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Cafe J

2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
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Ranked #51 of 498 restaurants in Lubbock
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- May 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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48 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Amarillo, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Cleburne, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Cafe J mixes up of the BEST martinis anywhere! The food, service and atmosphere are also excellent! When we visit Lubbock we do our best to make Cafe J a priority.

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Taos NM
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I (New Mexicans) ate here on the recommendation of a local, our neighbor's sister. She said it was the best food in Lubbock. I don't know about that - this was the only dinner we had in Lubbock. But it was very good. My husband had a burger and I had grilled marlin (a nightly special). The... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the bartender at the Overton as amazing. It was absolutely horrible!!! It was so dark that we had to use our phones to look at the food. Our server recommended the scallops which sounded awesome. He assured us that they are flown in Tuesday's and Friday's. It happened to be Tuesday...well when he set them... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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137 reviews 137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Staying in Lubbock, our friends took us out to dinner here and we were pleasantly surprised. Most of us had a pork tenderloin dish which was not only visually attractive, but a gastronomical delight. Wine list is pretty darn good -better than I expected in Lubbock. Foodies and wine lovers will find things they like here, and the prices are... More

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Texas, USA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Three of us enjoyed an evening of dinner and relaxation here. The menu is extensive but of front we were informed that several items were unavailable. The French Onion soup was out of this world with generous cheese broiled just right. French bread was fresh and warm. Salads, including a great Caesar, were crisp and three different entrees (one being... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If I could give negative stars for this establishment, I would. My party of 8 had an 11 am reservation for brunch yesterday. The reservation was made with excitement as it was to be a celebration of old friends reuniting and an upcoming wedding. Half of our party arrived at 11:04 after witnessing a car accident on 19th street secondary... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Plenty of locals and travelers eating here. We were visiting just for the night and desperate for something fresh to eat. Our Cafe J waiter boasted about their steaks being a destination spot for, so we tried a couple of sirloins. Nice! Tender and flavorful. Ordered fresh steamed broccoli and a salad to go along with. Very good. The menu... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had dinner there and we were surprised of the excellence of service and the chefs quality of the food.the food was superb .apetizers and main courses were in a small portion style but they were tasteful and nicely presented.expensive. I suggest to do some work to the decoration inside.the outside area need more work too.

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