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Johnny Pastrami's Breakfast & Lunch

American, Diner, Canadian
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296 Ontario St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5L7, Canada
+1 905-988-1111
08:00 - 15:00
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent service, too bad they don't have gluten free. Clean tables and washroom. I enjoyed the food very much,

Thank omab_12
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent piled high pastrami sandwich. Been here several times and have never been disappointed. Unless I go too late.... only open for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Krystyne T
Grimsby, ON
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small breakfast and lunch diner, serving eggs and sandwiches exactly as you would expect them to be. Good portions, good ingredients, well-prepared. Service was fine (forgot to offer refills on beverages). Overall a nice little diner for breakfast or lunch.

1 Thank CrownRidgeBB
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unassuming, modest sized breakfast/lunch restaurant that over-delivers. It looks new inside, and it's comfortable for couples or small families. The food is very good, the portions are generous, and the prices are very reasonable. Service is fast and friendly. There are a lot of places in the Niagara area in this genre, but this is one that... More 

Thank JohnOliverFrokMorton
St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered 4 sandwiches all different, BlLT rated good , Western also good. Corned beef and a Pastrami both poor. Both looked and tasted the same. Beef texture screamed Processed meat,\.not as advertised . the sandwich you see on their web site and the sandwiches we were served have little common. Fries and coleslaw good. Very disappointed. Still no good... More 

Thank chichi011
JohnnyPastrami, Owner at Johnny Pastrami's Breakfast & Lunch, responded to this review

Processed meat? Sorry you obviously don't know the difference between beef brisket and processed meat. More 

St. Catharines, Ontario
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have had breakfast here twice and was extremely pleased. Great food, great prices, friendly staff. Cannot believe I have driven by so many times and missed eating here. Nothing fancy, just excellent food.

Thank Anne S
Brocton, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I agree with my fellow TA reviewers: this place is great! Neat, clean little shop on the main road in to town from the QEW. Deb & I stopped in after noon for breakfast. She loved her french toast, I enjoyed my eggs/bacon/homefries-with-onions (and had to take some home - good portions!). All done a little better, and a little... More 

Thank Terrance K
Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

excellent breakfast, inexpensive loads of everything and the best home fries around, just try it. eggs done to perfection any way you want, bacon much better the second visit, a variety of fruit on the side ,toast done very well home fries cooked perfect with onions , i could not help myself to eat every morsel. the waitresses are friendly... More 

Thank Scott M
St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We have enjoyed patronizing this restaurant several times a month since their inception. The food is consistently good, the service is gracious and a warm and friendly atmosphere. We would like to refute a previous review regarding the smell of cigarette smoke. As long time reformed smokers with a keen sense of smell we catagorically state that we have never... More 

Thank Ellsea1949
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My boyfriend and I frequent this restaurant pretty often. The first time he suggested this place I actually didn't want to go but I'm so glad we did! They always serve a great breakfast and have the best home fries I have ever had out. The servers do a great job of recognizing us and always offer personalized service.

Thank Rose O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 Ontario St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-988-1111

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?