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Back Door Cafe

402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
+1 814-539-5084
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“truffles” (5 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The Back Door Cafe has it all: great service, creative cuisine and comfortable surroundings. Food is fantastic and SO much better than any other place in town! A great find! Convenient location too

Thank kymaestro
Reviewed 11 September 2016

So you miss eating out in DC or NYC....come here and see if it doesn't compare at half the price. But for Johnstowners in general, it's VERY pricey.....remember, you get what you pay for. This is a cozy intimate restaurant. Food always fresh with seasonal...More

Thank Dagnytags
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I took a chance and drove to the Back Door Café and were given a choice of nice tables. We both had a cocktail and a soup for starters. My wife and I ordered different entrée and I ordered their special Ciabatta...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is without question the best restaurant in Johnstown. It is located in an historic section of Johnstown, housed within an unassuming building. The menu is terrific and the chef uses locally sourced foods when possible. For special occasions in Johnstown, this is our go...More

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Such a unique place with simply lovely ambiance and always a welcome. If you are looking for a place that never disappoints, this is it! With the even changing and seasonal menu, you will be sure to find something you like. I have tried several...More

Thank Kimmi2014
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

About 15 of us decided to stop for drinks and appetizers following a wine tasting fundraiser. We didn't have a reservation, so we asked if it would be okay. Denise, of course insisted we stay and took our drink orders. Best cocktails! Always a variety...More

Thank BasketballMom03
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I was pleasantly surprised at how cozy this side street restaurant was. It was a bit late when we arrived so only ordered a pizza and salad. It was delicious. The owner was very nice and we chatted while having dinner. I would go back...More

Thank Sherrie19572013
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with family and friends. I highly recommend the pork chop entree, the salads are large enough to share. We all loved our cocktails before dinner, we will be trying to recreate them at home. There's not a lot of tables...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I have been to this restaurant several with my husband and other relatives and friends. I would highly recommend it. The house salad with house dressing might be my favorite although the appetizer carmelized onion is also very good. It is a higher priced menu...More

1  Thank Rose H
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My Husband Jim still does Friday Night Date Night for us! But Jim deceived to make it more fun...he finds different places that we haven't been to and now calls our Friday nights... Mystery Date Nights! He had heard so may wonderful comments about the...More

1  Thank Christine F
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17 October 2015|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
Specials are daily all very good. The mushroom soup is terrific
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Chestnut St, Johnstown, PA 15906-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Johnstown
  • Phone Number: +1 814-539-5084
  • E-mail
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