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Jimmy's Family Restaurant

9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA
(619) 448-8994
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Ranked #12 of 96 restaurants in Santee
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 1, 2014
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72% Recommend
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English first
Santee, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I went only for the Friday "All you can eat Fish and Chips"... and I've got to tell you there Great... so if your in the mood for fish and chips and it's Friday... Jimmy's is the place...

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Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to enjoy breakfast here. The waitstaff reminded me of southern hospitality. The pancakes were large and the bacon was crisp. There is not much more to ask for except a good cup of coffee. They delivered.

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San Diego
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Long time institution in Santee. Great food, prepared fresh, daily specials are a way to save $$\ Not as fancy as some, but the food makes up for it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Jimmy's offers large portions of delicious home-cooked tasting foods. The service is wonderful and prices are reasonable. Don't be intimidated if you are younger, you are welcome there as well!

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We were served warm not hot food by our waiter. After the food arrived our waiter disappeared and we were not even asked if we wanted a drink refill until after we had finished eating when she returned with our check. Their senior menu is a joke. Nothing to write home about here!

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