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Bill Johnson's Big Apple - CLOSED

16810 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023-3306
+1 602-863-7921
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good26%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
4 Oct 2014
“A longstanding Phoenix restaurant”
2 Sep 2014
“They are closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
16810 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023-3306
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

Bill Johnson appeared to be an old standing Phoenix restaurant. Large portions; BBQ is their specialty. Big selection. Large portions. Large dining area but not at all busy. I see they have closed. This is not surprising considering for a Friday night, they were not...More

Thank DrLFoodie
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Driving to my in-laws in the middle of August and noticed that Bill Johnson's Big Apple is closed. So sad. They have been in business in Phoenix for a long time. Sad to see it close. Was not a close place for us to eat...More

Thank twinkeeking
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stayed overnight in Phoenix before our flight back the next day, after 2 weeks touring round. The motel front desk mentioned this restaurant and whilst it wasn't in the 'best part of town' the food was great. Not particularly busy for a Friday night, but...More

Thank PlymouthSnoopy
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Grreat North High School memories... uh, from the 50s. It's still a thrill in sawdust with pistol packin babe waitresses...

1  Thank Doug W
Reviewed 9 February 2014

As a New Yorker, when I saw the name, Naturally, I thought the menu would include a bagel and lox and pastrami on rye with an egg cream along with some southwest fare. So I was surprised to find it is really a western-style steak...More

Thank Altina V
Reviewed 4 February 2014

It's not just a place to eat, it's an experience.My daughter and I went there for breakfast(later went back for lunch and dinner). I didn't need to order coffee to wake me up.The energy from our waitress(Cookie)was all I needed.Her smile and friendly voice, sent...More

2  Thank Montel38
Reviewed 27 November 2013

This definitely qualifies as one of the top 3 WORST restaurants I have had the displeasure of dining in. Now, as a country bar this place wouldn't be bad at all. But to actually bill this place as a restaurant, open early in the the...More

Thank L A
Reviewed 11 September 2013

For you musicians reading this, you will be in for a treat. At this location you will find a bar and it is much like an old west type of a bar. If you are going to be here on a Monday night from 7PM...More

Thank Raymond L L
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is a comfy place, but they need to declutter, bring it out of the 50's, & provide some main & side dish healthy alternatives. Ribs were tasty, so was my bbq beef sandwich - no expected cole slaw with it. Don't like sides in...More

Thank AZrover41
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I went back to Bill Johnson's for the first time since I lived in AZ. It was good but not as good as I remembered. Good value and good food.

Thank Darby N
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16810 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Deer Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Deer Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 602-863-7921
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