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The Julian Grille

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2224 Main, Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0173
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food in a charming atmosphere

The only real full-service restaurant in Julian, with an excellent upscale menu and wine list. Great for a romantic dinner by the fireplace or a leisurely lunch on the porch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The only real full-service restaurant in Julian, with an excellent upscale menu and wine list. Great for a romantic dinner by the fireplace or a leisurely lunch on the porch!

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Columbia, Missouri
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376 reviews 376 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had the orange chicken with rice. Very tasty, nicely done. We watched others' food come out and listened to the comments. All were very pleased with a variety of dishes. The Reuben looked like a good reason to come back. The weather was beautiful and we opted for the outside area--a very good choice! We were there a bit... More 

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Bonita, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was freezing outside, so it was a pleasure to step into this cute, warm little house. Tables are spread throughout the rooms. Food was delicious except for the chicken dishes that were a bit dry. But we would return.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Truth is, the word is out!! I think everyone in southern Calif. is in on this precious place in the mountains. No matter,, even if you have to wait a bit for a table, it's well worth the wait. Small, cozy, warm & friendly. The real deal though, is, the food is over the top, "TERRIFIC"!! This is probably going... More 

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Redlands, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We will return to this restaurant next time we're in Julian. The food was delightful to the eyes and palette. The menu offers beef chicken and fish (although the closed sea is quite a ways from the mountain high hamlet). What's nice about the Grille is that there are food choices for just about anyone's fancy. Prices are not too... More 

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Julian, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I dined in this nice old house restaurant with 3 others. We all enjoyed our food, the atmosphere was very nice and our service was great. I had the Linguini with shrimp and was very surprised at how excellent it was. Perfectly spiced. I love linguini with clam sauce and this was very much like that except with shrimp instead... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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166 reviews 166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here on Saturday. It was a popular restaurant as we had about a 15 minute wait! We started with the Brie, cracker and fruit appetizer...delicious!!! I had the split pea soup...again, delicious!!! My husband had the chicken pot pie which looked absolutely delightful but aside from the nice pastry on top, was a little... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was my second time to eat at the Julian Grille. A friend and I had gone up on a rainy, cold day and after a couple of hours shopping the craft fair, we were hungry, cold and tired. We decided to visit the same restaurant we had last Fall and decided to eat early to avoid the crowds we... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

came here for dinner, like the outside patio vibe but was slightly to cold to sit outside, unless right on top of fire pit area ! - so we opt for inside... food was well prepare and quite tasteful, and plenty of food also, for the price - I had the shrimp and Linguine and very flavorful, love the broth... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very disappointed in my steak. My husband had chicken with peaches. His food was much better than mine but the peaches they used were canned and just heated up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2224 Main, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: 760-765-0173

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?