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“great find”

Johnny's Little Bar
Ranked #117 of 1,836 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
toronto
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

I love finding the local neighbourhood pub that everyone knows your name. This small pub shares space with the high end Johnnie's Downtown. They share the same kitchen. I had the potato crusted cod which was so fresh and my husband had the burger which has one awards. The staff were so so friendly. this place is very low key but if you want some excellent cheap food this is at. Also our server under charged for drinks and when I pointed it out he said. ON THE HOUSE, welcome to Cleveland. amazing

Visited July 2014
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English first
McLean Virginia
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Food's good, it is a dump.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Nothing wrong with dumps. Dark, very loud jukebox, bachelorette party with large mylar penis, good beer on tap, bright bar signs.

Burgers were good, onion rings above average quality, clam chowder bland but not bad.

Neighborhood is fine, walk Marriott safe.

  • Visited July 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Doesn't live up to the hype”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Was really disappointed with this trip to Johnny's. First let me start by saying that I don't write many reviews because my job calls for me to discover places for guest of my hotel. So normally I don't have to foot the bill so I am not particular about the service, but when I am spending my hard earned money am expecting the same good service any other paying customer would get rather it be a dive bar or a five star restaurant. So when I go to a place and spend my money I am going to write a review about it. I've been to this place once, but after this trip I wouldn't waist my time. I would think because I sat at the bar the bartender would have been a little more attentive. There was no casual conversation. You ever go to a bar and feel like you're bothering the bartender at their job? That's how I felt, not like a valued guest, but like a person who was bothering a bartender who wasn't busy. After finally waiting for 15 or 20 minutes I finally received my overrated and under seasoned "best burger in Cleveland". The bartender NEVER once asked me how my food was, how my beers were, or thanked me for coming to Johnny's. As a matter of fact the bartender who I believe may have been someone called Little according to my receipt never even introduced himself. The person who asked me about my food was Michelle who didn't even serve me. So my advice is if you have to go to this place request Michelle and run if you get stuck with the white guy with the short reddish haircut.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lawrence P
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danville, Illinois
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122 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Burger was outstanding. Flavors made this the best burger I have had since a long time. Next to burgers in Moonshine Illinois population of 2.
Only downside, no grill exhaust fan so you leave with a little grease via the smoke.

Visited June 2014
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Thank illiana_9
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Portsmouth
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Burgers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a great little bar located in an alley off W 6th St. Everytime I am in Cleveland I stop for a beer and dinner. The bartenders are friendly and mske good drinks

Visited March 2014
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