O U R S T O R Y
In 1972 while visiting friends in Palm Beach County, John Giragos saw a for lease sign that caught his eye on the Ocean View Restaurant in Lake Worth, Florida. He came back to Florida the following year, signed the lease in December 1973, unplugged the jukebox and opened for business.
The son of Armenian immigrants who landed at Ellis Island, found their way to Detroit, Michigan and opened Lynn Ferry Cleaners. John grew up working in the family dry cleaning buisness, however the cold weather and crime that required bars on the windows at Lynn Ferry Cleaners spurred him to move to Lake Worth, Florida with his wife Tess and five young children.
He later changed the name of Ocean View to John G's, a name reconized by generations of oceanside diners who line up outside the door waiting to taste the simple but well presented food. Among the offerings is our #1 Cinnamon Nut French Toast, Hawaiian omelets , salads and our Famous Fish and Chips!
Sons Jay and Keith and daughter Wendy have worked here since they were teenagers and have since taken ownership of the restaurant after their father retired.
John passed away in 2010 before we moved to our new location, just two miles south from our original location that we were at for 38 years.
John had a way of connecting to his customers. On Sundays, with long lines waiting to get in for breakfast, he would go out with chocolate covered fruit; a tradition that still stands today!