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John's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Greek, Canadian, Diner
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1643 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1A9, Canada
+1 519-542-9821
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I just moved here Nov.6th 2015. I have eaten here five times. Each time I ate at different times of the day. Each time I have been thoroughly pleased. I have brought family and not one complaint. Very enjoyable place. Staff is great!!!!!

1 Thank Nancy H
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

John's used to be the place to go for breakfast, but every time I have gone there in recent years, it seems to have gone downhill. The food quality is not consistent - sometimes good, sometimes nearly inedible. The service, however, has been consistently bad. Coffee refills are sparse, waiting to order takes a long time, and the general inattentiveness... More 

Thank Colin A
Leo1643, Owner at John's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience at John's. It sounds like we may had dropped the ball on your last visit and we want to make it right. We serve thousands of repeat guests who come back for our great food and great service week after week. Our goal is 100% guest satisfaction and when we fail to... More 

Sarnia, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We've eaten at John's a number of times over the years. Something that baffles me is that they have excellent food and then they add canned vegetables. Really folks. CANNED VEGETABLES????? You can to better.

Thank Jon044
Sarnia, Canada
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

My mother likes the food here so I take her on occasion. We went with Patrick back in the Summer. The food is fine. The service is fine. The price is fine. Yep, only Fine. Mashed Potatoes with gravy, turkey or chicken, coffee, No room for dessert.

Thank detigoronto19bj
Sarnia, Canada
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132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I hadn't eaten at John's in a very long time. Usually only meet friends for a quick coffee here. Went on a recent Sunday morning with friends for breakfast and was impressed with the food and the service. They were packed but the food came pretty promptly. Portions were hardy and food was hot. I don't eat meat and found... More 

1 Thank MindVisions
Sarnia, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I have been to John's several times and never once has it not been busy. That's not to say you don't get seated pretty efficiently - it's just that it's so popular there doesn't seem to be a time when it's not busy! I have always been a fan of good old-fashioned diners and this one doesn't disappoint. Fast service,... More 

Thank PinkPanther118
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Large menue, and most all is excellent food, always a busy place for all 3 meals, so if you want a home cooked meal , heres your place

Thank rbrake
Sarnia, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is our favourite breakfast spot. The food is good, fresh and affordable. The service is always friendly and fast!

Thank Denise D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

I have been in Sarnia for two weeks now, eaten at many restaurants. Worked in food service industry for 7 years This is the worst food experience I have had, possibly ever. Baked potatoe from last week, hot roast turkey sandwich from last thanksgiving , very chewy some parts Inedble, the carrots were recent, 2 days min. Disgraceful really. Staff... More 

Thank Roger T
Leo1643, Owner at John's Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your experience. We serve thousands of guests every week and when someone is not 100% satisfied with their visit we take it seriously. We will review your concern with our team. Regarding your concern about your dinner we roast our turkey in house and it is one of our most poplar items. If you... More 

Point Edward, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

John's Restaurant on the Golden Mile in Sarnia has been a mainstay of the local restaurant scene for decades. The reason? Good food served up in generous proportions accompanied by attentive service. While they're known for their Canadian bacon and breakfasts, other meals are equally delicious. After golf, my friends and I went there for dinner. Two of us elected... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
American, Greek, Canadian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1643 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-542-9821

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