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All 2 Descanso Restaurants

Descanso Junction Restaurant

8306 Highway 79, Descanso, CA
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Descanso
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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El Cajon, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I traveled to the back country in San Diego last weekend, and stopped in the small town of Descano to have breakfast at the " Descanso Junction Restaurant ". They had Great Food with large portions, at very reasonable prices. The friendly service we received from Jo Ann, made us feel as if we lived in the... More

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Pine Valley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Fry's are yummy the burgers and sandwiches are great the salad bar is FRESH and the Mexican menu ROCKS. Love the decor of the restaurant too. the service is good

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very surprised. good food. Friendly service. Large portions and the price was reasonable . It's off the freeway but worth the drive!

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had the "Special"- Beef Stroganoff. Dish was noodles with bland white sauce. No beef in the dish, just a few canned sliced mushrooms. No seasoning whatsoever. Probably the worst dish in my life. Too bad because this place used to be good. My nephew had Meatloaf lat week. The meatloaf was old and they tried to hide it by smothering... More

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mcminnville or
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went as part of a large group (23) and all were pleased with their meals. The menu is broad so we had a variety of dishes.The portions are very large so a split is possible for the economy minded. The prices (dinner) were aimed at the tourists coming from Julian so a little high. Service was friendly and efficient... More

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Julian, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

"Great home cooked food" Quaint little country restaurant, friendly servers, daily specials, large portions, awesome breakfast and lunch (haven't had dinner yet) definitely worth stopping in!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Authentic diner, we loved the decoration, like pics of naked cowboy torsos in the ladies' toilets (you cannot beat that!). Breakfast was good, and homemade, including the salsa. Waitress was quite the character, but we liked her. Definitely not a touristy place.

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Pine Vally
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

bad food lousy service to many flies the flies use tables for touch and gos lousy cowboy music the place sucks

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Glendale, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a like a lot of small Country Cafes, you run across on the back roads and highways around the U.S. It serves basic simple food in a comfortable friendly place. The portions are large enough to fill you up, and the service is friendly and welcoming. My Brother lives in Descanso, and so We've stop to eat here... More

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Descanso, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Like everything else in Descanso you get gauged at the cash register. As for the restaurant the food is excellent,the waitresses are attentive. The place is the social center of this little town,politics,gossip,and what's happening in town are discussed,or argued by the regulars. A little bit of Americana,although in my humble opinion $12 for a basic breakfast is a tad... More

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Additional Information about Descanso Junction Restaurant

Address: 8306 Highway 79, Descanso, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Descanso
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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