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Jack and Janelle's Country Kitchen

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801 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3322
+1 970-565-2572
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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken fried steak was calling to us after reading the positive Trip Advisor reviews. Our dinner came with crispy okra tots (cousins to tater tots.) The buttery mash potatoes and steak were slathered in perfect white gravy. Generic dinner roll. My friend and I shared the meal. There was a nominal extra plate charge but each plate looked like it... More 

Thank Marsha S
Jacksonville, Florida
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155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THis lace was highly recommended by the hotel next door. I met Jack, the owner, and he is just a wealth of travel info and kindness. I had breakfast here everyday and dinner several times. NO bad food. It was all old fashioned, good country cooking. I had the country fried steak, mashed taters (REAL), corn, gravy...yummy. I tried the... More 

Thank Susan S
Orting, Washington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a very nice place to eat. The food was very homey and good. The prices were good for what you had. The staff was friendly. It was clean but nothing fancy

Thank The_Duck10
Carefree, Arizona
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274 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We met friends here for brunch and all took the buffet. There was scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, fried potatoes, biscuits & gravy, fruit covered bread pudding, fruit and sweets and drink included for $10.00. Good value and a homey atmosphere. This has been in Cortez for many years and our friends loved returning for a meal.

Thank creekertraveller
Estelline tx
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had dinner and J and J's. Courteous, friendly people. We both ordered the Chicken Fried Steak. Jack told us he had hand cut the steaks in the morning. We could have ordered one. They filled a large oval plate! It was delicious! One could tell that this is the place Cortez people meet and eat. If we return to... More 

Thank SusieQ1206
Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not the best country cooking. I am from the south though so maybe my standards are a little high. Most of the locals like this restaurant. I believe there has been a recent change in owners.

Thank x34mom
Lancashire England
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496 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We called in because it looked pretty from the outside. We enjoyed it so much we called back for breakfast the following day. The staff made us feel very welcome and our server was really good. The portions of food were very big and we weren't disappointed by the taste. There's a good salad bar as well in the evenings.

Thank simply-peregrinating
Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I chose Jack and Janelle's because it was obviously locally-owned, and I wanted to support a local business more than the Denny's down the street. It was quirky, clean, and reminded me of restaurants from my youth (70's and 80's). This was Sunday night in Cortez, and not much was open. I had dinner there: sirloin, fries, corn, and salad... More 

Thank Marcelle C
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great family restaurant for good comfort food and very reasonably priced and service was excellent. Would definitely eat here again if in Cortez

Thank Mary H
Salem, Oregon
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on our trip. Staff are super friendly. We had quick service and food was great. I had an outstanding omelette. Would highly recommend the place and would eat here again.

Thank Gary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-565-2572

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