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TJ's Italian American Restaurant

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1315 E 16th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015-5328
+1 229-273-1160
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service good but food was mediocre. Close to motel. Portions were small. Small town. Stromboli wasn't great.

Thank Rita S
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a find! An unassuming place with great dishes including individual pizzas where you choose the toppings. The chicken parmesan was also very good and we loved the brownie sundae for dessert, although the spumoni was tempting!.

Thank Turquoise2012
Cordele, GA
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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The parking lot is always crowded and locals rave about this place so every now and then we try it again, thinking we must be missing something. However, when we do try it again, we remember why we don't go often. The service is very friendly, fast, and responsive. However, the food is just average type Italian that tastes sort... More 

Thank SeanPsyD
Leesburg, Georgia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I have a soft spot for TJs because the lady who opened in over 20 years ago used to work at my favorite Italian restaurant, Gargano's in Albany, GA. The pizza at TJs is modeled after Gargano's pizza. Not quite as good, but still very good. Not a big fan of anything else on the menu and I've tried most... More 

1 Thank Brandon B
Cordele, Georgia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Baked spaghetti is out of this world! Fresh breadsticks and salads! A Cordele favorite! Family owned! Very clean and friendly!

Thank candacerigsby
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

I have traveled through this area numerous times and usually eat at Craker Barrel or 16 East. I thought I would change my habit and try this place. I walked in and noticed how old this place was and how much of Shoneys was left (it was a Shoneys before TJ's). I ordered a beer while looking over the menu... More 

Thank Len W
Fitzgerald, Georgia
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We frequent TJS anytime we are in the area. The service is fast and the food quality is great. This is a wonderful place to get American style Italian food. They offer their entire menu as dine in or take out. This is a really enjoyable place to eat.

1 Thank John A
Alto, Georgia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This place may be in need of a remodel but the food is worth looking past the decor. I have been to this restaurant several times. I go at least once when I am in town and I always try something different. My favorite so far is the veal parmesan.

Thank Mherron80
Tampa, Florida
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407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Basically your Italian diner. The interior space is a bit run down and dated with moldy ceiling tiles everywhere. Tables and chair types a banquet hall type. The food was okay and it made for a quick stop off from I-75. The Tuscan pizza was tasty but way over salted and way too sparse on the ingredients, a shame because... More 

1 Thank 8ric
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, it wasn't until finishing our Tuscan pizza that I noticed the disgustingly moldy ceiling. There are some major issues going on here. The pizza was decent though the chicken was sparse and precooked, bagged. There was minimal artichoke but decent spinach. It was generally very oily and salty. Our server was less than stellar. I had to ask for... More 

Thank sportyangel215

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 E 16th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015-5328
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Cordele
  • Phone Number: +1 229-273-1160

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