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Johnny Pastrami's Breakfast & Lunch

American, Diner, Canadian
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296 Ontario St | 569 Lake Street, 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is your typical breakfast and lunch, but the place was packed! Mostly seniors, but we are in the majority in this neighbourhood! Walter Ostenak (The Polka King) was there also enjoying his lunch. I had a Cheeseburger. The meat was fresh not processed, Real cheddar, fresh endive lettuce. It came with excellent fries, and fresh creamy coleslaw. Grand total... More 

Thank MsLynne2014
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were looking forward to their new location opening. We were greatly let down by the poor service. Drinks never filled, never got our water, no milk for coffee or ketsup at table. My eggs florentin looked nothing like the photo posted on review page. We watched another table walk out they were seated by a man... More 

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

Hi Jillian. I apologise for your experience. We definitely had our challenges on Sunday. I am working extremely hard this week so we never repeat that type of performance. I thank you for giving us another chance in the future. More 

st. catharines
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357 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We sat down and the first thing I noticed was the menu was dirty. Not a little smudge but disgusting. Dried ketchup and egg on the front. Then went to sit down and there was food scraps on the chair. Before leaving I looked around and noted the rest of the place looked almost spotless. The cutlery was clean so... More 

Thank rodney01
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

Thank omab_12
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 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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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 Ontario St | 569 Lake Street, 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?