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John's Diner

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18260 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3307
+1 216-228-0871
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Chippewa Lake, United States
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I took my daughter here a few weeks ago. The diner still has the old time look and feel Breakfast was excellent, just like it hs been for the last 40 yerars!

Thank Patrick K
North Royalton, Ohio
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Once again it was great! Went there for breakfast today. Spoke to John as I always do. What a nice guy. I have been going there 32 years. I had the "John's omelette" with mushrooms,cheese,tomato, onion, and hash browns-excellent! My son had the "crab meat omelette" he said it was great also. I can't believe all the breakfast selections, so... More 

Thank Rob C
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2016

A great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Air conditioned in the summer, windows open at times for a breeze of fresh air. The black and white checkerboard walls, traditional counter and stools, and comfort food make this a must.

Thank BlkWhiteFilmPix
Lakewood, Ohio
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I try to patronize Lakewood businesses but will NEVER go to John's Diner again. I don't know if it was a rotten potato in my hash browns or a scouring pad that they used on the grill. I almost puked on their counter.

Thank Tims315
Berea, Ohio
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

It's a diner...an old diner. You come here for good diner food, large portions, and very cheap prices. We come for the breakfasts and we return for the breakfasts. LOTS of options, friendly "seasoned citizen" waitresses, in a converted train car. You don't come here for atmosphere, but for nostalgia and to get filled on basic tasty diner food. Alert:... More 

Thank Ralph C
Cleveland, Ohio
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Had a less than appetizing time here for dinner a few years back but was told by a few people breakfast was a different story - and they were right. Tried the 3 (or was it 4?) meat omelet - it was accompanied by hash browns & toast. Order went in and it was sitting in front of me in... More 

Thank ContentController
Southern California
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Since 1948, neighborhood joint. We are always looking for places like this when we travel and this place is perfect. Good food great prices quick service

Thank Simone127
Somerville, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I had a very nice experience with my family. It is a genuine small simple diner with cheap food. My mom went twice during her stay and the staff not only remembered her but remembered she liked the milk shake and started getting it ready when they saw her walk in the door. I would definitely recommend for a nice... More 

Thank H F
Scottsdale, Arizona
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We were seated promptly for breakfast but the server we had :a girl named Elizabeth, I think, was not so good. eating while waiting on us, checking her i-phone and stepping outside for a smoke. food was great and was what we expected.

Thank wildfoodie
Bedford, Ohio
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221 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

And I do mean no changes. I am sure the people working there were all there from when the place opened. They give you a lot of food for almost no money. Most dinners are $5.95. No I am not kidding. Service can be a little slow as the waitresses are easily 70 years old. Ok some may be younger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18260 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44107-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-228-0871

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