Great food and the service was wonderful
they're supposed to be famous for their chicken fried steak... It was horrible, the batter was doughy and soggy, mashed potatoes tasted powdered, the tea tasted like it was made with the dishwater... You know I tried them about 5 years ago and same thing... Same cook same waitress...same crappy chicken fried steak and they're supposed to be famous for it
great place friendly service good food
what my bill was is not what was drafted from my bank and it's horrible trying to get my $55 back from them , first I had to keep going back every hour for a certain lady that does the papers to get there and finally when she was there and the other guys were gone we found the signed paper that was 31.99 ... She tried sending me to the bank that does their machine which I knew wasn't correct since I didn't even have a check or anything , but went anyway so that I could get someone from there to explain to them I shouldn't have to be doing this for one. Went back and told her they needed to call soooo now the only person that can call wasn't there , took my number and never called yet , has been 2 days ... On my way back over there or going to call trouble shooters .. Don't want to give a star but I have to
RUN THE OTHER WAY! I live on Padre Island and have been to Johnny D's a handful of times. The food has never really been impressive but it's convenient. On the Eve before Christmas Eve, 12/23/2014, my first guest arrived. I chose Johnny D's because it's just around the corner from my house. I described it to my guest as a quaint place, white tablecloths, with decent Cream Brulee. We arrived at the restaurant only to discover that all tables were bare with the exception of one tablecloth. That struck me as odd but certainly was not a deal breaker. (I should have run the other way right then because it signaled unpreparedness.) While waiting to be seated, we checked out the specials written on a board at the entrance. From the beginning, our server, who was also the bartender, rushed us. Although the server was clearly experienced, she appeared stumped over basic questions about the lamb. Two menu items describe a Shiner Bock batter. We ordered a Shiner Bock to drink. The waitress informed us that they don't serve Shiner Bock. (Really? That's puzzling. Oh, well. Moving along.) I received my diet coke. F-l-a-t. Urg. Mentally I noted to myself, but did not say out loud, the cheap dinnerware. It was literally Dollar Store quality. I was nevertheless comforted by the white cloth napkin. We placed our order: Red Fish (special), Fillet Mignon Medallions (special), and half a rack of lamb-- medium rare. My coke was replaced. The bread came out quickly and was good. Shortly, salads and soup followed. Then? OVER AN HOUR before entrées were served. (I understand Island Time. I live here. This was NOT Island Time.) The Red Fish was served, followed by the "well-done" rack of lamb. Finally, the server announced "Medallions with Blue Cheese sauce." I was stunned. Neither the Server or Board mentioned anything about blue cheese. I declined, it was returned to the kitchen, and the Server assured "it will get fixed." I wondered exactly what that meant. TWENTY MINUTES LATER, a New York Strip smothered in gravy was served. "What is this?," I asked. "It's Coffee Rub Gravy," replied the Server. By then I was getting close to being out of patience but held my tongue and gently reminded her that I had ordered fillet mignon medallions. I still did not have my meal and the other two people had nearly finished eating. The next event was absolutely unbelievable. The server immediately returned with the same NY strip covered in gravy and plopped it back down in front of me. The difference? Someone, presumably the cook (he/she was certainly not a Chef), had taken a knife and cut the NY strip into long strips. I looked at the server. I asked what in the world this retread was supposed to be? "You know, I ordered fillet mignon medallions-- the Special -- which is not described as having blue cheese or coffee rub gravy. This is not fillet mignon medallions." The server said, "This is the way he serves medallions." I was utterly astonished. I directed her to cancel my order. The Manager should have been at our table at the first sign of an issue -- but we never saw a Manager. So much for table touching. The ticket was presented with a comment that the cost of my meal had been taken off. Gosh, Geez-- ain't that the best? I wasn't charged for food I never received! The staff was totally indifferent; never apologized. After all of the frustrating hoopla for not only me but the other people with me, the restaurant should have offered to absorb the cost of the meals for the two other people. I will never return to Johnny D's. I will discourage anyone else from spending a minute and penny there. The whole experience was upsetting. The staff attitude was deafening.
The food and service are very good not to mention the salsa.
The reason i give them one star rating is because i don't think they try to please there customers, their food is not bad, the thing that bothers me is they charge for every single item including hot sauce, lemon wedges, onions, cilantro, pico de gallo etc..... now you would think that some of these would automatically come with like your taco or 1lb of barbacova but it doesn't. we ordered a pound of barbacova and i asked for the trimmings\\sides and they charged for every single side item even the lemon wedges. There tortillas are sold not by the dozen but by 10...lol which mexican restaurant does this besides sunny's???? its extra to make it a dozen. i believe there the only restaurant that does this cuz every other mexican restaurant provides chili, lemon wedges, onions, cilantro even half a dozen of tortillas with a pound of barbacova...now i don't mind paying for tortillas but come on lemon wedges!!! anyways goodluck hope they can please their customers more in the future!
They are always busy on the weekends. But the food is good, served hot and fresh. They are run by family and try hard to make their customers happy!!
amazing food!!!!!!! best chicken fried steaks!!!!!!!!