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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A staple of El Cajon for many years!

This is a simple breakfast and brunch house with plenty of choices and yummy food. I have been to Perry's so many times over the years that I can't count! Locals are aplenty, and many of the staff have been there for years! The week-ends are pretty busy so either get there early or mid morning so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Kasey R
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hclanton1
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped by Perry;s on our way to golf course for breakfast after reading the reviews on it. It was saturday morning, and the place was busy but we were quickly seated, and the food was great. They offer a great selection of a standard American breakfast, but also offer a nice Mexican twist on many of the dishes. Great service!... More 

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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a simple breakfast and brunch house with plenty of choices and yummy food. I have been to Perry's so many times over the years that I can't count! Locals are aplenty, and many of the staff have been there for years! The week-ends are pretty busy so either get there early or mid morning so you don't wait... More 

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Thank Kasey R
El Cajon, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is such a great breakfast lunch restaurant! My family has been going for years! We have always gotten the F-4. And, one waitress remembers that! It's so big my husband and I split it! Their gravy & salsa is so good! My brother has a stool he occupies everyday! Lot's fans!

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Thank Cbarbie2000
Las Vegas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed at the hotel next door and ate here all 3 days we were here. Excellent service and very friendly staff. Food was great and plentiful. Price value was excellent and a very nice atmosphere too. Just had breakfast all 3 days but their lunch menu looks just as good. Decided when we come back for another extended weekend,... More 

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Thank DRB_LV
Paso Robles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Old-school mom-n-pop feel. Great friendly efficient service. A lot of locals calling waitresses by name kinda place. I'll be back if I'm in town again and need breakfast.

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Thank Mark B
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Gloria A
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mcgee8275
Alpine, ca.
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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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Thank Camh50
El Cajon
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Tuba4You
Jamul, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

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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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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