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C J's Diner

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74894 Lennon Pl Ste H1, Palm Desert, CA 92260
+1 760-837-9650
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Friendly, casual breakfast and lunch place with great food! Hours: 7 days...
Friendly, casual breakfast and lunch place with great food! Hours: 7 days a week 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Menus and Holiday hours available on our website.
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  • 56
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better then average diner, clean, fast, and friendly service.

Grabbed a quick lunch as they were 15 minutes to closing time. Nobody seemed to react, staff said hello, and gave service as usual. Turkey melt and a burger with fries, hot fresh and quickly served. Fries were a great surprise as I usually eat breakfast when I visit. Better than most, very clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Nighttrip
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california
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Grabbed a quick lunch as they were 15 minutes to closing time. Nobody seemed to react, staff said hello, and gave service as usual. Turkey melt and a burger with fries, hot fresh and quickly served. Fries were a great surprise as I usually eat breakfast when I visit. Better than most, very clean and well run.

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Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is open daily from 7 am to 2 pm only. We had to replace a battery at a nearby AAA repair shop and the people there recommended this place to us. It’s located in an industrial area, so it may be a little hard to find. We came here for an early lunch (after already having breakfast) before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Pardon the pun was not up to par. The Calif. Club sandwich with avocado is great for lunch . Oh the service is prompt and friendly.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sounds like you enjoyed the lunch, but we're not completely satisfied with the apple pie. If at any time our food does not meet your expectations let someone know and give them the opportunity to make it better. Your time and money is important and you should get what you pay for. We may not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Only ate here after reading TA reviews and I'm happy to say we were not disappointed. Service was excellent, got there right at the brunch time, I had breakfast my fiancé had a Club sandwich , everything was excellent, after finding out the pies were home made had to take home a couple of slices for later. Out of the... More 

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Your experience at CJ's Diner is not only important as a business but we take great pride in providing a friendly place to come relax and enjoy a good meal. Never hesitate to let us know if there is something we can be doing better. We make a point to respond to all reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This has become my "go to " place for breakfast when visiting Palm Desert. I also bring 5 grandsons along and they accommodate us easily. Delicious with friendly service.

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Thank you for both your patronage and your review. Your comments are greatly appreciated. More 

ALOHA
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Last year we tried CJ's for breakfast based on other reviews. It was excellent. This year on a hot 114 degree day we tried luncheon salads. Huge portions, superb and tasty. Great service as always.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

We are grateful that you came to our restaurant on your first visit, but you remembered and came back when you were in the area. We will continue to work on making all your time here at CJ's Diner a good experience. Please always share your opinions either with us while you are here or on TripAdvisor. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been coming to C J's for years and allways get good service and great food. Generally its for Breakfast but have been to a few lunches.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage Lee. We appreciate the time you took to post your comments about our restaurant. More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We came to CJ's around 11AM planning to try breakfast but ordered lunch. Service You will not find a local eatery more friendly and at home than CJs. Food I had a soup & sandwich platter - 1/2 grilled turkey,Swiss & bacon on sourdough served with perfectly crisp shoestring fries and the best Meatball soup in the World. It was... More 

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We would like to thank you for posting your review. Your opinion is greatly appreciated and we love that you mentioned what you had while dining here. We hope CJ's Diner was part of a great vacation while visiting the Palm Desert Area. More 

La Quinta, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Open for breakfast and lunch, CJ'S serves great meals and has terrific prices. The three egg omelets are very tasty, the all meat and Denver are my favorites. Service is outstanding and the waitresses are friendly . There are three of us that go there for either breakfast or lunch on a regular basis depending on the time the movie... More 

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your great review. We know it takes a lot of your time to post a comment, let alone one that is in such great detail. While everything you posted was a positive comment, we want to be sure you know, that we also like to know when we have not met your expectations. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a really good lunch here. The menu is extensive and the service is good. Our server was friendly and helpful. We will be back. Highly recommended.

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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the to post a review and share your comments. We rely on our customers to let us know how we are doing. You may also speak to us while in the restaurant should you desire. The greatest part of doing this as a business is getting to know our customers, We think of them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74894 Lennon Pl Ste H1, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-837-9650

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Friendly, casual breakfast and lunch place with great food! Hours: 7 days a week 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Menus and Holiday hours available on our website.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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