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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

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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
Dian_Cath
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La Mesa, California, United States
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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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48 helpful votes 48 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 

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La Mesa, California, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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243 reviews 243 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Santee, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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Santee, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have lived in Santee, CA for over 33 years and whenever I want a great family type meal I go to Jimmy's restaurant and sports bar. Sometime ago it was called "Jimmy's family restaurant" but the name has changed to reflect the times and today's culture. The food is great and senior citizens like myself can afford it. The... More 

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Tucson
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45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The first time I went to Jimmy's Family Restaurant I was so impressed that I literally went out of my way to go back. But this time was not as good. The service was not as good and neither was the food and portions. Disappointing. :-(

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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?