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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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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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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
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
Senior Contributor
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Santa Cruz, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Never get to eat back to back breakfasts at C J's Cafe except this weekend. Three egg omelet was filling, not exceptional. The chicken fried steak and three eggs breakfast WAS special. They serve Farmers coffee, special. The hash browns needed seasoning but weren't too salty. Happy diners.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went to dinner at CJ's as recommended and really enjoyed everything. We all had the "small" orders of fish n chips. Lots of well-cooked fish and crisp seasoned fries (hubby had sweet potato fries which were fabulous) plus fresh veggies NOT overcooked (hooray) and really perfect clam chowder. All very reasonably priced. Also ALL the servers smiling and competent! Really... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If we have a large group for Sunday breakfast, we always go to CJs. They have large tables to accommodate groups.Food,service, and prices are great. ....Maybe I should have kept that to myself.

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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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