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RJ's Cafe

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25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr. F120, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 218-5757
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 44
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  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
A little gem for breakfast

May have to wait for a table, but we found it worth the wait. Generous portions of hash browns with the egg orders. Eggs Benedict were done perfectly, according to my spouse, who is a tough critic of EB. Coffee refills were constant, all the orders came out at once and the food was hot. What more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
lovestoroam78
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Grayslake, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grayslake, Illinois
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

May have to wait for a table, but we found it worth the wait. Generous portions of hash browns with the egg orders. Eggs Benedict were done perfectly, according to my spouse, who is a tough critic of EB. Coffee refills were constant, all the orders came out at once and the food was hot. What more can you ask... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Come here once a month for breakfast. This visit I was with my father and a friend that came into town. Understand that this restaurant is always busy on weekend mornings. Not a problem - they expect that kind of traffic. This visit however was dismal at best. We were seated within 15 minutes inside. Order was taken within 15... More 

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Food was unexpectedly great. Atmosphere was laid back and people and servers were great. Expected the place to be overcrowded on a beautiful day in the Harbor but it was perfect, we got right in. Mexican omelette was the best dish at our table. Would recommend for a great breakfast spot.

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Super service and great food. Their menu is interesting and their specials always offer some intriguing choices. It's definitely the best breakfast choice in Dana Point.

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Arrive hungry. I love breakfast and this place has all the basics, and creative specials, as well. The bacon is meaty and flavorful, and the French toast is just about perfect. The cooks know what they are doing with eggs, too. If you like bacon medium well done, but eggs soft, then you will get exactly what you ordered. It's... More 

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Nebraska
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We decided that a big breakfast was a good idea before embarking on the 10:00am whale watching excursion out of Dana Point Harbor (did not use captain mike but the other outfit and had a great experience). This place is just off Golden Lantern as you approach the marina. Service was quick, the coffee hot. Our teens love breakfast and... More 

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Anaheim, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I am not much of a breakfast person but this place and the banana French toast is excellent. Also the potatoes is good. I would definitely make room for breakfast when I visit Dana point. The service is good as well along with the coffee. Sit on the patio and enjoy the wonderful Dana Point beach weather!

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Monrovia, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our friends recommended we try RJ's out. The wait was a little long, but the food and service was worth it, I'm not a big fan of leftovers, but our breakfast was so good, I brought some home for my daughter to try.

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Balboa Island, California
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196 reviews 196 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a great place for breakfast. Both food and service are good. The challenge is that everyone already knows that, and it's crowded. A bigger challenge is that their restrooms are one person at a time. You may spend time standing in the hallway.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've been going to this place for about 2 years now. It's a place I go to at least once a week with my gf and brother for some amazing breakfast. We always get the avocado scramble and it has never failed me. The customer service here is really good as well. Extremely nice people always having a smile on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr. F120, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: (949) 218-5757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

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