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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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Page, Arizona
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176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for Breakfast while out in Dana Point for the PPG and were again pleased to have a fantastic breakfast of Eggs and Sausage , and a Vege Omelette finished off with the always incredible Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Delicious all.

Thank Joe L
Mission Viejo, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend took me to RJ's after a morning out on the ocean. I was delighted to find so many of the classic cafe menu items that no one ever grows tired of. My tuna melt was delicious. There is no doubt I will become a regular.

Thank rbcoast
Tustin, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rockstar breakfast!!! This is where the locals go in Dana Point. I know this because I went with one of my buddies who invited 6 of his harbor friends and they all ordered without menus. Biscuits and Gravy...this is the God of Biscuits and Gravy. Literally 4-5 inches tall and 6 inches wide and that was a half order. Gravy... More 

San Clemente, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife suggested we go to RJ's yesterday for breakfast it was packed. We waited about 5 minutes for a seat outside. At first I was a little disappointed they did not have hash browns. I ordered two poached eggs, potatoes, sausage, and English muffin. The poached eggs were perfect! Soft inside lost places over cook the poached eggs. The... More 

Thank DaveSanClemente
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682 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. First time with the new patio enclosure, which was really well done. Should help a lot if we ever have a winter. Like always, great service and great food.

Thank yogiacomo
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast spot in Dana Point. Great menu with lots of options. Omelets and pancakes are great!...so is just about everything on the menu.

Thank Keith G
Dana Point, California
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We live a few blocks up the street from RJ's and the breakfast is good but NOT worth the wait -- especially on the weekends! I can't tell you how many times we put our name on the list and the server tells us -- only 15 or 20 or 30 minutes and it turns into 45 minutes to an... More 

Thank Kugirl808
Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My husband and I went here two years ago, and drove out of our way to come again this year. We happily waited the 30+ minutes for the table, and then enjoyed the delicious food. My husband had the biscuits and gravy (1/2 order was more than enough), and loved every bit. I highly recommend the pancakes. I got one... More 

Thank K C
Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This place has great breakfasts at a reasonable price and is one of the few places that opens before 8am. This was great for us as we were on East coast time. The pancakes, French toast, omelet so, potatoes were all excellent. The wait staff - particularly Monica- are terrific. This place is packed with locals- go early or you... More 

Thank Shorelvr
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch- first time in Dana Point. There were 4 different eggplant lunch choices (!)- my favorite thing- and I got the Veggie Deluxe sandwich. It was amazing and perfect- grilled eggplant, spinach and feta, lettuce and tomato, on a soft and oozy french roll, giant side of sweet potato fries, and decent deli pickles. It... More 

Thank Alisa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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?