Old John’s Diner, a little gem of a diner was born in 1951 at 66th and Broadway. It quickly became a hot spot for celebrities and locals alike.
When Barnes and Noble acquired its original location in 1998, Old John’s was forced to relocate to 67st.
The Diner was forced to shut down during The Pandemic in 2020. It was reopened and renovated in 2021 by Louis Skibar,
a former employee. It was important to Skibar to respect and preserve the history of Old John’s by keeping key elements,
such as the Art Deco lighting, mosaic tile floor and original ceiling. He also made Old John’s lighter and brighter, revitalized
the bar area and revamped the menu.
Many of the staff, some of whom have been there from ten to twenty plus years, are back.
Old John’s is a special neighborhood diner where comfort food is served with a smile and they treat you like family.
They welcome you into the home away from home that is Old John’s.
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