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Johnnie B's

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228 N 2nd St
Wapello, IA 52653 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (319) 523-5024

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$$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
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Mon-Thu: 11am - 9pm, Fri-Sat: 11am - 10pm, Sun: 11:30am - 8pm

Restaurant Description

Down the tubes. 35 minute wait. after 20, the waitress (only one) offered drinks. Never brought them. Checked out after 35 min. More interested I taking to-go boxes to previous diners. Done with this place.

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review_stars 05/27/2018 - Marilyn
Great food but closed until further notice due to death of owner.

review_stars 05/16/2015 - Joan
Great food and service. I've never had poor service; it can be a tad slow when they're swamped, but still within acceptable time. Their lunch menu is great and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth going!

review_stars 10/13/2014 - Michael Trosen-Wapello
Strike 3-you're out Johnny B's. We called in for a take out order tonight, October 12, 2014 approx 6:30pm. From their online menu, we ordered the Chicken Fried Steak, with mashed potatoes and gravy and a salad and a Bacon Cheeseburger with fries. What we received was an inedible, very rare NY Strip steak, 2 salads and 1 order of fries. No mashed potatoes, no gravy. When we called to inform them, they said they didn't offer chicken fried steak. Hell, when I paid $29.10 for what we thought was a chicken fried steak I even asked the girl "$30 for chicken fried steak? All she said was "yes, it's cheaper at lunch. BIG DEAL!!!! To find out it wasn't what we ordered, and what she "confirmed" it was is VERY BAD BUSINESS. Now for the burger:The burger was totally naked, no tomato, no lettuce, no onion....just a slice or two of bacon and a little bit of cheese on a burger that left my mouth tasting like I had been gassed with ammonia. What is that crap, pink slime? Here it is now, almost midnight and I'm still trying to get that nasty taste out of my mouth and my stomach isn't handling it very well. I almost want to call the health department tomorrow to have your place checked out. This isn't the first bad experience I've had there, it's actually the third. In all fairness, there have been a few very good meals we have received there. I even gave a positive review earlier in the year. At best, it's a 50/50 chance you'll get a decent meal. I don't think we're ever going to risk it again and we live in the hick town.

review_stars 06/27/2014 - Lori
Large portions of quality food, very reasonable prices, nice clean building with a beautiful view of the Iowa River. If this restaurant was in a larger town, it would have a waiting list every weekend. And did I mention the awesome lunch specials that you can make 2 meals out of for less the $6.00? They have the best prime rib and fish (walleye) I have ever had anywhere. It is well worth the drive if you live outside of Louisa County!

review_stars 01/25/2014 - Mary Schlesselman
Awesome food! Friendly staff

review_stars 01/11/2014 - tamara bloomhuff
We go whenever we can great salad bar, we always get walleye mashed potatoes I always have to take food home, have food for 3 days, also great river view, we lived in l.A for years have been in all the fancy resaurants, only complaint the bathrooms are freezing

review_stars 01/27/2013 - M. Kennedy
Great place to eat and wonderful location on the river. Watched the full moon rise over the clouds as we ate the excellent food. Very nice!

review_stars 10/13/2011 - mark sharp
Five of us drove an hour to get to Johnny
B's new pizza,pasta place. The drive was worth it. The pizza was the best. The pasta was so good we ordered an extra pasta to go. Johnny B's also has a full menu restaurant over looking the Iowa river on the other side of Wapello. Also the mgr. of the pizza place couldn't do enough to make our meal. a success. We'll be back soon.d

review_stars 04/09/2011 - kathy
It's the Greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope to go back soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

review_stars 12/21/2010 - Tadpole
Good food, good service, and a great place to watch eagles feeding on the Iowa River.

review_stars 10/21/2010 - Josh
It is the Iowa river first of all..

Second the health department hasn't shut them down because it is a VERY clean restaurant..

Food kicks ass and so does the service anyone say other wise hasn't been there, I eat there twice a week

review_stars 07/18/2010 - clint zaehringer
the service & food is very good .

review_stars 06/14/2010 - *
Foods Great, Service Sucks!

review_stars 05/25/2010 - canned ham
I don't know how the health department hasn't shut this place down!

review_stars 04/29/2010 - bsb
Johnnie B's has the best food. and the best service i have ever received in a restaurant. I have tried several items on the menu from burgers to seafood. I would suggest this establishment to anyone.

review_stars 04/29/2010 - Julie Beenblossom
My favorite place to eat. Excellent food and selection. Plus the benefit of being able to sit and watch the Mississippi River flow past the window.

review_stars 02/18/2010 - Brian S
I was in town on business, this place has the best food & the most class that I have saw.

review_stars 02/06/2010 - larry a
the walleye dinners are the very best also good service excellent place to go for good food

review_stars 01/25/2010 - jon e
good roast beef samwitch

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