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2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
806-743-5400
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best Lubbock has to offer

Cafe J is not too dissimliar from a lot of other $$$ restaurants in the US. Quality products, creative yet comforting entree selections, a moderately priced wine selection and service that never, ever disappoints. To find these traits in Lubbock, Tx are impossible, except here at Cafe J. The chefs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
bryanhildebrand
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Lubbock, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lubbock, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Cafe J is not too dissimliar from a lot of other $$$ restaurants in the US. Quality products, creative yet comforting entree selections, a moderately priced wine selection and service that never, ever disappoints. To find these traits in Lubbock, Tx are impossible, except here at Cafe J. The chefs menu changes roughly every quarter, but a few mainstay local... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had a great meal and an excellent server. We ordered the suggested red wine, a Texas wine, which was delicious. I had the Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken and he had the Beef Tips; both were cooked to perfection.

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Lubbock, Texas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is, by far, the best restaurant in Lubbock. Great atmosphere and food. The sesame noodles are fantastic. I very much wish that the restaurant provided different breads in their bread basket; they are bland and nothing special at all. I also wish the servers were a bit less arrogant. However, one cannot have everything in a Lubbock restaurant!

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family and I enjoyed another amazing brunch at cafe J. The place was packed and there were tons of people in the lobby enjoying drinks and waiting for tables. The manager, Autry, was greeting people by name and made the place feel like a friend's home (we need to come more often so she will know our names too).... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food was good. We purchased a bottle of wine that was one of the most expensive bottles on the menu but when served it tasted like vinegar. We sent it back and one of the managers came out and said this is actually a very good bottle of wine, it just needs to breath. Instead of causing a scene,... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just incredible! ! Best steak I have had in years. There isn't anything I can say that discribes this experience of gastronomic delight.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Two of us dined at an early dinner, 6 PM to 7 PM, before an event at Texas Tech. The restaurant was full, as we had expected it to be, as this is walking distance to TT. It was also walking distance from our hotel, so we did not have to worry about drinking some wine and driving. We ordered... More 

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Lake tahoe
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Good food at a nice restaurant (which is hard to find in Lubbock) Very special items on the menu along with the regular favorites. The food was delicious, fresh and quality. The atmosphere was relaxing. Nice place.

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Amarillo, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. We had a super waiter who was attentive and helpful. We decided to order appetizers to share. We got the spring rolls, beef carpaccio , and rustic cheese platter - all wonderful. My kids ate the beef carpaccio because I can't do the raw meat scene, but they said it was delicious. I ordered the... More 

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kerrville
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The good and drinks were great. We had the tenderloin filet & trout . Beef carpaccio for an appetizer . Reservations recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: 806-743-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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