere too. Band played really fun oldies. Just good vibes all night .

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I understand it is busy but we were rushed. The drinks, appetizers and the meal all came out with in 30 minutes way too quickly. I would say the meatball appetizer was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Veal was raw! Took it back and it was still raw!!!!

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vipLeslie
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The restaurant was terrible. The music was so loud that we had to move to a table in another room.
I ordered bronzino and it was absolutely not bronzino as it was dark colored and previously frozen. It was so awful that I left half of it.
My boyfriend ordered veal and it was so tough that he had to send it back. He ordered gnocci and it was not so good.
Our friends meals were cold.
We will never go back to eat at this restaurant again.

CA
ChrisA
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific menu and specials. Awesome service!

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vipMichaelG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jenny was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extremely attentive wait staff and nice atmosphere. All our meals were very good. We’ll be back often.

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vipbebe529
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was outstanding!!! The shrimp cocktail were "meaty" delicious and fresh, the chicken milanese was enough to feed a family of 4, prepared perfectly, my friends steak was tender and juicy!!! This place has stood the test of time. Always creative additions to the menu!!! Its a MUST GO!!!

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MDfoodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great food & atmosphere in a lively setting down the shore. Celebrated my wife’s birthday & had a very enjoyable experience. Desserts were excellent as well!

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vipBunnieS
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we were seated promptly. My request fr a window seat was honored. Most food selections were very good. One was not.

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vipCitykid
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We had dinner the week before at Steve & Cookies and for less food and drink, Johnny's was 25% higher in price. I don't usually care that much about price if quality is there, but S&C is a superior experience as to ambiance, service and food than Johnny's.

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restaurantcritic
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot. Food was great- we went early- on a week night.

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vipLynn
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time coming to Johnny’s with friends . Our food and cocktails were wonderful as well as the service !

FAQs

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

Johnny's Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 967 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.