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C J's Diner

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American, Café, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
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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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    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
A Sunday morning breakfast.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
William4932
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Palm Desert, CA USA
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Minneapolis
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We ate at CJ's 3 times while vacationing in Palm Desert. All meals were great. We were fortunate to be at the diner for St. Patty's day and had their special of corn beef and cabbage. I am Irish and have to say it was the best I've ever had. Very friendly, down to earth service and just good food... More 

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

We are so happy you were able to be at CJ's Diner for St. Patrick's Day. We love to celebrate the holiday and my husband's birthday. We are proud of our Corned Beef & Cabbage and delighted you enjoyed them. Your comments are so appreciated! Thank you for stopping in. More 

fredericksburg,va
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Don't be concerned about business park surroundings. Food was great, prices were very reasonable. We had two breakfasts and would definitely go back. Full of locals. Very near jwmarriott .

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

Your review of our restaurant is greatly appreciated. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and service. More 

ny
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Googled "breakfast places in Palm Desert" and found this lovely place near where we were staying. Good food and fair prices for breakfast.

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

We appreciate your finding us on Google and taking a chance on trying us for breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

St. Albert, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the best restaurant breakfasts that I have had in many years. The food was nicely served and piping hot! Service was friendly and very efficient. We have been twice in 3 weeks and plan to return

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

Your review is much appreciated. Happy to know we met all your expectations and hope to see you again. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

Orange County, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a locals' restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch. The food was yummy and the staff was very friendly. Hubby ordered the Country Fried Steak and Eggs and I ordered the Biscuits and Gravy with a side of Polish Sausage. It hit the spot! We can't wait to come back!

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We love your feedback and will continue to work to satisfy you. Your review is used as a way of measuring how we are doing. Your patronage is greatly appreciated. More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
Top Contributor
323 reviews 323 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had breakfast here. Friendly and fast service. Eggs were cooked perfectly. Water and coffee cups were never allowed to be empty. Not fancy just dang good.

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

Your review is greatly appreciated! Happy to know you enjoyed everything at CJ's. We hope to see you again. More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

enjoyed another breakfast trip to CJ,s. Still wish they had homemade hash. they were able to make oatmeal to my specs. everyone else enjoyed meal and the eggs and hashbrowns were done perfectly.

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

Thank you for your review and comments. We really do appreciate all input. We ask our regular customers for their preferences and try to follow the majority. Happy to to know you were able to find other options to meet your taste preferences. Keep sharing your input. 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, Café, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?