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Perry's Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
+1 619-440-5724
06:00 - 14:00
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El Cajon, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I've never been disappointed with Perry's My friends and fellow employees have been coming here forever. They're fast and give you more then you can eat. I've noticed that they're next to a motel in the area and a new hotel going up a few blocks away in Downtown El Cajon. Travelers will have a great breakfast to start their... More 

Thank LLYNNandJJ
El Cajon, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

price is good, service is good and staff is friendly. coffee cold be better tasting and more hot. pancakes are good and my eggs could have been a little less over cook.

Thank jrenevitz
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This location and the location in Old Town are both excellent for breakfast and lunch and have reasonable prices at each location. The fritatta is my personal best along with the chicken fried steak and both offer a healthy side of choice. Both locations i have gone to many times and both have great parking availability and easy to get... More 

Thank ronmiller0032
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Older establishment. Lots of regulars, Great food, best cup of coffee and a great place to meet and greet friends

Thank Woody W
Gold Point, NV
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great breakfast and fast service. Portions are huge! Mexican and American meals on the breakfast menu.

Thank Cindy S
San Diego, California
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397 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Perry's has two restaurants that I know of and both are equally good. Probably the biggest breakfast menu I have seen and at prices that match what you get. Thier always pretty busy because of the quality of thier dishes and helpful staff. A must try at least three or four times. :)

Thank Perry H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Service and food was all wonderful. The coffee and drinks were kept full. The food came out fast. And every tasted great. Wonderful waitress

Thank lovec55
Spring Valley, California
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us used to go here nearly weekly for breakfast and then the ownership and the vibe changed. It's still a good choice for breakfast or lunch. The food is consistently good and ample and the prices are reasonable. They have a second location in Old Town that I think is better but it gets crowded quick. Perry's... More 

Thank Joe G
El Cajon, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have been going to Perry's for 15 years. They have been a go to for breakfast for us for years. In my opinion, some of the best hashbrowns and their spinach frittata with ham and tomatoes is delish :) My kids fight over the blueberry muffins there....it's the little things right! Reasonably priced and the staff is wonderful!

Thank Amanda L
McAllen, Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I'm staying close by and decided this is my favorite breakfast spot. Lasr week I had the prime rib breakfast. $14.95 for a nice size prime rib, eggs, potatoes, and biscuit. Today strawberry pancakes (pictured). The pancakes had strawberries rolled inside anf on top. Service is great even though I came in just as a rush started. Definitely a got... More 

Thank Donna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-5724

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