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“Wonderful breakfast and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of J C's Red Kettle

J C's Red Kettle
54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
951-659-4063
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Ranked #10 of 31 Restaurants in Idyllwild
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Hemet
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150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

With our son visiting for the holiday, we took the drive up the mountain for breakfast and a short hike at the nearby Nature Center. Our server Lindsay took excellent care of our needs for coffee and always had a friendly smile.
My wife and I split their Junkyard Omlette, which is made with three eggs, steak, bell peppers and cheese. We added a side of hash browns and both of us were able to have a delicious and filling meal.
Our two adult children had meals that consisted of pancakes and meat or eggs and meat. Also, ver satisfying.
We live close enough to drive here weekly, but if you are visiting check their hours first! The telephone number is 951-659-4063. Some websites have the last four numbers mixed up, so be sure you use this number.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hemet, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

We live in Hemet which is just 18 miles away down the hill. My wife and I often drive to Idyllwild before dawn and watch the sunlight spread across Strawberry Valley from Humber Park. Afterwards we always eat breakfast at the Red Kettle. The food is delicious and well prepared and I highly recommend the sausage patty! The staff are efficient and engaging. You'll always walk away satisfied!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Idyllwild, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“family dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

food like mom would make. the best thing they serve is atmosphere. it is where all the locals get breakfast. the cinnamon rolls are great

Visited October 2012
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Glendora
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55 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Basic diner food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had breakfast here and found the food to be pretty basic diner food, nothing special. Prices are reasonable. It was OK but I would probably eat elsewhere next time.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ridgecrest, California
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53 restaurant reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Fast Paced, Delicious, Local Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nestled in beautiful Idyllwild is a great little café called the Red Kettle. This is the place to see a well-oiled machine at work. The food is great and the service team works really well together to make sure everyone have what they need.

Due to the tourist nature of the town, some places can get by with mediocre service or food because they have a new pool of customers constantly. This is not that place! The place is full of locals as well as tourists.

It is good honest food served quickly and exactly as you ordered it. I'm pretty sure they only serve breakfast and lunch, but both of those meals are great reasons to visit!

I hope you found this review helpful! If you did, please hook me up with a helpful vote. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have and I will get right back to you.

Visited November 2012
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