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John's XLNT Foods

1238 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3003
+1 408-998-1440
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“pot roast” (2 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
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American, Greek, Italian
$$ - $$$
1238 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3003
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Downtown Willow Glen family restaurant. Large menu, so many great dishes. Great lemon soup is really good.

Thank sheila l
Reviewed 7 October 2016

John's is now called John's of Willow Glen. It has been here for many years and has always offered good food at a good price. John and his family are of Greek descent, and Greek food is the highlight of the menu, although everything is...More

Thank California88
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A colleague of my spouse had called us to join him for a late brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Our friend ordered a salad with the lemon/chicken soup, my spouse ordered the crab cake benedict, and I ordered a spinach omelette with melted swiss/cheddar cheese...More

Thank EdUrias
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Since being in Willow Glen area on business, have visited John's several times and have not been disappointed. Clearly this is where many locals hang out, but the food is good and servers tend to treat you like family (in a good way!). Try setting...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Eggs Benedict is delicious! The best thing about this dish is that a variety of Benedict's are offered -- like crab cake Benedict, smoked salmon Benedict, Canadian bacon Benedict, etc. Try them all. You will NOT have better Hollandaise Sauce anywhere! It has a...More

Thank dianebE9842XX
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I'm local and this is my fav of the many restaurants on Lincoln. Family owned and operated, great breakfasts, best hollandaise you'll ever have, big brunch crowds on weekends, excellent lunched and dinners, and fantastic Greek lemon chicken rice soup.

Thank Howbru
Reviewed 1 April 2016

A happy opportunity to return to John's presented itself this week when I met two friends there for lunch. My last visit had been several months ago. The menu seemed different than before; it appeared to be more extensive, listing both traditional American food and...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Good food.  Coffee is nothing special. About as expensive as other restaurants in the area.  Good service. The restaurant is rather loud.  At yes it is hard to hear people at your table. Outdoor seating is good in the spring and summer.  Parking is available....More

Thank roamingtheworld2
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We made a special trip to San Jose from our home in Brentwood, CA (70 miles) to have dinner with a very close friend at John's. Just to have the pot roast and Greek lemon soup. Wow, it is so good. The service is outstanding....More

Thank dburd
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Greek, Italian and American food are on John's menu. Portions are large - I usually ask for a box to take home - and prices re reasonable. Everything I've ordered has been excellent. The restaurant has a personality: lots of locals, an old time staff,...More

Thank VWriter
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1238 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-998-1440
  • E-mail