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Izzy's Cafe

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1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
619-447-5067
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Breakfast!

Great little place. The food was excellent! The owners and the staff are very friendly and you will want to go back. We did! Don't miss this place! Some great choices to choose from. All yummy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Cindy M
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great little place. The food was excellent! The owners and the staff are very friendly and you will want to go back. We did! Don't miss this place! Some great choices to choose from. All yummy!

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Spring Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This cozy little restaurant has a secret, great barbecue on Thursday and Friday. Izzy's is a local breakfast secret but go for the "Q". Everything is smoked in house and when it's gone, it's gone. Suggestion. Ask for the sauce on the side.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well we finally went to Izzy's Cafe to meet with friends. We were really surprised to find the BBQ Baby Backs quite good. The Sauce was a pleasant surprise, I like mine wet and it was GOOD..... The service was excellent, as we were eating outside. One of our group, always brings his dog with him and they even gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Great food, breakfast and some bbq. Super friendly staff, great service. This is one of my main "go to" spots in East County. Everything on the menu is amazing and as a regular, there are some things that are not on the menu but are available, for instance their "skillet"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Large salad that was served fresh and with lots of brisket. Easy access right on the corner and obviously a local favorite as it's not very big but the dining room was full.

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Massillon, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I ordered the beef brisket and eggs breakfast. One of the best bbq brisket I had eaten. My nephew ordered the shredded beef omelet, also delicious. If you are a local or visiting, definitely check this place out.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is down home coming at its American best. I could not finish my chicken fried steak and eggs but kept trying for a long time because it was sooo good! Portions are huge, service is crisp and friendly, and prices are very reasonable. Go there if you have a chance.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Started coming to Izzy's when they were on the corner of 2nd and Broadway, hidden in the back. I know it was over 25 years ago because I started bringing my children here. They moved just down the street on the northwest corner of Broadway and Crosby when they tore the buildings down at their old location. The food never... More 

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

great food good service pleasant atmosphere good family place to eat any meal totally satisfied the owners are available to serve and be visable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Came with a group of friends. The food was very good, server was. Busy, however got it all done. Happy customer.

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Address: 1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
Phone Number: 619-447-5067
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-447-5067

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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