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Johnny's Lunch

966 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701-2451
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot dog” (56 reviews)
“hamburger” (13 reviews)
“fries” (25 reviews)
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American, Fast food
966 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701-2451
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What's not to love about this traditional and flavorful eating establishment? Everyone's favorite dog, burger or shake. Of course they are quick to serve you if you are in a hurry or just hungry. When family or friends come to visit from out of town,...More

Thank 99dibero
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Very tasty hometown delight if you love Great hotdogs. It's a must stop for a return to a nostalgic experience.

Thank Griffith J
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I read lots of reviews about it being a friendly place but not so much when we went. The service wasn't even close to being friendly. The Hot Dogs were okay, the fries and shakes were tasty though - which is why I still gave...More

Thank meljill
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A lot of time when food isn't expensive it tends to be on the greasy side. This wasn't. And their banana milk shake was good.

Thank enogca
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I have been going to Johnnys Lunch since 1978. Their sauce (not your typical greek sauce) is a smooth gravy like sauce. What is really neat is that since I started going there in 1978 some of the same people are still working there. I...More

Thank stephenhF860ZZ
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The owners and staff are friendly. The food is great. It is a must visit when in the Jamestown area.

Thank annp53
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We've been traveling to Jamestown yearly for the past dozen years. We ALWAYS go to Johnny's. It's fun just to enter and see the multi-generation family patrons and what they order. The food is very reasonable. The family that staff the order line are authentic....More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The sauce was a little different not bad but .i remember Van's Texas Hots down the road .....now that was a 5 star hotdog with sauce...but Van's Texas Hots closed up when he passed away and never shared his sauce ...i remember the taste and...More

1  Thank normb28
Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a road trip to Jamestown NY, and had to make a stop at this landmark. The service is fast and friendly. Cash only,there is an ATM. I found the sauce/chilly to be OK. I like the Red Caboose on rt 51 Pennsylvania better. But...More

Thank Roseann M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have stopped at Johnny's every time we are in the area. Our favorite is the two hotdogs and a drink for $5. The hotdogs (and hamburgers) are served with a special sauce (the closest way to describe the sauce is a mild chili with...More

Thank Barbara T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 966 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701-2451
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Jamestown
  • Phone Number: 716-664-2881
Can't believe Johnny's would not be listed. This lunchonette has been around for 70 years I believe. They have served millions and millions of Hot Dogs, with their special sauce. A counterpart luncheonette, AJ's Texas Hots in Jamestown is listed.
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