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The Julian Grille

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2224 Main, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0173
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 20:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Huntington Beach, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Julian Grille is my favorite place for lunch in Julian. Set in a romantic little cottage, they have a good menu and nice wine list. The food is great and I enjoy the atmosphere. I usually eat on the enclosed porch, but my husband and I opted for patio dining this time. The Grille offers wines from Menghini Winery,... More 

Thank Louann M
McKinney, Texas, United States
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266 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in here for lunch on a leisurely drive in the California "countryside." It is a quaint cafe decorated with local flavor and antiques-a-plenty. The soups were delicious and seemed homemade and fresh, accompanied by bread that was worth the calories! My BLT was something to rave about, and my husband's burger was ample! Staff was... More 

Thank NinaTrav
Montreal, Canada
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158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not expect to find such a gem in Julian. We loved the food, the service and the entire atmosphere of the place. The food was not only plenty but also very tasty and nicely presented. The service was warm and the old house had just a lot of charm.

Thank demo51
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes before closing and almost has the place to ourselves. Food and service were great!

Thank RockLnelson
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We come to Julian every winter to get our Apple Pie. We love coming to this restaurant because it has a homey feel to it. The fire in the fireplace will warm you up when the wind is a bit chilly. The drinks will do that too! Love warm apple cider drinks here! Yes, the price is a bit higher... More 

Thank ibhayhay
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air on their patio. The coffee was good, food was great, and the place was charming. Stop here for a lovely time!

Thank Nothern
Huntington Beach
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172 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The place is a cottage with several rooms and a bar. Very cute and the service is super warm and friendly. The menu looks great, but the food is disappointing. I had boullebaise which was apparently a regular special and it was prepared in a consommé base as opposed to a fish stock and/or a tomato sauce. Another member of... More 

Thank JulianSolo
Van Nuys, CA
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The food and the prices are at the higher end but well worth it. The steaks are tender and flavorful, but they also serve seafood and salads. You can dine either indoors or outside. The waitstaff is attentive. Since most of the restaurants in Julian close around 5 pm, it's nice that they remain open until 9 pm. There is... More 

Thank paulsa
Los Angeles, California
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1,021 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were a bit late for lunch and the patio was nice and sunny but not very well set up, it needs a little TLC. The food was terrible, but we were starving, however I paid for all that oil and felt sick the entire afternoon.

Thank Starviagera
Huntington, West Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. Appetizer "Prime Rib Teaser" looked and tasted like boiled steak with at least 1/4 being fat & gristle. My husband's Flame Grilled Chicken Salad was served with boiled chicken that never saw a grill or flame. I ordered Trout Almandine to find out just before serving that the kitchen had run out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2224 Main, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-0173

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