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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Exceeded expectations - good breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
tanyamr
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Took a chance and ordered a French dip , the menu says heaps of roast beef, wrong ! Not much beef and it was dry, I got burned! Should have ordered a burger , there good.

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Grover Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This Arroyo Grande restaurant has been a "go to" restaurant for many years. They are consistent with everything, food, service and atmosphere. Their breakfasts are the best in town.

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Arroyo Grande
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

CJ's has a great menu. But, sometimes I like their breakfast offerings in the evening. I bring my grand kids their for dinner, and we order their French toast or pancakes. I've never been disappointed with anything I have ever ordered there.

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Lakeside AZ
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Nice place for comfort food. Their fish and chips is the best deal in the five cities area. Prices are reasonable and the staff is very nice. A very good value!

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Restaurant Details

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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