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C J's Diner

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
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
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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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

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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
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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

Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great service and small town feel as they remembered us when we returned the next day. We came for breakfast each day to get good food for half the price of the resort we stayed at. The Country Benedict is excellent and awesome pancakes!

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

Thank you Dorie for your review. We try to keep our prices reasonable for everyone. Glad you enjoyed the Country Benedict, it one of my favorites! We hope to see you again! More

Warner Robins, GA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We love local diners and this was no exception. My husband loved his bacon, eggs, and pancakes - ordinary but delicious. I tried Eggs Benedict and found the muffins and eggs fine, but the sauce less flavorful than hoped. Next time I would go for a different menu item. Service was great, staff almost too chatty, but we were there... More

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

Thank your for your review. Glad that enjoyed your food and will share your comment about the sauce. If you care to could you message us on email customerservice@cjsdiner.com more information about your visit, such as the date and any other information. We would like to share your comments with our employees to better our service. Again thank you for... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Cute little place that we stumbled upon when hunting for breakfast places on the interwebs. So glad we did! Got a breakfast Sammy, banyan pecan pancakes, and a breakfast burrito. Loved the breakfast burrito so much we ordered one to go to eat for lunch later!!! :) the breakfast Sammy was Delish! Get it on sourdough and it won't disappoint!... More

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

Thank you for review. We are glad you enjoyed your food and service. We look forward to seeing you again! More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Waitress ran after us to OUR car yelled in front of our kids, demanded a tip then proceeded to tell us to never show up again!! Called and complained but got told that it was basically our fault..WHAT? REALLY? Horrible place!

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

Karen, while we appreciate your taking the time to review our restaurant, it would be greatly appreciated if you would not be so angry. We have had discussions about this experience on Facebook and felt that this could have been handled more effectively. In the future it would be appreciated by CJ's Diner and other business' you review by speaking... More

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