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Johnny D's Casual Dining

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1 Public Sq, 1 Public Square, Watertown, NY 13601-2615
+1 315-782-6108
16:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Carthage, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

If you'd like a tasty lunch in a charming atmosphere, Johnny D's is your place. The small restaurant offers daily specials, a small but fresh salad bar, house made soups and desserts -- all at very reasonable prices and with friendly prompt service. Besides it being a favorite lunch spot, I have also worked with them and hosted two Red... More 

Thank Kathleen K
Alexandria Bay, New York
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175 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I am a regular here and food and service is superb! The owners and family that run the business are so nice. Food is homemade, great quality, fairly priced, and good service. No skimping here! Only open for breakfast and lunch (most generally), so make sure you try it out! Has a full salad bar, a regular bar, quaint dining... More 

Thank Shawn H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Johnny D's is a fantastic little restaurant serving breakfast and lunch in Watertown's Historic Paddock Arcade. The atmosphere is an eclectic mix of local historicals with a fully-stocked bar. The owners, Dave and Robyn, are very friendly and everybody provides great service. The food is good, the portions good, and the prices are good.

Thank Jeremiah M
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

We just wandered into this place while checking out the downtown area. Food was excellent - especially the soup. Had a chat with the waitress who is part of the family that owns and runs this place. Very personable and friendly. Great decor! Be sure to try this place if you are in Watertown. They are only open for breakfast... More 

Thank Buddy0
Watertown, NY
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

Restaurant located in the historic Paddock arcade! Great ownership and staff make this a very enjoyable place to visit! Open for breakfast and lunch they have a nice variety of choices. From Tilapia to burgers everything appeared to be cooked well and enjoyed by customers! Bar service available as well. Daily specials offered! Cozy place small seating area! Highly recommend... More 

Thank Jerry L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Visited for a football sign up! Great owner and staff! They put out some awesome dishes! They ranged from apps to full meals! Opened mostly till 4-5 for breakfast or lunch. Many varieties that change with specials all the time! This place while not big in size makes up in quality! Visit them in the Paddock arcade!

Thank Jerry L
Burnt Hills, New York
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Not sure who owns it but it reminded me of my many trips to England and enjoying a small pub; even the chairs are small. But the food was very good. Four of us went in for lunch having Google'd restaurants in Watertown. It was a short walk from where we were. Just a few tables and some bar seating.... More 

Thank rick s
Watertown, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Last minute changes and went to lunch with friends. The food was top quality, very prompt service and atmosphere fun for Halloween.

1 Thank 8652Lisa
Woodstock, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

I love the home town feel of this restaurant, and better yet the food is delicious. The bread for the sandwiches is home made and the food arrived quickly with a lovely presentation. I recommend anyone who wants a good meal in a non-chain restaurant to try Johnny D's. It's really good and affordable, too.

1 Thank Cathy C
Watertown, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

This place is tucked into the corner of the Paddock Arcade on the Square in Watertown. I would say the food is typical diner/lunch food, and the atmosphere is that of an antique-y, well-worn building. Lots of nick-nacks and antiques on display here. Decent food. Very small place. Salad bar is pretty basic but very edible. We go there every... More 

1 Thank bktscrambler500

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Public Sq, 1 Public Square, Watertown, NY 13601-2615
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 315-782-6108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?