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C J's Cafe

611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-3230
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Ranked #30 of 67 restaurants in Arroyo Grande
Most recent review
- May 21, 2014
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English first
Santa Maria, CA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I'm told that this restaurant is an "old-timer" in Arroyo Grande, but I have been "zipping by" it for decades. It does not catch your eye as you drive by (it's easy to miss), but once acquainted with it, I have become quite enamored. Good food, good people, good atmosphere, and they have a great menu!

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just burgers. Good cooking and friendly service. This is a small town restaurant and keep the locals coming back, so it's good value.

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San Luis Obispo
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My daughter and I went for breakfast as it is a popular place, but we were very disappointed. The hashbrowns oozed grease and the biscuits were tough. We are certainly not eager to return with so many excellent places nearby.

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Yucca Valley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

been here many times and the day I visited I was there twice, breakfast and diner. both where great. When I visit the area, i visit at least one time with family or friends.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

CJ's is located on Grand Ave. just before you get to the Village of Arroyo Grande. They have hearty breakfasts and serve them all day. Sweet servers and local color. They also have a beautiful sign on the front of their restaurant.

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Bakersfield, Ca
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A little overpriced for what you get. The fried chicken was overcooked, the veggies needed butter, instant potatoes with packaged gravy...not really what we were expecting. We were hoping for a really good meal but it was just mediocre. Probably would not return, service was fine but the meal was just lacking for the price.

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Hesperia, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

breakfast is great. friendly service . get your meal quick a nice family place. way better then going to chain restaraunt /

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Santa Barbara, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

The breakfast we had here was good except for the leaden biscuit. I don't know how anyone could even serve such an awful product. Other than that the omellete and sides excellent. I hope they will do something about this so we can return.

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Nipomo
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I have eaten at CJ's for 20 years (under several ownerships). The food is consistently good with generous portions. What is especially commendable is the friendly and competent staff. It is nice to have coffee waiting at the table before I even get past the cash register. Now that is service! (And no problem getting flavored creamers!) All-in-all, a delightful... More

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Camarillo, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Close to our hotel, very friendly and good food. Corned beef hash was from a can so I didn't try that. (still in search of the best corned beef hash!) The cinnamon swirl french toast was delicious! Warm syrup. WAY too much butter on the side and also on the toast, (which was barely toasted) All in all, good place... More

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