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Izzy's Cafe

1252 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
619-447-5067
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Ranked #3 of 287 restaurants in El Cajon
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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El Cajon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Not only is the service top notch, but the food is terrific as well. Owners, Blaine and Lori, go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome here. Truly a family atmosphere, and add to that the great meals and it makes for a very satisfying dining experience. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner (on the evenings they're open),... More

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San Diego CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been going to Izzy's for years and love the consistent quality. Their breakfast Ham is sooo good!

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san dieog ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been to Izzys many times. Their food is excellent, especially the BBQ. They are closed on Sundays and only open for dinner Thurs and Fridays. Highly recommend!

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El Cajon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Izzy's is great little cafe with some of the best BBQ I have had in San Diego. My favorite is the brisket. I've had both the sandwich for lunch and the dinner. Delicious! My only complaint is the hours. They are closed on Sunday, open Monday - Wednesday until 2PM, open Thursday & Friday untill 8PM (yea!) and open Saturday... More

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Phoenix
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Four of us stopped here for breakfast as we left San Diego, heading east. Three of us ordered ham and eggs and one ordered an egg white omelet. The meals were excellent. One of the members of the group called the restaurant a great "mom and pop" place. Extensive breakfast menu with very flavorful, thickly sliced ham. It has a... More

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Descanso, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Of you want a good downhome breakfast then Izzy's is the place to go. They have daily specials for all meals. Prepare to wait a little, because they are so popular. Both the food and service are great.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Had breakfast here twice now when in the area and both times were great. I can't say we are fans of the BBQ items, but we are spoiled with eating in TX a couple times a year. We had specials both times...pulled pork scramble was great and they know how to make grits. The other special was meat/egg/potato mix with... More

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El Cajon, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Been going here for a couple years for our BBQ fix. Great food, great service, great management. Consistancy is the key. Yes - there is a reason they are always packed.

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Took my parents for lunch at Izzy's as it is one of the favorite places. As always, the place was packed but one of the servers found some chairs for my elderly parents to sit and wait....but we didn't wait long...the turnover is quick. I had a Mexican Salad with beef and it was absolutely delicious! My parents had BBQ... More

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Senior Contributor
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27 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Saw the review on trip advisor and decided to try it. WOW! FANTSATIC! Had the BBQ plate special. Best I have had in many years. Great smoke and tender ribs and brisket also sweet potato suffle and delish beans.. Served with choice of salad or soup and fritters . All excellent. Topped off with delish apple cobbler and free ice... More

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