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Jimmy's Family Restaurant

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9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA
(619) 448-8994
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 7
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Came for the soup...

The soups are delicious and made from scratch! I tried the vegetable beef and it was the "best" I've had anywhere!! The broasted chicken, homemade mashed potatoes and vegetable were very good.. the chicken was a little on the dry side. Next time, I would send it back asking for it to be softer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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La Mesa, California, United States
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San Diego, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Interior is a little dated, service can be spotty but the food is good and the price is reasonable. Try the Patty Melt - Crisp grilled rye bread , fat fries. Club sandwich is HUGE. Monte Cristo - dont see that to often on menus anymore and this one is good. Decent sized dinner saled and a "rustic tart' for... More 

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Santee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not sure why I quit going here so many years ago - prices seem to be close to Denny's and food is so much better (both size and flavor). Servers are ok, good luck getting more than 1 coffee refill. Anyways, I'll be stopping by more often, if you haven't been give it a shot. They use Farmer's brothers coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Was treated to dinner by my grandson, dinner was reasonable and there was plenty of food.I ordered the fried catfish, and found it to be crispy outside but very moist inside, I choose the split pea soup that was excellent, and a dish of corn, and a roll and butter acompanyed the meal .my grandson had the Monty chtisto sandwich,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We came in for dinner last week around 5:00 and were seated promptly. I ordered salmon and a salad. From where we were sitting I could see our waiter fixing my salad. He would scoop out the lettuce and put it on the plate with some type of scoop, then arrange the pieces with his fingers (no gloves). He then... More 

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La Mesa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The soups are delicious and made from scratch! I tried the vegetable beef and it was the "best" I've had anywhere!! The broasted chicken, homemade mashed potatoes and vegetable were very good.. the chicken was a little on the dry side. Next time, I would send it back asking for it to be softer and moist.. easier to eat and... More 

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice place, diner atmosphere. Eggs, French toast and pancakes were good. Ham slice was very good. Good service. Good value all around.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was sent here while my vehicle was being worked on up the road at Meineke, and the food was great. Service was fast and the restaurant was clean. I liked it so much I came back the next morning with my husband. We were visiting from Florida and wanted a smaller dinner rather than some large chain restaurant meal.... More 

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Santee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wide Variety of food, full menu all day. You won't go away hungry! Full Menu for the whole family, good senior menu options. Dine inside or outdoors.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the place your Dad ate. While most of the vintage diners seem to be pretty run down, this place is well kept has great American style cuisine. The patio is a great place to have breakfast on nice days. There's a bar here so you can get a really good bloody mary with breakfast. This is my favorite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My first time ever at this restaurant was a SHAMEFUL disaster. I ordered carryout to take a nice dinner to a hospitalized family member.The young hostess/cashier who took my order was very professional and pleasant and after I paid told me it would be about a10 min wait so I ran an errand around the corner. when I returned I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: (619) 448-8994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?