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Cj's Kitchen & Grille

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2100 W Garden St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4424
(850) 435-9543
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food was great, but wait was long.

Ordered the turkey and dressing with mashed potatoes and green beans. Meatloaf was the special, but they were already sold out by 12:30. Waited almost one hour to receive our food. The food tasted excellent. The green beans were really good cooked with lots of garlic and bacon. I would definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
mixonby
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Pensacola, FL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pensacola, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We now live 12 miles farther away from CJ's than before and we tried a number of places on this side of town for breakfasts. None of them were as good. Look for their specials, like the gumbo skillet and the catfish breakfast. My favorite on the regular menu is their New Orleans Napoleon. Having said that, we've never eaten... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Old school neighborhood dinner feel. Jazz playing on the speaker. The place could use a good deep clean up in a few spots, but overall, ok. Pretty quick service, friendly waitress- Mary. The person bringing the food was pleasant but dry. (I hate when people are talking to me but walking away). I ordered the 2+2+2, eggs bacon pancakes. Eggs... More 

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Pensacola, FL
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Ordered the turkey and dressing with mashed potatoes and green beans. Meatloaf was the special, but they were already sold out by 12:30. Waited almost one hour to receive our food. The food tasted excellent. The green beans were really good cooked with lots of garlic and bacon. I would definitely go back, but only when I'm not in a... More 

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Rocky Mount, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I went to CJ's because of reviews on Tripadvisor. What a mistake. My philly French dip was good. Turkey and dressing was tasteless. I was OK until I went to the restroom, and could see the kitchen. Not clean at all.

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Pensacola, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

this is one of my new favorite places!!! you MUST try Eggs Benedict with crab cakes! I wasn't sure when I ordered it but OMG!!! it was AMAZING and the service was just as good! this is a very small place, and it is a guarantee that you are going to have to wait but it is so worth it!!!... More 

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Panama City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I love the Carribean Chicken salad. I could eat here every day. The service is great, the food is excellent.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent brunch here with some world class beignets! Having been to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, I can say that CJ's rivals their beignets. They melt in your mouth with plenty of powered sugar to spare! The brunch was great too, with a well made omelet with a side of hash browns and a biscuit. Great little diner with... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Some issues with order detail but they were slammed standing room only. Food was good overall staff was friendly. Will eat there again. Always go for hash and beignets ;)

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Loved the breakfast but the beignets were the best. My goodness I could eat those smothered in honey everyday. Staff was slow and didnt come over to refill our coffee. We had to get up and ask someone. Its ok though, the food is great.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Previously did fine with lunch and the deep fat fried fare. Definitely a good local greasy spoon with a lot of character. For breakfast, stick with the pancakes and French toast as recommended by others. The steak, while generous and render, was freezer burn bloody tasting despite the good seasoning on the outside. Horrible approaching rancid taste that will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2100 W Garden St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4424
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: (850) 435-9543

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?