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C J's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3241
+1 805-481-3230
Today
06:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:30
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, friendly family restaurant features mostly home style meals served in large portions by friendly staff.

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Thank Harvey W
Arroyo Grande, California
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

CJ's is good old fashioned good home cooking at a decent price, just look at how many seniors dine there regularly, we get a plate of fish and baked potato and share it which gives room for a piece of really good pie that we share.

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Thank Ralph B
Central coast CA
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I had the grilled ham and cheese sandwich which I wouldn't recommend as it was simply lunch meat ham with sliced cheese grilled (not very toasty). It would have been much better with a thick slice of ham rather than deli meat you can buy in the grocery store. The chocolate shake was good but needed to be a bit... More 

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Thank 458debbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I had the CJ Burger and it was so fantastic. I would always come back to this restaurant. Furthermore, the staff is very friendly.

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Thank Marcel R
Sacramento, California, USA
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great food for any time of day for locals, and visitors. Local surfer photos featured on the walls, great staff and family gathering for after church, or whenever.

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Thank LAURA B
Arroyo Grande, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A friend and I decided we would like to go out for breakfast/brunch and decided to try CJ's. it was ok, I had the ham and cheese omlet, it was a bit dry/

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Thank msbende
Glendora, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My daughter and I stumbled upon CJ's when we stopped for gas while on vacation. The staff there are all very pleasant and helpful. The food is delicious. I had a French dip and my daughter had a Reuben sandwich (she said that it was one of the best she'd ever had).

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Thank Anne B
San Luis Obispo, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Consistently poor service last 3 times I have been here even when it's not busy. Food has been mediocre but acceptable and portions are good if you like the food. I did not give negative reviews the other times because I wanted to give them a fair chance but I won't be back again. We were seated right away even... More 

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Thank GmanCraig
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Typical diner breakfast, very tasty. The hash browns were perfect. The avocado bacon cheese omelette was well filled but would have been better if the avocado wasn't cooked into the omelette but on top. Husband enjoyed the French toast but it was his second choice as they ran out of chicken fried steak so that was a little disappointing. Gravy... More 

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Thank Katherine M
Arroyo Grande, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We like CJ's for Sunday breakfast after church. The food has always been good with ample portions and fair prices. The service is also good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:30
Monday
06:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:30
Thursday
06:00 - 20:30
Friday
06:00 - 20:30
Saturday
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3241
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-481-3230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?