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RJ's Cafe

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25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr F120, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
(949) 218-5757
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Coastal Carolinas
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Rj's for breakfast a couple of times on our visit to Dana Point. Ther menu is varied and interesting, the serve their traditional Breakfasts as well as RJ,s Specialties that include items like: RJ,s Heavenly potatoesVeggie Benedict,Feta Avocado Scrambled Eggs Milanese...all in the $9-10 catagory. Their "from the Griddle" selections offer a test of stuffed french toastCinnamon... More 

Thank BooCoastalCarolinas
Laguna Niguel
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place, especially for breakfast! It has both inside and outside seating, but be prepared to wait because the food is great and the prices so reasonable. Ham and eggs with potatoes and toast is only $8.95, and the ham is delicious. Very popular place with the locals.

Thank lagunanina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favorite place for a nice and delicious Sunday breakfast, good food and friendly service. The atmosphere is very family oriented. You must visit.

Thank Mario G
San Clemente, California
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go wrong at RJ's, if you've arrived for breakfast or lunch. All the usual suspects on the menu of a cafe. Indoor & outdoor seating. Very large portions, I'd always recommend splitting plates! Excellent & prompt service. This is a locals favorite!

Thank redgreen13
Magnolia, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate breakfast here. Nice restaurant with good service. They make an omelet using Italian Sausage and Marinara sauce. It was delicious.

Thank Ross M
San Ramon, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

A local overheard we were looking for breakfast and suggested here. Great choice. Excellent breakfast that will last through to dinner. 15 minute wait but definitely worth waiting for

Thank Osgood9
Trabuco Canyon, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you want a great breakfast go to RJ's. The menu is very large and they have the best Omelets and potato's. Very large portions and the coffee is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Cannot go wrong by having breakfast at RJ's. This is now my restaurant of choice for breakfast or lunch, not open for dinner.

Thank Bill C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a breakfast mecca. Great ,friendly service with a menu full of unique surprises. Located just across the street from the wharf it is the perfect place to get you started on a day of sun and fun. I am in Dana point often and make it a point to start everyday of my visit at RJ's.

Thank Harold S
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Nothing amazing, but okay. It had okay service and okay decorations. A good place to go if you are in a hurry.

Thank HelpingAngel
Hillsdale, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This came as a pleasant surprise. My family and I stayed a few days in the area. We needed a good breakfast before we left. I was raised in "Diner land" US (New Jersey) and R.J.'s provided the best breakfast I've seen. The menu is amazing and the stuffed french toast was delicious. All prices were reasonable. It's less than... More 

Thank TSpad2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr F120, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: (949) 218-5757

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