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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Great Old Style Coffee Shop

We have been going there for years! A good place for basic breakfasts. My two favorite items are their homemade ranch dressing and their mushroom soup if you can be there the right day. We love it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Cbarbie2000
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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been going there for years! A good place for basic breakfasts. My two favorite items are their homemade ranch dressing and their mushroom soup if you can be there the right day. We love it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More expensive than Denny's with no appreciable benefits over Denny's. We've been twice and each time, the food was just "meh", the service was middling and the prices weren't that great. And this isn't a jab at diner fare- I LOVE good diner food. This is not good diner food.

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Thank Christie W
San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, Good Service at a good price what else would you want from a home town restaurant. We have eaten breakfast here 3 time over the last couple months, we have not had one unsatisfactory meal.

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Thank Mike T
Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I look forward to eating there every time I visit. Fresh, wholesome food and great variety. I'm pretty sure they have the best fresh fruit bowl in town. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nice meeting/party room. Family operated - really great folks.

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Thank Pamela P
Santee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Want the lost Home town family style restaurant experience? Jimmy's is your place! Good comfort, family style dinning and menu! Open face sandwiches and burgers and steaks. My wife loves this place for breakfast style food. My kids just love everything!

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Thank Dave A
El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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

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Thank Cbarbie2000
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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!

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Thank Cathy T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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 

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Thank Kasey R
San Diego, California
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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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Thank 619SDGirl
Santee, California
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46 reviews
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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