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TJ's Restaurant

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310 N 8 St, Avondale, AZ 85323
623.932.0309
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Today
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home Cooking and a Bakery

Went there for breakfast. Had to wait a few minutes to be seated which tells me this place is very popular so the food must be good. Not much ambiance but the service was excellent. Very generous portions of good food. The added treat was the real bakery. We ended up taking a whole pie home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynn G
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Surprise, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was REALLY looking forward to the end of the 4 hour segment of a long journey and eating here. Belinda #9 was great and took good care of us and commenting on her service was the only positive thing to say .....

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Thank Julie H
Surprise, Arizona
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for breakfast. Had to wait a few minutes to be seated which tells me this place is very popular so the food must be good. Not much ambiance but the service was excellent. Very generous portions of good food. The added treat was the real bakery. We ended up taking a whole pie home and it was fantastic.... More 

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Thank Lynn G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Chicken fried steak could feed 3 people. But good. Service was very nice & family atmosphere. A locals kind of place. Home style food

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Thank Nedra A
Goodyear, Arizona
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Can't recommend other choices on the menu, because I invariably go for their mushroom cheese omelet. It is delicious! Nothing very fancy about the atmosphere in this place. I would describe it as "informal". A long counter (ala diner) and leatherette booths with formica topped tables. The waitresses are fast and efficient. They keep your coffee cup filled and hustle... More 

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Thank Tom P
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Good ole' greasy spoon diner! Great food at great prices. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Our kids loved it, too.

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Thank jpaweleck
Goodyear, Arizona
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great breakfast place, tastes like Mom made it, even when its crowded , you may have to wait for a table but the service is fast......

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Thank Debbie H
Goodyear, Arizona
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Don't look for heart healthy food here! They claim to be home style cooking & they are. If you like food prepared the old fashioned way this is the place. The waitresses are friendly almost to the point of acting like you're family. The owner could smile a little bit more but if you catch him in a good mood... More 

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Thank Wil L
Omaha, Nebraska
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast is so yummy. The biscuits are homemade daily at the restaurant. The biscuits and gravy are huge as a side. The biscuit is as big as the plate. Very filling and great price for a down home cooking breakfast.

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Thank Sharon O
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a great old school family restaurant... Great food, well priced, value for money... Yup at the weekends you may have to wait in line... A popular restaurant for those who know about it! ;-)

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Thank Ecossearthur
Goodyear, Arizona
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120 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We, like many locals, enjoy the food at TJ's. Especially the breakfasts. So, we dropped in last weekend for a late breakfast. The place is usually crowded on weekends, so we were surprised to see quite a few booths open. After settling down in one and ordering coffee, we noted a new menu. A banner on the menu stated "..many... More 

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Thank Tom P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 N 8 St, Avondale, AZ 85323
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Avondale
  • Phone Number: 623.932.0309

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm

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