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2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
806-743-5400
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 20
    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
Classy place!

This is a very nice place, great romantic place for couples. The food is spectacular and the service is excellent! The only complaint is the food was a little spicy for my wife, but my wife still loved it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Floyd1775
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San Antonio, Texas
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English first
Houston, Texas
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had to visit this place twice since I loved it so much during my visit to Lubbock. For lunch I had the Sambal Thai Noodles- medium spicy.. so amazing. For dinner, I had their new Red Fish curry plate with basmati rice. I live in Houston where there's a lot of places that offer fish with curry, but never had... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a very nice place, great romantic place for couples. The food is spectacular and the service is excellent! The only complaint is the food was a little spicy for my wife, but my wife still loved it.

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I ate steak here.. i tasted ribeye and other steak i dont remember the name..they both were tasty.. they open after 5 30 for dinner..hard to find a place in lubbock like this.

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been coming J's for over a decade...I found it and its wonderful martinis in college, and now I frequent it with my husband for much needed date nights. The staff is friendly and knowledgable - you can tell they love what they are serving and are passionate about the place. Autry in particular is poised, friendly and just... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Definitely one of the few nicer places to go in Lubbock. They have a great menu and a perfect bar room with occasional bands. Great for special occasions.

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Lubbock, Texas
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lunch with girlfriends, their choice of where to dine. I previously had not really been a fan of Cafe J. However today's meal was not only a good value, but the Baja Tacos were excellent. The fish was fresh, filed high with veggies and topped off with mandarin oranges. Our waiter Tim kept the ice tea and water glass filled... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service is always great! Only place in Lubbock to dine! We try other places in Lubbock. Keep coming back, Café J's 'gets it'!

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Lubbock, Texas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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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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Additional Information about Cafe J

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

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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: International
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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