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475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
619-440-5724
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Ranked #89 of 292 Restaurants in El Cajon
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Coronado, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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San Diego
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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Surrey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had breakfast here one day. Had the frittata. Ingredients where fresh, portions good value for your dollar and the staff were more than friendly.

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Calgary
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166 reviews 166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is getting tired and needs an update. The breakfast was average with cold home fried potatoes and bad coffee. I'll skip it next time.

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El Cajon, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

So had not been here in over a year and decided to give them another try, Nothing changed Starts off midweek and the tall lady with glasses at the register is just the rudest cashier ever, do not know why she has lasted all these year. She always has an attitude. My Over easy eggs were undercooked, I like them... More 

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The prices were okay but I didn't really care for how the eggs were cooked and the tortillas. The waitress was nice.

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Poway, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Perry's is a plainspoken diner; the atmosphere is informal, as are the servers, and the location is in a fairly industrial section of El Cahon. However, magic happens in the kitchen. Their breakfast dishes are outstanding, especially the frittatas -- there is something for every taste and nationality, including Italian, Mexican, Meat-Lovers, Vegetarian and other options. Their frittatas are like... More 

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Additional Information about Perry's Cafe

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

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