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Perry's Cafe

American, Diner
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475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
619-440-5724
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Great staff, very friendly and attentive. The Salsbury steak was soooo good. We only went for breakfast but would definitely go again if we stay in El Cajon again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great staff, very friendly and attentive. The Salsbury steak was soooo good. We only went for breakfast but would definitely go again if we stay in El Cajon again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our first visit here (again recommend) was a good visit. We are always on the lookout for a good pancake place and here they had their pancakes wrapped around the fruit. The order had two and we could barely finish them. The location was not fancy nor was the decor but the staff was friendly a plus for us and... More 

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Alpine, ca.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went for breakfast. Every time when we go. I say to myself the plate are big. So do not order that much. Right. They have the best hash browns. So a side of that. Always the waffle breakfast. Coffee, Never have to wait. So now I have scrambles eggs & hash browns for breakfast tomorrow. Service Great.

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El Cajon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have eaten here no less than fifty times over the years and will continue to do so. Consistently good food and terrific service. Prices are quite reasonable for breakfast's or lunches. Two locations, one in El Cajon, CA. and the other on Pacific Coast Highway near Old Town in San Diego. Different ownership, but same excellent quality.

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Jamul, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've been coming to Perry's for years (albeit the Perry's in San Diego (that use to be a Sambo's before their demise (how old am I?))) This is one of my favorite places to eat (period) always great food & service. Large selection on menu and my favorite is the Frittata style omelets. Highly recommend. They also offer a nice... More 

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Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The menu is diverse and portions are generous. Prices are fair considering the quality and quantity served. Service is usually pretty good, but can be slower when there is a crowd. This is a local favorite. You will probably be pleased! Open for breakfast and lunch only.

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La Mesa, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went to Perry's El Cajon this morning and had our service dog with us. Our service dog is VERY well trained and follows commands. We were seated by this tall blonde Hostess and I could tell she did not approve of us or our dog. Within two minutes she was at our table outlining rules for us and our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Next to Super8, local diner type setting aka greasy spoon. We had a basic breakfast. Right next to interstate. Good parking.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We often go to Perry's for breakfast. The food servings are so big that you may want to take some of it home for lunch! For the most part, the meal is very well prepared. The servers are very attentive, super friendly and helpful.

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San Carlos, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The waitress & hostess were spectacular! made us feel like we were there before and treated us like family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-440-5724

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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