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Jalama Beach Cafe

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400 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-8205
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hi, Let's Eat....

That's what the nostalgic neon sign says outside...... And inside it's a surprise. It's all good food, good service and good atmosphere. For the rest of our fun road trip, when we got hungry, we kept saying to each other......"Hi, let's eat."

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That's what the nostalgic neon sign says outside...... And inside it's a surprise. It's all good food, good service and good atmosphere. For the rest of our fun road trip, when we got hungry, we kept saying to each other......"Hi, let's eat."

Thank MissMem
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are here at least twice a month . Clam chowder is a must . Pastrami burger very good . Always friendly service .

Thank Patricia W
Webster, Florida
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had the fish tacos and they were good but the cafe isn't very inviting. Also, I was disappointed with the wines by the glass especially since it's in a great wine region.

Thank Laura L
Santa Maria, California
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Came here for dinner on a Saturday night. Food was super yummy and the service was friendly. Portions a good size and reasonable prices, clean atmosphere. We had a restaurant.com coupon/gift card which unfortunately they wouldn't accept. Other than that it was great and still very happy with the place.

Thank pony_girl86
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My friend and I would come here all the time when we were stationed out here. She loved their potato wedges. I've tried a bunch of things and never got anything I didn't like. I love their fried ice cream. So good.

Thank Brittnee S
Thousand Oaks
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place is located within the campgrounds, but is open to those just stopping in for lunch. We enjoyed a relaxing motorcycle ride to Jalama and enjoyed a relaxing lunch at the Jalama Beach Cafe. The food was good and the atmosphere even better. For those that enjoy the beach, surf, and ocean, this is a great place to stop... More 

Thank George F
Lompoc, California
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I know that breakfast isn't the most intriguing culinary challenge but this place has everything you could wish for, it's clean, service is efficient and friendly and the food is classic home cooked good with very reasonable pricing . Will definitely go back here.

Thank radar60
Santa Barbara, CA
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Got in right away. Everyone was that works there is really nice and that helps keepthe Ambiance Great. I usually get burgers, but this time I decided to try the Shrimp n Chips. Oh it was Yummmmm!

1 Thank LittleMrsMagoo
Lompoc, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I went there for breakfast and it was very good food! The staff is very friendly, accommodating, and eager to please you during your meal. Nice and quiet when we went, and the coffee was to die for!

1 Thank CikalaSaCetanWinyan
Mission Viejo, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our place to go to dinner in Lompoc, Ca. It's a typical cafe from the outside but the home cooking is just great. Extensive menu and very friendly wait people. Extensive beer and wine list. Family, couples, locals, visitors, all are here and no one leaves hungry. Reservations are not needed.

1 Thank Notathand

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
  • Phone Number: (805) 735-8205

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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