In a just world, Ann Cashion’s ode to the cooking of the Chesapeake and Gulf Coast wouldn’t just be busy every night. It would be beloved.
What Johnny’s has, in abundance, is hard to quantify, though we all know it when we see it. Soul. Character. Identity. Things that matter more than we make time to talk about, and that are hard to find in a city of transients and trends.
Add in a terrific crabcake, a great bowl of gumbo, and a half dozen other sure-fire staples and you have a restaurant you can depend on to deliver when you need to please out-of-towners, traditionalists, or palates jaded by faddishness.
- Chesapeake bouillabaisse
- Crab imperial
- Trotter Tots (pork croquettes)
- Wood-grilled wings
- Chocolate angel-food cake
- Lemon chess pie