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CJ's Kitchen

American, Cafe, Diner
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1601 South University Drive, Fargo, ND 58103-4154
+1 701-237-4656
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

hate giving negative reviews especially since a buddy of mine praises this place, but after eating here 3 times and having bad experiences everytime I have decided this place is an expensive wast of money. The first 2 times our family ate there our orders were either wrong, or with over cooked hash browns, overcooked eggs and even once sour... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been looking for authentic Kuchen, (Coffee Cake) like my Gramma used to bake. A friend saw this place advertising Kuchen, so once he shared this information with hubby and I we had to go and try it out. Since this is a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, we phoned ahead to order some Kuchen to go, and arranged to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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314 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The staff was running around very busy as we came in with a lathe hockey group. This has traditional breakfast diner food. It was good and the staff did a good job. Cool thing is they have a drive thru.

Thank Sjwiden
Fargo, North Dakota
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stopped in around 9:30 on a Sunday morning. Grabbed a seat at the counter, ordered a cup of coffee and a stack of pancakes with sausage while I perused the Sunday paper. Good coffee and absolutely the best pancakes I have ever had. Coffee cup was kept hot and full. Staff very friendly and professional. Definitely a hidden gem in... More 

1 Thank Patrick T
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had Pre-purchased gift certificates I tried to use and the male owner rudely said "we haven't accepted these in a long time." The certificates specifically say they don't expire till 2017, so really confused how the owners can just deny use after I had already paid for them. Maybe if it would have been addressed by management to me instead... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had a really great breakfast the other morning. A great omelet with a very good pancake on the side. My coffee cup was always full. I almost missed out. I passed the place twice because the street sign can't be seen to well from the street. want to fill your place up fix the signage

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant coffee in a long time! Great, light pancakes - I had blueberry - and delicious ham and bacon! We'll be back! Next time I'll try the kuchen!

Thank Deborah R
Arley, Alabama
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and decided to try. The menu prices showed reasonably priced but today they only had buffet and did not post the price which turned out to be $34. It was the worst BD on our trip so far. The meat was good but the biscuits were hard and cold,hash brown casserole was cold. Serve your own... More 

Thank daei1972
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Perfect. Small diner, with the noise and commotion integral to the setting. Great coffee ( a must!), friendly and efficient staff, perfectly cooked eggs and all that goes with them. Best hash browns in a long time. Well done, we'll be back for breakfast. There's a drive through service as well (but we didn't use it)-FYI. Curious how that works??

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Jan N, Owner at CJ's Kitchen, responded to this review

Most of our regulars call ahead and order, but you are more than welcome to drive right up to the window and ask for a menu. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We just stopped in a few minutes ago, 135 local time, yesterday May 14th. The staff looked shocked and dismayed that we were there, so we asked "are you guys almost closed?" The surly guy waiting tables said "trying to be". I said, "we're after a quick breakfast" and his response was total silence and making a point not to... More 

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Jan N, Owner at CJ's Kitchen, responded to this review

Very sorry you did not choose to stay - the sign on the board as you walked in says "Please seat yourself". The Surly guy (Owner) was surprised to see you walk back out. He had started the clean up as we close at 2 pm daily. We do not know why most sites show 2:30. We have asked them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 South University Drive, Fargo, ND 58103-4154
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: +1 701-237-4656
Everything made from scratch. Great caramel rolls, kuchen, cookies and other deserts that change dailey. Weekday lunch specials. Breakfast served all day. Open until 2:30 7 days a week.

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