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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fried ice cream

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Brittnee S
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English first
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Thousand Oaks
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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 

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Lompoc, California
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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.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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!

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Lompoc, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

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Mission Viejo, California
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26 reviews
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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.

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Sparks, Nevada
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Crowded but worth waiting for......there is outdoor seating...it is right on the beach so no dress code !!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Based on an outstanding dinner earlier that week I tried them for lunch. What a disappointment! Ordered the fish & chips with "beer battered haddock" expecting the same quality of fish. After a long wait I saw the otherwise cheery waitress approaching with a basket; I could see thin triangles of fish buried in chips. First clue that there was... More 

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Solvang, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We just got home from the Jalama Beach Cafe, actually our second visit for lunch in as many days. (My husband forgot his credit card there yesterday so we had to go get it, but we were glad we did -- another yummy lunch!) Yesterday we both had grilled shrimp tacos were we thought were quite generous in quantity (three... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful beach with a restaurant that has THE very best and biggest burgers you will ever eat. Unbelievable........it is always busy and takes some time to get ordered and food served, but well worth the wait..love the French fries!!!!

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?