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C J's Diner

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American, Cafe, Coffee Shop, 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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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
EXCELLENT EVERYTHING

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Frank W
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ALOHA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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ALOHA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 

2 reviews
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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great little diner close to JW Marriott Palm Desert. Excellent food, great service! Start your day out right at CJ's. Enjoy!

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. So happy you enjoyed everything while dining with us. More 

Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The eggs were cooked as requested with hash browns and sausage patties. The staff was attentive with a continual refill of coffee. A great place for breakfast! We will return again during the week we are in Desert Springs.

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

Thank you William for your review. Happy we met your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The staff very was very friendly and the food was FANTASTIC!!! We were there with friends...we all had something different and we all thought is was OUTSTANDING! We will return on our next visit to Palm Desert!!!

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

Thank you Jim for taking the time to post your comments. Your enthusiasm is great. We hope to see you again! More 

Palm Desert, CA USA
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A group of us have breakfast once a week at CJ's and it is always good. We've tried other places, but keep coming back. Service is always warm and very good.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you keep coming back. Please let us know what we can do better. More 

Minneapolis
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Since the Desert Springs Villas do not have a restaurant on site, we were scrambling for breakfast each day. We found this one just a hop, skip and a jump away. It was low key, with all of the items you would expect and hope for. Service was friendly and prices were low. Loved it.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We hope we made your time here in the desert more enjoyable. More 

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Additional Information about C J's Diner

Address: 74894 Lennon Pl Ste H1, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: +1 760-837-9650
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
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
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Diner

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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, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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