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74894 Lennon Pl Ste H1, Palm Desert, CA 92260
+1 760-837-9650
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Ranked #27 of 236 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
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.
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English first
Palm Desert, CA USA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A group of us from our men's club meet every Tuesday at C.J.'s. It is a great little (really not so little) place with great service and very good meals. After having breakfast at C.J.'s numerous times, I can say it is consistently good. We have tried different places several times, but always have returned to C.J.'s.

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

Thank you for your kind review. Your comments are appreciated. We hope to continue to give you the food and service you deserve. More

Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Unusual for a diner to have such great choices from hamburger and fries to fresh salads that are all real home made. Reasonable prices and fun atmosphere. This is a diner to return to over and over again for both breakfast and lunch.

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

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. Your opinion and experience matter to us and we are very happy that you enjoyed everything. Your time and effort are much appreciated! More

new york city
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Do not miss this cute place, food wholesome, hot, attentive service, coffe refills...do not miss if in the area, we enjoyed 2X2x2 That us two eggs how you want them, 2 pancakes, 2 strips bacon or 2 sausages

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

Thank you for your review. So many positive points you mentioned. Very happy you enjoyed your breakfast. We want you to know that we appreciate every review that each customer takes the time to post. Thank you again! More

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a local restaurant that serves a great breakfast. In fact, on a recent trip to Palm Desert for a one week stay, we had breakfast here twice. Service and food are very good. A little bard to locate so if you go, be sure to get good directions or use GPS. Worth taking the time to locate.

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

Thank you for your review. Yes we are a little hard to find, but work to make it worth the trip. Very happy you enjoyed our diner. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Following a recommendation from a local, my wife and I tried CJ's for breakfast. As others have noted, a bit tucked away in an office park, but worth the effort in finding. Interior is casual but clean and inviting. Service was good. We particularly appreciated the attentiveness of the owner. He clearly cares about the customer's experience. I had the... More

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

CJ's would like to thank you for your review and are happy to know that you enjoyed your food and the service. We do care about your experience and welcome both positive and not so positive feedback. All reviews are shared with our staff to make sure we are always working to better the customer experience. More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Located off the beaten path but easy to find. I had the breakfast burrito with hash browns. My husband had the French toast with two eggs and bacon. Coffee was very good. Large orange juice was generous. Burrito was overstuffed with eggs bacon sausage onions cheese. Served with homemade salsa. Hash browns were crispy and not greasy. Husband enjoyed the... More

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

Our original response to your posted review was rejected for some reason. We would like you to know the we appreciate your comments and the time you took to post your review. Your meal is what every meal you eat at our restaurant should be. Thank you again for your comments. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Amazing breakfast had pecan banana pancakes delicious. Service was personable and excellent. Restaurant inviting very clean. We will be back.

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

Thank you Linda for your review. So happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious pecan pancakes and our friendly servers. We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I work across the street at TWC and I LOVE coming here for lunch! Everyone is always with a smile and the service is more than expected! The Club Sandwich on Sourdough is THE BEST! Oh how I wish you guys were open late! Lol! I highly recommend this awesome place to EVERYONE! You won't be disappointed! Thanks, guys for... More

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

Thank you Ely for your enthusiastic review! We hope to make you feel like your spending time with friends and family while here. Let us know how we can make it better. Your time to post this review is much appreciated. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great breakfast. Very prompt service. Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean. It was a great way to start our Mother's Day.

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

Thank you for posting a review of CJ's Diner. We are so happy that you enjoyed your Mother's Day and our restaurant. We hope to always meet your expectations. Your review is very much appreciated! More

Palm Desert, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My mom and I had the Thursday fried chicken special for lunch. It was really good! They really give you a good portion of chicken along with coleslaw and mashed potato's and gravy. Dessert sounded good but next time I'll have to save some room. I have also had breakfast at CJ's a couple of times and the breakfasts are... More

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

Thank you Danny for your review. Very glad to hear you enjoyed our Fried Chicken, it is one of our more popular favorites. Happy that you also enjoy our breakfasts. You are correct, we are not a fancy place to eat, trying to be a place you can feel at home. We like get to know our customers. Again thank... More

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