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Johnny G's

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478 Parliament St, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1P2, Canada
+1 416-928-1358
Today
07:30 - 19:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Johnny G's is a nice basic spot for an old style breakfast. The food is what you'd expect but the service is terrible. On this visit the server stood outside smoking and chatting on the phone. Once in a while she would pop in to check on coffee and food. If you didn't get your food or whatever you needed... More 

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Thank daningram
London, Canada
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288 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

What a lovely wee diner and the food is top notch. Server was friendly and efficient. We were there for breakfast, the Benedict Florentine and the Western Omelette were both very good. Excellent homefries. Good strong coffee, bottomless cup!

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Thank Laura J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great service. Good food. Like a place out of the past. You get what you order with good portions. A place all the locals in the neighborhood frequently visit.

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Thank Mich G
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This small and warm place is a good option for having brunch, good food & great service. If you don't know what to order you can ask for some recommendations and they won't disappoint you !!

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1 Thank Jesus H
St. John's, Canada
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Had breakfast here on our last morning in TO at daughter's suggestion. She had lived in this area years ago and came to this spot every Saturday while her doing her laundry across the street. Same lady is serving there! It had a welcoming, homey atmosphere. I only wish I'd know about this spot earlier in my travels to TO.

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1 Thank Duffy5
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Just had a fantastic lunch at this Parliament Street Icon. Love the atmosphere and friendly staff and the burger and fries were to die for! PIC is of the Johnny G signature burger. We asked for our fries to be extra crispy and they were perfect.

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1 Thank tokid
Houston
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I used to go to this restaurant all the time. Hadn't been back for awhile. Took a friend and explained how great the place was. New owner and boy has everything changed. The food was unbelievably bad and the owner, who was also our server was just plain nuts almost violent. She asked how the meal was and we told... More 

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1 Thank AARON-32
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I'm not a critical person but lunch at this establishment was a colossal disappointment. I ordered one of their feature lunch specials, a peameal and cheddar sandwich with choice of soup or fries ($9.95). I chose the soup, which was advertised as a cream of cauliflower. When my order arrived, I was immediately struck by how small my sandwich was,... More 

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Thank Phillips1971
Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a hard review! This place has been here for ages and is a real legend of a place, it sits on the corner of Carlton and Parliament. It has great windows that open the whole place up to the comings and goings in this great neighbourhood. Everyone knows Johnny G's, and I guess most people have been for... More 

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Thank caba4blue
Canada
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Typical diner food, typical diner service, typical diner settings. There's nothing wrong with this place but nothing special either. Cheap breakfast place right on Parliament. Good for people watching in the summer as it is open air dining room. Coffee is very weak. Would not make a trip for this but if you're in the hood..it's cheap eats.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 478 Parliament St, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1P2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-928-1358

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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?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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