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611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-3230
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6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great little diner. We love it.

This is a great little diner type restaurant, has great breakfasts for sure. You get good portions and great food. We also come here and get burgers, fries and milkshakes. This restaurant is always really busy on weekends for breakfasts so come early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Sweet Irene
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Arroyo Grande
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Arroyo Grande
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great little diner type restaurant, has great breakfasts for sure. You get good portions and great food. We also come here and get burgers, fries and milkshakes. This restaurant is always really busy on weekends for breakfasts so come early.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

C.J.'s is a throw back to the days of yesteryear type of local family cafe's before the chain restaurants. They serve large portions, for a decent price. and have good service using local high school and college kids. Large menu selection, and usually a good crowd for Breakfast, especially weekends, and early dinnertime. If in town and want a great,... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had breakfast. Food was good! It was busy so there was time to enjoy family time at the table. Lots of comfort food! Portions good sized. We were a party of 5, set in back. Slower service there, but once order was taken, food arrived hot and tasty👍🏻

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Driving by on the way to church. The service was very prompt and attentive. We made three requests and they were met immediately. They offer a wide choice of diner/cafe meals. The home made biscuits and gravy were excellent. Our to go coffees were huge. Highly recommended. Easy to get to from Highway 101.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were on vacation from Phoenix, AZ this week. We took my Mom to breakfast at CJ's Diner. The food was excellent. But what made the experience excellent was our waitress, Jean. She was friendly, attentive, and even split the plates up for my wife and Mom when they decided to share two different meals. Coffee was refilled without even... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Breakfast all day,. Very good specials with large portions. Plenty of good seating. Excellent service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food was good, service was good ,very clean and lots of window seats, they have a early bird dinners for under $11 including soap and cup of ice cream, the food has alwys been cooked to perfecten , do plan on taking home a Dogie bag they are very generous with there portions,

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After a disappointing visit to a different cafe the morning previous, we wanted to try something different and stopped at CJ's for breakfast. We were very pleased - good selections available, nice interior, great service and good food at good prices. The freshly baked muffins are a good option if you want something other than toast.

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Grobbendonk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

went there as my local friend advised me to go there for breakfast . Happy he did ! great portions , nice staff , and quick served !

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Arroyo Grande, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoy breakfast and an occasional dinner at CJ's. It is always easy to get in but usually busy and it has quite a local following. There are many specials to choose from for breakfast and the service is quick and the servers are experienced and helpful. A few servers have been with this restaurant for years.... More 

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Additional Information about C J's Cafe

Address: 611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Phone Number: (805) 481-3230
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: (805) 481-3230
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm

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