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C J's Diner

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American, Cafe, 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great value, Great staff, Local favorite

We have eaten at CJ's several times. The restaurant is off the beater path. Extensive menu, staff is great and very clean. My sister says they have the best biscuits and gravy she has ever had in a restaurant. The pancakes are big, bacon is crisp and hash browns are good. Nice find. They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Candice S
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Benicia,CA
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Benicia,CA
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at CJ's several times. The restaurant is off the beater path. Extensive menu, staff is great and very clean. My sister says they have the best biscuits and gravy she has ever had in a restaurant. The pancakes are big, bacon is crisp and hash browns are good. Nice find. They have something for everyone. Enjoy

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Thank Candice S
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice services. coffe and prices in general litte expensive but the coffe strong enough to wake up well.

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

Thank you for comments. We try to keep our prices competitive with the restaurants in the area. More 

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by friendly staff who seated us right away. Many people seen like regulars, known by the staff. The food as great and service attentive. This out-of-the-way breakfast and lunch stop is worth finding.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We work very hard to make all our customers feel welcome. Happy you enjoyed your meal time with us! More 

Boise
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly service, great food. Everyone made our visit comfortable and pleasant. Highly recommend when in Palm Desert.

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

Thank for your review. Happy your enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again. More 

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both had burgers. They are pretty thick. Burgers were average flavor. Bacon very tasty. Onions rings average. Good service, comfortable restaurant.

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

Thank you for your comments. Your opinion matters. Just curious as to how we could have done better. We may also be contacted at customerservice@cjsdiner.com. Thank you for taking the time to visit our restaurant and review us on TripAdvisor. More 

Plainview, New York
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate her based on TA reviews and were thoroughly pleased. Pancakes are great and the egg white omelette with spinach tomatoes and avocado was perfectly prepared. Very good service with a friendly staff.

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Thank Richard B
Seattle, WA
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

So good we ate here 3x on our recent trip. It is hidden back in a strip mall so you need to find it but is only about a 2 minute drive from the JW Marriott. Menu is a little limited during the week. They expand the menu on the weekends. We had the breakfast burrito (excellent), chorizo and eggs... More 

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

Your review is greatly appreciated. Glad to hear we were good enough to come back several times during your stay at the Marriott. I will make the suggestions to add chocolate chips as an option for the children's breakfast. You are always welcome to make a request and if we have the item available we will do our best to... More 

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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Food was so fresh and tasty. My wife ordered the breakfast burrito and said it was one of the best she had ever had. I ordered eggs and biscuits and gravy which was HOT and fresh. Barely waited for our food and it was busy. This place does it right.

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Thank jimmyg8947
Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast and we met your expectations. More 

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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you want to eat where the locals eat this is it. Well placed in the middle of Palm Desert this is a great place for breakfast (try the burrito). Lots of locals at tables planning their days or reviewing their latest Dr reports. Good service and good food at reasonable prices. You won't be sorry.

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Thank p2soup
Rmassoudi, Owner at C J's Diner, responded to this review

We love being thought of as a locals place, that is a wonderful compliment. Everyone should feel like a local when eating with us. Your comments are very much appreciated. Please let us know how we can make your meal time better. More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I took the kids here for breakfast while my husband was working. Wait staff is excellent and very friendly. I had the chorizo with eggs and refried beans...very good. Kids had pancakes and hash browns. Very good meal!

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

So happy you enjoyed your meal at CJ's. Your comments mean a lot to us. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. 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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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Palm Desert, California
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