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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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  • 17
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  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Place to eat.

We eat there a lot. They are usually open for breakfast and lunch, but on Thu and Fri they open for dinner also. Closed on Sun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alpine, California
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Alpine, California
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat there a lot. They are usually open for breakfast and lunch, but on Thu and Fri they open for dinner also. Closed on Sun.

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Thank CriticalAdvisor
San Diego, California
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am speculating here - but something has changed. They use to have great sandwiches for lunch but this last time 2 thing slices of turkey did not cut it for me! Even the blue cheese salad dressing was runny, like someone added water to it. Time to try a new place!

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Thank Flyboy92021
Payson Az
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Family owned and run casual restaurant with home cooked comfort foods and attentive service. It has been an El Cajon fixture for many years.

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Thank Pam J
San Diego, CA
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Tried the BBQ half chicken dinner. This meat was really barbecued as I could taste the smokiness. It was not just baked with BBQ sauce poured over it. We were there near closing, so I imagine we got the end of the run, but it was excellent. I imagine this place is excellent for breakfast as well. I would return... More 

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Thank spwilson
El Cajon, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Quality depends on what you order on which day.Food is okay, but you don't bother taking home leftovers.

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Thank lindini2014
San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I cant tell anyone what the food was like.....but it was very uncomfortable walking into a café full of people (all white americans literally) and have everyone stop talking and just stare at you. Upon sitting no one came near our table to take our order after nearly 20 minutes of sitting at the table with no one attending to... More 

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Thank April J
Lakeside, California, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Have enjoyed breakfast and now, lunch and am adding Izzy's to my short list of local El Cajon favorites ! I really was glad I tried their Oklahoma Pig sandwich with southern slaw and red potato salad. I need to try more menu items to be fair and improve my review for benefit of others but I must compliment their... More 

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Thank David A
El Cajon, California
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Nothing fancy in the atmosphere of the restaurant, but the food is good and the service is always friendly. they have a variety of dishes to please everyone in your family. The service is fast and aims to please.

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Thank nanabouc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We have breakfast maybe once a month, with the family. The ladies and the cooks are the nicest people you'll ever meet. Normal diner food, but the bbq and the brisket are amazing. Let's not talk about the show case with the dessert!

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Thank Valentina G
El Cajon, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

One of my favorite places for breakfast. I don't get out for breakfast often but if you want that good old fashion, stick to your ribs, tasty breakfast this is a go to kind of place. The potatoes they serve with breakfast are a treat in them self.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?