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32033 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3718
949-240-9261
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast!

My favorite breakfast spot. Where the locals go for a big tasty breakfast. The pancakes are huge! Everything I've tried is delicious. Expect a wait, it's a popular place. It's not in the best location but the food is what brings us back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Calebkennedy
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Dana Point, California
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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My favorite breakfast spot. Where the locals go for a big tasty breakfast. The pancakes are huge! Everything I've tried is delicious. Expect a wait, it's a popular place. It's not in the best location but the food is what brings us back.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great value for money - good food - good portions. Service with a smile. The food is great all day long but I recommend you try the breakfast offerings.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Mollies is a great place for an amazing breakfast. Lunches and dinners are good, too, but breakfast is where they shine. Finding a table can be a challenge any day but especially the weekends. Their plate sized pancakes are delicious; love the potatoes with onions - crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Service is outstanding. Some of the... More 

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Tustin, California
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48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a simple one, great everything....if you are near by, go here and just enjoy the place. Stay away from the restaurants across the Train Station.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You go to Mollies for a great diner food and great service experience. I think the restaurant is family owned. The crowd is local and the service is great. You will never have an empty coffee cup. I have only eaten here for breakfast and have been here a ton of times and have never been disappointed. I usually go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Enjoyed the eggs and omelettes, we went here a few times while camping in Caspers Park my husband liked the sausages, I liked the country fried steak too. Specials daily and good prices! friendly service. Many locals go here so it gets busy.

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Orange County, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Mollie's is consistently a great spot for breakfast. The food is excellent, the service outstanding and the location is right in the heart of San Juan Capistrano. Last time there we had 7 people in our group, and all meals were perfect. They have all the standard breakfast dishes and all are served quickly and while still hot. A favorite... More 

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fine place in down town CAPO. Well-known for their breakfast-servings are generous and prices are above average. Locals are overwhelming as customers. I have never had lunch nor dinner there. Will try both sometime soon.Lots of gov't people attend such as--local CHP!

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San Clemente, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place definitely gives you the Mom & Pop feel. There are so many choices, I just want to try them all. Breakfast is a must-have here. The prices are pretty reasonable and the service is just outstanding! I always take my family here when they are in town. Great food all-around!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We arrived mid-morning without reservations, there were eight of us. The restaurant was packed and there was a line outside, good sign. We were seated 15 minutes later, even though we were a big party. The servers were friendly and attentive. The chorizo and eggs were very good, we also tried the chicken salad and club sandwiches, which were also... More 

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  • Address: 32033 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-240-9261

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