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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great diner in great location

Enjoyed several good meals here. All day breakfasts excellent value and coffee brilliant. The staff are always pleasant and friendly even at peak times when if can get very busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
MargaretP
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Scotland
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enjoyed several good meals here. All day breakfasts excellent value and coffee brilliant. The staff are always pleasant and friendly even at peak times when if can get very busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love their hawaiian fusion food as you can't find them anywhere else. Everything looks and taste fresh and healthy. Service is excellent. Worth waiting in line. Best find ever.

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dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had quite a wait for a table (45 minutes) but it was worth it. They have a unique breakfast selection. The mango stuffed french toast was fabulous.

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice small place, owner was actively present had a nice little chat with him. We had the cinnamon French toast and the egg white scramble which we shared both were wonderful and prompted to make sure we returned to try the lunch menu. The owner did say it was busy on the weekend. I have to say it would be... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is Dana Point's #1 breakfast choice. RJ has been at it for a number of years. We find his Huavos Rancheros the best ever. My wife loves his Chorizo and Eggs. She has a hard time finding good quality Chorizo. Try the Kickin Ketsup on your potatoes for a treat. RJ's is behind a new restaurant on the corner... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Awful ...... Terrible food made us sick ! Nasty waitress .... If you are traveling as a tourist .... Don't believe the good reviews. This place has terrible food ! We were told to come back and they would make it right ... Instead we came back ... To another terrible meal and they made us pay for it !... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have know RJ personally from growing up in Shorecliffs, San Clemente. He was always cooking then, now he has one of the best restaurants in the Harbor. Go there for a great breakfast or lunch. Eat outside in the beautiful garden area. I highly suggest it!

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We live here in town and this is by far the best breakfast in town! I go here once a week! You can sit outside and bring your dogs! They even have water bowls for your pups!

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Grayslake, Illinois
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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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Address: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr. F120, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: (949) 218-5757
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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