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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A Great Spot for Breakfast or Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Cajon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant 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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6 reviews 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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