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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good quick meal for your money

A good place to go if you don't have much time, even when their busy. The food is pretty goo too. Nothing fancy, but your not paying for the atmosphere here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Cathy T
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El Cajon, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have GREAT basic cafe food. They serve breakfast through dinner! They serve killer mushroom soup!

Thank Cbarbie2000
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A good place to go if you don't have much time, even when their busy. The food is pretty goo too. Nothing fancy, but your not paying for the atmosphere here!

Thank Cathy T
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have gone to this Jimmy's restaurant for many years. Previously, I have eaten at others which were family owned and operated over the years! This Jimmy's has good food with many options and tastes! From breakfast (my fave!) to the dinner, I have tried most all menu options. They have a wonderful special through the week that is RIbeye... More 

Thank Kasey R
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank 619SDGirl
Santee, California
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank polizzi82
2 reviews
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 

Thank Linda D
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jomomma8
La Mesa, California, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Dian_Cath
Ashtabula, Ohio
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank spinman15
Palm Harbor, Florida
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272 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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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
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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