John G's Restaurant- Manalapan, FL-Definitely Worth the Wait!

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John G’s Restaurant - Manalapan, FL- Definitely Worth a Wait!

If you’ve lived in Palm Beach County for any amount of time you’ve heard of the French ToastJohn G's at John G’s!  And, if you’re lucky, you’ve actually tried it!

John G’s has been serving breakfast and lunch in Palm Beach County for 40 years.  My first trip to John G’s was when it was located in the old Lake Worth Casino on A1A overlooking the ocean.  During season, no one minded standing in the line that inevitably wound around the corner.  We knew it was well worth the wait.

In May 2011, John G’s closed when the Lake Worth Casino closed for a $6 million renovation.  We only had to wait 4 months, and the new John G’s restaurant opened it’s new location just down the road in the Plaza Del Mar shopping center on South Ocean.

Nothing has changed, though, except for the address.  The French Toast is still light and still served with warm maple syrup.  If you want to be a little daring, you can try the Raisin Cream Cheese French Toast with warm raisin syrup.  

And, if you think you’ve had scrambled eggs and bacon, not until you’ve had those at John G’s.  I’m not sure if he has the Golden Hen laying the Golden eggs in the kitchen but they are the best I’ve ever had….. creamy and fluffy!  Oh, yes, and real bacon… not the thin limp strips served elsewhere!

And it doesn’t stop with breakfast!  There are Fish and Chips, Burgers, Fried Shrimp, a triple decker BLT, Salads, and soups.

John G's


The next time you’re out for a beautiful drive along A1A, head north on A1A from Delray Beach, past the Boynton inlet!  

John G’s Restaurant

264 So. Ocean Blvd

Manalapan, FL


Sunday- Saturday

Breakfast is served 7-11:15 Mon-Sat.

7-11:45 Sundays

Lunch is served 11:15-3  Mon-Sat.

Noon -3 Sundays


Be Sure to Bring Cash!


John G's








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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Oh, I just ate a bowl of cereal and greek yogurt, Kathy, and I found your post. Wish I could zip down there for breakfast it sounds heavenly.

Sep 20, 2013 11:45 PM #8
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Yummo, sounds like a great place....and yup, some things are just worth the wait!!

Sep 21, 2013 12:13 AM #9
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

There is no substitute for a great breakfast place.  If they've been around that long, I'll bet there is a line out the door on weekend mornings.

Sep 21, 2013 01:10 AM #10
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Yum...great post. I am willing to read anything that has to do with good food!

Sep 21, 2013 01:44 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kathy -- although I rarely eat it anymore, whenever I hear French Toast my thoughts immediately go to comfort food.   I must say I never heard of it being described as light French Toast.   

Sep 21, 2013 02:08 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne- if you ever get over to this side, you've got to try it.

BARFF- Larry makes it the "real" way!  It's so good!  

Geri- Everything there is so good; no skimping on anything.

Michael- I understand.... French Toast, waffles and pancakes are treats for us. 

Bobbie- I know.  It's a very special place.

Scott- you should see it since the remodel!  It is really nice!  

Dorie- I love that the syrup comes out warm!

Toni- well, yours was probably healthier, but if you're down this way, my treat!

Kristin- there are very few places where I would wait, and this is one of them. 

Bryan- especially so during season!

Jeffrey- me too!!!  I love watching the Food Network as well.

Michael- LOL- when you finish eating it, you don't feel stuffed as if you'd just eaten a loaf of bread!

Sep 21, 2013 02:25 AM #13
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Hi Kathy. This post sure makes me hungry! Thanks for sharing!

Sep 21, 2013 02:38 AM #14
Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

Looks tasty.  Nice to wake up to on the West Coast.

Sep 21, 2013 02:59 AM #15
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Sounds like a place to put on our 'to visit' list for our next road trip to the other coast!

Sep 21, 2013 04:43 AM #16
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Reading about John G's Restaurant has made me hungry.  Only, I don't know if it's for French Toast or Fish and Chips now.

Sep 21, 2013 09:06 AM #17
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Kathy-That sounds like a pretty ringing endorsement for John G's in Manalapan FL. The french toast you describe must be great.

Sep 21, 2013 09:22 AM #18
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
You don't need to be hungry to eat French Toast Anyone in the area needs to stop and visit John G's.
Sep 21, 2013 09:53 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

John G's sounds wonderful...and when I finally do get the chance to visit you, I will be cheating on my vegan diet!

Sep 21, 2013 10:07 AM #20
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

Great localism post Kathy and this looks like an awesome place to check out when in the area. 

Sep 21, 2013 10:36 AM #21
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Another good post. It is always fun to discover another favorite restaurant.

Sep 21, 2013 11:07 AM #22
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Hi Kathy, John G's sounds like a great place for breakfast or lunch! I really like the smaller, non-franchised places!
Sep 21, 2013 11:08 AM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Patty- bring the family up!

Jay & Michelle- We hope to get there at least once more before the Season. 

Barbara-Jo- it's directly across from the ocean.  In fact, there's a place where you can put your kayak in if you want. 

Chris Ann- LOL-  Breakfast if definitely what they're known for!

Wayne- for anyone who goes there, they should at least try it!

Margaret- Yes!  And, I kid you not, I've never had eggs this good!

Sharon- you'll have to... just once. 

Kevin- I highly recommend it!  It's right across from what was the Ritz- Manalapan. 

Roy- Thank you and yes, love learning about restaurants all over!

Silvia- me too!!!!

Sep 21, 2013 12:17 PM #24
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Sounds tasty.  Should I ever get down that way again I'll give it a try.

Sep 21, 2013 08:30 PM #25
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Yummy, Kathy. Thanks for the tip on good restaurant. When traveling I always appreciate suggestions for local restaurants.
Sep 22, 2013 11:17 AM #26
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Kathy,

Sounds like a wonderful place to go and those eggs you mentioned are making my mouth water. Yummy looking french toast. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 23, 2013 03:42 PM #27
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